The NBA training camp is about to begin, and the trade rumors are heating up again. There are many big names who are on the watch list, including James Harden, Damian Lillard, Pascal Siakam, Alex Caruso, and Carl Anthony Towns.
Here are the top 5 players on the trade list, all of whom have been linked to different teams.
5 NBA Superstars on the Trading Block
1. James Harden (Philadelphia 76ers)
James Harden has requested his trade from the Sixers and whichever team acquires him will be worrying about his frequent trade requests.
Still, he is the top player on the watch list of NBA trades. Harden’s trade value has hit an all-time low. Hence, it is difficult for the Sixers to obtain the best return in exchange.
Two teams that could acquire Harden are the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets.
2. Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
Next up on the watch list is Damian Lillard. He has requested to be traded to the Miami Heat. However, the Heat is not offering the best value for Lillard.
The Heat have Tyler Herro available, but he doesn’t fit perfectly on the Trail Blazers’ roster. Therefore, the Blazers are looking for a better offer.
3. Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors)
The Toronto Raptors are retaining Pascal Siakam until his trade deadline to obtain the best offer for him. They want to capitalize on his value in a trade deal. But if they get an exciting offer before the trade deadline, they are likely to move him away.
4. Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Karl-Anthony Towns is the best player in the Minnesota Timberwolves. There are plenty of NBA teams that could acquire the Wolves’ big man, and one of them is the San Antonio Spurs.
Towns can add depth to the Spurs’ roster and is also a talent powerhouse.
5. Alex Caruso (Chicago Bulls)
Last but not least, Alex Caruso is also on the watch list. Some rumors suggest that the Bulls might trade him due to his contract expiry, while others suggest that they will extend his contract for the 2024-25 NBA Season.