NBA Trade Rumors: Monta Ellis, Lamar Odom and 10 Players Who Could Be Moved

Ally WilliamsCorrespondent IJune 15, 2011

NBA Trade Rumors: Monta Ellis, Lamar Odom and 10 Players Who Could Be Moved

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    OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 12: Monta Ellis #8 of the Golden State Warriors goes up for a shot on Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena on January 12, 2011 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by d
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    It's summer, and that means NBA teams are making major decisions about their roster next season.

    Management has to figure out draft picks, look at free agents, and consider players on other teams.

    Trade rumors are already circulating, and there are several players who will probably be switching jerseys by the end of the summer.

    These are 10 of those players.

Monta Ellis

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    OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 25: Monta Ellis #8 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena on March 25, 2011 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or
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    It’s no secret that the Warriors are trying to find a way to get back into playoff contention. Monta Ellis is their main trade bait that could bring new talent to the Oracle Arena.

    Teams that have been linked to an Ellis trade include the Lakers, Bulls and Magic. However, nothing official has been announced, and Mark Jackson mentioned that he’d like to keep Ellis in Oakland, if possible.

Ramon Sessions

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    MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 31: Ramon Sessions #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers takes a shot during a game against the Miami Heat  at American Airlines Arena on January 31, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloa
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    Ramon Sessions is heading into his fifth professional season.

    If the Cleveland Cavaliers choose Kyrie Irving in the draft next week, they’ll have to choose between trading either Sessions or Baron Davis.

    Sessions may be more likely, since he’s younger and the Cavs can get more in a trade with him.

Baron Davis

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    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 06: Guard Baron Davis of the Los Angeles Clippers drives against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on February 6, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The Heat defeated the Clippers 97-79. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agre
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    The loss of Baron Davis is another possible result of Cleveland choosing Kyrie Irving. The Cavs have been shopping Baron Davis around, as well as Ramon Sessions.

    It’s unclear as to which would leave, but if Irving joins the team, someone has to go.

Andre Iguodala

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    MIAMI, FL - APRIL 27:  Andre Iguodala #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives to the rim past Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat  during game five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on April 27, 2011
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    Andre Iguodala has been linked to several teams already this summer. One possible trade would be with the Warriors for Monta Ellis, but so far the 76ers haven’t said they’re close to a trade with anyone.

    With all the rumors circulating around Iguodala, though, it’s hard to see him returning to Philadelphia next season.

Michael Beasley

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    BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03:  Michael Beasley #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to a foul called against him in the second half against the Boston Celtics on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolve
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    This is a big “if” move. The Timberwolves are still shopping around their No. 2 draft pick, but if no trades happen, Minnesota will pick up Derrick Williams.

    If that happens, chances are Michael Beasley will be on the chopping block to make room for the incoming power forward.

O.J. Mayo

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    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 15:  Guard O.J. Mayo #32 of the Memphis Grizzlies takes a shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 15, 2011 at Oklahoma City Arena in Oklahoma City, O
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    The Memphis Grizzlies’ back court has too many players fighting for time on the court. Mayo will probably be one of the first to go.

    He’s a good shooter, and the Chicago Bulls have been looking at him for a while. He’d probably do well with Derrick Rose, and the Bulls definitely need a solid shooting guard.

Dwight Howard

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    ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 28:  Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic walks to the bench after a turnover to the Atlanta Hawks during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 28, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgi
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    Dwight Howard has stated that he wants to stay in Orlando. However, he decided to be a free agent after next season.

    There’s a good chance he won’t be around after that, but with talks of the Lakers having interest, he might not even be around for the rest of the year.

Nick Calathes

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 25:  Nick Calathes #33 of the Florida Gators dribbles the ball against the Washington Huskies during the CBE Classic consolation game on November 25, 2008 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Ge
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    When Nick Calathes returns to the Dallas Mavericks from Greece, he’ll be returning to a team with plenty of guards.

    The Mavs will probably capitalize on Calathes and try to trade him for something else they need.

Andrei Kirilenko

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    SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 8:  Andrei Kirilenko #47 of the Utah Jazz has the ball knocked away by LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat during the second half of an NBA game December 8, 2010 at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Heat beat
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    Andrei Kirilenko just finished the last year of his huge contract with the Jazz and don’t expect him to be in Utah next season.

    Jan Vesely is a definite possibility for the Jazz’s No. 3 pick in the draft next week. He’s been compared to Kirilenko, and some say he’ll be the one to replace him as well. Kirilenko will be in a different jersey soon.

Lamar Odom

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 24:  Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers stands during a freethrow against the New Orleans Hornets in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at New Orleans Arena on April 24, 2011 in New Orle
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    The Lakers are trying to figure out how to improve their roster for next year. While several of their players are untouchable—see Kobe Bryant—some aren’t. This group of players include Lamar Odom, who could be good trade bait.

    He’s been seen as a possible exchange for the Warriors’ Monta Ellis. Besides Ellis, Odom could be someone the Lakers look to as a trade possibility for anything.

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