Trade-deadline buyers and sellers
There hasn't been a lot of trade talk -- apart from the just-completed 'Melo-drama -- because of uncertainty about the next collective bargaining agreement. Many GMs are reticent to gamble in normal times, but in this pre-lockout climate they can't be sure how the new CBA will affect their business. The last thing they want to do is make a major move that turns out to have an unexpectedly negative impact next year, especially with every owner watching finances so closely amid the negotiations with the players union.
Here's a look at what may be in store for the Thursday trade deadline.