NBA Notebook: Which teams will be sellers at trade deadline?

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The NBA trade deadline is earlier than usual this year (February 8th), which means we should start to see the rumor mill heating up in the coming weeks as the hierarchy of the league starts to stabilize halfway through the regular season.

The Celtics will obviously be active on the trade and/or buyout market with their $8.4 million disabled player exception and other assets. Who will Danny Ainge and his lieutenants be talking to as the deadline approaches? Let’s investigate which teams may be eager to dump some veteran pieces in the coming weeks and which names should be available on said teams.

Probable sellers

Atlanta Hawks: This team made half of their offseason signings with a firesale in mind for this month.