SH Blog: Completed and failed trades on Thursday, Big Baby bought out by Magic

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If you were hoping for a blockbuster, “Woj Bomb” type of trade on Thursday, you were out of luck.

The trade deadline came and went on Thursday without any real stars packing their bags, but plenty of teams made relevant moves throughout the day to bolster their franchises in some way.

Our Chris Sheridan has the trade analysis of all the deals, but you can find more on everything that went down and everything else that fell through below.

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Gambling on the Eastern Conference: Long odds on everyone not named Pacers or Heat

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Brain-twister for you today, folks.

Go back to the start of the 2005-06 regular season, and try to name a superstar player who has represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. Your answer cannot include LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo or Ray Allen.

It’s OK. Keep thinking … 

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Tweet of the Day: NBA Players Promote Typhoon Relief

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Typhoon Haiyan: residents of Tacloban city

Super typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines over the weekend.

As details of its destruction have become global news in the days since its wake, more and more athletes are coming forward to herald the relief cause.

It began last week, as Haiyan was first reaching land, when Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes had linked to the American Red Cross’ relief page on his Facebook post, as was mentioned in Friday’s Tweet of the Day.

Monday, many more NBA players have come forward in expressing their concern and sympathies for those feeling the effects of Haiyan’s carnage.

SH Blog: Jim Buss says there’s no chance Kobe hits free agency

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Mark_Cuban_2011While discussing the new Batman video game, a friend and I came to the conclusion that if Batman were real, Mark Cuban would be the most likely Bruce Wayne.

Tweet of the Day: NBA Reacts To Navy Yard Massacre

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Tragedy struck in Washington D.C. Monday morning where a gunman, identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, first opened fire at Building 197—the headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command—in the Washington Navy Yard.

12 victims (not including the gunman, Alexis) have been confirmed dead, several others are wounded.

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