The NBA trade block is one of the most unpredictable places in the world. Stars often find themselves sitting on it twiddling their thumbs, wondering how the hell this even came about.
Professional basketball is unreliable when it comes to expectations—most of the time they are never met. NBA players are scolded for taking hold of their own futures while executives are allowed to manipulate it to their liking.
As untouchable as some players may seem, there are times when their futures are just as questionable as those mid-level players that play their role. Still, there are players who will never grace the trade block.
Any moves being made in their honor will be primarily on their own accord. Maybe they did not think the payday was worth their while. Maybe another franchise has a better chance at winning a championship. Maybe family reasons force them to reconsider their home arena.
In either scenario, there is only a small group of men in the NBA that will never have to worry about having a trade target stamped on their backs. Their exits will be their own.