Usually while we're all waiting for the next big blockbuster trade in the NBA, some smaller trades go unnoticed.
Those big deals we all love so much rarely come to fruition, but every year there are a few contenders who will add pieces from lottery teams that are selling.
Sometimes, these smaller additions can make a world of difference down the stretch and into the postseason. More often than not, these trades are about shoring up depth or taking a chance on a player reviving their career.
Remember, title contenders are usually risk-averse when it comes to altering team chemistry or the on-court product, so it's the safer acquisitions that usually happen. That's something to keep in mind when examining these potential under-the-radar trade targets for contenders this season.