Whether or not the 2014 trade deadline is a massive dud, there are a number of trades that should happen.
They might not, because general managers are notoriously stubborn, failing to sell when they should and overvaluing their own talent, but they should happen.
Heading down the closing stretch of the deadline festivities, there are five trades that stand out as moves that need to come to fruition. They're the rare mutually beneficial deals, ones that help out each side equally, regardless of whether the team in question is interested in rebuilding or improving its standing in the present.
These swaps also don't have to be rumored.
In fact, none of them have been popping up in the news recently, or at all, for that matter. But a lack of prominence in the rumor mill doesn't mean they aren't good for both sides.
That said, these aren't the only deals that should come to pass. Feel free to leave suggestions of your own in the comment section, but remember to make them realistic and ensure that all salaries match up.