Trading Block: Alec Burks


Alec Burks is on the trading block. After being a starter on Utah for multiple years, Burks injuries and the Jazz’ acquisitions of Rodney Hood, Thabo Sefalosha, and Joe Ingles have left him struggling to find a role. While he averaged 13.3 points for the 31 games he was healthy for in 2015-16, Burks is…

Trading Block: Brandon Knight


Brandon Knight is on the trading Block. After the Suns traded for him in 2015, it looked as though the Suns had their back court for years to come with Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight. The Knight-Bledsoe tandem hasn’t worked as well as Phoenix thought, however,  as both have dealt with injury and consistency issues…

Trading Block: Jared Dudley


Jared Dudley is on the trading block. After trading away star point guard Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix showed that it is willing to trade away any veteran on their team if there is a younger player waiting to develop at their position or role. Dudley, as a wing, shares minutes with Devin Booker, T.J. Warren, Josh…

Trading Block: Tyson Chandler


Tyson Chandler is on the trading block. After trading away star point guard Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix showed that it is willing to trade away any veteran on their team if there is a younger player waiting to develop at their position or role. Chandler, as a center and defensive anchor, shares minutes at that role…

Trading Block: Wesley Matthews


Consider Wesley Matthews due to be traded. Matthews hits every check as a trade candidate: a smart player at a young enough age (31) to still contribute but too old to wait for his struggling team (Dallas) to rebuild, and he has a marketable skill (38.5% from three this season) and good size (6’5″) at…

Trading Block: Jonas Valanciunas


Jonas Valanciunas finds himself on the trading block not for his poor performance – he’s averaged 10.1 points and 7.1 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game on 55.6% shooting. Instead, however, it seems the Raptors are ready to go in a different direction with the improvement of Lucas Nogueira and Jakob Poeltl at center. If…

Trading Block: Jahlil Okafor


Jahlil Okafor has been one of the most actively shopped players this season. The former third overall pick has seen his role lost to Joel Embiid after averaging 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game on 50.8% shooting as a rookie. Philadelphia has young talent at every position after being bottom feeders the last few…

Best Trade Scenarios to Help Oklahoma City with Shooting


Oklahoma City has struggled to begin the 2017-18 season. While they have been dominant in wins, the Thunder are just 7-8 through the first 15 games despite the health of stars Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, and Steven Adams. According to Basketball Reference¹, the Thunder should mathematically be 10-5 based on their season total…

Don’t Buy Into the Knicks


The New York Knicks were thought to be a symbol of a weak Eastern Conference in preparation for the 2017-18 season. The team had just traded its franchise player, Carmelo Anthony, for two Thunder role players: Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott. Additionally, instead of aiming for an immediate contributor in the draft, New York opted…

What Changed for Detroit this Season?


After a down 37-45 year last season, the Pistons suddenly find themselves off to a hot 7-3 start – good for 2nd in the Eastern Conference – this season. Detroit didn’t blow up their team, but it did look as though they would regress even from an already mediocre 37 win season. Two of the team’s…

Trades for Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis


With the latest ultimatum from Nikola Mirotic‘s side that the team must choose to get rid of Mirotic himself or Bobby Portis, the aggressor who caused Mirotic’ surgery-requiring facial injury. In reality, however, the excellent play of lottery pick Lauri Markkanen has made both players expendable. Markkanen is averaging 15.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per…

Which Teams Should Be Concerned with their Slow Start to the Season?


The NBA is now three games into the season for most teams,  and while there is still the overwhelming majority of the season in the future, there are definite tell-tale signs of troubles yet to come. Obviously, if the team’s limited amount of games were both or all against elite NBA teams like Cleveland or…