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There haven’t been many trades so far this season but judging by what we’ve seen so far in the NBA, that’s definitely going to change in the upcoming weeks.

The trade deadline is 8 weeks away so perhaps there isn’t a lot of traction in some deals as of yet, but general managers will work around the clock to make some deals before it’s too late.

But who could be in the move this season? There are a handful of stars and role players that are definitely going to finish the season wearing a different jersey. Let’s break it down:


30. Chandler Parsons

2.8 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 0.6 APG

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The Chandler Parson’s nightmare is finally set to come to an end, as his contract will expire at the end of the season and he’s unlikely to have another shot at playing in the NBA. Sadly, injuries riddled his once-promising career, as he’s been unable to stay healthy since signing a massive deal with the Memphis Grizzlies back in 2016.

Best Destination: Detroit Pistons


29. Dewayne Dedmon

4.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 0.3 APG

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Dewayne Dedmon hasn’t had the role he was expecting for with the Sacramento Kings. He had a great run with the Hawks and looked like a solid backup at best, but he’s struggled to find any playing time at all and even publicly demanded to be traded. He just wants to play, even if it’s not for a contender.

Best Destination: Memphis Grizzlies


28. Courtney Lee

3.7 PPG, 0.3 RPG, 0.3 APG

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Courtney Lee is far from the 3-and-D role player he was back in the day, but his contract still holds a lot of value in a trade. He’s not going to help a contender and perhaps his time in the league is coming to an end as he’s barely seeing any playing time at all this season, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still help the Mavericks get a star.

Best Destination: Detroit Pistons


27. Dennis Smith Jr

5.2 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 2.7 APG

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Dennis Smith Jr didn’t want to be traded to the New York Knicks, and he’s had quite a rough start of the year so far. He missed some time with personal issues and hasn’t looked well ever since coming back. He reportedly wants out and given his youth and talent, it’ll definitely be a lot of trade market for him.

Best Destination: Minnesota Timberwolves


26. Kent Bazemore

7.9 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 1.4 APG

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Kent Bazemore is a solid 3-and-D player, but he hasn’t many opportunities to prove his worth with the Portland Trail Blazers this season, even despite the fact that they’ve struggled with injuries. His contract is a nice trade asset as he’ll become a free agent at the end of the season, so the Blazers could try and use him to get Kevin Love in a trade.

Best Destination: Cleveland Cavaliers


25. Jae Crowder

10.4 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.9 APG

Jae Crowder has made a living in this league out of his solid wing defense and his ability to knock down some three-pointers. However, he’s not likely to be actually motivated to play defense on a Memphis Grizzlies team that’s not trying to win basketball games and is already looking ahead of next Draft. Also, he’ll be a free agent at the end of the season.

Best Destination: Dallas Mavericks


24. Alec Burks

15.6 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 3.0 APG

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Alec Burks has had the best season of his career coming off the bench for the Golden State Warriors, as he’s one of their few players that can create their own offense, score off the dribble, and play more than one position. Hence, they must move him as soon as possible, as they just don’t need him once Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry are back at full strength.

Best Destination: Philadelphia 76ers


23. Davis Bertans

15.4 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 1.7 APG

Davis Bertans is having a breakout season and the San Antonio Spurs must be regretting letting him go last summer. He’s been outstanding from three-point range and is looking like a guy with a bright future in the league as a sixth man. The Wizards are far from contention and he’ll be a free agent at the end of the season, so he’s a lock to be moved.

Best Destination: Los Angeles Lakers


22. Derrick Favors

8.7 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 2.3 APG

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Derrick Favors has struggled to stay healthy again this season but has played at a great level when he’s been able to play. Favors is a solid scoring option in the post and a dominant rebounder in both ends of the floor. He’s going to be a free agent this summer and a lot of teams could use him as a back up big man due to his experience and skills.

Best Destination: Dallas Mavericks


21. Marcus Morris

18.5 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 1.5 APG

Marcu morris has been one of the few bright spots in the New York Knicks’ season, but he must be regretting to snub the San Antonio Spurs to play in the Garden. New York isn’t making the playoffs, but Morris has showcased his abilities and looks like a guy any contender would love to have on their roster, especially for the toughness he plays with.

