Milwaukee Bucks Trade Rumors: Larry Sanders, Gary Neal, Caron Butler Options For Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks or Cleveland Cavaliers?

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Feb 12, 2014 03:49 PM EST
Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) takes a shot against Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders (8) in the 2nd quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center.(Photo : Reuters) "

The Milwaukee Bucks have been the worst team in the NBA this season and with the trade deadline coming up, players like Larry Sanders, Gary Neal, Caron Butler and Luke Ridnour could be on the move and teams like the LA Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks or Cleveland Cavaliers could get in on the action.

The Bucks had said they are not planning on trading Larry Sanders after he signed an extension over the summer, but the season has not gone as planned and he is not even leading the team in rebounding and now he could be on the move. According to SI.com and Pro Basketball Talk, the team is so desperate for draft picks that they could be willing to trade Sanders and now teams in need of a player like him could start lining up. The tough thing now is that Sanders is injured, as he fractured a bone on his face and that could keep him out another couple weeks.

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Teams looking to trade for him may overlook that to get a deal done and while the Pacers don't need much, they could go after Sanders or someone like Neal, who is a solid bench option and he could add great depth to the team. Everyone thinks that the Cavaliers are going to sell at the deadline, but the team has said they plan on trying to make the team better and while it's a huge mess there, they did try and grab Luol Deng and made it happen and now they could try and turn things around for Kyrie Irving with another surprising move.

Caron Butler hasn't done much this season, but he could be another depth option guy for teams and the Dallas Mavericks could fit one of those under the radar moves. Sanders has had an up and down season, but there is no doubting his skills and potential, as he is averaging seven points and seven rebounds per game and this comes after he nearly averaged a double-double last season with nine points and nine rebounds.

Neal has had some issues with the team and ESPN.com is reporting that he is likely to be traded by the February 20 deadline. Neal signed with the team for two years and $6.5 million and that isn't hard to move and he has finals and playoff experience with the Spurs. This season he has been shooting over 40 percent from three and is averaging just under 10 points per contest.

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