Everyone knows that Carmelo Anthony is the jewel of the 2011 trade market.
After learning from the Chris Bosh debacle last year, teams with unhappy stars are beginning to realize that loyalty is dead and you cannot rely on players to stay with your team, even if they have been there for years.
In order to acquire Anthony, it appears that teams do not need players, as much as assets in the form of draft picks and expiring contracts.
The league is no longer about trying to stay competitive; It is about stockpiling resources and putting your eggs all in one basket and hoping to hit the jackpot in the draft or free agency.
These are the top assets on the market that are flying under the radar, but will be most important in completing trades in the next few weeks.