NBA trade rumors are once again circulating.
Teams are continually looking to trade away assets, dump huge contracts or get value for an expiring contract.
With nearly a quarter of the season complete, teams now have a better idea of their standings in the league and what they may have to do in order to improve their roster or build for the future.
The trade rumor mill will continue to turn throughout the season, all the way up until the February deadline.
Potential trade destinations: Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers
When the Philadelphia 76ers drafted Evan Turner with the No. 2 overall pick, the writing appeared to be on the wall.
Both Turner and Iguodala have many similarities in their games, and it makes little sense to play them together, especially with Andre's huge contract.
Philly is in rebuilding mode and with Andre being their best asset, it would be best to get the most for him now while he's still in his prime. Plus, there's always the chance that the 76ers could somehow package Elton Brand and his crippling contract to clear even more cap space.
The Mavericks' owner, Mark Cuban, is constantly tinkering with his roster, looking for ways to complement Dirk Nowitzki on their quest for a title. Andre would be the perfect sidekick to Dirk and it would bolster their already strong squad.
Cleveland can also sneak in and grab Andre Iguodala from the 76ers. The team is still reeling from the loss of LeBron James, and they need an All-Star caliber player to bring some excitement back to the fan base.
Potential trade destinations: New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls
The drama surrounding Carmelo Anthony has been well publicized for months now.
With an unsigned three-year, $65 million contract still on the table, it appears that 'Melo will continue to angle for a trade.
A huge four-team trade almost happened over the summer, with Carmelo ending up on the New Jersey Nets. But that trade ultimately fell through with Carmelo allegedly unwilling to sign any sort of extension to make the deal worthwhile.
Anthony's top destination is supposedly the New York Knicks. Pairing him with Amar'e Stoudemire in a high-tempo offense would surely make them more competitive than the Denver Nuggets.
However, Denver is supposedly not interested in the assets the Knicks have to offer.
Still, with Carmelo holding the power due to his unwillingness to sign an extension with any undesirable destinations, the Knicks will remain the front-runners if there's any truth to the rumors circulating.
Potential trade destinations: New Orleans Hornets, Sacramento Kings, L.A. Lakers, Orlando Magic
O.J. Mayo is off to an awful start this season, and his move to the bench propels the notion that a trade is imminent for the shooting guard.
Mayo's rookie contract expires at the end of the season and he will undoubtedly demand a hefty deal. With Memphis already locked into huge contracts with Rudy Gay and Mike Conley, and Marc Gasol's extension looming, O.J. is the odd man out.
Most of the small market teams are out of the running as O.J. will most likely prefer the bright lights of L.A. or a comparable destination.
New Orleans seems like the ideal fit for Mayo. A pairing of Chris Paul and O.J. would make for a formidable backcourt. It would give the Hornets the stability at the shooting guard position they desperately need and it would keep Paul even happier.
Potential trade destinations: Denver Nuggets
Troy Murphy has been relegated to the bench even though he's healthy and able to contribute. He appears to be in a spat with the Nets head coach, Avery Johnson, and it certainly doesn't look like the situation will be improving anytime soon.
Johnson claims that Troy is out of shape and unfit to play, but Murphy denies the allegation.
Avery already replaced Troy in the lineup with Kris Humphries, who is excelling in the role.
Murphy has an expiring contract and he's still capable of contributing to a team. The Nets aren't going anywhere this season, and if they can get back a strong asset or favorable draft pick for Murphy, it would behoove them to do so.
With an $11.9 million expiring contract, Murphy is an attractive asset to many teams looking to clear cap space.
Ideally, the Nets would like to deal with the Denver Nuggets. Including Murphy gives the Nuggets cap space and it helps to match up contracts.
Potential trade destinations: Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers
On the last year of his deal, Jamal is not happy with the Hawks organization and his lack of an extension.
Jamal is still capable of playing at a high level, and plenty of teams will come knocking when they need that offensive spark plug to either come off the bench in a sixth man role, or as the team's starting two-guard.
