Desperation day is almost upon the NBA.
No, we're not referencing the day before Valentine's Day. That already passed and is only tacitly recognized as an actual thing.
What we're talking about is the Association's trade deadline, which falls on Feb. 20 and is the last opportunity teams have to make campaign-altering moves before this summer.
Every year, without fail, it's the same story. The number and magnitude of deals vary, but chatter is constant and predictable.
Teams are always looking to improve or save money. More pointedly, there are always desperate factions lurking in the headlines, frantically trying to salvage or drastically improve their season.
This year will be no different. How many will actually make or have the means to make a move remains to be seen, but the desire, the burning passion and interest in making changes will be there.
Plenty of teams need to make a splash by Feb. 20 or risk living to regret it.
*All salary information via ShamSports.