Just because we have a condensed NBA season does not mean that we'll have less goings-on in the basketball world. There's still just as much to do, only this year there's less time to get it done.
Not one team has been complacent to ride out the lockout-shortened season with malfunctioning parts, just ask Flip Saunders.
As the trade deadline looms, teams are shining their search lights on players who could come cheap and be able to provide an immediate impact. While players like Andre Iguodala and Steve Nash have been mentioned in passing, there are far more likely candidates out there looking to make a move before we reach the trade deadline.
While there will be plenty of mitigating and haggling over salary, contract length and expected minutes played, I'd like to shine my own light on five trades that will happen before the deadline.