The 2013 NBA trade deadline is two months away, but the picture of who will and won't be dealt is already starting to take shape. Many star players have expiring contracts that their teams would love to unload, while other teams have already given up on the season and are exploring deals involving some of their best. Based on how the season has taken shape thus far, one thing is certain: trade season is going to be epic.
To raise one question, what's going to happen to Pau Gasol? The Los Angeles Lakers' seven-footer has struggled in new coach Mike D'Antoni's system, and team management has reportedly given him an ultimatum: adapt or be traded.
Not too far from Los Angeles, in Utah, Jazz GM Ted Lindsey has to decide what he's going to do with his two expiring contracts in Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. Will he move one or both of them?
Regardless of what Lindsey and every other GM decides to do by the deadline, 2013 trade season is going to be a busy time. As much as some fans may hate to admit it, some of their favorite stars will have new homes once the dust settles.