10 Notable Players Who Become Trade Eligible On Friday

Get ready for trade talks to start ramping up for real in the NBA later this week. Now within 60 days of the deadline, a whole slew of new players will become eligible to be traded as of Friday, Dec. 15th. And there are some big names in the bunch. Players who signed free agent deals in the summer could not be part of a swap for three months after their signing or until December 15th, whichever is later. 

None of the biggest names who become eligible are expected to be traded: Fred VanVleet, Dillon Brooks, Draymond Green, for instance.

But here's a look at 10 notable names, in alphabetical order, that could be on the move, and could be good trade pieces for teams looking to make a deal; all become officially able to be dealt as of this Friday:

  • Mo Bamba, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Bol Bol, Phoenix Suns
  • Thomas Bryant, Miami Heat
  • Joe Ingles, Orlando Magic
  • Kevin Love, Miami Heat
  • Wesley Matthews, Atlanta Hawks
  • Shake Milton, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Cam Reddish, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Yuta Watanabe, Phoenix Suns
  • Russell Westbrook, LA Clippers
Westbrook has been rumored to be a trade possibility, as his usefulness and production have plummeted since James Harden arrived with the Clippers. But he, like Kevin Love, would have the ability to veto a trade. 

Bamba signed a one-year, $2.34M contract with the Sixers this past summer, but has only gotten into six minutes of action on average, and only on 10 occasions thus far this season. Philly, as they seem to have no use for him, could use the 7-footer in a deal, as there are still plenty of teams that would be looking for a backup big to provide some rim protection.

Bol Bol has been mentioned as a trade candidate, as he has been unable to crack the Suns' rotation, playing only 8 minutes in total thus far this season. Watanabe was also signed as a free agent this past summer, and he hasn't really produced as expected just yet for Phoenix, averaging just 5 points off the bench.

Ingles has an $11M contract, which could be a huge salary-filler for the Magic if they wanted to use it in a trade. There's no guaranteed money after this season, as it's a club option for next. 

Matthews was signed to a one-year, $3.2M contract with the Hawks, but with his role being very limited (just 10 minutes/game), and the Hawks expected to be heavily involved in trade talks, his contract could be on the move if needed in a deal.

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