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Eye on Basketball Podcast: Trade calm before the storm

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

We are a day away from the NBA trade deadline at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday. Matt Moore joins me to discuss all of the current rumors that we feel have some legs or at least seem plausible. We start with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the idea of them possibly moving Toronto's pick, Jeremy Lamb and Kendrick Perkins to the Phoenix Suns for Marcin Gortat. Does this deal make sense for Phoenix if they're rebuilding? Does it actually improve the Thunder's title chances?

We also talk about the Suns and Golden State Warriors potentially looking at Eric Gordon from the New Orleans Hornets. If you're the Suns, you trust your training staff enough to go all-in with Gordon and his contract. If you're the Warriors, do you trust your training staff to keep Gordon on the court? Is Klay Thompson's value going to surpass what Gordon can do? Do Thompson and Stephen Curry work together?

We also discuss the idea of trading Rajon Rondo, even with the ACL injury. How low do you try to go if you're the inquiring trade partner? How high do you go if you have a piece you want to move (Atlanta Hawks)?

We discuss all of this, make references to movies like Gremlins 2 and Varsity Blues and preview Wednesday night's games.

Have questions for the podcast? Send them to zach.harper@cbsinteractive.com or ask them on Twitter with the hashtag #EOBPod and we'll answer them on the show.

You can download the episode here. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and you should like us on Facebook. Follow Eye on Basketball on Twitter here.

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