Ranking the Top 10 NBA Trade Candidates with the Most Overall Value

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Ranking the Top 10 NBA Trade Candidates with the Most Overall Value
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Not every player in the NBA is a legitimate trade candidate. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers would laugh uproariously if asked to deal LeBron James. The Oklahoma City Thunder would lose themselves in giggles if a proposal was made for Kevin Durant. A request for Anthony Davis would leave the New Orleans Pelicans in fits. Cleveland's front office would just roll its eyes if asked to swap Andrew Wiggins for anyone, as he's basically untouchable right now. 

OK, maybe that last part isn't true. 

Point is, there's a group of players who can legitimately be called "trade candidates," and it's a far smaller collection than the overall list of NBA talents. I'm also only considering established players in these rankings, so Wiggins will not be appearing, even though his trade value would be right at the top of the list. 

In order to qualify for this countdown, a player must be movable. The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks might potentially want to part ways with Deron Williams and Andrea Bargnani/Amar'e Stoudemire if their respective seasons don't get off to good starts, but they wouldn't find many takers because of the exorbitant price tags attached to them. 

The following 10 players can all be deemed available and acquirable in 2014-15. 

 

Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from Basketball-Reference.com.

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