NBA Trade Rumors: There are seven worthy trade candidates that officially become trade-eligible December 15.
The 2024 NBA Trade Deadline is still roughly two months away but the whispers are likely going to grow louder and louder over the next couple of months when it comes to players that could be on the move. And on December 15, a whole new slate of players will officially become trade-eligible.
Per the NBA rulebook, free agents who sign standard contracts from the offseason aren't eligible to be traded until three months following the date when the contract is signed or December 15 (whichever is later).
That means many of the free agents who signed contracts in free agency this past season become trade-eligible on December 15. Under the assumption that a whole new collection of players become trade-eligible this week, we'll take a look at seven of the biggest names that should be on the trade block radar.
Seth Curry, Dallas Mavericks
After breaking out initially with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2019-20 season, the belief was that bringing him back this offseason would be a move that would help solidify the team's supporting cast around Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic. On paper, that would seem to make sense. However, Curry hasn't played much of a role so far this season with the Mavs.
Curry is averaging less than 12 minutes per game. Curry has been pretty efficient, averaging five points per game on 39 percent shooting from 3-point range. Still, it doesn't appear, short of an injury, that there's going to be a big role for Curry this season in Dallas.
The way the first quarter of the season has gone, it could open the door for Curry to be a trade candidate at the deadline. And now that he's officially trade-eligible, perhaps the whispers can begin.