Though it's undeniable that the first couple months of the NBA season were among the most intriguing in recent memory, business is truly about to pick up over the next month and a half.
As of Monday, teams are officially allowed to sign 10-day contracts, and with February's trade deadline creeping up, personnel movement is going to skyrocket. Teams no longer have to "evaluate" roster talent. They know and we know which teams are good, which teams are mediocre and which teams are about five games away from starting the Shabazz Muhammad tank parade.
Truly knowing your team's place in league circles is what it takes spur actual deals. And as that February date draws ever-closer, squads are also going to be far more realistic about what they're looking for in transactions.
Ostensibly, that should lead to some big headlines in the coming weeks.
So what are some of the biggest potential moves being bandied about on the rumor mill? Here's a look at the latest rumblings from across the Association.