Top 10 NBA Players on the Trading Block

Jaime IrvineCorrespondent IJanuary 21, 2010

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The NBA trade deadline is four Thursdays away. With the upcoming studly free agent summer of 2010 looming and the pitiful state of the NBA economy, the trade season should be interesting.

Having said that (love Larry David), I am unsure how many trades will go down, if any at all. There will be plenty of talk, but with all of the question marks surrounding the league, many GM’s will be too scared to pull the trigger–no pun intended, Mr. Arenas.

Here is my list of the top ten (in no particular order) of players on the trading block.


  1. Carlos Boozer
  2. Shaquille O’Neil
  3. Amare Stoudemire
  4. Antawn Jamison, Caron Butler, or any Wizard for that matter
  5. Devin Harris
  6. Nate Robinson
  7. Chris Bosh
  8. Tracy McGrady
  9. Any of the Hornets not named Chris Paul
  10. Troy Murphy