Trade Candidate Series

February 15 2013 at 11:13am CDT By Luke Adams

This season's trade deadline is just six days away, and while the NBA's focus may be on All-Star weekend, we can expect plenty of GMs and executives to be discussing potential deals in between events in Houston this weekend.

In preparation for the deadline, we've profiled a number of players we believe are candidates to be traded, examining the likelihood of a deal, a team's motives for making a move, and potential suitors. Our trade candidate series, which links to all of our pieces to date, can be found at any time under "Hoops Rumors Features" on the right sidebar.

So far, Jose Calderon is the only player from our list to be dealt, and a number of would-be trade candidates, such as Pau Gasol, Anderson Varejao, and Leandro Barbosa, have suffered serious injuries, greatly reducing the possibility of a deal. Still, it'd be surprising if at least a couple more of our trade candidates aren't on the move in the next few days. Whether it's a lower profile player like DeJuan Blair or Timofey Mozgov, a bad contract like Carlos Boozer, Kris Humphries, or Andrea Bargnani, or a star like Josh Smith remains to be seen.

As you prepare for next Thursday's deadline and await the next big rumor, be sure to check out our trade candidate series for a primer on players who could be wearing different uniforms in a week.

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