Last season, 13 deals were made at the trade deadline. The year before that, 10 were made.
Point being, while there appears to be tons of logical trade targets out there this season, the majority of these players will end up staying right where they are.
The good news for fans of the wheeling and dealing nature of the NBA, however, is that this year's draft class is one of the most highly regarded in recent memory. That could mean franchises that can't realistically compete will more readily accept their direction (cough, cough, tank) and make moves to help them do so.
Combine all that with the financial crunch of the new collective bargaining agreement taking effect, and we could have plenty of teams with motivations to deal. As a result, this could be a very busy year for trading.