Carter off the block; Kidd's bags packed
Two of them Shaq and T-Mac were considered untouchable before things went sour.
Spurred on by the uncommon amount of trade activity, a number of other stars including Vince Carter, Jason Kidd, Peja Stojakovic, Baron Davis, and Shareef Abdur-Rahim asked for their walking papers, too.
Their teams were more patient, though, waiting through the summer and fall to get a better handle on their own teams and the trade market.
Now that games have begun, holes have been exposed and phones are ringing again. Who are most likely to be wearing new uniforms by the Feb. 24 trade deadline?
Insider made some phone calls, crunched some numbers and gives you the skinny on 15 guys who should keep their bags packed this winter.
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