Best Destination: Houston Rockets


20. Jeff Teague

14.0 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 6.3 APG

Jeff Teague hasn’t been able to live up to his All-Star season and has slowly regressed ever since. Now, he’s playing for a team with no chance to make the playoffs that would be better off trying to find a young point guard for their future. Teague could still be a great addition for a contending team looking for depth at both guard spots, and he’ll be a free agent at the end of the year.

Best Destination: Denver Nuggets


19. Aaron Gordon

13.3 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 2.9 APG

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Aaron Gordon has been a major disappointment so far this season. He showed glimpses of great improvement last season but regressed again this year, as he just doesn’t look comfortable playing next to Jonathan Isaac. He’s still young and could blossom in the right offense, and we all know he’s already quite a solid defender. Also, he could play a key factor on a trade for DeMar DeRozan.

Best Destination: San Antonio Spurs


18. Tristan Thompson

12.6 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 2.2 APG

Tristan Thompson is having a solid season with the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers, especially in the defensive end of the floor. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, so they need to move him right now if they want to get something in return to help their rebuilding project.

Best Destination: Los Angeles Clippers


17. Andre Iguodala

(via Bleacher Report)

Andre Iguodala has yet to play for the Memphis Grizzlies, but he’s unlikely to ever suit up for them. The team is reluctant to buy him off, so he’s definitely going to be traded at some point. There have been several teams interested in his wing defense and veteran leadership, but it’s going to cost them a 1st round pick, according to reports.

Best Destination: Los Angeles Clippers


16. JJ Redick

15.3 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 1.9 APG

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JJ Redick has never missed the playoffs throughout his career and he definitely doesn’t want his streak to come to an end. The Pelicans are stacked at the shooting guard spot and Redick would be a perfect fit for a contending team in need of shooting. He can still perform at a high level, so he’s definitely going to push for a trade out of the Smoothie King Center.

Best Destination: Los Angeles Lakers


15. Steven Adams

11.6 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.2 BPG

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have been able to compete for a playoff spot despite trading away Russell Westbrook and Paul George, but they may find themselves struggling to keep up with their competition come February. Also, they’re trying to rebuild and Adams could bring along several young players or draft picks in return given his top-notch defense in the paint.

Best Destination: Boston Celtics


14. Bogdan Bogdanovic

14.5 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 3.6 APG, 1.1 SPG

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Bogdan Bogdanovic has been balling since he made it to the league. He’s smart, versatile and can shoot lights out from all three levels. Also, he likes to set his teammates up and could be a starter in most teams thanks to his shooting. Also, he’s set to be a free agent in 2020 and is likely to demand a lot of money.

Best Destination: Milwaukee Bucks


13. Hassan Whiteside

15.7 PPG, 13.8 RPG, 1.3 APG, 2.8 BPG

(via Bleacher Report)

Hassan Whiteside wasn’t the answer to the Portland Trail Blazers’ prayers. They were looking for some interior presence, but he’s been careless in defense even if his personal stats tell you otherwise. Still, his expiring deal could be a nice trade asset, especially with Jusuf Nurkic set to come back at some point of the season and the Blazers looking to trade for Kevin Love.

Best Destination: Cleveland Cavaliers


12. Serge Ibaka

14.3 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 1.2 APG, 1.0 BPG

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Serge Ibaka has reinvented himself throughout the course of the years. He’s no longer just a defensive-minded rim protector that lives in the paint, as he can also take the ball up the court, knock down shots from distance and even facilitate for others. His contract is set to expire at the end of the year, so you know what that means.

Best Destination: Boston Celtics


11. Julius Randle

18.7 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 3.3 APG

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Julius Randle is blossoming into a great all-around player. He can push the ball in transition, dominate both sides of the glass, and even pull up from mid and long-range to hit an occasional jump shot. He’s been playing at a high level since the start of the season, but the Knicks would be better off by trading him away to clear some cap space for the summer.

