The 25 Best Deals in NBA Trade Deadline History

Carmelo Anthony walks across the court looking unhappy after a loss.

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With the NBA trade deadline near, teams are preparing to make deals that could alter the direction of their franchise. Some of the trades won’t have any bearing on which team wins the championship this year, but they’ll have repercussions a few years down the road.

Throughout history, teams made moves to dump large salaries, attempt to make playoff runs, or even start a rebuild. Sometimes those trades work really well; other times they did not come close. These are the 25 best deals in NBA trade deadline history.