Monday , Dec , 10 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Jason Kidd, Andre Miller, Mike Bibby, & Other Point Guards On Trading Block

Once upon a time, NBA teams treasured their point guards. After all, contending squads always had a solid table-setter to run the offense, handle the rock, and make sound decisions. Good point guards were highly sought after commodities; franchises inked them to long-term deals and teammates viewed them as coaches who suited up and played …

Once upon a time, NBA teams treasured their point guards. After all, contending squads always had a solid table-setter to run the offense, handle the rock, and make sound decisions.

Good point guards were highly sought after commodities; franchises inked them to long-term deals and teammates viewed them as coaches who suited up and played.

Not any more. Right now, three elite point guards are on the trading block and four legit starters could soon be moved if the price is right. Let’s take a look at who is available and why.

The Crème De La Crème …

1) Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets

  • Why: Nobody knows if Kidd was actually sick or pulling a Ferris Bueller when he missed the Nets-Knicks game last week. But somebody in the front office was bothered enough to call him out publicly, so all is not well in Jersey. 

2) Andre Miller, Philadelphia 76ers

  • Why: The 76ers are rebuilding and the veteran could fetch the Sixers a pretty-penny in a trade. Teams like Miller’s unselfish approach and his contract comes off the books next season.

3) Mike Bibby, Sacramento Kings

  • Why: Bibby is starting to get healthy. But Sacramento is also rebuilding and newly acquired Beno Udrih is thriving as the starter. A much-talked about deal to Cleveland could finally go down.

Steady Starters …

4) Luke Ridnour, Seattle Sonics

  • Why: Ridnour thrived in a platoon situation with veteran Antonio Daniels, but things have not gone well since Seattle brought in Earl Watson. Combo guard Delonte West is also capable of playing the one-spot.

5) Jason Williams, Miami Heat

  • Why: Miami is 5-15, Coach Riley is angry at everyone, and Williams is an easy scapegoat. But the point guard formerly known as White Chocolate doesn’t have much value around the league.

Wildcards …

6) Stephon Marbury, New York Knicks

  • Why: Starbury was on the trading block before his father tragically passed away. A change of scenery might be best for him and the Knicks. Teams may balk at his pricey contract.

7) Jamaal Tinsley, Indiana Pacers

  • Why: Tinsley was playing great basketball before getting caught in another off-court incident involving a nightclub. Indiana GM Larry Bird was questioning why Tinsley was out at 3:30 in the morning, so changes could be coming.

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