As the NBA trade deadline draws near, three teams are rumored to pick up some big name players  around the league.  They are: Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers.

 

Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers, Photo: philadunkia.com

Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers, Photo: philadunkia.com

For example, over the last few days, the players for the 76ers and Bucks have become very popular in trade rumors; but, the players gaining the most traction, are Evan Turner and Ersan Ilyasova.

Pau Gasol, power-forward for the Los Angeles Lakers and two-time NBA champion, has been on the trading block for nearly the entire 2013-2014 NBA season. Some teams that are interested in Gasol are the Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Charlotte Bobcats. All three teams have multiple draft picks and young players available, two things the Lakers front office are desperately searching for.

 

 

Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers. Photo: Lakersnationph.com

Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers. Photo: Lakersnationph.com

 

 

 

Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks. Photo: Howard Simmons, New York Daily News

Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks. Photo: Howard Simmons, New York Daily News

Another big market star, Carmelo Anthony, has been under the media microscope big time this year.  Like Gasol, Anthony’s contract with New York will come to an end once the season comes to a close. Many experts think New York needs to get something in return for Melo before he leaves in the off-season for greener pastures. However, Anthony has been indecisive about leaving New York, prompting  many to think that there is a chance he’ll stay put with the Knicks.

 

Having said that, deals will be made in the next 24 hours, as the NBA trade deadline is scheduled for 2PM CT tomorrow Thursday, February 20.  It is tough to say who will be traded for sure, but you can bet that we will see some familiar faces in unfamiliar places by the end of the week.  Stay tuned!

 

 

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