5 NBA Players on the Block Whose Trade Value Has Never Been Higher
So far this season, there have been five guys who are on the trade block that have played way above expectations. Each one of these players is having a career year, which has caused rumors to swirl regarding their fates.
All of these guys are on the trade block because of either their contract situation or their team's playoff chances. Look for at least two of these five guys to be wearing different colors come February.
If these five individuals continue to improve, their stock will rise higher and higher as the trade deadline approaches. The teams with players on this list will have tough decisions ahead of them.
Here are five names on the trade block whose stock has never been higher.
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Anderson Varejao has been incredible so far this season, but unfortunately, his team has been awful. Due to Varejao's large contract (three years, $27 million), he could be on the move when the trade deadline comes along.
Varejao is having the best season of his career, averaging an incredible 15.1 rebounds per game, so any championship-contending team that needs a center would love to acquire Varejao.
He is setting career highs in points and rebounds this season, so his trade value has never been higher than right now.
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Brandon Jennings is currently playing on the last year of his rookie contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Jennings just so happens to be playing the best basketball of his career during this contract season.
Although Jennings' scoring is down, his statistics in almost every other category are up. He seems to be answering his critics when they say that he is purely a scoring point guard. His Player Efficiency Rating is 19.4, which is the highest of his career.
Jennings has a good chance of getting traded, considering he is in the last year of his deal and the Bucks are a below-average team.
Jennings has previously hinted (per ESPN) at going to a larger market in the past, so the Bucks may want to get some compensation for him.
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The New Orleans Hornets signed Ryan Anderson to a multi-year offer sheet this past offseason. Although they just acquired him, the Hornets may still be looking to shop Anderson.
Anderson has played fantastic when Anthony Davis has been sidelined with injuries, but not nearly as well when Davis is in the lineup. Anderson also sees significantly fewer minutes when Davis plays, so don't be surprised if the struggling Hornets look to deal the expensive Anderson.
Anderson is also having a career year for the Hornets. He is posting career highs in almost every statistical category to this point in the season, so clearly his stock has never been higher.
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Eric Bledsoe has provided energy off the bench for the Los Angeles Clippers thus far this season. However, the Clippers are loaded at the guard positions.
With Jamal Crawford, Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups ahead of him on the depth chart, Bledsoe has received limited minutes this season. In those minutes, though, Bledsoe has proven that he can be a star player in this league.
That being said, if a team feels like it wants Bledsoe and proposes the Clippers a good deal, don't be surprised if they pull the trigger.
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Ramon Sessions is quietly having a career year down in Charlotte for the Bobcats. Many playoff teams would give up a lot for a guy who can either be a starting point guard or provide scoring off the bench. The Bobcats will be out of contention very early in the season, so don't be surprised if they ship out the veteran.
Sessions is currently averaging the most points of his career with 15.9 per game.