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NBA trade deadline 2023: 55 players who could possibly be traded, including John Collins, OG Anunoby, Russell Westbrook

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The 2023 NBA trade deadline is Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. ET. Which means that trade season is upon us. Already, there was one notable swap — the Los Angeles Lakers acquired forward Rui Hachimura from the Washington Wizards last week in exchange for 3 second-round picks and Kendrick Nunn.

Next, the Lakers will probably trade LeBron James. Just kidding! He is not even eligible to be traded before the deadline, and you almost certainly didn’t even read that since you got here here for the list of names. I could have said that the Lakers are heavily rumored to trade James, Anthony Davis and 4 of their championship banners for the copy machine that was once (form of) traded for Kyle Korver, and it would not matter one bit. Anyway, listed below are 55 trade candidates leading as much as next week’s deadline:

What is going on on in Utah?

The Jazz hit reset last summer, and now they’ve a boatload of draft picks and suppleness. They’re also hovering around .500, so it isn’t like they’ve punted this season, but, if the worth is correct, they might part with some players that would help a contender. 

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Within the short term, Conley is significant to Utah’s offense, despite the fact that he hasn’t been particularly efficient himself this season. He’s 35, though, and was initially acquired three-and-a-half years ago to take a team built around Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert to the following level. Utah’s timeline is different now, so Conley is a natural trade goal for win-now teams, provided that those teams have the contracts to match. The cash is not extremely onerous, on condition that his 2023-24 salary just isn’t fully guaranteed, but that stipulation only matters if the team trading for him is comfortable to waive him (or reroute him) after the season — it becomes guaranteed 48 hours after the draft.

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One in all the many useful players the Jazz added within the Gobert trade, Beasley is a high-volume 3-point shooter who can get buckets on the move, spotting up and off the dribble. At 26, with a reasonable team option next season, the front office can reasonably demand a first-round pick for him … or just keep him around and check out to barter an extension or a latest contract.

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The important thing to appreciating Olynyk is to not take into consideration him as a giant man. He is not much of a rim protector or rebounder, but he’s a particularly expert offensive player who has been more efficient than ever this season, save for his 27 games with Houston after the 2021 trade deadline. It has been fun to observe the 31-year-old thrive as a handoff hub, floor spacer, scorer and ball mover in Utah’s offense, but it surely’s also fun to assume him juicing the second unit in places like Golden State, Denver, Sacramento, Miami (again) or Phoenix. Perhaps the Jazz can create a bidding war.

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Clarkson has graduated from his sixth-man role this season, he has modified his game accordingly. On a per-minute basis he’s averaging more assists than he has since he was running point for the Lakers, and he’s scoring more efficiently than he has for the past couple of seasons. In accordance with The Athletic, the Jazz love having the 30-year-old guard around and are fascinated about signing him to a contract extension. If they are not comfortable with the worth tag, though, then they’ll either trade Clarkson or risk losing him for nothing — he has a $14.3 million player option for next season.  

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I still cannot consider Utah was capable of pry Vanderbilt away from Minnesota. He’s certainly one of the league’s best energy guys because he brings so way more than energy — the 23-year-old is a hyper-versatile defender who likes to push the ball, pass on the move and scavenge for buckets off cuts and offensive boards. Vanderbilt just isn’t a floor spacer, but, in a motion offense with shooting around him, he knows the right way to make himself a threat. The Jazz need a first-round pick for this former No. 41 pick, in accordance with Yahoo Sports.   

See also: Nickeil Alexander-Walker (RFA), Talen Horton-Tucker (PO), Rudy Gay (PO)

What is happening in Toronto?

Are the Raptors going to pivot? If that’s the case, what would that even seem like? They have been perhaps the league’s most disappointing team this season, but they’ve options. They may determine to have a fireplace sale, add some size/shooting or do anything in between.

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Typically, NBA front offices don’t trade homegrown, 28-year-old All-NBA players unless they feel they don’t have any other alternative. Siakam hasn’t asked out, is not on an expiring contract and is in the course of the most effective season of his profession. If the Raptors trade him, they might get a wealth of picks and young players that, in all likelihood, won’t ever turn right into a player nearly as good as Siakam. So why even entertain the thought? Because they could have a look at their theoretical paths to title contention with Siakam over the following few seasons, then have a look at their theoretical paths to title contention with more flexibility and an extended timeline, and choose that they’d prefer the latter. 

