Jerami Grant, Buddy Hield, Cam Reddish … One month before the NBA Trade Deadline, zoom in on these 10 players who could well pack their bags

The NBA Trade Deadline is a month away. February 10, 2022 exactly. And like every year, four weeks from the buzzer, rumors are becoming more and more numerous and we are starting to get an idea of ​​the players who have a good chance of being transferred before the deadline. So here is without further delay a list of ten guys whose careers could unfold under a new jersey from next month.

Myles Turner (Pacers)

Stats 2021-22: 12.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.1 passes, 2.9 blocks, 51.4% shooting including 34.9% 3-point and 75.2% free throws
Franchises on the spot according to the latest rumors: Hornets, Lakers, Mavericks, Knicks, Wolves

No stranger to rumors, Myles Turner is once again one of the players to watch before the NBA Trade Deadline. His name is notably associated with franchises like the Hornets, a potentially interesting fit that we talked about recently, but also the Lakers, the Mavericks, or the Knicks and Wolves according to the latest rumors. As we know, Indiana is considering parting ways with some important elements of the current squad, and Turner expressed his frustration with his lack of offensive responsibilities with the Pacers not too long ago. With his strong blocking skills and his ability to push aside the field in attack, Turner has an intriguing profile that interests people.

Joe Ingles (Jazz)

Stats 2021-22: 7.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 42.7% shooting including 37.6% 3-point and 77.8% free throws
Franchises on the spot according to the latest rumors: /

Another file that we discussed recently. Joe Ingles is one of the mainstays of Jazz culture but with the arrival of Danny Ainge in the franchise offices, Slow-Mo Joe may well pack his bags soon. For Utah, the objective of this trade deadline will be to strengthen in defense on the external positions, sector where the Mormons particularly suffered during the NBA 2021 playoffs. We can see today in the absence of Rudy Gobert how much the Utah’s defense is dependent on the French pivot, and that’s a bad sign for a franchise that wants to finally take a step forward in the Playoffs. With his current contract (12.4 million dollars, last year), the Jazz should in any case not have too many difficulties to part with him.

Cam Reddish (Hawks)

Stats 2021-22: 11.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 interceptions, 40.2% shooting including 37.9% 3-point and 90.0% free throws
Franchises on the spot according to the latest rumors: Knicks, Sixers (in the case of a trade with Ben Simmons), among others

Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk has warned: changes are coming for the Hawks, who are having a tough season after the magnificent run of the 2021 Playoffs. And one of the players who could move is Cam Reddish. We had already spoken of the man at the start of the season after his fine performance off the bench, highlighting in particular his contractual situation: as a reminder, Reddish will be eligible for a contract extension during the next offseason but given the number of extensions that have already granted by the Hawks (Trae Young, John Collins, Clint Capela, Kevin Huerter, and we do not forget De’Andre Hunter who will also be eligible next summer), Atlanta does not seem very hot to put too many tickets on the table. A transfer to recover for example a first round of draft therefore represents a credible option, especially since there is a little traffic jam in the workforce of the Hawks.

Jerami Grant (Pistons)

Stats 2021-22: 20.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 blocks, 1.1 interceptions, 41.4% shooting including 33.1% 3-point and 84.9% free throws
Franchises on the spot according to the latest rumors: Wizards, Knicks, Blazers, Lakers, Hawks …

One of the big names of this trade deadline, undoubtedly. Even though he’s currently in the infirmary with a thumb injury, Jerami Grant is going to really be courted in the weeks to come. The Pistons are in the process of rebuilding and there are quite a few ambitious franchises looking to make a move to increase their chances of success for the second half of the season. In such a context, Jerami represents a very credible transfer candidate, one who can make an immediate contribution on both sides of the pitch. Even though he is appreciated among the Pistons for his investment and his willingness to commit to the project since his arrival in the 2020 offseason, Grant seems to have a future elsewhere than in Michigan, especially since he is in the penultimate year of his contract. Next summer, the winger may request an extension of up to $ 112 million over four years.

