Jeff Green could give the Clippers a better shot in the West and Markieff Morris might strengthen a Washington Wizards playoff push in the East.
Still, the possibilities were more interesting than the realities of the NBA's trade deadline.
There were no deals involving Dwight Howard, Kevin Love, Pau Gasol, Al Horford, or any other All-Star-caliber player whose name was floated in recent days.
Major moves will wait for the summer, when a soaring salary cap and a strong free-agent class could provide the fireworks that never materialized Thursday.
Washington and most of the other teams battling for a spot at the bottom of the Eastern Conference race may have...