Though the Blazers are already one of the top teams in the NBA, they still need one last piece to put them over the top. Small forward Nicolas Batum has struggled mightily this season, shooting roughly 50 and 100 percentage points below his previous career lows in field goals and 3-pointers, respectively, and the Blazers need wing depth to mitigate the impact of those struggles. LaMarcus Aldridge (pictured) and point guard Damian Lillard need some help.
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Los Angeles Clippers
Much like the Blazers, the Clippers are a team that, despite being near the top of the West, could really use added depth up front and on the wing. Unfortunately, they may not have the assets to make any sort of deal. Take Blake Griffin out of the mix, as he has been with an elbow probem, and the roster starts looking very thin very fast.
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The Celtics have already been among the busiest teams on the trade front this season, sending Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks and Jeff Green to the Memphis Grizzlies. Now, the Celtics find themselves with a plethora of first-round picks, assets they could easily package for a young, talented player unhappy with his current situation, such as Jazz big man Enes Kanter. Jared Sullinger (pictured) may be Boston's leading scorer, but he's not a cornerstone for a contender.
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The Suns need to make a trade — not necessarily to get a better player, but to fix their locker-room issues. Point guard Goran Dragic (right) is apparently unhappy playing off the ball so much in the team's three-guard rotation, and his agent has told the Suns he won't re-sign and would like a trade to the Lakers, Knicks or Heat. Dragic reportedly won't be satisfied if the Suns move offseason acquisition Isaiah Thomas (left), who is on a bargain of a contract, to clear some room in the backcourt. So the Suns may be looking at a looming deadline to trade Dragic.
If you've ever seen a dumpster fire, then you've seen something approximating the Nuggets' situation. The team is a mess and is going nowhere fast with the current roster. That being said, there are attractive pieces for contenders, from small forward Wilson Chandler (pictured) to shooting guard Arron Afflalo to point guard Ty Lawson. The Nuggets have the chance to kickstart their rebuild by acquiring multiple assets -- in the form of players or draft picks -- and they can't afford to wait any longer.