Barring the Orlando Magic’s fire sale just a week before Christmas, the 2010-11 season’s transactions have been largely boring and insignificant.
Sure, Jerry Stackhouse played again by joining the Miami Heat. But just like that, he was gone, no suitors for the weary or wobbly legged. And we all fondly remembered Michael Finley for one last time.
And all the trade rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony have been relentless, although fruitless.
Ultimately, nothing much has transpired; though, there isn’t any reason to believe that will be the standard between now and the February 24 trade deadline.
Franchises are now weighing the pros and cons of remaining or altering their rosters.
So, some teams will pick up bad contracts to dump them at years end. Others will pick up bad contracts for the potential win it all this year. Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, and Boston Celtics will most likely sit tight and place their fate in the hands of what they already have.
Here’s a look at 10 players who will mostly likely affect the playoffs and the playoff race: