Attempting to rationalize the NBA's trade rumor mill is a convoluted endeavor, but not an impossible one.
Though anonymous sources and conflicting reports make it difficult to assess the validity behind almost every report, common sense allows us to delineate the genuine from the fabricated. And believe me, there's no shortage of forged information plaguing the basketball sphere.
Somewhat unfortunately, it's going to get worse.
Now within one month of the league's trade deadline, the chopping block is only going to get thicker, and proposed scenarios (however unlikely) are going to run amok. Thus, it's important that we get a head start while we can.
Which players remain available and are they headed where we're being led to believe they're headed?
Few accords of significance are going to be struck with any time to spare. But new musings surface every day, even on previously mentioned athletes.
And knowing what to expect is the key to sustaining your sanity in the coming weeks.
*All stats in this article are accurate as of January 20, 2013.