The 76ers make sense as a trading partner if it lands them Louis Williams. WIlliams may not be a true point guard, but he can complement Joe Johnson, who already is the team's primary playmaker. Louis can also provide instant offense off the bench, much like what Jamal does now.
If Philly trades Iguodala, Jamal would be a nice stop-gap in the interim.
Potential trade destinations: Orlando Magic
Gilbert Arenas has one of the worst contracts in the NBA, but with his skill set, there's always the chance that a team would be willing to roll the dice with him.
The player formerly known as Agent Zero has said and done essentially everything that would get a player traded.
Arenas himself knows the writing is on the wall, publicly admitting that John Wall is the future of the franchise and that he would play the Robin to Wall's Batman until he finds a new home.
The Magic have been linked in a deal for Gilbert on several occasions, and with Vince Carter's contract capable of matching Arenas', they would be a feasible trading partner.
Gilbert can still light it up, and the Magic love to have as many shooters able to hit from long-range. The question is whether or not the team would be willing to stomach both Gilbert's and Rashard's contracts.
Potential trade destinations: Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks
Steve Nash’s name has popped up in trade rumors recently. Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry adamantly denies the notion, as he rightfully should. It appears to be nothing more than speculation at this point, but Phoenix should seriously consider the possibility.
It’s hard to picture Phoenix’s floor general wearing anything but purple and orange, but pretty soon the sun may inevitably set.
The most obvious destination that comes up in talks is the New York Knicks, solely because it would reunite Nash with Mike D'Antoni and Amar'e Stoudemire.
However, the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks make more sense as potential destinations.
Both the Magic and Hawks have a glaring hole at the point guard position. Jameer Nelson is solid, but not a true point guard. The same goes for Mike Bibby on the Hawks.
Adding Nash into the mix of either squad would make them instant title contenders.
Potential trade destinations: Denver Nuggets
Eddy Curry's carcass has been rotting in New York for several years now.
With a huge expiring contract, priced at $11.28 million, Curry has become a valuable asset for the Knicks.
The trade scenario New York natives envision Curry packaged in is a deal for Carmelo Anthony. It appears to be the only feasible deal the Knicks would be willing to hold out on.
Potential trade destinations: Indiana Pacers
The Kings are looking for a more conventional point guard, and they've made their once-promising big man, Jason Thompson, available.
Sacramento supposedly offered Thompson to the Hawks in exchange for Jeff Teague, but they were turned down.
At this juncture, the Indiana Pacers seem like a viable trading partner. T.J. Ford may not be a conventional point guard, but he could be the short-term answer the team is looking for.
Potential trade destinations: Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks
Trading away Chauncey Billups is completely contingent on the Nuggets failing to retain Carmelo Anthony's services.
With their franchise player no longer under contract, the Nuggets would be smart to go into full-blown rebuilding mode.
Denver has a team option for Chauncey's $14.2 million contract next season, and for a team in rebuilding mode, it wouldn't make sense to keep him around. Especially since it would hinder the development of their young and future franchise point guard, Ty Lawson.
Atlanta seems like the most practical destination should the Nuggets ultimately decide to part ways. The Hawks are desperate to get an upgrade for Mike Bibby, and the team has some enticing young prospects for Denver to potentially build around.
Potential trade destinations: Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings
Tayshaun Prince is not happy with the team's losing ways and his head coach, John Kuester.
With an $11.15 million expiring contract, Prince becomes an enticing option for many teams looking to clear cap space or get a defensive stopper for a playoff run.
Zach Randolph is unhappy without an extension in place and Detroit has been linked as a potential trade destination.
The Grizzlies get a playoff tested veteran, capable of bolstering the Grizzlies defense. Prince wouldn't start due to conflict of position with Rudy Gay, but he can either come off the bench, or slide Rudy to the two-guard and have Tayshaun at the three.
Detroit would get a big body capable of scoring on the low block. Something that the team sorely lacks.