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Like Siakam, VanVleet is certainly one of the most important success stories in franchise history and hasn’t turned 29 yet. Unlike Siakam, he’s all but definitely going to be a free agent within the offseason — he has a $22.8 million player option and is in line to make greater than Toronto is allowed to supply him on an extension. VanVleet’s efficiency has dipped this season while coping with back issues, but, if the front office can find other ways to field a deeper, more balanced roster, he could still lead the following Raptors team that makes a team playoff run. If Toronto is not prepared to pay market value to retain him, though, it has to contemplate its trade options. 

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The Raptors have been offered three first-round picks for Anunoby before, per the Toronto Star, and everybody wants 6-foot-7 stoppers who can dribble, pass and shoot, especially in the event that they occur to be of their mid-20s. Anunoby, who turns 26 in July, doesn’t dribble, pass or shoot at an incredibly high level — he has made 31 percent of his non-corner 3s up to now two seasons — but he can use his strength and speed to overpower people on offense and may be the league’s best on-ball defender. SNY recently reported that the Knicks were willing to part with multiple first-round picks for Anunoby earlier within the season, and The Athletic reported on Jan. 30 that the Suns have an interest, too..  

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Trent can fill it up from 3 and midrange, and at his best, he’s an lively, disruptive perimeter defender with a knack for deflections. He’ll surely turn down his $18.6 million player option, so Toronto must weigh his Bird rights against whatever’s on the market on the trade market. This yr’s offense is heavily depending on his shooting, but, if the Raptors determine to go the total fire-sale route, then that will not matter.  

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What would this unconventional player seem like on a more conventional team? Was his 2020-21 shooting (38.3 percent from deep on 3.9 attempts per game) just an aberration? Though Boucher is 30 years old — I’m not lying; he didn’t start playing organized ball until he was 19 and didn’t sign a typical NBA contract until he was 26 — there’s some intrigue here. He’s on a declining contract, and potential suitors know obviously that he’ll bring energy, block shots and create second-chance opportunities. 

See also: Malachi Flynn, Thaddeus Young, Otto Porter Jr., Khem Birch

What is happening in Chicago?

The Bulls made a win-now move two deadlines ago, and so they went all-in the next offseason. Already, there is a case they need to start over or a minimum of attempt to get a few of their flexibility back. 

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LaVine just signed a max contract, and he’s had a weird season — he began slowly, coming off knee surgery, then rounded into form in December, but he hurt his hand on Jan. 11 and his 3-point shooting has suffered since. When the Bulls’ season was at a low point, The Athletic reported that LaVine wasn’t seeing eye to eye with the organization and had met privately with DeMar DeRozan multiple times to speak through their on-court issues. If Chicago trades LaVine, who turns 28 in March, it could, in theory, either use the stuff it gets back to construct a more balanced team around DeRozan or move the opposite guys on this list and begin from the underside.  

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DeRozan has been much more efficient in his second yr with the Bulls, and, in the event that they were to make him available, they might ask for the moon — he has clearly outplayed the three-year, $81.9 million contract he signed in 2021. On a related note, DeRozan will probably be eligible for a four-year extension price greater than $150 million in the summertime. If Chicago is not sure whether or not it desires to offer it to him, then it must consider its trade options, either now or after the season. 

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Speaking of extensions, Vucevic is eligible for one straight away. In December, each ESPN and Yahoo Sports reported that there have been no negotiations about this happening. If he just isn’t prolonged, then the 32-year-old center will probably be an unrestricted free agent in July. And while his jump shot has been way more reliable than it was last season, his value just isn’t nearly what it was when the Bulls traded for him a few years ago. All of which means that he and the team are in an odd place — in assessing potential trades, the front office must think more about what he’ll cost to retain than about what it gave as much as get him.    

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Nearly every contender would like to have Caruso, and the identical goes for the middle-of-the-pack teams which might be attempting to climb up the standings. Because the deadline approaches, will Chicago fit within the latter category? If not, then there’s logic in trading him. Caruso is flat-out the most effective defenders within the NBA, and his contract is certainly one of the most important bargains there’s. Should the Bulls determine that they are not that concerned about where they finish this season, they’ll pit his suitors against one another and see how much they’ll get. 

See also: Coby White, Andre Drummond, Goran Dragic, Derrick Jones Jr.

John Collins goes to be on this list again, right?

You bet. And he is not the NBA’s only perpetual trade candidate. It’ll be funny if these guys all stay put once more.

