NBA Trade Rumors: 10 Players Who Will Stay Put
With just a week to go before the NBA trade deadline, talks have heated up for players like Carmelo Anthony and Gerald Wallace being shipped to another team.
It seems that there is speculation surrounding half of the players in the league and just about every team.
Well many people are speculating who will be traded, this slideshow consists of players who will not be sent packing come the deadline.
Feel free to comment below on what players on this list you think will be traded, or what other players in trade talks will not be swapping teams any day soon.
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
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Demarcus Cousins has been involved in multiple trade rumors the past few days, mostly based on the fact that he can not get along with his teammates and needs a change of scenery.
Cousins has had repeated arguments in practice, and it was no secret coming out of college that Cousins was immature.
All of this being said, the Kings wont be trading Cousins because they want to build around him moving forward. He is a great player, and the Kings hope that with time he will become a mature individual as well.
Even with his character issues, Cousins is staying put with Sacramento.
Derrick Favors, New Jersey Nets
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The only reasonable chance that Favors is traded is if the Nets complete a trade for Carmelo Anthony and he is sent to Denver. Because Anthony seems to have little interest in going to New Jersey, Favors will stay a Nets player for now.
Favors is similar to Cousins in that he is a great talent, who could be a real centerpiece to the Nets future.
The Nets may be interested in Melo, but Melo is not interested in them, and because of that Favors will be staying put.
Richard Hamilton, Detroit Pistons
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Another star player who was intertwined with the Anthony talks is Richard Hamilton.
Last month, when the Nets were putting the full court press on acquiring Anthony, Detroit was believed to be involved, and was going to send Hamilton to the Nets.
Although trade talks have been rekindled between the Nets and Nuggets, Detroit seems to be no where near the picture this time and because of that Hamilton will be staying put.
Ron Artest, Los Angeles Lakers
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Artest may be having a dud of a year offensively, but he is still one of the best defenders in the country and could add some real depth to a playoff team.
The reason there is no chance Artest is traded is because no team wants to take the risk of ending up with crazy Ron on their bench.
Artest wont be going anywhere soon, mainly because no one wants to take a risk on him.
Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia 76ers
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Andre Iguodala would be a solid addition to any team in the NBA, and because of that is often mentioned in trade rumors.
The 76ers should not, and will not, trade Iguodala because they are a team on the way up, and in a few years could potentially compete in the East.
Philadelphia will do the smart thing this deadline, and hold off on moving Iguodala.
Gerald Wallace, Charlotte Bobcats
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There has been some speculation of late that Wallace could be headed to the Lakers, with Charlotte getting Ron Artest in return.
It seems as though the Bobcats would be getting ripped off with this one, as Wallace is a budding star and Artest is far from his glory days.
Wallace will be staying put come the trade deadline because the Lakers have no one who they can offer that will appeal to Charlotte.
Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers
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The Pacers could very well be a playoff team this year, but if they were to trade Danny Granger away they could kiss those dreams goodbye.
Granger is by far the best player on the team, and even if the Pacers receive a bunch of offers for him I doubt any will be good enough.
Granger is similar to a few other players on this list, in that he is too crucial to the success of his team moving forward to ever be traded.
O.J. Mayo, Memphis Grizzles
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As much as Memphis may want to trade Mayo away, it seems unlikely that any other team in the NBA is going to come asking for him.
Mayo has more than his fair share of off the court issues, and can not seem to turn into the player everyone expected on the court either.
The Grizzles will likely shop Mayo this next week, but I don't see any buyers trading for him.
Andre Miller, Portland Trailblazers
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With most NBA-enthusiasts believing that Brandon Roy's knees will only last another year or two, a lot of trade speculation has occurred with Portland trading Andre Miller for Devin Harris.
This trade seems unlikely to happen though, because Portland has a chance to contend now and may wait until after Roy is done to begin to rebuild.
Andre Miller has been around for a while, and Portland will need that experience when they are pushing for a playoff spot.
Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets
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The man behind almost all of this trade speculation is Carmelo Anthony, whose every move could send off shock-waves throughout the rest of the league.
It seems that about half the teams in the league have been rumored at one point or another to be in talks for Anthony, but now there seem to be two front-runners with the best chance of acquiring him.
The New Jersey Nets just started talks up again with the Nuggets, and seem like the team the Nuggets would be most willing to deal with. The Nets have Derrick Favors and an early draft pick, two things the Nuggets would want in return for Anthony.
The problem with this trade working is that in order for Anthony to be traded he would need to sign a contract extension. He has repeatidly said that he has no interest in going to New Jersey. This could be the deal-breaker that stops a trade between the Nuggets and Nets.
The other team left in the mix, and everyone's favorite to acquire Anthony is the New York Knicks. The Nuggets and Knicks have gone back and forth a few times with possible trades, but the two front offices seem to be miles apart. Anthony's first choice destination would be New York, but it seems as though he may have to wait until the off-season to go there.
With teams like the Lakers and Dallas all but out of the picture, Carmelo Anthony will be finishing off the season where he started it, in Denver.