With all of the rumors flying around the NBA these days, it would be nothing short of amazing if at least one high-profile trade didn't go down before the league's Thursday 3 p.m. ET deadline rolls around.
Contenders and pretenders alike are working the phones, trying to see if they can swing those one or two moves that will put their franchise in a better position going forward. And for the record, no one is immune from being dealt: The names of a number of former All-Stars have made their way around the rumor mill over the past couple of days.
While anything that happens before the deadline is unlikely to shift the balance of power in the Association, a few teams could wind up entering the final few weeks of the season better equipped to handle the stretch run.