NBA Trade Rumors: 7 Biggest trade candidates that become trade-eligible December 15

There are several viable trade candidates that officially become trade-eligible December 15.

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Dennis Schroder, Toronto Raptors

Like many other players on this list, Dennis Schroder may not seem like a natural trade candidate for the Toronto Raptors but through the first quarter of the season, the Raptors are ranked 11th in the Eastern Conference standings. With as much talent as the team has on their roster, finishing outside the top 10 would be a huge disappointment. It's flat-out unexpectable for the franchise. In fact, their slow start to the season should be all the signs they need to point out that retooling is probably needed.

While many seem to point at possible trades of Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby, you can't count out the Raptors from shopping Schroder at the deadline either. Schroder signed a two-year deal this past offseason with the Raptors but that second year could be viewed as an asset for a team looking for depth in the backcourt.

Schroder is averaging 15 points and seven assists per game this season on 42 percent shooting from the field. If the Raptors do end up retooling around Scottie Barnes, Schroder should be on the shortlist to be moved next after Anunoby and/or Siakam.