The 10 NBA players who have a good chance to move at the deadline

The NBA Trade Deadline is in 10 days. For the occasion, we’d like to review the names that have frequently appeared in transfer rumors recently. Here are the 10 NBA players most likely to be traded on February 9.

Jae Crowder

We don’t see how Jae Crowder will evolve in Phoenix after February 9. The veteran winger, who hasn’t played a single game with the Suns this year and finds himself in the final year of his contract, has no future with the Cactus but his profile (rugged player, who knows how to defend, shoot 3-pointers and has extensive playoff experience) has people around the league interested. The Bucks – NBA champions in 2021 – are among the franchises trying to acquire the services of Crowder, who have permission from the Suns to meet with the veteran before the deadline.

John Collins

With transfer rumors every year, John Collins almost naturally finds himself on this list. He had a disappointing individual season in Atlanta, the Hawks fell short of expectations early in the year, and the winds of change were blowing through the franchise with various behind-the-scenes moves. So, there are several NBA franchises in the area, including the Suns and the Jazz. Finally, is 2023 the year Collins moves? It’s possible, though, that the Atlanta franchise is suggesting it’s too good to keep its player if no name-worthy offer comes to the table from new general manager Landry Fields.

Bojan Bogdanovic

This is one of the “big” names of this deadline. Bojan Bogdanovic is having a pure season (21.4 points on average, almost 50-40-90% shooting) on ​​a poor Pistons team, and the Croatian will obviously help ambitious teams around the NBA. Among the franchises most often linked to Bojan in rumors: Lakers, Mavericks, Cavaliers and several others. However, the further we go, the more we get the impression that Bogdanovic’s future is with the Pistons… at least for the rest of the season. The Michigan franchise wants a big deal for the 33-year-old winger (minimum an unprotected first-round draft pick) and sees Bojan as a “valuable member” of the Pistons’ future.

Bones Hyland

Bones Hyland’s name has only recently surfaced in rumors, but the storyline of a trade involving him is gaining credence by the day. Various NBA insiders agree that the Nuggets are in talks with other teams to try to move their sophomore, who wants more playing time but is questioning Denver’s defense. A move OK, but against what? Either a defensive specialist on the wings, or an inside to bolster the rotation behind Nikola Jokic, or a first-round draft pick.

Cam blushed

Cam Reddish wants to take advantage of his arrival to the Knicks a year ago to explode. Instead he had to pack his bags again for the next ten days. Unable to find a place in the rotation of New York coach Tom Thibodeau (Cam has not played since December 3), the former Atlanta player does not fit into the plans of the Big Apple franchise, which is looking to acquire draft capital ( one or two second-round picks) in exchange for the 23-year-old winger. Grayson Allen’s (Bucks) name was also mentioned recently in a potential trade with Reddish.

Jakob Poeltl

Hyper interesting file than Jakob Poeltl. Because we are talking about a very good pivot in the current NBA (12 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and more than 1 match on average), then because he is in the last year of his contract, and finally because the Spurs can take different directions in this file. At the time of these lines, the San Antonio franchise is rumored to be asking for two first-round draft picks for Poeltl, which still seems a bit pricey. Will the Spurs lower their demands as the deadline approaches? Will they keep their pivot, even if it means extending it in the offseason by about 20 million dollars a year? Answer immediately.

Gary Trent Jr.

The Raptors are one of the teams that will be watched closely at the deadline, they could decide to move some of their executives to leave a reconstruction project centered around Scottie Barnes. Among the files to follow, those of Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and especially Gary Trent Jr.. In this group, GTJ is really the player with the best chance to be transferred, he who is currently in the last year of his contract (with he is a player option for the 2023-24 season). Its 3&D side is enough to attract some teams for the second half of the season, like the Lakers.

Eric Gordon

It’s no secret that Eric Gordon is fed up with playing in Houston with a team of kids who are “not developing”. He’s too old for this Eric bullshit, especially since he can still contribute to a competitive franchise (over 12 points average this season, 37% career 3-point success). Proof of the rating he still has in the NBA, the back of the 34 brush is enjoyed by the Suns, Lakers and Bucks. In return for Gordon, the Rockets have long wanted to give back a first-round draft pick, but appear willing to lower the bar a bit to settle the matter.

Malik Beasley

The Jazz are known to be one of the big players at the 2023 Trade Deadline. Almost everyone will be moving to Utah outside of Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler, but some names are coming back more than others. This is the case with Mike Conley, Jarred Vanderbilt but especially Malik Beasley. With his profile as a crazy 3-point shooter off the bench (more than 3 banderillas per game, at 36% shooting success), Beasley is interested in people, and boss Danny Ainge can try to regain a great counterpart (draft pick or player) in a potential package with Vanderbilt. A few weeks ago, discussions took place in Atlanta on a possible trade involving John Collins.

Jalen McDaniels

With the slums of the Western Conference and having many players to reforguer with potential transfers, the Hornets may decide to activate the tanking mode in the second part of the history of the season to present themselves in the Wembanyama Lottery. Terry Rozier, Mason Plumlee, Gordon Hayward, Kelly Oubre Jr., all of these guys are worth watching but Jalen McDaniels is what most people are interested in. The 24-year-old winger – free agent next summer – is showing good progress this season and several franchises are coming (Suns, Raptors, Jazz, Pacers, etc.). The Hornets will still demand considerable consideration.

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