NBA Trade Rumors: Power Ranking All the Sellers (In Terms of Likeliness To Sell)
With the trade deadline nearing, the rumors are filling the air more and more. Some of these trades may be small ones and some may be blockbuster deals.
Whether the case, it is time for teams to make playoff runs. Therefore, trades are going to be made.
Although most of the trade talks have been speculation, they are still rumors. These are the power rankings for all of the sellers in the NBA.
9. Orlando Magic
The Magic have been making big trades for the past couple of years. They just cannot seem to put together a team that can beat the best in the league.
At first there was speculation of the Magic dealing Dwight Howard, but that was just a rumor.
Do no be surprised though if the Magic try to make some sort of deal before the trade deadline. Marcus Camby could be a player that the Magic try and get before the deadline.
8. San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs already have the best record in the NBA, however if they were to get one more premier defender on the team, the championship could very well be theirs.
They do not necessarily need to make a deal, but if they want to ensure another title they will. Therefore, they are likely to go after Tayshaun Prince.
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City of course has an amazing scorer in Kevin Durant, but they need more than that if they want to do well in the playoffs.
One more scoring option could be all the Thunder need to make it far in the playoffs. Durant needs all the help he can get.
6. Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls are already showing the league what they are made of this season. However, they are a shooter short of making a title run.
O.J Mayo or Stephen Jackson would be a perfect fit for the Bulls and both of these player's names have been up in the air to be traded.
The Bulls are likely to make a trade to complete their team.
5. Los Angeles Lakers
Although there was a slim chance that the Lakers were going to get Carmelo Anthony, there was still a chance. Of course, now that deal seems to be completely out of site.
The Lakers already seem to have a pretty stacked team, but it seems like they are going to try and get someone before the deadline.
Maybe they will deal Ron Artest for someone, but whatever the case look for the Lakers to make a move.
4. Dallas Mavericks
Caron Butler is out for the rest of the season. Therefore, Andre Iguodala would be a perfect fit in his place.
The Mavericks need to make a trade if they want to compete for the title. Mark Cuban is a winner, so he will most likely make a trade to better his team before the deadline.
3. Utah Jazz
The Jazz need to make a trade to please Deron Williams. If they do not then Williams will likely want to be traded.
The Jazz need to show Williams that they are at least trying to compete. Getting Richard Hamilton on the team would be a great start for the Jazz and would likely please Williams for now.
2. New Orleans Hornets
The Hornets have a great defense, however they tend to struggle on offense from time to time. Antawn Jamison would be a perfect fit for this offense.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have no use for Jamison, meaning they are trying to get rid of him. If the Hornets want to compete in this league they will find another scoring option for their team.
Odds are they will make a deal before the trade deadline.
1. Denver Nuggets
Plain and simple, the Nuggets do not want Carmelo Anthony to leave at the end of the season without getting anything for him. Therefore, they will deal him before the deadline.
If they cannot find a trade for Anthony, then the Nuggets will watch their best player leave the team at the end of the season, with nothing in return.
The Nuggets have to trade Carmelo Anthony before the deadline.