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2022 NBA trade deadline sellers guide: Pacers, Thunder control market yet surprises loom in the background

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Article Summary:

Detroit Pistons

  • Notable trade candidates: Jerami Grant
  • Goal as a seller: Unclear
  • Latest buzz: Vice chairman ready to trade Grant, but GM open to keeping him

Detroit has no great need to trade Jerami Grant.

Surprise sellers Philadelphia 76ers

  • Notable trade candidates: Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris
  • Goal as a seller: Clear cap space for a run at James Harden
  • Latest buzz: Likely to wait on Simmons trade until Harden becomes available

If Philadelphia believes it can acquire James Harden through either a sign-and-trade or an opt-in-and-trade, Daryl Morey likely has an uneventful deadline.

Boston Celtics

  • Notable trade candidates: Dennis Schroder
  • Goal as a seller: Duck the tax
  • Latest buzz: Cleveland could use its Disabled Player Exception to trade for Schroder

Boston has long-term flaws to address, but for now, the priority will likely be moving Dennis Schroder and his $5.9 million salary. Is there much reason to believe things will get better in the future?

Los Angeles Clippers

  • Notable trade candidates: Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum, Luke Kennard, Serge Ibaka
  • Goal as a seller: Save some tax dollars, reload for 2023 title run
  • Latest buzz: Bledsoe, Ibaka and Morris most available trade candidates

If nothing else, there is a ton of easy money to be saved here.

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