With that first little hump of the season squarely behind us, the mercurial cluster of upsets, winning streaks and surprise starts is beginning to settle. As we head into the middle portion of the season, it is becoming more and more clear where each team stands.
Consequently, each team's placement in the standings usually necessitates some plan of action. While a once strong franchise of aging veterans fading further and further away from the postseason may look to enter rebuilding mode, a competent team on the brink of contention may seek to add one last piece to its championship-aspiring puzzle.
The trade deadline isn't as far away as the trickery of time may lead you to believe, and rumors are beginning to surface. We already saw a rather interesting trade involving the Hornets and Raptors; what else does this year have in store for us?
Like a see-saw holding people of two different weights, not all NBA trades are not necessarily fair. This list will go through not what teams should try to go for, but what teams should steer clear from.
In the honor of the Memphis Grizzlies donating Pau Gasol to the Los Angeles Lakers, B/R presents trades every team should avoid.