My trade deadline prediction:
Players likely out: Vando, Beasley, KO.
Multiple calls and offers for all three have been leaked to media, most likely from inside our building to create competition. KO has drawn less interest but I still think we move him.
Vets likely staying: Conley and Clarkson.
There is no smoke around Clarkson. Either there are no calls (which would be weird) or we dont want to create competition (which would be weird if we were actively looking to trade him). Conley asking price has deterred away suitors. Obviously a good value offer might still come late and make us flip either or both of these two.
Players and picks coming in:
I think we end up adding only 1 FRP (unless we flip more than the trio) and instead focus on bringing in few new players to evaluate for the rest of the season, whose value we can raise even if they arent great fits.
Collins looks unlikely since we need the FRP for the contract risk which Atlanta is likely not giving us, but the NYK duo, someone from Blazers (Hart?) or 1-2 other frontcourt guys who at least theoretically fit better with Lauri and Kessler seems like the likeliest move based on what has been going on.
Pipe dream surprise trade:
Convince Memphis our trade chips help them win now and swindle them to give us Santi Aldama.