Trade Deadline (02/18/15)

By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
NBA Trade Deadline: Which players will be dealt? Odds courtesy of Bovada.lv.



The NBA Trade Deadline is set for Thursday, February 19th at 3 pm ET. Rumors are swirling about players on the move and teams looking to make a playoff push.

Which players are most likely to be dealt?

Will the Brooklyn Nets trade Brook Lopez on the 2015 NBA trade deadline day?
  • Yes: +125
  • No: -175

Oklahoma City and Brooklyn almost completed a trade centering on Brook Lopez back in January before talks stalled. Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders reported Monday that both teams may renew trade talks. Zach Lowe of Grantland reported that the Thunder have always coveted Lopez, the team even considered drafting him over Russell Westbrook in 2008.

Despite the interest, oddsmakers think Lopez is still a Net on February 20th.

Will the Denver Nuggets trade Aaron Afflalo on the 2015 NBA trade deadline day?
  • Yes: -175
  • No: +125

Numerous teams (Thunder, Bulls, Clippers, Kings) have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Afflalo. The odds suggest Denver will deal their shooting guard, the real question is what can the Nuggets get in return? After trading Timofey Mozgov for two first round picks Denver is looking for multiple draft picks for Afflalo as well.

Will the Oklahoma City Thunder trade Reggie Jackson on the 2015 NBA trade deadline day?
  • Yes: -250
  • No: +175

Jackson will become a restricted free agent this summer and Oklahoma City could lose the guard for nothing. Plus, the Thunder would benefit from trading Jackson by staying under the luxury tax. That motivation alone might explain why bookmakers think Jackson being shipped out of Oklahoma is the most likely trade to occur.

Will the Phoenix Suns trade Goran Dragic on the 2015 NBA trade deadline day?
  • Yes: +200
  • No: -300

Phoenix is in a rough spot, while they would love to keep their All-NBA point guard, Dragic's agent has told the organization that he does not plan to re-sign with the Suns this summer. Multiple teams are linked to Dragic with the Lakers and Rockets being at the top of the list. However, reports indicate that Dragic is interested in the Knicks because New York has a need at point guard and a lot of cap space to offer him.

Will the Utah Jazz trade Enes Kanter on the 2015 NBA trade deadline day?
  • Yes: +110
  • No: -150

Utah is listening to offers for their third year center. Sources say that the Jazz want a first round pick and a young player in any potential trade. Kanter has already made waves telling the media he wants to be traded. If the odds are correct, Kanter will still be a part of the 19-34 Jazz at the end of the week.