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Collins’ usage has dropped below 17 percent this season, a profession low, and, after a nasty finger injury last March, his 3-point shooting has declined, too. He’s been on the block perpetually, but it surely has never been more obvious that he must be on a unique team, playing a unique role. Utah and Washington have been among the many interested teams, in accordance with The Athletic, and recently he has also been linked to the Pelicans by Bleacher Report, the Rockets by The Athletic and the Pacers by Yahoo Sports. Indiana is an intriguing destination since it has a middle that may each protect the rim and space the ground when Collins is a roll man… for now, a minimum of.     

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The Pacers used $17 million of their remaining cap space to renegotiate Turner’s current contract, effectively front-loading a two-year, $58 million extension. The structure of the deal signifies that, technically, he can still be traded before the deadline, in accordance with CBA expert Larry Coon. And on condition that he has mostly stayed healthy, made almost 40s percent of his 3s, increased his free throw attempts and usually been more assertive as a roller and a scorer this season, his salary will probably be extremely team-friendly when the extension kicks in. But while the extension makes him a more attractive trade goal, it also makes him a trickier one — matching his $34.6 million salary this season is not easy for many teams. 

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Gordon is the Rockets‘ lone holdover from the Mike D’Antoni era, and he’s the one player of their rotation who entered this season with greater than three years of NBA experience. His numbers aren’t as awesome as they were last season, however the 34-year-old guard can still help a contender with floor spacing and playmaking. His $19.6 million salary this season is an impediment to a deal, but his $20.9 million 2023-24 salary is fully non-guaranteed. (One twist on that: It becomes fully guaranteed within the event that his team wins a championship.)

See also: Terrence Ross, Richaun Holmes

What about upcoming unrestricted free agents? 

If a team doesn’t anticipate re-signing a player who’s about to hit free agency, then it is smart to maneuver that player elsewhere, particularly if the team is not a title contender and might discover a trade preferable to playing the sign-and-trade game.

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Crowder hasn’t played a minute this season, but, hey, he ought to be fresh. Everybody knows what the 32-year-old forward can do; the tough part is determining a trade that is smart for the Suns. Typically, a win-now team like Phoenix could be trying to amass someone like Crowder, not move him. The front office doesn’t value draft picks the way in which everybody else does, and, depending on how encouraged it has been by Dario Saric’s recent play, may be trying to amass someone with an analogous skill set to Crowder’s. It’s all highly unusual, but Phoenix has to trade him and teams like Milwaukee, Miami and Atlanta all reportedly interested. In accordance with The Athletic on Jan. 30, the Suns have granted the Bucks permission to fulfill with Crowder.  

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The 30-year-old Bogdanovic had knee surgery last May, and he’s missed 25 games for the Hawks this season. It’s unclear where he suits into the Hawks’ latest brain trust’s vision, but in the event that they think A.J. Griffin is prepared for more responsibility and so they wish to put their stamp on the roster, Bogdanovic could possibly be on the way in which out. In November, before Landry Fields replaced Travis Schlenk as their lead executive, The Ringer reported that the Suns were targeting Bogdanovic.   

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Hart is the kind of player the Blazers need around Damian Lillard, but his strangely structured contract features a $13 million player option for next season. Hart will likely decline that, so if Portland fears losing him (or is not prepared to pay market price to retain him) then it must look into possible trades. If he’s available, expect plenty of contenders to call Portland. 

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His renaissance as a sixth man has been overstated — he has been less efficient in his latest role than he was as a starter last yr — but he’s a crucial source of playmaking for this version of the Lakers. They may package him with their much-discussed unprotected 2027 and 2029 first-round picks, but, if they can not discover a trade that might give them an actual likelihood of winning the championship this season, do not be surprised to see Westbrook re-sign in the summertime. In the event that they’re planning to re-sign Hachimura, then they will not have enough cap space to chase a big-name free agent, even with Westbrook’s $47 million off their books.  

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Beverley seems more more likely to be traded than Westbrook, per ESPN on Jan. 26, and the thought could be pretty easy: Package his $13 million expiring contract with a pick or combination of picks to amass a player who’s signed beyond this season (or a young player they’re prepared to re-sign in the summertime, like Hachimura). 

