NBA Trades Are More Complicated When You're The One Getting Traded

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"I told my girlfriend first," said Luke Walton, whom the Lakers traded as part of their deal for Ramon Sessions. "I thought that she would probably want to know. She thought I was joking with her. And then she was like, 'Do I go with you or do I stay in L.A.?' What do I do type of thing. That was obviously tough. But she's staying. I've got a house there. I've got a dog there. I've got a bunch of stuff that needs taking care of. She's staying to take care of that. When we looked at the schedule and saw that we had 25 games left, there wasn't really a point."

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Over at Grantland, Jonathan Abrams has a look inside the lives of traded players at the NBA's trade deadline this year, and it's a very cool look at a side of the NBA that's rarely seen. (It also includes Nick Young saying, "I can't be in L.A. without my swag," which is just the best.)

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Check it out here.

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