It's astonishing to see that one-third of the NBA season is already in the books.
While many teams have certainly surprised and others have disappointed, one thing remains constant, and that's trade talk.
The NBA's Top Available Players
Tracy McGrady (SG, HOU)
McGrady has taken a leave of absence from the Houston Rockets after being rejected by head coach Rick Adelman on his request for more playing time.
McGrady returned to action on Dec. 15 after surgery and has averaged just 7.8 MPG in the six games played.
The Rockets are currently 18-12 on the season (sixth in the West) with very impressive wins against the Lakers (in LA) and the Cavaliers.
With players like point guard Aaron Brooks, forwards Trevor Ariza and Carl Landry and, of course, Luis Scola, each stepping up, Adelman clearly believes that giving McGrady additional minutes could possibly alter Houston's success.
McGrady has the highest paying contract in the NBA, receiving $22.8 million on the season.
If the Rockets cannot come to an agreement with T-Mac, it is likely that he will be placed into a deal and shipped out of Houston shortly.
Where do you think T-Mac is most prone to go if he departs with the Rockets?
Anthony Randolph (PF, GS)
Since rumors circulated a week or two ago regarding young gun Anthony Randolph possibly being dealt out of Golden State, not much has progressed as to him actually being sent away.
While Golden State has said that each and every player on its roster is on the trading block, the organization is not willing to budge on a deal unless it involves their starting forward Corey Maggette (who makes $8.9 million plus until after the '12-'13 season).
Randolph was anticipated to be one of the biggest breakouts this season but has surprisingly started in only three of the 27 games played thus far, while averaging just 23.3 minutes per contest.
Randolph's agent, Bill Duffy, has asserted that the 20-year-old is deserving of a 5-year, $60 million plus contract once he becomes eligible after next season.
The Warriors seem to be very indecisive when it comes to Randolph; his playing time, and his availability. Needless to say, they must come up with a plan quickly or this situation can really begin to blow out of proportion.
Where would Randolph's best destination be if Golden State decides to deal him?
Marcin Gortat (C, ORL)