As we all know, December 15th is an important date as far as making an NBA trade is concerned. By rule, it’s the first day that free agents signed during the summer can be traded. Typically, this flexibility opens up a lot of trade possibilities and triggers some shuffling. So, without further delay, here’s my list of the ten NBA players most likely to be traded beginning Dec. 15th. (more…)
With the Nuggets Nene out for at least the next 6 weeks, it might be time to consider making a trade. It’s no secret that Denver shopped Marcus Camby during the off-season, hoping to find a younger player that could replace Camby and also get Denver out of the luxury tax. Denver’s urge to avoid the luxury tax is so great that they traded Reggie Evans for the 76er’s Steven Hunter and a throw-in during the off-season – a lopsided trade in Philadelphia’s favor. Clearly, the Nuggets want to get out of luxury tax territory and they’re willing to trade a key big man to do it.
So why not trade Nene for Ron Artest? (more…)
Last week, Kevin Martin signed a five year contract with the Kings for a total of $55 million. While a lot of arm-chair GM’s have declared this contract to be too much, take a look at the facts:
Kevin Martin was in the top 10 of NBA shooting guards in the following categories: Steals, free-throws attempted and free-throws made, and field goal percentage. He’s ranked 11th in points per game behind some of the best scorers in the league — Kobe, D-Wade, Michael Redd, A.I., Vinsanity, T-Mac, etc.
Kevin Martin’s stats from last season and his size make him comparable to (more…)