The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 23, and while this season has been more quiet than most in terms of the number of rumors out there, there are a few big names that continue to be discussed.
Here's a look at seven guys who might be on the move at some point in the next seven days.
Will the Celtics ever make a move?
The Celtics may have a wealth of assets to trade, but does it matter if they're not willing to part with any of them in order to improve the team? The Raptors grabbed Serge Ibaka for next to nothing from the Magic in trade, and Boston was reportedly in conversations to do the same. But Terry Rozier was determined to be too much to give up for a player who could leave in free agency this summer, so Boston ended up missing out on adding a difference-maker to the roster.
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Brook Lopez is available, but at what price?
It's widely known that Brook Lopez can be had in a trade with the Nets for the price of two future first-round draft picks. Brooklyn is going nowhere fast, and would love to get back to rebuilding through the draft sooner rather than later. But the team would also be fine finishing the season with its 28-year-old big man, so that price might not come down over the next seven days.
Imagine Lopez in an Enes Kanter role for a contending team, someone who could give you plenty of offense while anchoring the reserve unit. The problem with that is his contract, which guarantees Lopez more than $22 million for next season, after which he can become an unrestricted free agent. That last part is what makes Brooklyn's current price seem a bit too high, though teams may revisit the situation with the Nets over the summer, as the draft approaches.
Would the Bulls really trade Jimmy Butler?
Jimmy Butler's name continues to come up in trade talks for some strange reason, despite the fact that he's been better than ever for the Chicago Bulls this season. Teams can wait years before getting a legitimate All-Star talent like Butler on board, and he's just 27 years old in his sixth NBA season.
The Celtics have come up as a possible destination, but unless Ainge finally empties the vault or another team is willing to do the same, it's hard to imagine the Bulls bailing on Butler at this point of his career.
Will Carmelo Anthony waive his no-trade clause?
Carmelo Anthony seems convinced he'll still be a Knick after the trade deadline passes, but it isn't because of a refusal to waive his no-trade clause. Anthony's most recent remarks indicate that he hasn't been approached by anyone in New York's front office with a potential deal to consider, and while Phil Jackson may be ready to move on from Anthony and begin a more traditional rebuild, the reality is that he'd need to get something significant in return for his star player -- from a team Anthony would be willing to play for -- in order for a deal to take place.
Unless the Cavaliers are willing to part with Kevin Love, and unless the Clippers suddenly decide that Blake Griffin is expendable, Melo's probably not going anywhere midseason. This summer, however, might be a different story.
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Would the Cavaliers break up their championship core?
The Cavaliers vehemently denied that Kevin Love was ever mentioned in legitimate trade talks, either for Carmelo Anthony or anyone else. It's been unlikely since Love came to Cleveland that the Cavaliers would be willing to deal him, and that's even less likely now that the team has won a championship with him on the roster.
But Love's recent injury changes things, at least by a small immeasurable amount. If the Cavaliers think for a moment that they'd have to go to battle in the postseason with Love at less than 100 percent, they'd have to at least consider dealing him if a star of equal value was on the way back in return.
The problem is, they won't know for sure anytime soon, and they have less than a week to get this figured out.
Will teams come calling for the Lakers' leading scorer?
Lou Williams leads the Lakers in scoring with an 18.5 points-per-game average, despite coming off the bench in all but one of his appearances this season. He turned in a 29-point, five-assist performance in L.A.'s loss to the Kings on Tuesday, which might have been enough of a showcase to make teams around the league take notice.
Williams is an affordable offensive option, under contract for just $7 million next season. And with the Lakers drifting toward a youth movement as part of their rebuild, they'd be foolish not to listen to offers for the 30-year-old who's playing in his 12th NBA season.
Will the Sixers be able to get what they're looking for in a Jahlil Okafor deal?
The situation surrounding Jahlil Okafor in Philadelphia is a complete mess, and recently reached an embarrassing low point. The Sixers held Okafor out of Saturday's game due to trade talks with teams that were reportedly getting close, and Okafor didn't travel with the team to Charlotte on Monday for the same reason.
But Okafor rejoined his team in Boston on Wednesday, and is expected to be back in the lineup because a deal never materialized. The Sixers have been as transparent about this as possible, but no one knows if any real trade talks took place, or if this was simply a ploy to try to get other teams to come calling for Okafor's services. Either way, it's clear he's available, and it's been clear since the preseason that Philadelphia needs to deal one of its young big men in order to move on from a series of questionable draft picks from the team's previous GM.
Okafor may still be gone before the deadline, but the Sixers are looking more and more desperate to make something happen, and that can't be good for their position in any negotiations.