The NBA trade deadline looms (Thursday, Feb. 19 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern), which means teams are scrambling to either upgrade their roster for a playoff run or rid themselves of assets as they look towards a higher lottery pick. (Amar’e Stoudemire is already in a Dallas uniform, but that wasn’t via trade, per se.)
Despite rampant rumors swirling about the Association, there is a decent chance that this will be a quiet deadline. The main reason? A lot of the sellers’ needs don’t match up well with those of the buyers.
That said, a few teams seem eager to make a move and a couple players (like Goran Dragic, pictured) are prime targets to be wearing new colors.
Below, we set the odds on which teams are the most likely to make a trade – or trades – before the deadline, and the chances of certain much-rumored players to be on the move to a new Zip Code.
2015 NBA Trade Deadline Odds:
Odds of Making a Trade before the Deadline:
Phoenix Suns: 1/2
Denver Nuggets: 1/1
Oklahoma City Thunder: 2/1
Houston Rockets: 3/1
Brooklyn Nets: 3/1
Odds of Being Traded before the Deadline:
Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns: 2/1
- Likely destinations: Orlando, Houston, Denver, or LA Lakers
Reggie Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder: 5/2
- Likely destinations: Milwaukee or Miami
Isaiah Thomas, Phoenix Suns: 3/1
- Likely destinations: Houston, Miami, or LA Lakers
Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets: 5/1
- Likely destinations: Oklahoma City, Charlotte, or Denver
Enes Kanter, Utah Jazz: 10/1
- Likely destinations: Toronto, Milwaukee, or Boston