The NBA's trading deadline is now just three days away, and when it comes and goes Thursday the league's landscape could be drastically different.
How it impacts the Thunder and its chase to the championship remains the biggest question.
Will Kevin Martin still be in Oklahoma City by the end of the week? What about the multiple draft picks the Thunder owns? Or Eric Maynor.
The Thunder could use more rebounding, perimeter shooting and, above all, inside scoring. But it's been quieter than normal on the trade front in OKC, which could mean something or nothing at all. Of course, there's always the possibility that we see nothing happen.
But don't expect the rest of the league to let the deadline quietly pass.
Several stars could be on the move, and thanks to the new rules within the collective bargaining agreement more teams could make cost-cutting decisions to shore up their financial future.
It should all add incredible intrigue to this year's deadline.
To get you prepared for what could be a flurry of deals, here's a primer on who could be coming, who could be going and why the Thunder might or might not make a move.
Five biggest names who could be traded, and to where
Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers): Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak insists Howard will not be dealt this season, but Howard also becomes an unrestricted free agent. Brooklyn and Boston are ready to pounce.
Rajon Rondo (Boston): One of the league's elite point guards was lost for the season to a severe knee injury and might not return for 10 months. Are the Lakers or someone else willing to risk Rondo on the rebound?
Kevin Garnett (Boston): Garnett has a no-trade clause and wants to “live and die green,” but he lives in Malibu and is close with Los Angeles Clippers guard and former Timberwolves teammate Chauncey Billups.
Josh Smith (Atlanta): Many teams of many statures are interested in acquiring Smith. Some are contenders, some are not. Hawks are in a good position to milk the best offer for Smith, an unrestricted free agent.
Al Jefferson (Utah): The Jazz has two desirable inside players in Jefferson and Paul Millsap, who are both unrestricted free agents. The 6-foot-10, 290-pound Jefferson could be the missing ingredient for several teams.
Five reasons the Thunder will make a move
Inside offensive presence: Though there is no gapping hole defensively at the post, there certainly is offensively. OKC needs 10-12 points in the post. Someone who is even a threat to score would be a welcome addition.
Perimeter defender: Thabo Sefolosha is a terrific defender who is 6-foot-7 with a 7-foot-1 wingspan. OKC needs someone with the same mindset, but is 10-15 pounds bigger who can defend the 3 and stretch-4 positions.
Ballhandler: OKC's most dependable ballhandler is Eric Maynor, who is at the end of the bench. Thunder is too careless with the ball. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant have third and sixth most turnovers in NBA.
Rebounder: Serge Ibaka is the team's leading rebounder (7.9 per game), but he ranks 27th in the league. OKC also ranks 25th in offensive rebounds, 25th in opponent offensive rebounds and 27th in second-chance points.
Outside shooter: James Harden and Daequan Cook were swapped for Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb. Perhaps Lamb is the bombardier OKC needs in a pinch. If not, there are several shooters out there to be taken.
Five reasons the Thunder will not make a move
Contenders: The Thunder remains a strong contender to repeat Western Conference champs, which is a good thing. You can't reach the NBA Finals without winning the West.
Upheaval: OKC players already had to adjust when James Harden and three teammates were traded five days before the season opener. Why put the team through that again?
Elite status: The Thunder is 39-14, people. It has the second-best record in the NBA. Teams are trying to compete with the Thunder. It's not the other way around. Stand pat.
Chemistry: Why mess with OKC's mojo? The franchise has advanced to the first round, to the conference finals, to the NBA Finals, which is on course to bring this year's title.
Team unity: Keep the band together. Six key contributors were in last year's Finals against the Miami Heat and each player is equally driven to complete OKC's mission this year.
Five assets the Thunder owns
Lottery pick: OKC owns a protected first-round pick from Toronto that falls between pick Nos. 4-14 in 2013; Nos. 3-14 in 2014-15; Nos. 2-14 in 2016-17; and is unprotected in 2018.
Reggie Jackson: The second-year reserve point guard has shown flashes of his superb athleticism more frequently this season, which no doubt is bound the catch the eye of suitors.
Eric Maynor: Dependable backup point guard becomes a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Had major knee surgery last year, but is still viewed as a quality backup.
Kevin Martin: Unrestricted free agent after the season who is making $12.5 million this year. OKC can't pay Martin that much in a new deal, so could seek affordable replacement.
Kendrick Perkins: If a team can offer someone at the center position, Perk could be swapped. There's also an amnesty option with Perk, who is signed through the 2014-15 season.
Five untouchable assets: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, Thabo Sefolosha
Five players the Thunder could seek
Jermaine O'Neal (Phoenix): Veteran inside presence is making the league minimum and the Suns reportedly are willing to part with him for as little as a future draft choice, of which the Thunder has several.
Tony Allen (Memphis): Former Oklahoma State standout is a defensive bulldog who could aid the Thunder's quest for defensive consistency; an unrestricted free agent making $3.3 million this season.
J.J. Redick (Orlando): Sharpshooting unrestricted free agent making $6 million this season, but recently said he wants to remain with 15-37 Orlando, which doesn't speak very highly of his desire to win.
Amir Johnson (Toronto): A 6-foot-9 power forward averaging 9.7 points and 7.1 rebounds who is getting $6 million this season and $6.5 million next year. He's just 25 years old, but already in his eighth season.
J.J. Hickson (Portland): Doubtful the Thunder could obtain a player from within its own division, but the 24-year-old Hickson is an unrestricted free agent averaging a double-double (12.7 ppg, 10.3 rpg)