Cohen 8-Ball: Hot Topics at All-Star Weekend?

   

TRADE GOSSIP

Josh Cohen’s Analysis: Every year All-Star Weekend becomes a warehouse for trade gossip, speculation and projections. Considering we are a week away from the deadline, everyone is curious to find out which relatively big names, if any, will be moved.

While it would be rational in the eyes of many for the Knicks to flirt with dealing Carmelo Anthony, the Celtics to explore trading Rajon Rondo and the Timberwolves to open the door to a Kevin Love trade, most assume none of that will happen.

When you assess the landscape of the league, most are in agreement that there is a divide in what is coveted. Half the teams want to stack up on draft picks – something no team really wants to relinquish – and others who are striving for playoff or even championship contention prefer inexpensive role players that fit their needs.

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