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Three NBA teams trading to increase NBA title chances

By Darnell Mayberry Modified: February 16, 2009 at 12:19 am •  Published: February 16, 2009

Three teams that might trade to increase their championship chances.

Boston Celtics

Are they really banking on Tony Allen and Eddie House to replace James Posey and Leon Powe and Glen Davis to do the same for P.J. Brown? The Celtics have long been rumored to be interested in a player such as the Thunder's Joe Smith, who is playoff tested and can consistently hit an 18-footer while playing solid defense at the other end.

Houston Rockets

Tracy McGrady can't stay healthy, and the window of opportunity is rapidly closing. A report on a Houston radio station over the weekend said the Rockets are discussing a deal with Utah that would send Carlos Boozer to Houston in exchange for Ron Artest and Luis Scola.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Might that 0-2 mark against the Lakers have opened some eyes? Think Amare Stoudemire could help? The trade winds of Stoudemire to Cleveland started blowing hard over the All-Star Weekend, and the Cavs would have a great shot at winning it all if they added Stoudemire to a mix that includes LeBron James, Mo Williams and Zydrunas Ilgauskas.