By rule, we tend to not like trading deadlines: They inevitably lead to endless amount of chatter and empty discussion that ultimately leads nowhere. (Kind of like a day at Deadspin! Wee!) Everyone we know has been yammering about the Big Trades that are going to happen — with special EXCLUSIVES on every message board — and it looks like there was one trade, and it involved Juan freaking Dixon. Boy, that was worth getting all worked up about.

(Oh, we almost forgot Anthony Johnson.)

No Jason Kidd in Los Angeles, no Vince Carter in, uh, the other Los Angeles, no Kevin Garnett in Chicago, no Mike Bibby in Cleveland. We can all go back to bed now.

Portland Acquires G/F Fred Jones From Toronto - Send G Juan Dixon To Raptors [NBA.com]