With teams officially allowed to begin trade talks and free agent signings this week, you know the trade rumors will begin to go around at a rapid pace.
As we saw last season, it has become easier than ever for players to demand trades out of their current cities and to their preferred destinations. Teams also don’t want to take the risk of losing their stars in free agency for nothing, so they are trading them away before they get a chance to leave on their own.
There are also many teams looking to rebuild and replace veteran players with young talent, while other teams are title contenders looking to trade for that final piece to put their teams over the top.
Regardless of the reason, there will surely be many star players traded away from their teams this season. Here are five players who will definitely be traded before the trade deadline.