With the deadline nearing rapidly, team GMs have their fingers on the panic button and will be more than willing to give just to get what their teams might need to make that playoff run. With numerous teams getting healthy (Knicks, Spurs and Chicago), the rest of the league will have to take notice and make moves to keep up with the Jones's. Let's explore four trades that could go down if owners have the will-power to make them happen.
Atlanta Hawks get PG Steve Nash and C Channing Frye:
The Suns finally grant Nash his walking papers and allow him to pursue his title while time is on his side. They realize that they can't hold any teams ransom for major talent for the 38-year guard. It's a one-shot deal, but well worth the risk.
Atlanta now has someone that can give Joe Johnson the chance to just worry about being a scorer as well as run the offense the way it should be done. The Suns also send Frye as well as a way to shed twenty million dollars and four more years of his current contract.
Memphis Grizzlies get PF Hakeem Warrick, C Zaza Pachulia and PG Jeff Teague
Memphis has to be looking at the playoffs and must realize that the West is not going to be easy, and they should get themselves some quality depth in Warrick and Teague. Warrick will provide solid defense and another solid athlete on both ends of the floor.
Teague is young addition that can help out at both guard positions. Zaza is a throw-in, but by no means is completely washed up. He gives the team a big body that can bang opposing centers.
Phoenix Suns get PG Kirk Hinrich, C Marreese Speights, Vladimir Radmanovic and SG O.J. Mayo, plus three future first round combined picks from Atlanta and Memphis
Good riddance to a great leader as the Suns send him packing for future picks that bring back something helpful. Mayo and Speights are key parts of the deal as the Suns get to see if the two are worth locking up once their contract end this year. They are both young and ready for a change of scenery.
Hinrich will man the point and probably will be written off once the season ends. Same goes for Radmanovic, who can provide some outside shooting form the power forward spot.