Who will make moves ahead of the NBA trade deadline?
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With the NBA trade deadline approaching on February 19, there are numerous players on the trade block expecting to be moving on in the coming weeks.
While contracts, salary cap space and championship or playoff aspirations will all play a part in why these moves will or will not happen, it is interesting to assess the strategies that some of the franchises are adopting.
Honourable mentions go to Brooklyn Nets duo Deron Williams and Joe Johnson who would have featured but for their sizeable contracts which makes it questionable as to whether teams will indeed be firmly interested in acquiring them.
While Johnson is owed $25m next year, his expiring contract the following year could be appealing to teams looking at 2016 and beyond, but ultimately both he and Williams will likely remain in Brooklyn.
Speculation also suggests that Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams is on the trade block, while Phoenix Suns star Miles Plumlee looks likely to move on.