The 2022-23 season is about to kick start soon, and a lot of suspense surrounds the roasters of many championship contenders as trades are about to happen. Let us take a look at the Top 12 NBA Trade Rumors. As Donovan Mitchell did for the Cleveland fans, NBA stars and players might surprise their fans early this season by participating in the trade block. In this article, we shall discuss the most likely player trades to take place in the near future.
Top 12 NBA Trade Rumors
The rumors have some big names and become more exciting as we go up the list.
12. Bradley Beal (Washinton Wizards)
Bradley Beal is currently playing for the Washington Wizards as their Shooting Guard. After signing an extended deal for over $250 million, Beal has contributed a lot by fortifying the Wizard’s offense. It might be the right time for the Washington Wizards to rebuild and bid farewell to the star.
11. Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
Kevin Durant’s exit might not be a surprise for the basketball fans as the NBA star has been requesting a trade for the past couple of months. The All-Star’s issues with the management of the Brooklyn Nets shall be an essential factor in the whole trade scene, after all, Durant did ask the franchise to fire the head coach Steve Nash and manager Sean Marks. But potential teams shall be happy to pay a big price to have Durant on their roaster. However, Durant’s trade is dead for now.
10. Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets)
Kyrie Irving has long been subject to trade rumors same as Kevin Durant as his current stint with the Brooklyn Nets has not been as expected. He might look forward to making a fresh start with another franchise. In such times a reunion with Lebron James might as well be on the cards for Kyrie Irving.
9. Russel Westbrook (Los Angeles Lakers)
Despite signing an extended deal with the Los Angeles Lakers for a huge pay, Russel Westbrook’s performance in the past season might cause him to rethink his future with the lakers for the next season. However, the Los Angeles Laker’s new Head Coach believes that he has a stronger role for Westbrook and is more than ready to have him on the team.
8. Collin Sexton (Utah Jazz)
It is not yet clear how the move with the Jazz might end up but has indicated that he is very much ready to score some buckets. Post-injury rehab is over for the basketball star as he has been given a lot of time to get back in form. Sexton was keen on getting an appraisal either way. The star said that he is just counting on his agent to fetch him a great deal with the jazz.
7. John Collins (Atlanta Hawks)
John Collins is a potential target for the Miami Heat as Collins could really help the Heat strengthen their frontline offense. Collin shall join the Heat to share the burden with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo to lead the Heat to a successful stint in the 2022-23 season. Collins’s last season’s performances have shown that he also has a decent defensive game. Celtics also might be interested in Collins given their name popping up each time there’s a trade, apart from Heat, Hornets, Nets, and Portland.
6. Bojan Bogdanovic (Utah Jazz)
Bogdanovic may prove to be a good pick for the Phoenix Suns given his recent performances which were quite impressive and could also fit well in the franchise. Chris Paul and Ayton shall form a great trio with Bojan as the tall guy shall be great on the offense with guys like Devin Booker to have his back on the court.
5. Patrick Beverly (Utah Jazz)
Beverly can definitely become the messiah for teams like the Los Angeles Lakers keeping in mind his stats which match the likes of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George for his Basketball Career spanning the last years. He shall act as great support for Lebron James as the two have a similar offensive style. Beverly has constantly been traded and has not been able to settle. However, he has made a point when he said, he wants a championship contender to play for, hence, making the Lakers a great place.
4. Kelly Olynyk (Detroit Pistons)
The Detroit Piston’s Star has had very few impactful games in the last season, but a lot of young talent is there with the franchise so they might not be wanting Kelly Olynyk around. He has had a 9.1 PPG in the last season with the Pistons. However, Olynyk shall never be underestimated given his performances in the Houston Rockets which was explosive with 19 PPG. The Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and Milwaukee Bucks shall be some potential spots for Kelly Olynyk.
3. Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets)
Eric Gordon is quite the case when it comes to trade rumors as he has also been changing camps over the last two years. Currently, with the Houston Rockets, Gordon seems to have a stable future as they have not given any such hints. Gordon has had a great overall game in the last season with assists and shooting going side by side. The Dallas Mavericks might want to have him on their side to aid Luka Doncic with some offense and shooting. Also, Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, and Milwaukee Bucks might be some franchises interested in Gordon.
2. Jordan Clarkson (Utah Jazz)
Jordan Clarkson might fit well in numerous teams because of his scoring statistics, the Jazz star is averaging 16 points each game with not-so-great shooting from the line and decent passing across the court. Clarkson is one the most certain names for trade as the Jazz are rebuilding.
1. Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)
Turner has been anticipated to be traded all off-season. The Pacers Star has been on and off the list in the past seasons and he has reportedly made peace with it. The Los Angeles Lakers, however, might be a potential landing spot for Myles Turner. He has been a solid defender for the Indiana Pacers with 7.1 RPG in the past season.
We hope the list for Top 12 Trade Rumors filled you with suspense and have you betting on your favorite star’s next move. Do let us know in the comment section, your predictions about the above-mentioned rumors.