NBA Trade Deadline: Stephen Jackson, Pau Gasol, Boris Diaw, Lamar Odom: Players on the trade market

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NBA Trade Deadline: Stephen Jackson, Pau Gasol, Boris Diaw, Lamar Odom: Players on the trade market  
The trade deadline is fast approaching and in the midst of speculation about Dwight Howard and Josh Smith all other names have been suppressed. There are currently 4 other players who could be available in the trade window.
Veteran Stephen Jackson has been associated with Milwaukee Bucks for only half of the season and he is tired of the franchise already. He used to play an average of 37.3 minutes and now he is getting 21.3 minutes in the game.
Bucks’ coach is more interested in getting his youngsters in the game and ever since the All-Star weekend, the situation has got worse for Jackson. With a stature of 6 ft 8 in, the veteran forward will be good bet for the teams looking to add more strength to their offense. New Jersey Nets can be a possible destination for him and recently there has been a vibe about him going to the Chicago Bulls before the trade deadline.
Pau Gasol, the Los Angeles Lakers power forward is also a big bet on the trade market. The towering Spanish big has been under the cloud of uncertainty all season long, more aptly the Chris Paul nixed trade came to the fore. Los Angeles Lakers need help on their point guard position but trading off a player that is averaging 16.8 and 10.5 rebounds per game might not be a good idea. Mitch Kupchak, the Lakers general manager however has not assured Pau anything as yet and it must be annoying for a 4 times All-Star and 2-time NBA Champion. Only time will decide his fate.
Boris Diaw, the second highest paid player in Charlotte Bobcats, is also thought to be in discussion of a potential buyout with his team. He is in the final year of his contract and is most certainly not pleased with the teams’ 5-33 rut so far. The veteran forward has averaged just 7.7 points, 4.4 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game. Charlotte might be able to shop some big men by clearing his salary space.
 Another veteran, Dallas Mavericks forward Lamar Odom has been struggling since he was traded by the Lakers, averaging only 7.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Although Mark Cuban, the franchise owner has publically made it clear that Odom is staying put, things might change in a hurry if the Mavs find a more reasonable fit for the bench.



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