Do not let the effects of the "Summer of LeBron," as some have called it, fool you. There are still a good number of players available to be had in the NBA. Even though most Team USA players are set with their teams, even a couple of them, including Chauncey Billups (pictured) may be changing addresses.
With teams still looking to position themselves to gain ground on the Lakers and Celtics (the defending conference champions), and keep pace with the Heat and Knicks, in terms of adjusting their rosters, there are several key players that can be gained through trades that can sway a few games, division, or even playoff series.
Recent trades like the 4-team deal a couple of weeks ago show that teams are looking to shape their rosters to appease stars and improve themselves with greater urgency than usual in the offseason.
These players are all under contract, and I admit, there are mitigating factors that have to be at play prior to the majority of them to be moved by their current teams. But if you will take off the status quo blinders and follow along, you will see where the opportunity is.
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