We can make a trade now, but after the CBA expires we are stuck with all of our cap space and will have to sit on it until a deal is worked out.
Thought #1. Now is the time for us to try and do a deal. If this CBA ends in a lockout we might not be able to get anything done.
Thought #2. Wait it out and hope the new deal works out better for us and teams have to dump salary and we make it like bandits.
I would have to make a deal now if the right one came along.