(via Fadeaway World)

With the NBA trade season in full swing, rumors have run rampant regarding some of the league’s biggest names.

Among a list of players expected to be available, two names have apparently emerged: Kyle Lowry of the Raptors, and Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans. In a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, they are two of the top names available on the trade market this season.

Lowry, 33, has been an essential member of the Raptors since 2012, following a trade from Houston. In the eight years since then, he has averaged 17.4 points and 7 assists as a top offensive option for the team. Despite being an All-Star in each of the past five seasons, there are questions about what he is capable of at this advanced stage of his career. If Toronto does decide to move on from him, it is unlikely they will get any significant in return.

As the shining star guard of the Pelicans, Jrue Holiday is entering the prime of his career on a team poised to spend its days in the basement of the West. Being a 20-and-8, two-sided guard, Holiday is probably one of the most coveted assets in the league. New Orleans could use him as a chip to get younger talent in return.

Keep on eye on both players as February’s annual trade deadline draws near.