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With the 2009 NBA playoffs underway, we really get to start seeing what teams and players are made out of as they fight for the NBA championship. If you don’t watch much NBA basketball, here are a few underrated players to keep an eye on.
With the NBA trade deadline of February 19th quickly approaching, many trades are being talked about around the league. Unlike most years, there are a lot of big names on the market that can be had for the right price. Here are three NBA trades that make a lot of sense:
1. Cleveland Cavaliers (26-4)
Although the Celtics have a better record, the Cavaliers are playing better than any team right now. They have a 12.5 average margin of victory — which is easily the best mark in the league. LeBron James is the best player in the league and the most dangerous in crunch time.
With a record of 2-5, it’d be dismiss the San Antonio Spurs. However, a closer look indicates that the four-time NBA champions aren’t done just yet. The biggest culprit to their slow start has been injury. Manu Ginobili, the Argentine star shooting guard, has missed the entire season due to ankle surgery. Ginobili, who led the Spurs in scoring last year during the regular season, has been greatly missed because of the energy he brings to the floor on a consistent basis.