In the coming days, NBA general managers will light up their phone lines trying to swing a major deal between now and the Feb. 20 trade deadline.
It's shaping up to be an "epic" few weeks, per ESPN's Chad Ford, as many tanking teams are willing to part with quality players to get a leg up on their counterparts. They're not eyeing addition by subtraction; they're gunning for weakened rosters that are unable to hold up to the additional stress.
The "buyers" on the market won't have any trouble finding desirable players who are readily available. It's simply a question of how many future assets they're willing to ship out in return.
What's the best that can happen for each team in the next few weeks, besides trading a second-round pick for LeBron James? What's the worst? Let's take a look.