Five players to avoid trading for

Josh Smith among those to pass on at the NBA trade deadline

Originally Published: January 27, 2013
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN Insider

NBA trade season is finally here.

Memphis and Cleveland officially got things rolling this week with the first deal of 2013, and you can count on plenty of more trade rumors to surface in the weeks ahead as we approach the league's Feb. 21 trade deadline.

Just remember, there are many layers to every trade that go well beyond a player's value on the court today.

In many cases, it's the other factors that weigh more heavily: the contracts ...

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