Who are the top 5 players in the league that would be considered "Non-Tradable?"
This means that there is no acceptable trade for these players.
1. Kobe Bryant - I dont think that there is a team with enough punch to get Kobe away from the Lakers. I mean they are probably going to win a championship the way they are. Why trade the best player in the league?
2. Carmelo Anthony - I would have put LBJ here but if it were me, I would look at possible trades. I mean, the guy is not committed to saying he is staying so why would I be committed to keeping him? Anyway, there is no other player in the league that can do what Melo is doing. You heard me, NO PLAYER. Not Kobe, not Lebron, not Wade, not anyone. Melo is a perfect fit to everything on this team and he is very loyal. He is playing better now than ever before.
3. Lebron James - As you read in the post before, I would consider trading him, however, the Cavs wont. The GM is too scared to trade the "King" of the NBA for anything. Against my will, I put him at 3.
4. Chris Paul - Enough said?? There is not a guy around that can do it all from the point like Paul can. Is there anyone in the league that is doing more with less?? Dont say Lebron because he is working with a HOF player, an All-Star, and great role players. What does Paul have? Oakfor?? West?? then what? Rookies. . . They could get an entire new team but it still wouldnt replace Paul.
5. Dirk Nowitzki - Like Melo, nobody could do what Dirk is doing. He is absolutely carrying this team to the playoffs and is doing a great job at it. This team is built around him and it shows.
Dwyane Wade - Personally, I think that someone could whoo the Heat into letting him go and giving the keys to Beasley. I know I will catch some flack for that but think about it. He has already shown some frustration with the team and if the Heat were offered some great young players and expiring contracts, I think they might pull the trigger.
Steve Nash - The only thing that kept him off the list is his age. I guess the recent, fair play of Gragic doesnt help him with this list. IMO, cant trade him but like with Wade, youth and money could get him out.
Dwight Howard - Simply didnt make the list because I thought those other guys were above him. However, he is defiantly a guy that shouldnt be traded.
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i agree melo is above lebron on this list, he has shown his loyalty by signing the longer contract when all his draft mates chose to be in this free agency class
Good list , but I do agree with bobbyb, I'm not sure who u would take out but I think Durant has to be in the top 5.
Flirting with Free Agency should put him at 3-5 range because it's still a question mark whether he'll be staying in Cleveland or move somewhere else...
How about Derrick Rose? I think the Bulls are building a future through him...
In my opinion, one young player who shouldn't be traded is kevin love. Has anyone seen how much better the twolves are when he steps on the court? Like david lee with more versatility passing the ball, love is an automatic 12 and 12 every game, and the rebounding suffers tremendously when he isnt on the floor. But with David Kahn, one never knows who is safe and who isnt.
Great post. I agree with 99 percent of the list. Westbrook is a very good player, but would you really qualify him as non-tradable? He's the only guy on the list who I had to stop and think about. The only non-tradable player on OKC is Kevin Durant.
Thanks for the feed back guys. I had thought about Durant and decided against him. The way I see the Durant situation is, yes he is a great scorer but, what else does he do well that cant be replaced?? You guys dont think if someone offered a great center and a decent PF for Durant, they Thunder wouldnt pull the trigger?? Think about some trades like that. Lopez and Yi for Durant?? Maybe. Gasol and Odom for Durant and other?? Maybe. Howard for Durant? Maybe. He is more moveable because of Jeff Green. He has great skill and could help, along with whatever was involved with the trade, to replace Durant's scoring.
With Westbrook, I see the Thunder as having their PG for the next 10 years or so. It is one of the hardest positions to fill in the NBA. They have a guy that is probably going to be an allstar in the next year or 2 (he is in a situation similar to DWilliams) so he is more irreplaceable than a scoring 3 guard.
On DRose, I agree that he is the future but I think his recent average play would make the GM at least take a look. I know its because of an injury and his team is falling apart. However, he has failed to accommodate to the departure of Gordon and I think that would make someone consider it if they were offered something special.
it would be hard to trade westbrook but it is possible. i don't see any trade possible for kevin durant outside of lebron or some other superstar
i put westbrook and rose in the same boat as far as trades. you would have to think very very long and hard to consider if you would trade for either. im not sure if anyone out side of lebron is untradeable though. think about it...could it be possible that a team would trade howard for lbj?..kobe for lbj?..melo for lbj? paul dwill durant?...consider age ability potential and will they make youre team better or not. now that makes you think even more huh
I think Durant is very tradeable. Not saying OKC would do it, because at this time right now that would be suicide. He has a lot of potential, but right now he is only a scorer and the one thing that OKC has are guys that they can move around to fill his role. I really think Westbrook has the ability to be the poor man's Dwayne Wade. Harden is playing solid and Green is doing well. I think for the right pieces he can be had.
I like the list though. I would put Howard in over Dirk though. His age, defensive ability and lack of centers make him extremely rare. Dirk has been fantastic though. As for Carmello, I am starting to lean more towards him as a player. Even though Lebron can do more, Carmelo just has something about him that would make you want to take your chances on him leading you to a title, plus no one can score the way that he can. When he is focused, he is nothing short of amazing. Another guy I like is Wade, but the one thing that would scare anyone about him is the way he plays. He's always one drive away from going on the IR.
i have to disagree with you ont he durant thing because he ranks third in the nba (behind lbj and melo) in pts/reb/ast. he pretty much does what a sf is suppossed to do. he averages more boards then melo and lbj and pretty much you want scoring and rebounds ut of youre sf so he does what is expected out of that position. and he puts up the same amunt of ast as melo. basically him and melo do about the same thing although melo is a better defender but he just started being a pretty good dfender and durant should eventually get there
It would have to be a superstar ie kobe for durant or somethin, so basically not gonna happen. Great post and list thou.
Great point about Chris Paul being a Non-Tradeable, but I think he will be traded bc the team's cap is screwed and won't be a legit winner for a couple years and I do not think Chris Paul wants to wait. I do agree with you that he is Non-Tradeable, but at season's end he will request a trade behind closed doors because he has a lot of class to a team that is competitive. Just my feeling. I hope I am wrong because he is a great player who is great for the city.
i dont think he will ask for one..when you have a player that good who ever he would get traded to will have to give up alot of good players or therre star player so paul will just end up in the exact same position that he is in now or with a young team with good player who are years from being a force
With New Orleans cap situation it would be very hard for them to even get quality players in return if Paul requested a trade. So I could see Paul being traded for team's #3 option along with 2 1st rounders if a trade were to happen.
On a side note, Quincey I enjoy your posts you always bring up great points and arguments to the discussion. In addition you bring up points worth addressing now rather than later, such as John Wall's turnovers.
thanks ..but paul is on that star level where they aren't gonna trade him for a second level star. they would probably just ride it out with what they have and build through the draft and/or trade other players. and as business men they look at the off the court benifits that paul brings liek ticket sales and merchandise and other money related things
I like to see Chris Paul being patient... I want to see him weigh in his options... He's got a very bright future ahead... He's the best PG in the NBA today and he needs no rushing of decision... Just like Jason Kidd.... Kidd waited very patiently for the Nets for 5 seasons since their last Finals appearance and when he realized they were no longer the contenders of the East, he humbly asked for a trade and it was understandable that a guy like him wants to win now since father time is catching up on him... CP3 can do just that for the Hornets..