NBA Trade Deadline Insider: Teams Likely to Deal and the Players They’d Move

February 17th, 2015 by Ric Bucher Leave a reply »

Whether or not teams will make a flurry of transactions before this year's NBA trade deadline—Thursday, 3 p.m. ET—remains up in the air. But rest assured at least a couple of players will be moved, and franchises who are still hunting a playoff spot and those ready to fall back will reveal themselves.

Here's a quick run through the league on what to expect:


Most Likely to Move

The likeliest players to be wearing different uniforms this weekend are Denver Nuggets shooting guard Arron Afflalo and Boston Celtics small forward Tayshaun Prince. Afflalo has the ability to opt out of his contract for next season and is fully expected to do so. The Nuggets will want to get something in return for Afflalo before he leaves for nothing. Sources say the Sacramento Kings are eager to reunite Afflalo with former Nuggets and newly hired Kings head coach George Karl, but Sacramento is not the only team in pursuit.

Boston is unlikely to include Prince in a deal before Thursday, but those close to him are confident the Celtics either will let him go or buy him out. A host of ...

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