NBA Trade Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers and 10 NBA Teams That Need a Reality Check

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NBA Trade Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers and 10 NBA Teams That Need a Reality Check
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They call this week the calm before the storm in the NBA.

The teams are playing their final games before the All-Star break, and the players are planning their weekend vacation getaways.

While the players are planning and the teams are playing, the front offices are busy sorting out their plans for next week.

Next week, for those of you who don't know, brings the NBA trading deadline.

This year's deadline means the answer to the question we have all been asking for months: Where will Carmelo Anthony end up?

But there is something going on in the NBA that people aren't recognizing.

This something is a standing pattern.

We have teams who need to make a playoff push but are not making moves, while teams who are so far out of it (um Cleveland, hello?) not starting the fire sale they should have months ago.

This is why I am here to provide 10 teams with a reality check.

I have already given you a peak at one of those ten teams, the historically terrible Cleveland Cavaliers, but the other nine may surprise you a bit.

I will provide a reality check at the top and then my reasoning why the team needs it, just so everyone is clear.

So without further adieu, let's take a look at the list!

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