Five NBA players who should move at the trade deadline

We’re now at the halfway point of the NBA season, and the trade deadline is approaching faster than you can say “How come the Lakers haven’t made a move yet?” In the spirit of all things trades, here are five players who, while may not necessarily be leading all rumor mills, will hopefully be on the move by Feb. 9.

Pascal Siakam

This a tough one. Even after winning two games in a row, the Raptors were still five games under .500 entering Jan. 11. Is this struggling season, marred by injuries, enough to move Siakam, their best player? The argument for the move is the seven-year age difference between Siakam and Scottie Barnes. If the Raptors move Siakam for players and picks, they can stay competitive while fully turning the team over to Barnes and the future. (If you want to build around Scottie, wouldn’t it make more sense to keep OG Anunobywho is only 25?) Siakam also has only one year left on his deal after this one.


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