The NBA season is about to start and down the line some trade targets for teams may include Chris Andersen, Mario Chalmers, Nick Young, Jose Calderon, Jamal Crawford, Channing Frye, Kenneth Faried and Markieff Morris as the season progresses. The trade deadline is not until the winter and there is plenty of time for teams to drum up interest in players.
This summer saw players like Roy Hibbert and Lance Stephenson traded and heading into the season there are some other moves that could happen. Depending on how the preseason finishes out and what injuries come up, the Miami Heat could continue pushing deals for Chris Anderson and Mario Chalmers, which is what they did all summer. Crawford and Calderon are looking more like deadline targets this year, as those two have not had much interest since earlier in the summer.
Young is another candidate to get moved at the deadline, as the Lakers pushed a deal for him over the summer, but did not find a suitable trade partner. Young has been a solid offensive player for the Lakers, but the team just signed Lou Williams and if Young ends up redundant, he could get dealt at the deadline. Kenneth Faried and other players on the Nuggets could be targets, but it largely depends on how the team performs this season. Emmanuel Mudiay is starting at point guard and it could be a major rebuilding year for Denver, which could spark some moves.
Channing Frye reportedly is an option for teams, as Grantland.com reports that the Magic would be willing to trade Frye for "very little." Zach Lowe wrote about Frye and reports that he could be available early in the season, but since he has a decent contract, it could be hard to find a suitable partner. Frye averaged just over seven points last season and he could be an option for teams if injuries happen early in the season.
Morris came up in trade rumors this summer after he went public about being unhappy with the Suns, but he showed up to camp and seemingly put his unhappiness over his twin brother getting traded behind him. The Detroit Pistons reportedly are "monitoring" the Morris situation, according to Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, but no deal is close to happening. At this point it doesn't look like the Suns will be pushing to make a deal, but after everything that happened this offseason, if a solid package comes along for Morris, Phoenix could consider making that move.
Chalmers and Andersen remain potential targets for the Miami Heat to trade, as the team shopped the two this summer in the hopes of lowering their luxury tax. The team made moves with Zoran Dragic and Shabazz Napier and they could continue trying to move either Chalmers or Andersen. According to Hoops Rumors, the tough part about moving Anderson is his $5 million salary and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported recently that there was a "soft market" for Andersen. Chalmers is making $4.3 million this season and if he is traded, Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson would get the chance to be the main backups for Goran Dragic.