The next player on this list is probably the most realistic asset to be traded. Kyle O’Quinn is having his best season as a professional this year. His 6.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 56.3 field goal percentage this season are career highs. O’Quinn is doing this only playing 15.5 minutes per game. Thursday night he posted 12 points and 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season.
The 6-10, 250-pound big man has one of the best value contracts in the league. He is in the second year of a four-year, 16 million dollar deal. The energy and hustle that O’Quinn provides would be a welcomed addition to any playoff bound team. His team friendly contract could make the risk worth a first-round draft pick.
There is not a downfall for a team trading for O’Quinn. The issue will be whether New York is willing to part with one of their few assets. For the right price, it would be hard not to pull the trigger.