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Jackie MacMullan
February 23, 1998
Garbage In, Garbage OutGetting equal value is an elusive goal, as teams trying to deal before the Feb. 19 trading deadline have found. One swap consummated last June, however, seems the epitome of the fair trade. The Timberwolves sent 7'2", 260-pound Stojko Vrankovic to the Clippers for 7-foot, 290-pound (as listed, charitably) Stanley Roberts. With both centers earning major dough to play minor minutes, each team got the short end of the deal.
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February 23, 1998

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Garbage In, Garbage Out
Getting equal value is an elusive goal, as teams trying to deal before the Feb. 19 trading deadline have found. One swap consummated last June, however, seems the epitome of the fair trade. The Timberwolves sent 7'2", 260-pound Stojko Vrankovic to the Clippers for 7-foot, 290-pound (as listed, charitably) Stanley Roberts. With both centers earning major dough to play minor minutes, each team got the short end of the deal.

—David Sabino

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