- Kevin Pelton, ESPN Staff Writer
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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