DENVER On behalf of the NBA, we'd like to offer two apologies.
The first is for a dud of an All-Star Game. If you saw it, and stayed awake, you don't need an explanation. If you didn't, this should sum it up: A lumbering, out-of-breath Zydrunas Ilgauskas was a serious candidate for MVP.
The second is for what's shaping up as a dud of a trade deadline. Teams have until 3 p.m. ET Thursday to make trades this season. Insider spent the weekend in Denver talking to GMs and agents in an effort to glean what's going to happen over the next four days.
What we came away with is a pretty good understanding of what's not going to happen.
Overall, Insider talked to front-office execs from nearly every team, as well as numerous player agents. As soon as one good rumor would start flying, it would just as quickly be shot down. Bad rumors were as prevalent as stretch Hummers this weekend.