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Meet The NBA Players Who Are Now Trade Eligible



December 15th marks an important day for a number, 94 to be exact, of players that are no trade eligible.

Ramp up the rumor mill.

Players who signed new contracts this past offseason have, as of December 15th, officially become trade-eligible.

Meet the players who will be linked to a number of trade scenarios from now until the NBA trade deadline.

Atlanta Hawks

  • Luke Babbitt
  • Dewayne Dedmon
  • Ersan Ilyasova* (Can veto trades)
  • Mike Muscala* (Can veto trades)

Boston Celtics

  • Aron Baynes
  • Gordon Hayward
  • Shane Larkin
  • Daniel Theis

Brooklyn Nets

  • Tyler Zeller

Charlotte Hornets

  • Michael Carter-Williams
  • Julyan Stone

Chicago Bulls

  • Justin Holiday

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Jose Calderon
  • Jeff Green
  • Kyle Korver
  • Derrick Rose

Dallas Mavericks

  • Maxi Kleber
  • Nerlens Noel* (Can veto trades)
  • Dirk Nowitzki* (Can veto trades)
  • Jeff Withey

Denver Nuggets

  • Paul Millsap

Detroit Pistons

  • Reggie Bullock
  • Langston Galloway
  • Eric Moreland
  • Anthony Tolliver

Golden State Warriors

  • Omri Casspi
  • Kevin Durant* (Can veto trades)
  • JaVale McGee* (Can veto trades)
  • Zaza Pachulia* (Can veto trades)
  • David West* (Can veto trades)
  • Nick Young

Houston Rockets

  • Tarik Black
  • Nene
  • Luc Mbah a Moute
  • P.J. Tucker
  • Troy Williams

Indiana Pacers

  • Bojan Bogdanovic
  • Darren Collison
  • Damien Wilkins

Los Angeles Clippers

  • Danilo Gallinari
  • Willie Reed
  • Milos Teodosic

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
  • Tyler Ennis

Memphis Grizzlies

  • Mario Chalmers
  • Tyreke Evans
  • Ben McLemore
  • Wayne Selden

Miami Heat

  • Udonis Haslem* (Can veto trades)
  • James Johnson
  • Jordan Mickey
  • Kelly Olynyk
  • Dion Waiters

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Jamal Crawford
  • Marcus Georges-Hunt
  • Taj Gibson
  • Shabazz Muhammad* (Can veto trades)
  • Jeff Teague

New Orleans Pelicans

  • Tony Allen
  • Ian Clark
  • Darius Miller
  • Rajon Rondo

New York Knicks

  • Ron Baker
  • Michael Beasley
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.
  • Jarrett Jack
  • Ramon Sessions

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Nick Collison* (Can veto trades)
  • Raymond Felton
  • Patrick Patterson

Orlando Magic

  • Arron Afflalo
  • Khem Birch
  • Shelvin Mack
  • Jonathon Simmons
  • Marreese Speights

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Amir Johnson
  • J.J. Redick

Phoenix Suns

  • Alan Williams

    Sacramento Kings

  • Vince Carter
  • George Hill
  • Zach Randolph

San Antonio Spurs

  • Pau Gasol
  • Rudy Gay
  • Manu Ginobili
  • Joffrey Lauvergne
  • Brandon Paul

Toronto Raptors

  • Alfonzo McKinnie
  • C.J. Miles

Utah Jazz

  • Jonas Jerebko
  • Royce O’Neale
  • Thabo Sefolosha
  • Ekpe Udoh

Washington Wizards

  • Jodie Meeks
  • Mike Scott

Atlanta Hawks

Hawks’ Vince Carter Won’t Enter Slam Dunk Contest



While NBA fans are pushing for it, Atlanta Hawks veteran guard, and former Slam Dunk Champion, Vince Carter will not be entering this season’s Slam Dunk Content during the NBA All-Star weekend festivities.

“I don’t think about doing it,” Carter said, during an appearance on The Ringer’s “Winging It”podcast (h/t John Chick of TheScore). “We all … go back and talk about the dunk contest from 2000 and what it did for people and where you were and all of that, and I know what it did for me. So I feel like to taint it, 18-19 years later, why?”

Carter had one of the most legendary performances in the Slam Dunk competition back in 2000, in which he put on an absolute display en route to winning the contest.

“I think if I step on the court for someone to see a dunk, the first thing you’re going to think about is 2000,” Carter continued. “And you’re gonna compare that to 18-19 years later. And that’s just too much time in between. What that did for me then, I don’t ever want to tarnish it. And I feel like going out there, I’m just trying to relive something that should be left alone. Just like when we think some of our classic movies, like let’s not reboot or remake, let’s just leave it alone.”

Age is likely the reason Carter would opt to stay out.

“(In 2000) it didn’t matter, I could dunk fresh off the bus, off the plane,” Carter said. “Now, meh, not so much.”

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Hawks’ John Collins No Longer Experiencing Pain in Ankle



Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins is reportedly no longer experiencing pain in his injured left ankle that caused him to delay making his season debut.

“He is progressing along nicely. He has got another appointment with the doctors, I think (it’s) on the 4th (of November). So we’re hopeful there that we’ll see that the ligament will be back to 100 percent, and then we can really start getting him going on the court,” Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said, during an appearance on 92.9 Atlanta The Game (h/t Kevin Chouinard of

“The biggest thing, as you guys know, is that he hasn’t done anything now in over a month really or about a month now, so it’s just going to be getting his conditioning back. But he’s progressing. He doesn’t have the pain in there any more. And we’ll get him to the doctor here at the end of this week and hopefully we’ll get the all clear and start ramping him back up to full speed.”

Collins returning to the lineup is a big boost for the Hawks, as he looks to build off a promising 2017-2018 campaign.

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Atlanta Hawks

Hawks’ John Collins To Miss Several More Weeks



Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins is expected to miss several more weeks of action due to a nagging ankle injury, with a projected return to the court slated for early November, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Collins has missed the first three games of the regular season and he underwent a non-surgical procedure, categorized as an injection, earlier this month, but it has not helped him return to the court.

Collins was named to the All-Rookie second team last season, and is one of the Hawks’ building blocks of the future.

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