The trade deadline is close, and deals will be coming down the pipe for the next two days. The strongest teams will be adding depth and insurance, while teams in playoff contention will be trying to add firepower to get to the postseason.
There are eight bubble teams poised to make a run. Some have been playing with bad luck, a few teams have injured players returning, while others replaced coaches and are finally having success.
Here are eight teams most likely to go from pretender to contender after the trade deadline.