Earlier today, we looked at five Eastern Conference contenders to key an eye on at the trade deadline as teams jockey for playoff positioning. Most people think that the Heat and Bulls are a step above everyone else in the East, and for good reason. As we near the trade deadline, let's look at the group below those two elite Eastern Conference teams. Which of the following likely playoff teams in the East would benefit the most by making a splash at the trade deadline? Who is a trade away from being able to compete with the class of the East?
For very obvious reasons, I am taking Orlando out of the equation here. Feel free to offer any trade scenarios this poll evokes in the comments section.