The trade deadline draweth near. We are now three days and a few hours from the Thursday at 3:00 EST deadline, and as of yet, there has not been a trade deadline deal.
There are still several names being bandied about, though. As is normally the case, this is the time when teams get serious and choose their dance partners. Up until now, it's all about feeling each other out, finding out who is serious about what and the like.
Teams needing to make a move start backing off from their demands. The haggling gets a little more earnest. Tumblers start to fall in place and deals start getting done.
So with all that said, who gets dealt this week? Which GMs are on the phone getting serious right now?
Here are the biggest stars whose names are being mentioned and the likelihood they get dealt before Thursday.
Chances are listed as odds, not fractions. The first number represents what amount you would win on an outcome, the second what you would bet were you to place that bet. That means a "1/2" odds is not a 50 percent chance, but it means that you would have to bet two dollars in order to win one, whereas "2/1" means you would have to only bet one dollar to win two.