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In his third full season in Minnesota, Russell has had by far probably the most efficient season of his profession. He’s on a $31.4 million expiring contract, though, and, in accordance with Yahoo Sports, there hasn’t been any progress on a contract extension. If Minnesota is not completely committed to Russell and Anthony Edwards sharing the backcourt for the foreseeable future, then it’d as well trade him. Otherwise, they’ll fall into the Bird Rights Trap

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Kuzma is effectively on an expiring contract because he’s outplayed his $13 million 2023-24 player option. There are teams that might like to trade for his Bird rights, however the Wizards are telling them he is not available, per Yahoo Sports, having broadcast their intention to re-sign him in the summertime after they dumped Hachimura. 

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Along with missing games due to his back and his foot, Barton has gotten some DNP-CDs this season. His numbers are down from his Denver days across the board, and Yahoo Sports reported that, if he is not traded, then he might even be bought out.

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On the one hand, Reid is the most effective backup bigs within the league, and he’s had 27- and 29-point games when filling in as a starter. On the opposite, the Wolves currently employ Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert. Not only is he their best trade chip, but he’s also about to be a free agent and he’d be crazy to remain on this logjam.  

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LeVert’s usage has dropped for obvious reasons, and his efficiency has not improved. If the Cavs are on the lookout for reinforcements — and even in the event that they’re just not enthusiastic about re-signing him within the offseason — then he could possibly be traded for the third straight season. On Jan. 16, Marc Stein reported that Cleveland was on the lookout for wing upgrades and had considered a three-way-trade scenario that might have swapped him for Beasley. 

Others: Dario Saric, Jaylen Nowell, Justin Holiday, Serge Ibaka

What in regards to the restricted free agents?

Hachimura has already been moved, and others from the 2019 draft class could follow. One in all them is a 23-year-old wing who was traded last season but never solidified a task on his second team. 

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Essentially the most coveted upcoming restricted free agent of the bunch, Washington got an extension offer of around $50-52 million over 4 years before the beginning of the season, per HoopsHype. That is not loads for a talented forward who can switch, play some small ball 5 and make 3s. While Marc Stein reported on Jan. 21 that the Hornets at the moment are way more fascinated about keeping him, they might still be frightened about how high his price will go. 

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Reddish asked the Hawks to trade him, and, although he has denied asking the Knicks to trade him, it has been reported on two separate occasions that he wants out. Still just 23, Reddish has a particularly limited track record of being an efficient NBA player, and the entire league knows he wants the ball in his hands. Going from one logjam on the wing to a different was a foul break, but at this point, he’s seen as an upside play. His value has dipped accordingly. 

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Thybulle’s playing time has greatly diminished, but a minimum of he’s playing every night, which wasn’t the case earlier this season. He continues to be a force on the defensive end, and he continues to be being completely ignored when he spots up on the perimeter. As nice as his on/off numbers look, it’s difficult to assume Doc Rivers’ coaching staff trusting him within the playoffs. He could use a fresh start, and the Sixers should attempt to turn him into someone they think can stay on the ground in a second-round series.  

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After being an every-night starter for a lot of the previous two seasons, Bazley’s playing time has been erratic. There is a ton of competition within the Oklahoma City frontcourt, even with Chet Holmgren and Alexsej Pokusevski out, so it seems unlikely he’ll be in the combination next season. Bazley, still 22, has shown flashes of potential, particularly within the second half of 2021-22. 

See also: Jaxson Hayes, Goga Bitadze

Who’re the sellers selling?

There are players who’re clearly price more to winning teams than their current teams, provided that their current teams don’t envision making an enormous leap next yr. (And even in the event that they need to make a leap, improving their draft odds may be their best path.) 

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For a soon-to-be 34-year-old on certainly one of the worst teams within the league, there was plenty of buzz about Bogdanovic not going anywhere. The Pistons signed him to a team-friendly extension in October, and, in the event that they are indeed planning to make a giant jump next season, then bringing him back might make sense. It makes less sense, though, if teams are offering them high-value picks or young players that would conceivably be a part of their core. Fun fact: In Detroit, Bogdanovic is scoring greater than ever before and more efficiently than ever before.

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Burks is having probably the most efficient season of his profession, too, and his per-36-minute stats (22.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.2 steals as of Jan. 27) are wild. His situation is comparable to Bogdanovic’s, but he makes about half as much money, is 2 years younger and, since he’s a playmaking guard on the identical team as Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey and Killian Hayes, he likely won’t fill a positional need for them next season. 

