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It May Be A Quiet NBA Trade Deadline

March 6, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) gets a rebound against Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) during the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats win 100-84. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE
March 6, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) gets a rebound against Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) during the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats win 100-84. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE

The few rumors that we've seen were mostly vague and popped up around March 1st but we haven't heard much of anything lately. It always gets quiet before the storm hits, but I wonder if there simply won't be much of a storm this year. (Note: this quote was before tonight's debacle game)

BostonHerald.com - Blogs: Celtics Insider" Blog Archive " Status quo on trade front; Sixers Young out

"It doesn’t affect our thinking at all," he said of the Celtics’ recent success. "I’m sure there will be more rumors. We pretty much know what we want to do. I said a week ago I would be surprised if we did anything. If someone out there wants to give us someone, we’ll take him."

Regardless, everyone is kind of waiting on the Dwight Howard situation to play itself out and there's a good chance that nothing will happen there either.

Dwight Howard might be creating the worst trade deadline ever | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports

No deals, yet. No big rumors. And most telling of all, to me at least, no whispers of teams gathering assets and moveable parts in order to clear up cap space for this summer (which does figure to be a pretty fair one for free agents, even with Howard presumably headed to the Nets). Nobody's attempting that big domino move, which is odd because the playoff brackets in both conferences are just about set. There are a couple of hangers-on out West that still have a chance to sneak into that eighth seed, but by and large 12 or 13 teams know that they're out of the hunt right now, and yet we can't hear a thing.

So maybe we'll hear more next week, but right now things are pretty quiet.