players with a year left on their contract and worth mentioning, as well as possible trading pieces at the deadline. I am not claiming they will be traded for sure, cause a lot of them look like they'll stay the whole year. **note** - player option means at the end of the season/post season, they may opt out of their contract for 2010-2011. I DID NOT ADD TEAM OPTION OR QUALIFYING OFFER - please do not get on my case about it.. lol.
*atlanta - joe johnson - 99.9% sure he aint gonna be traded..i hope i'm not wrong.
*boston - ray allen, scalabrine, house, tony allen, daniels.
*charolette - chandler(player option at the end of the year, could be a good piece to trade.) radmanovic as well has a player option. Bell, felton, murray,
*chicago - b.miller, pargo
*cleveland - Lebron(player option - 100% sure he WILL NOT GET TRADED) - Shaq, illgauskas.
*dallas - Dirk(player option - will not get traded.) gooden, marion(final year right?)
*denver - martin(player option - no idea what the nuggets will do) carter.
*detroit - kwame, oberto, b.wallace, wilcox(player option)
*golden state - d.george, moore, cj watson, claxton
*houston - Tracy, YAO(player option), cook, scola, barry
*indiana - t.j ford(player option)
*LAC - camby, butler, madsen, telfair(player option), c.smith, ricky davis, skinner, novak
*LAL - fisher, shannon brown(player option), mbenga, powell
*Grizzlies - steven hunter, iverson, marcus williams.
*miami - Dwyane Wade(player option - WILL NOT GET TRADED), J'ONEAL'S 20+MILLION CONTRACT...q.richardson, haslem, magloire, quinn, diawara, j.anthony
*Bucks - michael redd(player option) - ridnour, k.thomas, warrick.
*minnesota - blount, cardinal, a.daniels <-- those 3 rack up 21 million all together...WOW...
*new jersey - simmons, battie, alston, hassell, hayes.
*new orleans - songaila(player option)
*new york - hughes, harrington, mobely(not in person, his contract), darko, David lee, duhon, nate robinson, Curry and Jefferies-( player option(s) ).
*OKC - e.thomas, watson, krystic(player option).
*orlando - anthony johnson, j-will, foyle...
*Philly - carney, brezec
*Suns - amundson, amare'-grant hill-frye( player option(s) ).
*portland - blake, outlaw, przybilla(player option).
*kings - k.thomas, mason, may, brockman
*Spurs - ginobli(won't be traded), mason, bonner, ratliff, bogans
*raptors - Bosh(player option - WILL NOT GET TRADED), a.johnson.
*Utah - boozer, harpring, korver
*washington - mike miller, m.james, haywood, oberto.
I like what they have to trade. I think they are a team that won't mind to add payroll if they think it can get them over the top and win and I think they can turn some of their useless reserves into one or two upgraded players. I can easily see Scalibrine, House and/Tony Allen getting traded along with Bill Walker and/JR Giddens. House being the one they would probably prefer to keep unless maybe they get an upgrade at backup pg. If the Hornets are struggling I could see a possible interest in a guy like Posey. Sure he would be making too much over the rest of his contract, but he can still play and he knows the system already.
I think the majority of teams with expiring deals will probably just let them expire unless it's a superstar that is already on their team that they are planning on trying to extend.
new york and miami have so much coming off the books at the end of the year....it's not even funny.
I believe Mike Miller will be moved around the deadline too, for a big man probably.
Jeffrie and Nate together could happen for an expiring contract.
Hughes could esp. if Chandler continues to show improvement.
shawn marion with dallas just signed his long term deal
The Knicks are probably going to have to try to unload a lot of guys together (expiring deals with longer contract guys). I would not be surprised to see Lee or Robinson moved in order to get rid of Curry and/or Jeffries. I remember hearing last season that a team was interested in Jeffries. They should have jumped on that. Oh well, I think they should just tank this season for a high pick and make sure that they make Eddie Curry look as good as possible by throwing him the rock frequently. I guess for the sake of the Knick's fans, I hope they get Lebron because if they don't and move all these guys for nothing, it's really going to come back on that organization hard. Does anyone think that they would be willing to move Chandler if it meant getting rid of a large contract?
double dribbler, you say the knicks should tank this season for a high pick but Isiah traded their pick to Utah. So they have to waite a few years before they have a first rounder.
they cant win the lebron sweepstakes if they arent entered for it. they got to clear the most cap room possible to even have a chance. they have their 2011 draft pick, but it completely sucks that they are going to miss out on the stacked 2010 class.