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NBA Rumors: 10 Best Remaining Stars On The Trade Market Right Now

NBA Rumors: 10 Best Remaining Stars On The Trade Market Right Now

The NBA trade market contains some of the most valuable players in the world right now. Veteran players and former All-Stars are currently available for trades to some of the contending teams right now.

The beginning of the new season is upon us and some teams are still trying to add valuable pieces to compete in the stacked Eastern and Western Conference. They will try to add another asset via trade and today we're going to take a look at the best option for them. Here are the top 10 best remaining players on the trade market right now.

10. Patrick Beverley

2019-2020 Statistics: 7.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 3.6 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.5 BPG

Credit: Getty Images

Credit: Getty Images

Patrick Beverley is a very good defensive point guard and can hit the occasional outside shot. Other than that, he is an average role player whose main job is to irritate the opposing team. Beverley is a player that you love to have on your team but hate to play against, which makes him a valuable piece for contending teams.

Beverley will probably be happy to stay with the Clippers, although the franchise probably wants to freshen up the squad a bit for this new season. Beverley can be a factor with his defense and hustle, so expect a few teams to give him a shot.

9. Blake Griffin

2019-2020 Statistics: 15.5 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 3.3 APG, 0.4 SPG, 0.4 BPG

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Credit: Getty Images

Blake Griffin is a star player, and his game needs other stars around him to allow him to prosper on the court. Griffin can do it all at the power forward position, as he can spread the floor and also be a player who can make big shots if plays are drawn up for him. Blake Griffin has evolved his game from being a dunking specialist to an excellent all-around player, with his injury history the only knock against him so far.

The Detroit Pistons are one of the worst run franchises in the NBA right now and they should try to trade Blake Griffin for a haul of first-round picks and young talent to begin their rebuild that really should have started a few years ago.

8. Lou Williams

2019-2020 Statistics: 18.2 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 5.6 APG, 0.7 SPG, 0.2 BPG

(via Clips Nation)

(via Clips Nation)

6th Man of the Year extraordinaire Lou Williams is one of the best scorers in the NBA who can fill it up immediately. His presence as a scorer off the bench means teams should jump at the chance to sign him up, and the Clippers might have to listen to offers. Williams is getting older, and the Clippers roster needs a revamp after a disappointing season last year.

Any team in the league could use Williams' scoring ability off the bench, so expect the Clippers looking for win-now assets or role players to help Kawhi Leonard and Paul George carry the team to an NBA Finals appearance in 2021.

7. Buddy Hield

2019-2020 Statistics: 19.2 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 3.0 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.2 BPG

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Credit: Getty Images

Buddy Hield is one of the best players on the Sacramento Kings, but that doesn't mean he isn't available for trade. The Kings have done everything possible to win-now, but their squad isn't there yet. Sacramento can dangle Buddy Hield for a chance to either acquire an All-Star or some more young assets to build around Marvin Bagley III and De'Aaron Fox.

Hield shot 39.4% from three last season, meaning he is a marksman that any team can use. Buddy Hield can be a target for many teams including championship contenders or rebuilding teams needing a franchise player to build around. Sacramento needs to surround Fox with win-now players to push his growth, so Hield could be moved.

6. Derrick Rose

2019-2020 Statistics: 18.1 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 5.6 APG, 0.8 SPG, 0.3 BPG

(via Hoops Habit)

(via Hoops Habit)

Derrick Rose had a rejuvenated season with the Detroit Pistons last year and looked like his best self again at times. Rose will never be an MVP or probably an All-Star again, but he can start on almost every NBA team. Rose can score and create for his teammates at an above-average level, meaning his value should still be high across the league.

The Los Angeles Clippers are the absolute perfect fit for Derrick Rose because they need a playmaker who can break down the defense and set up both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The Clippers lost Montrezl Harrell for nothing and also signed Marcus Morris to one of the worst contracts in the NBA, meaning the probability of acquiring Rose is slim.

5. Kevin Love

2019-2020 Statistics: 17.6 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 3.2 APG, 0.6 SPG, 0.3 BPG

(via Newsweek)

(via Newsweek)

Former All-Star and NBA champion Kevin Love is one of the best sharpshooting power forwards in the NBA. Love's ability to spread the floor and also rebound in the paint is very useful in today's NBA as he can play both as a power forward and a center. Love is very capable of being a primary scorer on an NBA team although he is probably better suited for a role as a secondary star for a championship team.

Kevin Love shoots a career 37.0% from three, meaning he is a very valuable asset for any NBA team needing more shooting. The only problem with Kevin Love is his contract, although some teams might make moves to clear space for a trade for the forward.

4. LaMarcus Aldridge

2019-2020 Statistics: 18.9 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 2.4 APG, 0.7 SPG, 1.6 BPG

LaMarcus Aldridge

San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge is a dominant scorer from mid-range and the post, and he can still fill it up at 35 years of age. The Spurs should try to get as much return for Aldridge as possible because he is not magically capable of making San Antonio a title contender by himself. The Spurs are heading towards a rebuild, meaning Aldridge is expendable. Aldridge probably won't make another All-Star team but he can be a nice third option for a title team.

Aldridge will be 36 years old this season which means he is likely 1 or 2 years away from hanging it up. Aldridge had had a successful NBA career but expect teams such as the Golden State Warriors to try and acquire another scorer to cover up for injuries.

3. DeMar DeRozan

2019-2020 Statistics: 22.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 5.6 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.3 BPG

(via Laredo Morning News)

(via Laredo Morning News)

DeMar DeRozan has had his detractors over the years, but he is still one of the better shooting guards in the NBA thanks to his athleticism and above-average mid-range scoring. DeRozan has benefited by playing in San Antonio with regards to his overall game as his passing has greatly improved. DeRozan can also be quite good on defense and he should still garner attention across the league.

DeRozan would fit well with the Los Angeles Lakers, who could use a third star to score and be a playmaker alongside LeBron James. DeRozan is most likely to join a team like the Orlando Magic, who need a scorer to create shots from the perimeter. DeRozan can drop 20 points a night with ease and expect the Spurs to move on from the former All-Star.

2. Victor Oladipo

2019-2020 Statistics: 14.5 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 2.9 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.2 BPG

Credit: Getty Images

Credit: Getty Images

Victor Oladipo is a star player when healthy, which means any team could use his services. The Indiana Pacers are happy to have Oladipo on the roster, but the player's desire to possibly play somewhere else is concerning. Indiana might want to cut its losses and many teams could use Oladipo's 2-way play to boost their title hopes in 2021.

Teams that could be interested include the Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, and Orlando Magic. Oladipo likely won't be making an All-NBA Team this season but he is a legitimate All-Star talent that could be a number two or three option for a championship team.

1. James Harden

2019-2020 Statistics: 34.3 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 7.5 APG, 1.8 SPG, 0.9 BPG

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Credit: Getty Images

James Harden is the best scorer in the NBA and that likely won't change over the next few seasons. Harden is unstoppable on offense and easily the number one trade target that is available on the trade market right now. Harden makes any NBA team better with his scoring and is a guy who can carry a franchise on his own. Harden wants out of Houston and teams will likely throw everything they have at the Rockets to acquire The Beard.

Harden's days as a Rocket could very well be coming to an end, meaning Houston should ask for a massive return for losing their franchise player. Expect teams such as the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, and Philadelphia 76ers to be in the running for James Harden in 2021.


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