Biggest stories at the trade deadline

The Nets, Knicks, Lakers and Clips made interesting decisions during trade week

Updated: March 16, 2012, 5:47 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

The prevailing thought in my mind during this transaction-heavy week in the NBA were the words of Chris Paul, uttered after one of the losses that are piling up on the Clippers (I think it was against Boston; I'm losing track).

"It's not about the first move," Paul said. "It's about the counter."

That's a basic principle of the NBA, whether it's running a play or building a team. What are you going to do when your initial option is taken away? How are you going to react to changing ...

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