Editor's note (Feb. 15): This piece has been updated after GM Dell Demps and the New Orleans Pelicans parted ways, according to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Though the pool of players available to acquire in a trade will shrink in the offseason, expect clarity to set in during the months of May and June.
By lottery night on May 14, we will know if the Boston Celtics have two top draft picks, plus which team has a chance to draft potential franchise player Zion Williamson. On June 13, Kyrie Irving is expected to decline his player option, which would allow the Celtics to consummate a deal with the Pelicans on July 1.
Here is a look at what the potential suitors can offer in trade talks, who is likely off the table and the challenges each team will face in swinging a franchise-altering trade.