Breaking Down Each NBA Team’s Early-Season Trade Bait

November 24th, 2015 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
Early-season NBA trade talk is in the air.

But only because we're putting it there.

Trade rumors and speculation tend to heat up just prior to the February deadline, but the league is nearing what can sometimes be an equally important date on the calendar: Dec. 15.

That's when (most) free agents who signed contracts over the offseason can first be dealt. And that, in turn, marks the unofficial beginning of the NBA's trade season.

In advance of those unsanctioned festivities, the powers that be—as in, our innately compulsive need to riff on trades—demand we take stock of every team's most enticing asset. 

Those not yet eligible to be traded are noted as such. Above all else, we're looking to keep this discussion semi-realistic. Inclusions are not based solely on existing rumors, and this isn't a referendum on every team's best player or someone they might deal down the road.

This is instead a look at the most appealing and most believably and immediately available asset in every team's possession, determined in large part by positional logjams, cap situations and areas of need.

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