NBA Rumors: Top 3 Centers On Trade Market After Turner Extension

With the two-year extension that frequent trade target Myles Turner has agreed to with the Indiana Pacers, it leaves teams who were hoping to land the big man scrambling. But there are a few centers still seen as "available" on this year's trade market before the February 9th deadline, some more likely to move than others. 

Let's have a look at the Top 3 targets at the 'five', and some honorable mentions. 

Jakob Poeltl, San Antonio Spurs

The big Austrian 7-footer has been in big demand as the deadline approaches. The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics seem to be leading the charge, but other suitors are lurking as well. 

The Spurs are said to want two first-rounders in return, but he's on an expiring contract, and that's a stiff price to pay for two months of a rental. They're quite happy to hold on to him as well if they don't get their price, as they still could try to re-sign him in free agency.

He's been averaging close to 13 points and 9.5 rebounds over the past two seasons in San Antonio, while becoming a top rim-protector. 

Nikola Vucevic, Chicago Bulls

An impending free agent, it's unclear what the next move for the big man—or the Bulls—will be here. With the team having a disappointing season, it's quite possible they'll look to move in a new direction for the future. At 32, his limited defensive abilities make his market value questionable, though he's a solid offensive force down low, who can also spread the floor from the perimeter. 

Kelly Olynyk, Utah Jazz

The Canadian is having as strong a season as he's had in the NBA, knocking down threes at a career-high 41.4% pace, while providing playmaking in the frontcourt. He's averaging just about 12 points and five rebounds per game, along with over three assists, in 28 minutes. His $12M contract is non-guaranteed for next year. 

Honorable mentions: Naz Reid, Minnesota Timberwolves and Mason Plumlee, Charlotte Hornets. And of course, if the Phoenix Suns decide to make a drastic move and trade Deandre Ayton, he would vault to the top of this list.

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