As the league heads toward its annual All-Star break, teams are beginning to round into mid-season form.
For better or worse.
Some teams have exceeded expectations (Bulls, Knicks, Clippers) while some have fallen into a complacent rut they may be unable to shake (Lakers).
Still others are playing well beyond their years (Celtics, Spurs).
So which team is just a piece away from postseason success?
Which team is just one big name from getting over the hump, from threepeating or from simply crashing the playoffs?
With the February 24th trade deadline looming, I take a look at some familiar names and faces that could be on the move as teams re-evaluate what they need to compete for a championship.
Without regard for the salary cap or the impending expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA), let's call this a make believe trade article, where the rich get richer and the entertaining become even more so.
So let's pick 10 teams and try to plug their holes.