The winter trade winds have been awfully quiet around the NBA of late. Rumors are still swirling from time to time, though few would mistake the handful of transactions executed thus far for a landscape-shifting flurry.
The Association has seen just five swaps involving players and/or picks since the start of the 2013-14 season. Of those five, only two—Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings and Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers—could garner anything close to "blockbuster" status.
And even that seems like a stretch in each instance.
Don't expect the action to ramp up much before the Feb. 20 deadline, either. The strength and depth of the 2014 draft class has general managers everywhere hoarding their picks and, as a result, leaving the proverbial skids dangerously devoid of grease.
This isn't to suggest, though, that the movement on the market (or, in some cases, the lack thereof) hasn't been felt in any meaningful way. On the contrary, a significant swath of players has thus far been touched by the ripple effects of these maneuvers.
With that in mind, let's take a look at those who've benefited from the action and inertia alike on this year's trade block.