Should Lakers and Celtics buy?

Originally Published: February 18, 2013
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider
Amid this week's discussion and speculation on possible moves leading up to Thursday's trade deadline, there's one question we should pause and ask: Do deadline deals work?

Recent history can help shed some light on that issue and a related one: Which teams benefit the most from making a midseason trade?

To determine whether deadline deals work, we must first define their goals.

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