Sport 5 NBA players likely to be traded before the deadline

21:50  07 january  2017
21:50  07 january  2017 Source:   The Sports Daily

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Although he’s arguably the star in Denver right now, things are changing for this franchise. Soon they will be focusing on youth more and more, and with a young future star in Emmanuel Mudiay, they have good reason. Faried will fetch the Nuggets the most in return in a trade among their veterans. 10 More Amazing NBA Trades That Almost Happened.

The 2016-2017 NBA regular season is nearing its midway point, and that means trades will soon start flying. Contenders will be looking to add the final pieces to their puzzle as they gear up for a potential playoff run, while the pretenders will be looking to unload big contracts or big-named players in exchange for picks and younger talent. We’ve already seen the Hawks deal Kyle Korver to the Cavaliers, and that makes us wonder who might be next.

A lot can change between now and the league’s trade deadline on February 23, but as things currently sit, here’s a look at five NBA players who could be dealt by the deadline.

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Hardaway has barely played for Atlanta, but his 3-point shooting ability and potential as a player could garner someone valuable enough in return for the Hawks to make a deal. Click ‘NEXT PAGE’ for # 5 . 10 More Amazing NBA Trades That Almost Happened. Hypun. Oct, 20 4:22: am .

5. Rajon Rondo (Chicago Bulls)

Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo (9) dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at the United Center. © Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo (9) dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at the United Center. Rondo is in a tense situation with the Bulls and probably won’t be in Chicago too much longer.

He was benched for half of the game against Indiana in late December, which led to a second benching in the team’s following game against Milwaukee. The Bulls started playing Michael Carter-Williams in his place instead.

According to Rondo, Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg believes the veteran point guard is just too slow and therefore not really fitting the team’s needs.

Dissatisfied with his benchings, Rondo spoke with the Bulls’ GM, though he did not get any clear answers about his future.

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January 15 is the first day that players who signed extensions or new contracts in the offseason can be traded by league rules. That means that this is the day when the trade chatter heats up and the rumor mill starts churning as we head into the trade deadline of February 18th, 2016. There seem to be a lot of buyers this trade season as most of the NBA has a chance at the postseason in each conference and few sellers so the price may be high for the few assets on the market. Here are 10 guys most likely to be traded before the NBA trade deadline .

Evans is also one of four players in the NBA to average at least 15.0 points, 5 .0 rebounds, and 6. 5 assists (joining the likes of Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and Stephen Curry). With the trade deadline drawing near, Evans could be the hottest commodity on the market given his all-around game and reasonable contract (a base salary of million this season and next year). With that in mind, the veteran guard is a likely player to be dealt at the trade deadline .

Rondo, who is shooting a career-worst 36.9 percent from the field this season, seems likely to be traded away by Chicago. The Cavaliers have been mentioned as a potential trade partner.

The problem is that Rondo is such a difficult personality — he lasted only one year in Dallas, Sacramento, and possibly even less than that in Chicago — that there might not be many teams willing to take a chance on him.

Rondo is earning $14 million this season.

4. Andrew Bogut (Dallas Mavericks)

Andrew Bogut #6 of the Dallas Mavericks sits on the bench in the first half as the Dallas Mavericks take on the Phoenix Suns at American Airlines Center on January 5, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. © Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images Andrew Bogut #6 of the Dallas Mavericks sits on the bench in the first half as the Dallas Mavericks take on the Phoenix Suns at American Airlines Center on January 5, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. When the Dallas Mavericks acquired Andrew Bogut in a trade with the Golden State Warriors over the offseason, they likely envisioned things with the big man going much better than they have.

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Just before the NBA Playoffs start, the NBA Trade Deadline takes the spotlight for most of the regular season and up until that point there will be a litany of trade rumors and speculation making the rounds. So who are the players that are most likely to be traded ? Where could those players end up going? Here are 5 players that could find themselves trading in one jersey for another during the 2016-2017 NBA season.

Here are the five players most likely to be dealt before February's trade deadline The 76ers have been shopping both Noel and Jahlil Okafor all offseason, but Noel's shot-blocking ability has more teams interested in him, making him the most likely player to be moved. The Celtics and Cavs have both expressed interest in Noel, yet how quickly Joel Embiid is able to get up to speed with the NBA - and if he can stay healthy - will determine how quickly Noel gets dealt.

Bogut has only played limited minutes, missed action because of a knee injury, and now he’s coming off the bench for Dallas.

Bogut seems so dissatisfied with the Mavs that he appears to be preparing to be traded.

“Thankfully, I’m a free agent here, so I only have a couple of months more here and then will most likely move on,” Bogut told Sky Sports in a recent interview. “I don’t see myself hanging around with everything that’s gone on. It will be an interesting six months ahead.

“I’ve got a valuable contract … having four months left on my contract, I’m a valuable commodity to be moved.”

Bogut, 32, is averaging a career-low 3.2 points per game, though he has been strong on the boards with 9.3 rebounds per game this season.

