The NBA season is still over a month away, but with training camps on the horizon, here is a look at some players that could come up in trade rumors this year, including DeMarcus Cousins, Markieff Morris, Jose Calderon, Jamal Crawford, Ricky Rubio, Mario Chalmers, Chris Andersen, Anthony Bennett and Brandon Jennings.
This summer some big names came up in rumors, including Cousins, Morris, Chalmers and Calderon, but no deals with those players ended up happening. Jamal Crawford has continued to get mentioned in rumors, but as things stand right now, the Clippers are not looking to make a deal for the guard. Crawford may have a smaller role for the Clippers this season with all the moves the team made this summer, but Doc Rivers said that Crawford is not getting traded, at least not yet.
The Knicks reportedly showed interest in Crawford, as Frank Isola at the New York Daily News reported that the team checked in on Crawford. The Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers were also mentioned in connection with Crawford earlier in the season, but those deals did not come close to happening. The Clippers could take a look at Jose Calderon if they want to make a deal with the Knicks, but right now Calderon is not being pushed aggressively.
There were reports earlier in the summer that Calderon could be traded, but ESPN New York reported last month that no deal is "imminent" with the point guard. Calderon has another year on his deal after this one and that could make him tougher to move. Ricky Rubio has also been mentioned in connection with the Knicks, as Gigantes reported that the team could be interested in acquiring the Wolves guard. Calderon would likely be moved in a deal if the Knicks tried to pry Rubio from Minnesota.
DeMarcus Cousins came up in trade rumors early in the summer, but those eventually died out after the draft. The Lakers looked like they were close to a deal and Yahoo Sports reported that the two teams exchanged a framework about a trade, but that's as far as things went. Later in the summer Howard Beck at Bleacher Report came out with a report that said many in the Kings organization still want to trade Cousins, including head coach George Karl. Cousins dismissed the rumors on social media, but if the team struggles this season, his name likely will come up again.
The Miami Heat have been looking to trade Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen this summer, but so far the team has not found any takers. The team may keep Chalmers over Andersen depending on how their guards perform in camp. Markieff Morris has come out and publicly stated that he wants a trade from the Suns, but so far the team has not been motivated to make a move. Morris reportedly would like a deal after his twin brother was traded. Morris reportedly would prefer a deal to the Rockets or Raptors, but Grantland.com reports that the Suns have shown no indications that they are willing to move Morris.