It's trade deadline season in the NBA and the rumors are flying fast. Between now and the Thursday, Feb. 21 deadline, there will be a lot of chatter, if not tangible activity.
What makes this deadline different is that the seismic events perhaps already happened, back in the preseason. Dwight Howard was traded to the Lakers, as was Steve Nash. In a final, dramatic flourish, James Harden was dealt for Kevin Martin in a move that supposedly made Oklahoma City fringe contenders at best.
It hasn't worked out that way, as OKC is assuredly a top contender. Nearly every other team in the Association could stand to make another move.