Best Destination: Minnesota Timberwolves


10. Danilo Gallinari

17.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.2 APG

We tend to overlook Danilo Gallinari because of all of his struggles with injuries, but he’s one of the league’s most efficient scorers when healthy. That’s been the case this season, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see a contending team take a flier on him with the Oklahoma City Thunder trying to rebuild. He comes with a lot of risk, but he’s also has a lot of upsides.

Best Destination: Portland Trail Blazers


9. Montrezl Harrell

18.7 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.8 APG

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Montrezl Harrell has become a huge threat in the post during his stint with the Clippers, and several contending teams could definitely use his defense. He’s a hustler and a physical force down low who’s pretty hard to stop. However, the Clippers may look to trade him as he’ll become a free agent this summer and is likely to ask for a lot of money.

Best Destination: Dallas Mavericks


8. Goran Dragic

15.4 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 4.7 APG

Goran Dragic has embraced his role coming off the bench for the Miami Heat and he’s been quite solid when healthy. However, it seems like Erik Spoelstra’s team has found a way to win without him and with him set to become a free agent at the end of the season, they’d be wise to try and get something in return before he just walks away for free.

Best Destination: Dallas Mavericks


7. Jrue Holiday

19.6 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 6.5 APG, 1.7 SPG

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Jrue Holiday is having one of the best seasons of his career. He’s been healthy, and his backcourt defense has been at it’s finest all year long. He can play both guard spots and he can defend even some small forwards thanks to his length and strength, so he’ll definitely be a guy worthy of trading for even if it comes at a high price. Also, the Pelicans have Lonzo Ball so they don’t need him going forward.

Best Destination: Miami Heat


6. Derrick Rose

16.7 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 5.9 APG

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Derrick Rose has played the best basketball of his career since his MVP season. He’s been aggressive, strong, physical, and hasn’t backed down of any challenge, just like the good-old-days. The Pistons aren’t going to make the playoffs and he definitely deserves a chance to win a Championship before retiring, so he should demand a trade as soon as possible.

Best Destination: Los Angeles Lakers


5. Blake Griffin

15.5 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 3.3 APG

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Blake Griffin has struggled with his game since the start of the season. He’s regressed a lot and has never looked actually comfortable under Dwane Casey’s system. He’s not a good fit next to Andre Drummond and it looks like his prime is going to waste in the Motor City. Still, injury-proneness aside, he can draw a lot of interest in the trade market.

Best Destination: Charlotte Hornets


4. Andre Drummond

17.6 PPG, 15.8 RPG, 2.7 APG, 2.0 SPG, 1.8 BPG

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Andre Drummond is the best rebounder in the league, but he’s also made great strides in the defensive end of the floor. He’s a solid rim protector, as well as a rim-running threat in the pick-and-roll. He’s going to be a free agent next season and is worthy of a huge deal, even in this league that doesn’t favor old-school big men anymore.

Best Destination: Atlanta Hawks


3. Kevin Love

16.6 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 2.9 APG

(via Blue Man Hoop)

The Cleveland Cavaliers are ages away from being a contending team. Kevin Love’s prime is nearing his end and he doesn’t want to waste the final years of his career on a rebuilding team. He could help a contender with his rebounding and the way he stretches the floor, but moving his huge contract may be a big problem for the Cavaliers.

Best Destination: Portland Trail Blazers


2. DeMar DeRozan

21.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 4.9 APG, 1.0 SPG

(via The New York Times)

The San Antonio Spurs can’t keep postponing their rebuild. It’s been a hell of a ride for Gregg Popovich and his guys, but it’s time to call it a day. Also, DeRozan has a player option for next year and it doesn’t seem like there has been much traction in contract extension talks between both parties. He’s a former All-Star and is playing at his best, so he’ll definitely bring some nice value in return.

Best Destination: Orlando Magic


1. Chris Paul

16.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 6.5 APG, 1.6 SPG

(via Bleacher Report)

Chris Paul is one of the greatest point guards to ever lace them up. However, he’s never even made it to the NBA Finals, and he doesn’t want to retire without a ring. He’s been balling since the start of the season and more importantly: he’s been healthy. However, the Thunder are going to struggle a lot to find a team willing to absorb his massive contract.

Best Destination: Philadephia 76ers


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