Five blockbuster deals that should be considered

Originally Published: February 20, 2007
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

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The 15 most traded players in the last 36 hours:

1. Jason Kidd -- 68,650
2. Kwame Brown -- 38,514
3. Kevin Garnett -- 38,376
4. Chris Mihm -- 31,546
5. Vince Carter -- 22,663
6. Aaron McKie -- 20,819
7. Vladimir Radmanovic -- 19,089
8. Pau Gasol -- 19,050
9. Shammond Williams -- 17,328
10. Jordan Farmar -- 15,534
11. Smush Parker -- 14,976
12. P.J. Brown -- 14,115
13. Lamar Odom -- 11,843
14. Mike Bibby -- 11,059
15. Jamaal Magloire -- 10,108

Editor's Note: Chad Ford's take on what trades should have happened was written in advance of Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, which saw no major deals made.

The trade winds are surprisingly still after the All-Star Game in Las Vegas. And I'm not sure why.

Yes, we've already had our requisite blockbuster trade of the season with Allen Iverson. But there are a handful of teams that should be working the phones harder to make a trade happen before the deadline.

Some are second-tier contenders that need to shore up their rosters to make a title push. Others are cellar dwellers that need to begin the rebuilding process while they still can get value in return for their players.

You'll be reading a lot over the next three days about what might happen. But here are five trades that should happen.

Of course, most of the teams listed here won't pull the trigger -- but they'll regret that decision down the road.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider