The NBA Trade Deadline is less than a month away and while it offers teams a way to improve their roster heading towards the playoffs, the deadline is also a time for players to get fresh starts.
Maybe it is a bad fit, or in some cases, some players are looking to be traded because their team is rebuilding. Last season, we saw plenty of players on the move from rebuilding teams and the most notable trades came out of Orlando, where the Magic traded All-Star Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier as part of their grand rebuild.
At the NBA trade deadline last season, we also saw key names like P.J. Tucker, JaVale McGee and Norman Powell on the move from rebuilding franchises. We should once again see many key names on the move due to organizations looking to rebuild.
However, a lot of the potential moves that could be made this season may very well take place on February 10 due to many franchises watching the Portland Trail Blazers and the Philadelphia 76ers in the Western and Eastern Conferences respectively.
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What the Blazers decide to do with both CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard, as well as what the 76ers decide to do with Ben Simmons, could very much impact what the rest of the league decides to do in regards to their own rosters.
These two teams really do control the deadline this season and as soon as one dominos falls, the rest should follow suit shortly after!
There are still some names though to monitor over the next month who are in need of a new home. Here are three players who could benefit greatly from a change in scenery at the trade deadline this season.