Tuesday , Jul , 31 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Kevin Garnett Finally Traded, Kobe Bryant, Jermaine O’Neal, Or Shawn Marion Next?

One NBA superstar, Kevin Garnett, has been dealt. Will others follow? That’s the question. Quite often, one blockbuster trade is the chip or spark that leads to other eight figure ballers changing area codes and plying their trade with a new team … Click here for news on this story…

After years of being locked away in the frozen tundra of Siberia/Minnesota, has found greener pastures with a trade to the .

One NBA superstar has been dealt. Will others follow? That’s the question. Quite often, one blockbuster trade is the chip or spark that leads to other eight figure ballers changing area codes and plying their trade with a new team.

Here is a look at other NBA stars that could soon be packing their bags and changing teams:
 
1) Kobe Bryant.

Why he could be dealt: hasn’t rescinded his trade demands and won’t publicly address his future with . L.A. realizes they can’t get back equal value for Bryant, such a concept doesn’t exist. However, the purple-and-gold also realizes that their star can opt-out of his contract in two summers.

The one thing worse than trading Bryant: having him leave as an unrestricted free agent and getting nothing in return. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

The Skinny: It’s tough to see Bryant with another team. But even the greatest of Kobe-fans have to acknowledge it’s a real possibility.

2) Jermaine O’Neal.

Why he could be dealt: are no longer an Eastern power. They keep fading further and further back in the Eastern Conference. The club could start the rebuilding process by trading O’Neal for prospects, cap space, and draft picks.

The Skinny: It’s hard to know what the market is for . He has an expensive contract and has struggled with injuries the last few years. Still, an older team, like New Jersey or the L.A. Lakers, may take a chance on O’Neal’s services.

3) Shawn Marion.

Why he could be dealt: are over the salary cap. The Suns reportedly have chemistry issues. makes a lot of money. Marion has a reputation for being difficult.

The Skinny: But The Matrix is a solid all-round player. His pace and athleticism facilitates Phoenix’s seven seconds to shoot offense. Marion’s also a great one-on-one defender. I think the Suns should think twice before moving their ultra-quick forward.

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