No need to wait until February to see movement in the market. We hope for trades in the coming weeks, as Shams Charania states in his latest article for The Athletic. Fans can expect a few tweaks… and some will be disappointed.
It’s rare to see franchises spring into action after a month of competition. However, for teams like the Nets, or the Lakers, something has to be tried after a failed start to the season. These two organizations are however not mentioned in the last article of Shams Charania. The Athletic insider just gave the trend, explaining that exchanges would take place soon. A few big names are mentioned.
Movements in sight in the coming weeks
The first interesting one is John Collins. Quoted on departure this summer, the interior was kept to collaborate with Trae Young and Dejounte Murray. The result ? 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds average, with more than 100 million dollars to pay him for the next 4 years. We had a better performance with the Hawks. Not surprising to learn that the player could pack his bags…
The Hawks have opened preliminary talks for the John Collins trade. The Suns have shown a desire to get Collins back, but they’re not keen on taking big paydays in return. The Hawks don’t have an imminent deal in place. Several sources indicate that it will take weeks, if not months, to get something done by the February 9 deadline.
Another franchise that is agitated on the market: the Knicks. Evan Fournier is not quoted, despite a future in danger, but it is the case of Immanuel Quickley and Derrick Rose. New York wants to clean up its back line:
The Knicks have shown they are willing to discuss Derrick Rose and Immanuel Quickley in trade talks. As a way to clean up the overabundance of point guards this season.
Finally, know that the Sixers are also active on the market. Joel Embiid and James Harden are obviously not affected, unlike Tobias Harris. The winger is not unanimous and Daryl Morey is looking for another reinforcement:
The 76ers have begun talks with teams in view of Dec. 15, when players who signed contracts this summer can be traded. Tobias Harris regularly comes up in these conversations according to sources. He’s averaging 14.7 points, 6.2 rebounds per game, with 12.1 attempts, his lowest total since the 2015-16 season in Orlando.
Three players on the market, three players who should discover a new organization in the coming months. The suitors in the East are busy, and we imagine that those in the West are not twiddling their thumbs either. Good news for those who don’t want to wait until February to see the action.