With salary-cap space to spare and an array of movable contracts, league sources have pinpointed Houston, Cleveland and Phoenix as three teams aggressively seeking a move as the Feb. 21 NBA trading deadline approaches.
What, if anything, these teams might do, however, still seems to be anyones guess.
Its way too early to know, one source familiar tuned in with league-wide phone conversations told FOX Sports Ohio.
Not in doubt is all three teams willingness to want to strike.
Both Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and Cavaliers GM Chris Grant are admitted trade junkies. Suns GM Lance Blanks, a former assistant GM in Cleveland with Grant, may be following the same path.
Each has a different approach, however. Morey is more of a cowboy, a guy willing to pull the trigger on almost any deal -- provided it helps his team right away.
Grant is considerably more strategic, thinking about today, yes -- but with a bigger eye on the future and maintaining flexibility.
Blanks, it seems,...