We expected Milos Teodosic to supercharge the Clippers' offense, but the twist is that their defense is seeing the most benefit from his presence.
Trading Marc Gasol and Mike Conley for assets and to clear up the cap, along with a high pick this year, would set Memphis on the quickest course to building a contender.
Typically, there is a group of teams that are in a financial situation where using the trade deadline to add salary for the next season is actually a very good idea.
Beneath the two now long-tenured conference kings who have eased into a stale rivalry, we have a glut of interesting teams this year.
The Pacers make the list four times but the headlining game is clearly Raptors at Timberwolves on Saturday.