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One Player Each NBA Team Should Target (Trade Deadline Edition)

EDITORS NOTE: This article was written during the day of February 8, before some of the seismic trades that have occurred in the last 12 hours.

Atlanta Hawks: Matisse Thybulle

Adding a 3 and D wing to pair with the offensive firepower of Trae Young and Dejounte Murray? Yes please

Boston Celtics: Jakob Poetl

The Celtics are in win now mode and adding some Rob Williams insurance feels like a no brainer. With Al Horford’s age he can’t be relied upon for significant minutes in the playoffs

Brooklyn Nets: Pascal Siakam

The Nets need to do something to appease Kevin Durant and adding help on the interior would make sense

Charlotte Hornets: James Wiseman

This is a low risk high reward type trade for the hornets. They desperately need someone with size to lock down the middle and Plumlee is clearly not the answer. Wiseman is still raw and needs time developing but he could complement Ball nicely if he figures it out.

Chicago Bulls: Mike Conley

The Bulls could desperately use a veteran guard to lead the offense with Lonzo Ball most likely out for the season

Cleveland Cavaliers: Josh Richardson

The Cavs could really use more outside shooting and their bench unit is suspect at best. The means to acquire Richardson should be pretty cheap

Dallas Mavericks: Bogdan Bogdanovic

Bogdanovic’s floor spacing and shot creation should gel well around Kyrie and Luka. The hawks have been trying to trade Bogdanovic going back to last season

Denver Nuggets: Naz Reid

The Nuggets will need someone to eat minutes while Jokic is off the floor and Naz Reid would be a great addition to their squad

Detroit Pistons: Cam Reddish

Reddish has been linked to the pistons before and his mold would mesh nicely with the young core the pistons are putting together

Golden State Warriors: Payton Pritchard

With Steph Curry expected to miss some time adding Pritchard would be a nice addition. His 3 pt shooting has fallen off a little this year but he’s looking for a bigger role and the Warriors could give him that

Houston Rockets: Bones Hyland

Although I think Houston could benefit from a veteran presence in that locker room, Hyland is discontent with his role in Denver and has a ton of upside at just 22 years old. He should be able to carve out a role in Houston’s rebuilding roster

Indiana Pacers: John Collins

The Pacers could use a long armed wing defender who can spot up and shoot and Collins fits the mold

LA Clippers: Eric Gordon

A homecoming in store? The clippers are interested and Gordon wants to go to a contender

La Lakers: Malik Beasley

Beasley would fit in nice for the Lakers. They desperately need outside shooting and he can also lock down on the other end.

Memphis Grizzlies: OG Annunoby

It would take a lot to pry Annunoby away from Toronto but the Grizzlies are one piece away in my opinion. It would be worth the draft capital to acquire him.

Miami Heat: Jae Crowder

Since PJ tucker left in the off-season the Heat have been missing that 3 and D scrappy role player and Crowder can fill that void

Milwaukee Bucks: Bojan Bogdanovic

Bogdanovic is averaging a career high in points this season and after falling short last season this could be the piece they need to seriously challenge the Celtics in the Eastern conference

Minnesota Timberwolves: Fred VanVleet

If D’Angelo Russell is indeed on the move VanVleet would be an upgrade to a team that is desperately trying to make noise in the western conference

New Orleans Pelicans: Gary Trent Jr

The Pelicans could use some help in the backcourt alongside CJ McCollum and with the Raptors going into a rebuild this trade would make a lot of sense for both sides

New York Knicks: Josh Hart

No one really knows what the Knicks are doing at this point but adding someone like Hart who can knock down triples would be a solid addition

OKC Thunder: Moses Moody

The Thunder don’t need to make a big splash they’re still in the midst of their rebuild and have Chet Holmgren in the waiting plus an array of draft picks. If Moody is on the trade block the Thunder wouldn’t hesitate to add another young promising player to their roster

Orlando Magic: Draft picks

The Orlando magic will most certainly be sellers this deadline with the likes of Mo Bamba, Gary Harris and Terrence Ross possibly on the move the Magic should be looking for as much draft capital as possible

Philadelphia 76ers: Nerlens Noel

Noel returns to the team that drafted him as Montrezl Harrell hasn’t really been cutting the mustard and Noel would be a steady force when Embiid has to sit

Phoenix Suns: Kevin Durant

I don’t see the Nets moving on from Durant until the offseason at least but it does seem it’s where Durant wants to be and Phoenix will be aggressive in his pursuit

Portland Trail Blazers: Jarred Vanderbilt

Damian Lillard mentioned he’d like to play alongside Vanderbilt and at just 23 years old he has loads of potential

Sacramento Kings: Mo Bamba

The Kings aren’t great on the boards and block the fewest shots in the NBA. Bamba gives them a much needed precence down low

San Antonio Spurs: Draft picks

The Spurs are seeking 2 1st round picks for Jakob Poetl. If they deal for anyone it will be someone on an expiring contract so they can potentially make some free agency moves in the offseason

Toronto Raptors: Nic Claxton

The Nets are very heavily pursuing many of the Raptors players and if they do make a deal Claxton should be on their radar

Utah Jazz: Draft Picks

Danny Ainge and the Jazz are in a full rebuild and they have many young players teams covet. It would be in their best interest to stockpile more picks

Washington Wizards: Jaesean Tate

Tate has popped up in trade rumors and the Wizards have made calls. After trading Hachimura to the Lakers, Tate would be a great replacement at the position

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