A lot of trade rumors will begin to heat up with the beginning of March around the corner, and with the deadline to make deals about three weeks out, teams will be working fast and furious in order to strike an agreement.
Jose Calderon is drawing trade interest, Danilo Gallinari is close to getting back in the action and Steve Nash opened up about his future plans beyond this season.
In addition, Dwight Howard enters All-Star weekend in his home city as a member of the Magic, but will he be calling Orlando home for much longer?
New Jersey is ready to talk about a deal.
Jose Calderon would be a major upgrade for a lot of teams that need a point guard, and he's one name we'll hear in trade rumors right up until the deadline rolls around.
The offers are reportedly coming in hot for Calderon, but it's unclear as to exactly what type of package the Raptors are seeking in return.
Calderon is signed through the 2012-13 season, which is important to note because any team that deals for his services will have him for longer than just the remainder of this season.
Nene has been banged up all season with various ailments, but Denver is hopeful that he'll return in the foreseeable future.
The Nuggets could certainly use Nene back in the lineup as soon as possible, and a best-case scenario for the big man is that he is back in the starting five just after the All-Star break.
Nene has missed seven straight games and a total of 12 contests to date.
Danilo Gallinari hasn't been in action since the beginning of February, but he's on the mend and his return shouldn't bee too far out.
Gallo's chip fracture is improving, and there is a possibility that he'll find himself back out on the floor just after the All-Star break.
Denver signed the forward to a four-year contract extension earlier this season, and Gallinari has to be a big-time contributor in order for his team to continue its playoff push.
Andrew Bynum's impressive regular season caught the attention of fans nationwide, as he rightfully earned a place as an All-Star starter for the Western Conference.
In order to keep his knee in good shape for the second half of the season, Bynum will receive a Synvisc injection on Friday.
Bynum's knees have been an area of focus his entire career, but despite the injection, he's fully expected to participate in the All-Star game on Sunday.
We haven't heard a lot of updates on Josh Howard this season, but he's enjoying a nice year in Utah and has proven to be a valuable piece for the Jazz.
With the team sputtering of late, Tyrone Corbin is considering making changes to his starting lineup, and that would mean Howard joining the starting five.
Howard played right around 30 minutes in the two games before the All-Star break (both starts in place of Raja Bell), and it wouldn't be surprising to see him stick with the first unit.
There has been a ton of speculation swirling that Steve Nash could be a trade candidate, and while that's still a possibility, it's nowhere near a certainty.
The veteran said that he would "definitely" re-sign in Phoenix after the season, but it won't be at a discounted price.
Still playing at an extraordinarily high level, Nash is going to have a large pool of suitors in the offseason and will be a highly sought-after commodity.
It would be shocking to see Michael Beasley in a Minnesota uniform for the rest of this season.
A restricted free agent at the end of the year, Beasley has drawn interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, but that is not the only team that has him on its radar.
An incredibly talented player loaded with upside, Beasley could really benefit from a change of scenery and playing with a team that will have a defined role for him going forward.
Richard Hamilton has been forced to sit out a lot of games for Chicago this season, but the Bulls could be getting a serious boost after the All-Star break.
Hamilton is back to participating in contact workouts in practice, and it would be a surprise if Hamilton is unable to take the court when the action picks back up.
The veteran was a solid addition in the offseason and will be a major weapon down the stretch if he's healthy.
As the All-Star break arrives and the festivities begin in Orlando, all of the attention is focused on Dwight Howard and his future.
With his trade request still on the table, New Jersey general manager Billy King is already working behind the scenes in order to be prepared for any potential negotiations with the Magic.
Known for his ability to piece together blockbuster deals involving multiple teams, King will have to do something along those lines in order for the Nets to present a serious package for Howard.