Major league baseball teams just completed a whirlwind of activity prior to the non-waiver trade deadline this afternoon. The NBA’s trade deadline doesn’t arrive until after the All-Star break but there could still be a big deal or two prior to training camp.
We’ve already seen some well-known players swap uniforms this offseason, mostly during the week of the draft. Derrick Rose was dealt to the Knicks. Serge Ibaka was sent packing to the Magic in a deal that brought Victor Oladipo to the Thunder. The Pacers picked up a pair of starters in Jeff Teague and Thaddeus Young, while George Hill wound up with the Jazz in one of those deals.
Overall, there really hasn’t been a flurry of activity via the trade market. With the rising salary cap, most teams opted to improve through free agency.
There are some other starters out there who could eventually get dealt, with an All-Star heading that list. Russell Westbrook‘s situation is fluid, as the Thunder await to hear if he’ll sign an extension. The Sixers have made it known — probably too public — that they’re willing to deal either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor.
The Kings are more than willing to move Rudy Gay, while the Bucks are looking for someone to take Greg Monroe off their hands. Kenneth Faried, Ricky Rubio and D’Angelo Russell are some other players who have heard their names pop up on the rumor mill. It’s also fair to wonder what the Wizards will do with Marcin Gortat, considering they spent a lot of money to sign another center, Ian Mahinmi.
That leads us to our question of the day: Which high-profile player is most likely to be traded prior to the start of the season?
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