Trade deadline: Buyer's guide

Who are the top trade targets? (PER Diem: March 13, 2012)

Updated: March 13, 2012, 1:13 PM ET
By John Hollinger |

A quick reminder for the masses: "Three-way trade" is usually code for "hopeless." That piece of info is particularly instructive when our hottest trade rumor at the moment -- lukewarm though it might be -- involves a fairly implausible three-way deal that sends Monta Ellis to the Orlando Magic and Andrew Bogut to the Golden State Warriors. I've yet to hear a convincing argument for what the Magic could send the Milwaukee Bucks to complete the circle.