With the February 21 NBA Trade Deadline fast approaching, front offices are jockeying for position to make deals that will impact the rest of the 2013 season.
What about trades that have already been completed? How are they impacting the league both on the court and at the negotiating table?
A couple of aspects of recent midseason trades could foster more transactions before the deadline.
Before we overwhelm ourselves with talk of trades that haven't even materialized yet, let's take a look at the domino effect of the ones that have actually taken place.