The parity in the NBA and the large playoff field typically don't help trades go down.
One of the reasons you see so many deals in baseball, for example, is because there are clear lines drawn. There are teams that can win a title and teams that can't. There are buyers and sellers.
That's not usually the case in the NBA, but this year the differences between the league's elite and the cellar-dwellers are pretty distinct. Fewer teams are gravitating toward the middle. The teams that are really bad want to be bad, and the teams that are great know they need to reach the next level to have a chance against the likes of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat.
What that should create, hypothetically, is a very active trade deadline with teams that are clearly looking to buy and teams that are clearly looking to sell. Here are some of the teams that could be in action at the Feb. 20 deadline.