Although the names and teams involved always change, rumors are the one constant of the NBA offseason. Whether a player is viewed as a franchise talent or a marginal role player, no one's name is safe once the summer rolls around.
2012 is no exception to the rule, as there has already been plenty of speculation about potential deals, free agent signings and blockbuster moves. Nowadays, where every idea—no matter how quietly it was whispered—comes to light, it is difficult to decide which rumors are worth paying attention to and which can simply be ignored.
From the sublime to the ridiculous, let's take a look at a few big rumors in basketball circles and the likelihood they prove to be true.