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NBA trade deadline winners and losers: Pau Gasol, Kirk Hinrich, Lyric Opera

NBA trade deadline winners and losers: Pau Gasol, Kirk Hinrich, Lyric Opera

There was a flurry of activity Thursday right before the NBA trade deadline and as the flurry dust settles, some winners and losers emerge.

Winner: Pau Gasol

He holds all the cards after the Bulls found no takers on Thursday. Gasol expressed a desire to stay in Chicago and doesn't have to spend the rest of this season as a rental. He can opt out of his contract and head into the summer evaluating the Bulls and whether he has better options to chase a championship. He also handled all the uncertainty with lyrical composure. "You have to keep on and continue with your day and your life and approach your day the same way as you would any other...

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