The Memphis Grizzlies' decision to ship Rudy Gay off to Toronto may have been the first big move of the NBA's trade season, but it surely will not be the last.
For a myriad of reasons, it seems that there are a number of teams around the league that are eager to ship out a player prior to the February 21st deadline.
Whether a player has been underperforming, battling injuries or simply does not fit in with the culture of the club, the end result always seems to end up the same. Basketball is a business, and if a team feels they can improve by ridding themselves of a player they will do everything possible to make a deal happen.
With the deadline looming and GMs feeling the heat of fan and front office expectations, here are players and teams that are desperate to deal in the weeks prior to the deadline.