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All-Star Weekend: Where Kevin Martin Rumors Go to Die

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A quick segue to the real main event of All-Star Weekend: the trade rumors. The most loud reports have been that the Mavericks are close to acquiring Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood from Washington. The other Saturday morning megarumor has Cleveland in discussions to acquire Amar'e Stoudemire.

Dallas has been Martin's most persistent suiter. Phoenix has been up there, too. Knock them two off the list, if these rumors come true.

There's still Houston, and Toronto, and others who will be highly interested in Martin. But taking the best player (Amar'e) rumored in such trades off the table, and taking the owner (Mark Cuban) most likely to spend copious amounts in talent and salary absorption off the table ... and yep, Sam Amick was right all along. Martin ain't getting traded.

Good.