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Richard Jefferson

Which NBA team did best at trade deadline?

L.A. comes out ahead

Shandel Richardson

Sun Sentinel

The city of Los Angeles was the biggest winner at the trade deadline.

The Clippers and Lakers both made deals that moved them closer to competing with the Thunder. The Clippers acquired Nick Young from the Wizards for almost nothing (Brian Cook and a second-round pick). Young gives them another scorer in the backcourt to help offset the loss of Chauncey Billups.

The Lakers made similar progress with the acquisition of point guard Ramon Sessions. Sure, it was tough to say goodbye to Derek Fisher, but it was a needed move. Fisher wasn't getting any younger, and now the Lakers have someone...