Trade talk already hot and heavy
Old 10-20-2008, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The NBA trading frenzy that normally seizes teams come February could be arriving a little early this season. Assigned to write a column on who could be traded during this season, I was surprised by the number of teams that seemed "open for business" on the trade front.

Typically, significant trades don't go down in preseason, or the first month of the season. It usually isn't until December, with a month or more of games under everyone's belts, that we start hearing the trade drums. But this year, from the sound of things, the talk may be coming faster and more furiously than in years past.

First, it was a relatively quiet summer as far as trades go. We saw some fireworks on draft night, but after that for the most part, crickets.

Ron Artest got traded. So did Mo Williams and Marcus Camby. But that's not enough to call it a blockbuster summer.

Second, there were a lot of players dangled in the summer who, for a variety of reasons, didn't get traded. Some -- like Zach Randolph and Jamaal Tinsley -- are very difficult to deal. For others, the timing just wasn't right.

But as we head into the season, there are a number of unstable teams that still appear primed and ready to pull the trigger if the right deal comes along.

Here's a look at 10 or so players (in no particular order) who could be on the move before the February trade deadline...
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Lots of guys might be traded early in the season.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmmm ... its not often that you hear alot of trade talk this early into the season. I guess some teams just don't want the distraction.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Odom for Marion (as he suggests) would put the Lakers over the top.

Bynum, Gasol, Marion, Kobe and Fisher is pretty awesome.

I don't know why Miami would need another PF though?
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I cant see Boozer going anywhere either.
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There's always a lot of talk before the season starts, but nothing materializes... if anything, those dudes get moved either around Christmas or at the trade deadline.
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I cant see Boozer going anywhere either.
I can't see him opting out either, but this is from the same dud ethat had a gentleman's agreement with the Cavs before he pulled an about face and signed with the Jazz. I don't see many contending teams opening the vaults for him this summer. Then again, you never know with the Jazz. If they get a sweetheart deal for Boozer, they should pull the trigger.
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Lol Odom was already a Heat before. I don't know too many people who go back to former teams ><
Though that'd be awesome for the Lakers.
Someone to stick on Pierce and LeBron.
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I understand why Motown might trade 'Sheed, but I'd be pissed if they did.
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