Top Players In This Week’s Trade Rumors, Recommendations
The NBA trade market went on hiatus for a few weeks, but now that the teams are back in the game, plenty of trade rumors and speculations circulate online. Let’s take a look at the top five players who appeared in most NBA fans and analysts’ weekly trade rumors, predictions, and recommendations.
Washington Wizards superstar Bradley Beal is on everyone’s list today. Beal had a spectacular run in the 2021-21 season, leading the NBA in scoring at 24.7 points nightly while chipping 5.1 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.4 steals. On top of that, he also recorded a 58.2 true shooting percentage.
Multiple sources hinted that many teams are interested in Beal, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Wizards’ head coach Scott Brooks made it clear that the team had no plan to make Beal available in trade talks at the moment.
Towns had been with the Minnesota Timberwolves for six years now, but he’s been struggling lately as a defensive. With the right teammates, many believe that he could actually pull it off as a defender. In his career, Towns had an average of 22.7 points per game and done so on 53.3%/39.6%/83.3% shooting splits. Analysts are advising many teams to sign him early and put him in the center spot.
Simmons is in his fifth season with Philadelphia, and he’s on contract through the 2024-25 season. Despite this, he’s already been mentioned in trade talks with Houston and rumor has it that the two teams have discussed it a couple of times already.
Oladipo just joined the Houston Rockets after his run with the Indiana Pacers. Fans and analysts, however, believe that he may leave his current team in the upcoming NBA trade deadline. Houstons is believed to be looking for new draft picks.
Drummond is on fire this season. He recorded an average of 19.3 points and a leading 15.8 rebounds. Since he’s set to be a free agent this summer, other teams now have a chance to sign him before he loses his potential.
LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan
The two are on expiring contracts and are set to play their final year in San Antonio. But it isn’t too late for teams like Spurs to see what they can get from the former All-Stars before their career ends.
Al Horford and George Hill
The duo complements Sam Presti’s impressive play, so the Thunder is currently in the middle of a good run. If they want to keep putting the spotlight on Presti, the team needs Harford and Hill on the roster. As such, analysts believe that it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Thunder refuses to trade the duo.