Top trade-deadline prospects
Which youngsters could rise in value if moved by end of the month?
We're just a few days away from the All-Star break, which not only means that we're over halfway done with the 2014 season, but we're also just a few short weeks away from the July 31 trade deadline. With so many teams within striking distance of the playoffs -- 17 teams within five games of a spot in the postseason as of Thursday -- you might expect a plethora of deals as teams look to make that push, but as we've seen over the past few years, blockbuster trades are becoming rarer and rarer.
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