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The 27-year-old center has been a trade candidate for greater than a yr now. He signed such a team-friendly deal that the Spurs aren’t allowed to supply him an extension near his market value, and as he enters his prime they’re within the early stages of a rebuild. He’s certainly one of the league’s best rim protectors, an efficient passer and handoff hub — 4.1 assists per 36 minutes this season! — with soft touch across the basket and, strangely, no touch in any respect from the free throw line. The Athletic reported on Jan. 17 that Boston and Toronto were fascinated about Poeltl. The Raptors’ interest in a reunion was reported last season, too.   

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As of Jan. 27, Rozier is averaging 25 points on 57.2 percent true shooting, plus 3.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.7 steals within the 2023 calendar yr. Marc Stein recently reported that he could possibly be a Suns goal, and, back in October, The Athletic reported that the Lakers were fascinated about him and had discussed multi-team deals with the Hornets in the summertime. Rozier will turn 29 in March, and he has three years left on his contract after this one.  

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Plumlee has quietly put up the most effective numbers of his profession this season — per 36 minutes, he’s averaging 15.6 points on 68.2 percent true shooting, 12.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists — but he’s on an expiring contract and the Hornets have two young centers who need playing time. Let’s just hope that, if the soon-to-be 33-year-old gets traded, his next team continues to let him take lefty midrange jumpers.  

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Oubre had surgery on his injured left hand in early January, after which Marc Stein reported that Phoenix, Toronto and Cleveland had all been fascinated about him. He had previously been playing through the injury, which likely has something to do with him shooting 31.8 percent from deep before the surgery. It’s unclear what the Hornets can expect to receive in exchange for the 27-year-old forward as a rental, but in the event that they don’t intend to speculate in him going forward, they need to move on.  

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Phoenix, San Antonio, Toronto, Indiana and Utah are all fascinated about McDaniels, in accordance with The Athletic, but a few of them could determine they’re higher off attempting to pursue him in free agency. Charlotte could make all of this moot by signing the versatile forward to an extension price as much as $58 million over 4 years. 

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Once more, Hayward has been productive for the Hornets when healthy, but, 50 games into the season, he has only made 24 appearances, because of a hamstring sprain and a shoulder fracture. He’s owed $31.5 million next season, so he won’t have positive trade value, but when a team is confident in its training staff…

See also: Doug McDermott, Josh Richardson, Nerlens Noel, Kenyon Martin Jr.

What can the buyers offer?

If win-now teams need to make win-now trades, they need stuff to trade. Which means draft picks, normally, but it surely also means players who either are valued across the league or just have contracts that make the mathematics work. 

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The Celtics don’t need to make a trade, necessarily, but in the event that they want to maximise their title odds, they need to attempt to package the injured Gallinari (and maybe some smaller contracts) with a few of their draft assets — they’ll trade their 2025, 2027 and 2029 first-round picks, plus six second-rounders — for a playoff-caliber rotation player. Recent reporting, including a Jan. 24 Bleacher Report story, indicates that Boston wants one other center. While there aren’t a ton of minutes available behind Robert Williams III and Al Horford, it appears they would love some injury insurance.  

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Curry was inconsistent coming off ankle surgery early within the season, but he’s been lighting it up currently. While he’s an incredible fit with the Nets offensively and he’s been vital for them during Kevin Durant’s absence, they’ve already seen the downside of playing him next to Kyrie Irving against greater lineups within the playoffs. Brooklyn has its own 2027 and 2029 first-round picks (or its 2028 first-rounder) and five second-round picks available to trade, and The Ringer reported on Jan. 25 that Curry, Joe Harris and Patty Mills are all trade candidates. 

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Harris’ size makes him a greater fit than Curry defensively, but this Brooklyn sharpshooter is owed $19.2 million next season. His trade value and future in Brooklyn are complicated by the indisputable fact that he’s coming off two ankle surgeries, missed virtually all of last season and has seen his playing time diminish with the arrival of Royce O’Neale. Harris shot just 31.8 percent from 3-point range in his first 20 games of the season but has shot 50 percent since, as of Jan. 27.

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Lowry desires to stay, he told the Miami Herald, and his contract is unwieldy.  Miami needs to repair its offense, though, and The Motion Network reported that Lowry (and the Raptors’ Fred VanVleet) are on the Clippers’ list of trade targets, as former teammate Kawhi Leonard would love them to amass some extent guard. 

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The Jazz are certainly one of the teams trying to amass Finney-Smith, however the Mavericks value him highly and have signaled that, in the event that they trade him, it could be for a star, in accordance with The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The 29-year-old forward is signed long-term on a team-friendly deal. His 3-point percentage has dropped this season, but he has a track record of creating open shots and capably defending star players. 