He is earning just over $11 million this season, so like he said, his expiring contract makes him a candidate to be traded. The Celtics are one team reported to have interest in acquiring the veteran center.

3. Nerlens Noel (Philadelphia 76ers)

Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics defends Nerlens Noel #4 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the first half at TD Garden on January 6, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. © Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics defends Nerlens Noel #4 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the first half at TD Garden on January 6, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Philadelphia 76ers are faced with a problem many teams would love to have: an abundance of talented big men.

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The NBA trade deadline is this Thursday, February 19th, which means that general managers are going to be on the phone around the clock for the next 48 hours or so. Nowadays, there are only a handful of players that will play on the same team for their entire careers. More often than not, players will leave their current teams during free agency or they will get traded before their contracts are even expire. In fact, some players have already changed scenery.

Thanks to the emergence of rookie Joel Embiid, the 76ers will almost certainly be looking to thin out those numbers, and Nerlens Noel is the most likely trade candidate.

A first-round pick of the 76ers in 2013, Noel has seen his minutes decrease over the previous two seasons. He’s appeared in only eight games this season with zero starts, and is seeing the court for a career-low 11.1 minutes per game. And most of those minutes have come recently in what many believe is a showcase in advance of a potential trade.

With Philadelphia seemingly prioritizing Embiid and Jahlil Okafor by playing the two together while shying away from an Embiid/Noel frontcourt, it seems like the former Kentucky player is most likely to be traded.

Noel has made it clear that he is not happy with his situation in Philly and seems to want out. The Sixers need to find the best deal they can for him and move on. The Raptors could be a potential trade partner.

2. Brandon Knight (Phoenix Suns)

Phoenix Suns' Brandon Knight jogs to the sideline after sinking a basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Dallas. © AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez Phoenix Suns' Brandon Knight jogs to the sideline after sinking a basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Dallas. Knight is in his sixth NBA season and third with the Phoenix Suns, but he could be on his way out soon. In fact, reports from November and December have said Knight is likely to be moved by the deadline.

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Mayo’s contract is about to be up, and he’s going to want more money. The Bucks should try to get something for him before they lose him completely. 10 More Amazing NBA Trades That Almost Happened.

Normally, the NFL trade deadline bears no resemblance to the hectic deadlines in the NBA and the NHL. The vast resources on a 53-man roster, and the relatively early deadline in context of the season, make trades less common in the NFL. But this is Howie Roseman we ’ re talking about, the man who has orchestrated more trades than any other team in the league during his time with the Eagles. With the deadline approaching, I took a look at three players who could be traded before next Tuesday afternoon.

The Sacramento Kings could be a potential destination for Knight, as they were said to have pursued the guard over the summer and may still have interest in him. Other potential trade partners could include the 76ers, Bulls or Mavericks.

Since being drafted eighth overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2011 NBA Draft, Knight has already been traded twice and played for three different head coaches. His stat lines and minutes played resemble a roller coaster on paper, and after looking like a potential All-Star only a season ago, he has now seen his minutes reduced to only 22.6 per game.

Knight is averaging 12.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game this season, and could see a huge bump in his numbers with a new team. A trade should be mutually beneficial for Knight and the Suns. And if Knight lands in the right place, perhaps he can regain that potential All-Star form.

1. Paul Millsap (Atlanta Hawks)

Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) drives to the basket as Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo (11) defends during the second half at Amway Center. Atlanta Hawks defeated the Orlando Magic 111-92. © Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) drives to the basket as Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo (11) defends during the second half at Amway Center. Atlanta Hawks defeated the Orlando Magic 111-92. Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. And right now things are smoking quite a bit in Atlanta.

Paul Millsap has been the center of so many different trade rumors that Hawks head coach, Mike Budenholzer, had to sit down with Millsap to keep his veteran forward focused.

“I can’t tell you [what was said] but we sat down and talked,” Millsap told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday. “Our main focus is winning games right now. The focus is on basketball.”

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With the NBA trade deadline right around the corner and rumors heating up, which five players are most likely to be dealt? Sorry, former Knicks head coach. Besides giving Fisher the ax, team president Phil Jackson has also spoken very candidly this week on the Knicks’ desire to make something happen before the deadline (per Ian Begley of ESPN.com): “ We ’ re looking to improve this ballclub, there’s no doubt,” Jackson said Monday during a news conference on the firing of Derek Fisher.

The Hawks already have begun unloading expiring contracts by trading Kyle Korver to Cleveland. Among their greatest trade chips though will be Millsap, a three-time All-Star who is averaging 17.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and nearly a block per game this season.

The Sacramento Kings are said to have a great deal of interest in Millsap.

One thing to keep an eye on with Millsap is his contract status. He has a $21.4 million player option for next season that many expect him to decline so he can become a free agent and sign a long-term deal. For that reason many teams view him as a rental and might be reluctant to give up too much for him. But with the Hawks looking to strip their parts for something more useful, Millsap could be next on his way out of Atlanta.

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