The order listed below is based on a combination of factors: the player’s impact should he be traded, our evaluation of the likelihood of a trade occurring, the “asset value” of the player on his current contract and the level of compensation likely demanded by the player’s current team as part of the swap.


Myles Turner

The unusual specifics of Turner’s situation make him an even more fascinating topic of discussion, as the pending unrestricted free agent and the Indiana Pacers can negotiate a lucrative renegotiation-and-extension that would give Turner more money right now then build off that on a multi-season contract. If the two sides cannot hammer out an agreement, it is a clear sign the 26-year-old intends to head elsewhere this summer and the Pacers should move on. A proven rim protector who has also shot 35 percent from 3 in his career, Turner makes sense on virtually every team that could use center help.


John Collins

Seemingly perpetually on the block, the 25-year-old Collins should have a distinct place in the market because he is under contract for another two years with a player option for 2025-26, so if a team is interested in him at roughly $26 million per season, they have a talented power forward on a set contract. While Collins has not demonstrated the ability to anchor defenses at center, he is a dynamic pick-and-roll partner who can unlock offense because of his ability to roll hard and also hit 3s on a pick-and-pop. It would not be surprising to see a young team like the Detroit Pistons or Houston Rockets identify him as an available upgrade who meshes with their current core, but how much will Landry Fields and the Atlanta Hawks demand in return? 


Bojan Bogdanovic

Bogdanovic became a Piston in September and agreed to an extension in October before putting together a very successful start to his age-33 season, posting career highs in both true shooting and usage, an unusual double for a player who has been in the league for years. Bogdanovic’s $20 million salary for next year with a light partial guarantee for 2024-25 looks team-friendly, so that plus his ability to space the floor makes him a good fit for a variety of trade partners. All of Detroit’s possible paths make sense, so the variable will be what teams are actually offering; keeping Bogdanovic around is a justifiable decision. 


Kyle Kuzma

Kuzma is having a career year, averaging 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game, and has taken a legitimate leap since he proved he could be part of a defense-first NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers in the bubble. However, he also is on an expiring contract that isn’t going to be extendable because the salary is too low right now. If a team is going to give up assets to acquire Kuzma, it needs to do so knowing the 27-year-old will hit unrestricted free agency this summer. A first-round pick and a prospect seems like the right price tag here, but Washington tends to march to the beat of its own drum, so who knows if the Washington Wizards will even consider moving Kuzma.