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Mike Dunleavy’s broken thumb likely kills any trade hopes

Feb 23, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT

DUNLEAVY_MIKE

Well, that was some unfortunate timing.

Not that there is a good time to break your thumb, as the Indiana Pacers’ Mike Dunleavy did Tuesday night in a win over the Washington Wizards. The injury will have him out indefinitely, the team announced.

Dunleavy was one of the key trade chips for the Pacers, as Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe noted. He has a $10.6 million expiring contract, but that will be hard to move now that he has this injury.

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