For some teams, the upcoming trade deadline is one in which they hope to fill a few holes, or add the last missing ingredient.
For others, the trade deadline isn't looked upon with as much of a sense of urgency. If you're a team that's in need of a lot more than one or two players to compete this season or next, then every move is made with another one in mind down the road.
That's because the future isn't "now" as much as it is "down the road." For every Oklahoma City Thunder or Chicago Bulls—teams that have their sights set squarely on a NBA title—there's a Washington Wizards or a Charlotte Bobcats.
These teams have their sights set on an NBA title, but they're under no illusions that it will happen this season or even next season.
These teams are in the midst of complete rebuilding jobs. They're trying to discard older veterans and high salaries in exchange for younger talents that have low salaries or future draft picks.
Which teams are most in need of total transformations?