Players who could be moved before NBA Trade Deadline


The 2022 NBA trade deadline is fast approaching and there are plenty of names on the market. 

The Wizards aren't short of possible names that could be moved. Both star Bradley Beal and new fan-favorite Kyle Kuzma have called for changes amidst a challenging five-game skid. But there are several unsettled players across the NBA who could be moved ahead of the Feb. 10 deadline. 

To keep track, here's a comprehensive list:

Difference Makers

Bradley Beal, Wizards: The Wizards' franchise player could opt out of the final year of his contract in the offseason, and the star is in win-now mode having said he wants to avoid the play-in game this postseason. Washington is 11th in the standings and five games out of eighth.

Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers: The rumors of Lillard being on the last legs of his Trail Blazers career only heated up with his comments of not being in a rush to come back from his abdominal surgery

James Harden, Nets: The Nets star didn't exactly shoot down the reports of him being unhappy in Brooklyn after their loss to the Nuggets. The Sixers called a month ago, but rumors in a potential Ben Simmons swap are heating up ahead of Thursday. 

Great Role Players

Jalen Brunson, Mavericks: The former Villanova guard has played a big role for Dallas this season on an expiring deal and is reportedly a player in risk of leaving after this season

John Collins, Hawks: A breakout postseason got John Collins a big deal, but confusion over his role led to tension and a reported Hawks asking price of a first-round pick and another starting-caliber player in return

Goran Dragic, Raptors: The former Heat point guard hasn't played since Nov. 13 due to personal reasons and reports out of Toronto say he's expected to be moved. 

Jerami Grant, Pistons: The Pistons may find a higher draft pick more valuable than keeping Jerami Grant's versatility around

Tobias Harris, Sixers: A career-low season in several offensive categories, Tobias Harris' mega-contract has been tough for the Sixers to find a new home

Buddy Hield, Kings: It's only a deadline tradition to be hearing Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield's name in trade rumors

Caris LeVert, Pacers (traded): Acquired last season from the Nets, LeVert drew interest from several teams but it was Cleveland who acquired his services.  

CJ McCollum, Trail Blazers: Portland are in serious negotiations with New Orleans over the talented shooting guard, reportedly with a return package of Josh Hart and draft compensation

Domantas Sabonis, Pacers: The Wizards have been a team rumored to be interested in Sabonis' skills, but what would it take? 

Myles Turner, Pacers: The Pacers center could add a lethal shot-blocking presence to any team's front court. 

Young Wantaways

Marvin Bagley III, Kings: The Kings have rotated their second overall pick in the 2018 draft back in Alvin Gentry's plans after being out of the lineup to start the campaign. Will his good stretches lead to someone taking a chance on him? 

Ben Simmons, Sixers: The most volatile name on this list, it's unclear whether Philadelphia president of basketball ops Daryl Morey said "it's less likely than likely" the Simmons saga will end with a reportedly lighter package at the deadline.

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