GMs on the Hot Seat Approaching NBA Trade Deadline

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GMs on the Hot Seat Approaching NBA Trade Deadline
David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

We're talking about burned butts and roasted rear ends here. 

The concept of a "hot seat" pops up just about every season, and it's that time of year for NBA general managers. With the Feb. 20 trade deadline looming in the not-so-distant horizon, GMs are running out of opportunities to swing deals and boost the strengths of their teams. 

Organizations have decided whether they're buyers or sellers at the deadline, but there might be some conflicting interests. Especially for these five men, as they'll need to balance making the right move with pulling the trigger on a deal that could save their jobs. 

Take Chris Grant and the Cleveland Cavaliers, for example. 

Even though blowing things up is the best option at this point, he might end up making a move that ups the talent in Cleveland right now. It's his best chance at saving his job and getting off the hot seat for the time being. 

Well, it would've been his best option, but Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that he was fired on Feb. 6. 

Yay for conflicting interests? They certainly do make things more interesting. 

Of the 30 men calling the shots for NBA franchises, these are the ones with the biggest reasons to fear for their job security. And yes, they should be quaking in their boots, waiting to see if they get the, well, boot. 

Grant is the first one to go, but someone will follow in his footsteps before too long. 

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