It's never to early for the fans and media to facilitate trade talk around the NBA.
The early-season glimpses at a team's construction (no matter how limited those glimpses may be) are enough for many amateur general managers to cook up trade scenarios. These rumors typically have some legs to them, but the depth of those legs varies dramatically.
Steve Kyler of hoopsworld.com has already identified 14 players who could be moved between now and the trade deadline. Whether poor fits or expiring contracts, each of the players on his list has at least one compelling argument for why he could be involved in a deal.
But the fact of the matter is that most of these players will finish the season with their current clubs. The potential depth of the 2013 free-agent class will make many potential trade partners wary of adding salary that could impact their financial flexibility heading in to the summer.
All stats used in this article are accurate as of 11/19/2012.