5 Young NBA Stars Teams Shouldn't Trade in the Offseason

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5 Young NBA Stars Teams Shouldn't Trade in the Offseason
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Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings arrived to the big leagues in 2009, each making an instant splash in his rookie season.

The 22-year-olds may both be on the move before long, with the Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks each considering new directions.

Jennings perturbed his front office by publicly speculating about his future without putting Milwaukee front-and-center (via Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick):

Sources said Milwaukee has made third-year point guard Brandon Jennings available "for the right price," as one executive who has spoken to the Bucks put it. Jennings, who was drafted 10th overall in 2009 and has been considered the team's future franchise player, irked Bucks officials with his comments to ESPN.com in early February about a possible departure.

If the Bucks are absolutely convinced Jennings wants to leave, perhaps a trade is inevitable. For all we know, that eventuality may have been the primary motivation for acquiring Monta Ellis.

If there's a chance to keep Jennings around for a while, though, Milwaukee absolutely should. They'd have a difficult time replacing the young floor general, especially with a player of similar upside.

Evans, meanwhile, was more the subject of Sam Amick's speculation that any hard information, and hopefully it stays that way. While it's true that the third-year slasher has seen a slight decline since his outstanding first year, that has more to do with Sacramento's instability than anything else.

The 2010 Rookie of the Year has already changed positions multiple times in his young career, surviving a coaching shake-up in the process. Giving up on him at this juncture could be a huge mistake.

Here are five other young stars teams should hold on to.

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