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An Allen-for-Crowder deal might need been close earlier this season, and in November Yahoo Sports reported that the Bucks had called several teams to gauge his trade value. It is not clear what number of minutes will probably be available for him in the event that they’re at full strength deep within the playoffs, and Milwaukee could use his contract — plus either its 2029 first-round pick or certainly one of the eight second-rounders it will possibly trade — to try so as to add a Crowder/P.J. Tucker type or more athleticism.

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Hyland is certainly one of the few sources of offense on the Nuggets‘ second unit, however the team is actively talking about trading him, in accordance with The Athletic. The Timberwolves, whose front office is led by ex-Denver executive Tim Connelly, is reportedly certainly one of the teams fascinated about him.

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Graham has played in the entire Pelicans’ games this season, but, with the emergence of Jose Alvarado and rookie Dyson Daniels, it’s unclear what type of role he’ll play within the postseason. If Recent Orleans is trying to use its stockpile of picks to make a right away upgrade, then Graham’s contract is the fitting size. 

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The Clippers are all the time attempting to make midseason trades, and so they can trade a 2028 or 2029 first-round pick, together with six second-rounders. Covington was fully out of the rotation earlier this season, but he’s still able to flattening 3s, getting deflections and protecting the rim ridiculously well for somebody his size.   

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Are the Warriors prepared to confess they were mistaken about Wiseman or a minimum of mistaken about with the ability to move forward with their two-timeline plan? He’ll turn 22 at the top of March, and Golden State can theoretically package him with a few first-round picks (and/or a number of the five second-rounders it owns) to strengthen a rotation that clearly needs strengthening. In a Jan. 26 interview on 95.7 The Game, coach Steve Kerr said it was fair to ask if the Warriors owed it to Wiseman to either play him or trade him to a team that might. Kerr added that, while he hopes he can proceed to educate Wiseman, he feels bad for Wiseman “due to circumstances” and has told Wiseman as much. 

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Moody did not have quite the identical expectations as the previous No. 2 pick, but, when the Warriors drafted him No. 14 in 2021, it gave the look of he’d be a plug-and-play wing. There have been some encouraging signs, particularly in his rookie season, however the 20-year-old has been unable to secure an everyday spot within the rotation and, on Jan. 26, they assigned him to the G League. 

See also: Danny Green, Garrett Temple, Danuel House, Shake Milton, Furkan Korkmaz, Jordan Nwora, George Hill

Five more names to observe

There are some players who aren’t on expiring deals, aren’t perpetual trade targets, don’t neatly fit into any of my other categories and ought to be considered trade candidates. Listed here are a few of them:

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It was predictable that Quentin Grimes would take Fournier’s starting spot, but who knew Tom Thibodeau would take him out of the rotation entirely? The 30-year-old wing is owed $18.9 million next season, and so they’ve reportedly tried to package him with Reddish. In accordance with The Athletic on Jan. 24, Recent York is tired of giving up assets to easily dump his contract.  

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Hartenstein was perhaps the most effective backup big within the league last season for the Clippers but hasn’t been the identical in Recent York. There’s not room within the Knicks’ offense for him to be the facilitator he was, and he hasn’t had the identical impact as a rim protector, either. With Mitchell Robinson sidelined, second-year big Jericho Sims is ahead of Hartenstein within the rotation, so it would not be surprising if the soon-to-be 25-year-old big man is flipped in the primary yr of his two-year deal. 

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Robinson is recovering from finger surgery, and the Heat have been attempting to trade him for some time, in accordance with Marc Stein on Jan. 21. There are many teams that might love his movement shooting, but none that might be enthusiastic about paying him $19.9 million in 2025-26. 

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The Lakers rumors have quieted, but Hield, who has shot higher than 42 percent from 3-point range this season, could still be price more to other teams than he’s to Indiana. The Pacers have such a glut of 6-foot-6-and-under wings that they might even trade…

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Indiana picked Duarte No. 13 in 2021 and he had an encouraging rookie season, but his minutes (and efficiency) have already declined. With Bennedict Mathurin, Andrew Nembhard and Aaron Nesmith in the image, Duarte isn’t any longer off-limits in trade talks, Yahoo Sports reported on Jan. 12.  

See also: Dewayne Dedmon, Derrick Rose

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