There are many veterans on the market who can be a huge asset to teams across the league. With the NBA trade deadline quickly approaching, contenders will be looking to bolster their rosters to get prime position in the playoff race throughout the second half of the season.
Here are six veterans who we'll likely see moved before this year's deadline in order to help those teams in need.
6. Andre Iguodala
Andre Iguodala has been sitting in NBA purgatory, stuck in Memphis awaiting a trade. Many teams could use the services of a veteran leader who can still very much contribute, especially with all of his postseason experience. Iguodala may not be the same athlete he was 10 years ago, but he can be an asset to any contending team.
5. JJ Redick
JJ Redick has aged like fine wine. Since turning 29, he's only gotten better, and with the Pelicans crashing and burning so far this season as the team awaits Zion Williamson's debut, it could be smart for New Orleans to offload the sharpshooter and acquire more assets to further build for the future.
4. Kevin Love
As the Cavaliers go younger, there becomes less and less of a reason for the team to keep Kevin Love, who is taking up a lot of Cleveland's cap space. A team that needs a floor-spacing big man and a rebounder (like the Celtics) could really use Love's services. However, Love massive contract may get in the way since he's owed over $31 million in each season until 2023.
3. Andre Drummond
Andre Drummond has been having arguably the best season ever, averaging career highs in points and rebounds. With the Pistons having another disappointing campaign, though, it may not be worth it to keep the big man if they're looking to rebuild. With his play right now at an all-time high, trading the 26-year-old for draft picks and young players may be the best move for Detroit.
2. Tristan Thompson
Thompson is in the same boat as Kevin Love. As the Cavs propel toward a youth movement, trading the big man when his value is maximized is the best for both sides, considering contenders will gladly surrender assets for a guy like Thompson, who has plenty of postseason experience and is a rebounding machine.
1. Bradley Beal
While Bradley Beal has been averaging 28 points, 6.6 assists and 5 rebounds per game, the Wizards have gone 12-25 this season. With that production, the Wizards would easily be able to offload him, acquire assets, and free up a big portion of their salary cap, especially since John Wall is untradeable at this point. Beal would push most contenders over the edge, so expect plenty of teams to continue to inquire as the deadline approaches.