Take a deep breath.
If the NBA All-Star break served as the calm before the storm, this week is going to be hectic—and then some—leading up to the Feb. 18 trade deadline. Precious little has actually happened, as teams decide whether they want to go after that piece that might give them a chance of beating the Golden State Warriors or San Antonio Spurs.
But the storm is coming.
Dwight Howard and Blake Griffin have spent plenty of time in the rumor mill lately. The Atlanta Hawks are deciding whether they want to unload two of their best players. Rebuilding teams may be looking to move quality veterans.
With only a few exceptions—see: Golden State and San Antonio—each organization should be working the phones furiously while there's still time to make deals. And each of them has that one player who's most likely to be on the move, whether it's because he's playing at a crowded position, has the most value or has promoted internal disharmony.