Hawks, Bulls, Warriors ready to unload?

Updated: February 3, 2004, 11:13 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
Sixteen days and counting until the NBA trade deadline, and after months of unprecedented high-profile wheeling and dealing, the phones suddenly have gone quiet.


"It's weird, but the calls have really tapered down into a trickle," one GM told Insider. "Usually now is the time when everything heats up, but so many deals have already been done, maybe there aren't that many left that make much sense."

Insider talked with several league executives who were reporting the same thing -- the sound of silence. Some believe the parity in the league right now is starting to put a kibosh on things. Others think we're just in the calm before the storm. When GMs get together in Los Angeles next week before the All-Star Game, things will begin heating up again.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer