5 NBA Stars Who Could Be Traded This Offseason

David Kaestle
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The NBA offseason typically includes lots of player movement and that's not limited to free agency. Sometimes there are blockbuster trades that go down and change the direction of a franchise.

With that in mind, here are five NBA stars that could be dealt to new teams this offseason.

5. Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies

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The Grizzles elected not to ship out Mike Conley at the trade deadline, partly because he was still helping with the development of young players within the organization. The franchise point guard also asked not to be traded, so Memphis did right by him. However, the offseason is a totally different story. Conley still might not ultimately want to leave Memphis, but the fact remains that the team is going through a complete rebuild and Conley still has significant value on the trade market. If the right offer comes along, expect Conley to be traded.

4. Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers

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Kevin Love is an aging All-Star stuck on one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Cavaliers are in the middle of a rebuild that doesn't look to be ending anytime soon and Love can only feasibly do this team harm at this point. He either wins games for the Cavs and hurts their draft stock in the coming seasons, or stays, doesn't play and wastes invaluable cap space, preventing Cleveland from improving in free agency. It would be shocking to see Love in a Cavaliers' uniform next season.

3. Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors

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Kyle Lowry and the rest of the Toronto Raptors have seemingly fallen short in the NBA Playoffs year in and year out. If that happens again this season, you can expect unrestricted free agent, Kawhi Leonard, to take his talents elsewhere this summer. If that happens, the wisest move for Toronto could very well be to tear it down, trade Lowry and rebuild around the young, up-and-coming star in Pascal Siakam.

2. Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards

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The Wizards are heading toward a full rebuild. Even with a healthy John Wall, it's to the point where this core doesn't seem to have what it takes to get it done. With virtually no other attractive pieces on Washington's roster and Wall set to take up roughly 40 percent of the team's salary cap next season without even stepping on the court, the logical choice is to send Beal to the highest bidder while his value is still sky high.

1. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

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This one is easy. It would be simply stunning if Anthony Davis was not traded this offseason. After filing a formal request to be dealt to the New Orleans Pelicans' front office midseason, Davis' relationship with the team seems to be at the point of no return. Expect him to be dealt to one of a handful of teams this summer, of which we've heard the possibility of the Lakers, Clippers, Knicks and even the Celtics.


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