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The NBA Trade Deadline is fast approaching and after an entire season of speculation and rumors, it’s time to see who are the legitimate trade candidates on the market.
The New York Knicks got things going, trading Kevin Knox and a protected first-round pick for Cam Reddish of the Atlanta Hawks. This is expected to get the trading going after a slow start to the year. There have been superstar names on the trade chatter for months. Some haven’t played an NBA game this season because of their impending trade status.
The NBA Trade Deadline is coming on Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. EST. That means teams have just a couple of weeks to make some moves. Some teams are trying to get the most value before their good players hit free agency, while other teams are looking to add that one final piece to the winning puzzle. They want to win a championship, and every year there are players out there that make that happen.
Just look at last year. The Milwaukee Bucks traded for P.J. Tucker before the deadline, and he average just under 30 minutes per game on their way to the NBA Championship. Torrey Craig played a role in the Phoenix Suns’ run to the NBA Finals after he came in a trade for cash considerations. This season, there are even more huge names available, and these players could legitimately swing playoff series.
Who are the best players available ahead of the NBA trade deadline?
There are plenty of buyers and sellers on the market right now. That could lead to a fun deadline day. Who are some of the stars who could change teams? Here are 15 names that have been in rumors.