The NBA trade deadline is most often viewed from a team perspective, but the transaction period changes individual lives, too.
And for all the personal disruption caused by the swaps, they can be invigorating in certain situations.
That's the hope, at least, for the six 25-and-under players we're putting under the microscope here. All of them could benefit from changing jerseys before the league's Feb. 18 cutoff.
Each found his way on this list for a different reason. Some are blocked in their current rotations and need a legitimate sink-or-swim chance. Others have to find environments better suited to their skills, whether that's a style that fits their talents or a system that promotes their developmental processes.
For all the names that will be swept up in trade winds over the next week-plus, these six shouldn't mind actually hearing theirs called.