The formidable tag-team variables of time and money could make this NBA trade deadline week — the official trade deadline week of the Dwight Howard Relocation Project — relatively meek.Well, especially relative to last year. The 2011 deadline ticked its way into oblivion with all the nonchalance of a prison riot. It was considered by many to be the wildest change-of-address party the league had seen in 25 years.But the aforementioned tag team has checked in this year to mitigate the potential for compelling player movement. And, of course, we have the collective-bargaining skirmish to thank for it.The time element was conjured when the lockout rolled through all of November and into December, inspiring the NBA’s big thinkers into compressing the schedule and pushing the trade deadline from February to March. That means teams grappling for playoff positioning may receive less season-rallying gusto from an acquisition who has less than 20 games to make an impact.It also encourages some teams to wait a few weeks and dump an undesirable player or two in the off-season. And, with so few games remaining and up to 12 teams still within striking distance of a Western Conference playoff ticket, less teams are prepared… Read full this story
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