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NBA trade deadline: Fantasy winners and losers

The Memphis Grizzlies sent Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors prior to Thursday's trade deadline in a deal that netted Jonas Valanciunas. Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and there was quite a bit of action. Players were moved who could help to shift the balance of power in the league, with the top teams in the Eastern Conference improving in what was classified as a bit of an arms race on The Jump.

But, as I was reminded of today on Twitter (@ProfessorDrz), each trade (or non-trade) also has huge ramifications for fantasy basketball. Take this response that I received when I tweeted out how much the acquisition of Nikola Mirotic should help the Milwaukee Bucks:

What's his fantasy outlook? -- @AdilioSamuels

Adilio, that was a great question. So, let's take some time to look at players who saw their fantasy prospects go up (winners) or down (losers) based upon the events surrounding the trade deadline. Without further ado ...

Winners