Buddy Hield (Kings)

Stats 2021-22: 15.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 39.0% shooting including 38.0% 3-pointers and 87.0% free throws
Franchises on the spot according to the latest rumors: /

Whoever was on the verge of leaving for the Lakers during the offseason will he finally leave the Kings before the next trade deadline? The possibility is real for the sniper, who can come and help a team in need of spacing. But in Sacramento, Buddy is obviously not the only one with the potential to move. Following a once again mediocre first part of the season, no one is untouchable in the Californian capital: De’Aaron Fox, Harrison Barnes, Marvin Bagley III or even Tyrese Haliburton, so many names that we could hear in the rumors during the weeks to come. The Kings are now on their way to setting the new shame record with sixteen consecutive seasons without playoffs, so GM Monte McNair is looking for any means to improve the roster quickly …

Caris LeVert (Pacers)

Stats 2021-22: 17.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 interception, 43.1% shooting including 31.0% 3-point and 79.6% free throws
Franchises on the spot according to the latest rumors: Cavaliers, among others

As we said above with Myles Turner, the Pacers are part of the teams that could be active at the deadline, but especially in a sales role. And Caris LeVert is one of the big candidates for a transfer regarding backcourt members, Malcolm Brogdon not being eligible for a trade while rookie Chris Duarte is highly regarded among the farmers. Arrived in Indiana as part of James Harden’s trade in Brooklyn in January 2021, Booba’s best mate could pack up his bags in order to bring his scoring qualities to a team in need of creation at the back. If the sustainability of Caris can certainly raise some doubts, the talent is there and his contract is affordable (salary of 17.5 million this year, 18.7 next year).

Dennis Schroder (Celtics)

Stats 2021-22: 15.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 43.2% shooting including 32.6% 3-pointers and 85.6% free throws
Franchises on the spot according to the latest rumors: /

The Celtics need to change something, but they have already announced that they will not break the duo Jayson Tatum – Jaylen Brown. So inevitably, that quickly reduces the possibilities to try to strengthen but Dennis Schroder could well serve as a counterpart if we are to believe the insider Marc Stein, in particular with the aim of obtaining a more managerial leader capable of putting in the order in the attack on Boston. Signed for just $ 6 million in the offseason, Schroder remains a productive player, especially given his salary. And knowing that he’ll be a free agent again next summer, the Celtics might try something with him …

Terrence Ross (Magic)

Stats 2021-22: 12.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 41.6% shooting including 30.6% 3-point and 87.6% free throws
Franchises on the spot according to the latest rumors: /

Terrence Ross typically has the profile of a guy who can be transferred at the trade deadline, and the Magic has also announced that he is available in the company of Gary Harris. First, we are talking about a 30-year veteran who plays in a franchise who has really just pressed the rebuild button. Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, all those guys are gone but T-Ross is still in Florida in an off-bench role. Then he can always be productive. The proof, since the new year, Ross has released two games with 30 pawns. Something potentially interesting a few franchises in need of scoring within their second unit, he who also has a fairly light contract (12.5 million salary this year, 11.5 next year, free agent in 2023)

Thaddeus Young (Spurs)

Stats 2021-22: 6.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 57.0% shooting and 44.4% free throws
Franchises on the spot according to the latest rumors: Suns

Sent to the Spurs during the last offseason as part of the DeMar DeRozan sign & trade, Thaddeus Young does not really fit into the “young” project of the Texas franchise today. And yet, in 2020-21, the 33-year-old had carried out a pure campaign with the Bulls and we imagine that the franchises across the NBA have not forgotten his qualities. A respected veteran capable of contributing on both sides of the field and showing great progress in playmaking in his final season in Chicago, Thaddeus Young is sure to be in demand in the weeks to come. And he’s said it himself, what he wants at this point in his career is to play for a contender.

Eric Gordon (Rockets)

Stats 2021-22: 14.4 points, 1.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 48.9% shooting including 43.6% 3-point and 73.7% free throws
Franchises on the spot according to the latest rumors: Knicks, Playoffs caliber teams

Much like Terrence Ross, Eric Gordon is a veteran full-back playing in a rebuilding franchise, with Houston now relying on youngsters like Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. on the backcourt. Automatically, that makes him a transfer candidate, especially since he’s having a really solid season in his role as a veteran with the Rockets. Unsurprisingly, several Playoffs caliber teams are keeping an eye on Gordon currently, who can bring his scoring, his shooting ability and even his defense. From a purely contractual point of view, friend Eric receives 18 million this year, 19.5 next year, while the last year of his deal – in 2023-24 – is unsecured.

Obviously, the list is not exhaustive. Other well-known names across the League are rumored, from Ben Simmons to John Collins to Domantas Sabonis and a few others. But the odds of seeing these guys move in the coming month still appear to be lower than the ten players listed above. We will also closely follow certain franchises such as Portland, Minnesota and the Lakers, which could play a real role in the market. In any case, what is certain is that there will be a lot of discussion over the next few weeks, and we can’t wait to see which trades become reality.

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