Caron Butler appears puzzled.
Perhaps he had just been informed he was moving a thousand miles away. He began the season playing on a lottery bond team and will end it on a playoff bound team. Not just a playoff team, but a team that could very well make a push for the NBA Finals this May. But I'm already getting ahead of myself.
Many NBA analysts say that it takes one trade to open the flood gates to a flurry of moves. Especially when the the trade deadline is rapidly approaching. Many teams are gearing up for the final stretch of the season and some are hoping to make that one move that will push their team overt the top.
The Lakers did it when they were given Pau Gasol and the Mavericks tried to better themselves by mortgaging their future for Jason Kidd. The Suns traded for Shaq while the Heat traded for Jermaine O'Neal.
But, that is beside the point.
There are a number of teams that are shopping around looking for that final piece to the figurative puzzle. Here is a look at five legitimate rumors that could go through. They are in no particular order of likelihood, just numbered by my interest in the trades. And, just so we are clear; by legs I mean that these are rumors that have some potential and are deals being discussed. Lets begin.