The NBA season is set to start and even though team’s rosters may seem kind of complete at this point, with the preseason just about to get started, teams will definitely make some necessary adjustments to face this upcoming campaign.
Basketball is all about developing chemistry, building a squad whose personnel could really work together and planning ahead for the future, so obviously there are players that can get left behind in renewal processes or that just doesn’t fit as expected.
So, over this upcoming week, it’s pretty likely that we see even more moves taking place ahead of the next campaign, with players switching cities and jerseys and either increasing their playing time and chances to contend or just taking a step aside to let youngsters thrive.
Today, we’re going to let you know about 5 guys that are most likely to start the season elsewhere, so buckle up and enjoy.
5. Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo has long time been on the trade block by a New York Knicks team that has absolutely no clue of what’s doing and that is set to tank from day 1 to get another top5 prospect to pair alongside Kristaps Porzingis, Frank Ntikilina and Willy Hernangomez.
So, Carmelo is set to waive his no-trade clause to play alongside his longtime buddy Chris Paul and James Harden in Houston in exchange for Ryan Anderson and picks, but they’re going to need a 3rd team to get this deal done.
4. Thaddeus Young
Thad Young looked like a very solid signing at the start of the past season with the Indiana Pacers set to have a very good year with Paul George, Jeff Teague and Myles Turner locking the middle.
Needless to say, that didn’t fare very well and with no other veteran on the team, Young needs to go elsewhere to try and help a contender while the Pacers get a young talent and let Domantas Sabonis blossom as their starting PF.
3. Reggie Jackson
After a couple of seasons, it’s pretty safe to say that Reggie Jackson became a major flop and he’s nowhere near what was expected out of him coming to the Detroit Pistons after a minor run with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Van Gundy just doesn’t trust the injury-prone big mouthed youngster and he didn’t hesitate to send him to the doghouse after the All-Star Break. So, with the Pistons looking to tank and SVG’s desire to get picks, Jackson could be on his way out.
2. TJ Warren
TJ Warren is one of the Phoenix Sun’s odd man out now, as he’s a very interesting prospect that could really help a contender off the bench, but that’s not going to get much time with newcomer Josh Jackson now in time.
Warren would be a very interesting trade asset for the Suns and with the team also looking to deal Eric Bledsoe, expect them to pair both to make a more appealing deal on their way to more picks or youngsters.
1. Jerryd Bayless
Jerryd Bayless isn’t nearly as good as he once was when he first entered the league, and it’s not like he was quite good at the time also, so the Philadelphia 76ers have absolutely no interesting in playing the veteran point guard.
Besides, with TJ McConnell, Markelle Fultz and even Ben Simmons in town, there won’t be many touches on offense for the injury-prone tweener, so expect him to deal him in exchange for pretty much nothing.