Playing 'Keep or Trade' with Biggest Names on the 2013 NBA Trade Block

Joel C. CordesNBA Associate EditorFebruary 14, 2013

Just because a big name is available at the NBA trade deadline doesn't mean that the player in question should be dealt. 

In some cases, the potential returns just won't be enough. Other times, the sellers would be better off waiting a little bit longer to assess their talent. There's always the offseason and next year's trade deadline to make a more educated decision.

But when the money works and the basketball product improves, it's an absolute necessity to pull the trigger on a deadline deal.

NBA Assistant Editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes play "keep or trade" with big-name players who have recently graced the rumor and speculation mills.

Which star players should stay? Which key contributors need to go? Leave us your picks and hypothetical trade scenarios in the comments section below.