5 NBA Teams That Can Take the Next Step with One More Deal

August 4th, 2015 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
The bulk of NBA free-agent shopping is now complete, with over $2 billion spent on new talent in the first 10 days of the period alone. By now, there aren't many options left on the free-agent market, but that doesn't mean all 30 rosters are perfectly settled.

That leaves the trade route as the next-best means of making personnel adjustments between now and the February trade deadline. A number of clubs could be in the mix, and their motivations almost certainly varied. Some teams need to get younger. Others are ready to win now.

Ranked according to their need to do some additional business, here's a look at five franchises who may emerge front and center of the rumor mill once coaches get a closer look at their rosters during training camp.

These teams were ordered according to which has the most pressing interest in changing the status quo, whether that means adding talent, more effectively rebuilding or meeting a specific rotational need. For some teams, there's real urgency to make a move.

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