2017 NBA Trade Rumors: DeMarcus Cousins, Jimmy Butler, Jahlil Okafor, Nuggets firesale?
Feb 4, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) reacts to a call during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

NBA trade rumors are heating up with some of the league’s biggest names. We discussed DeMarcus Cousins, Jimmy Butler, and Jahlil Okafor.

Now that we’re past the halfway point of the NBA season the trade rumors concerning some of the league’s biggest names are starting to heat up. Carmelo Anthony is getting a majority of the headlines, but he’s not the only superstar on the block.

DeMarcus Cousins and Jimmy Butler both play for dysfunctional franchises, and they’re regular members of the rumor mill. Cousins and the Sacramento Kings are a match made in hell and Butler is currently at the center of some serious issues in the locker room for the Chicago Bulls.

Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor isn’t a superstar. After one and a half seasons in the league, the former No. 3 overall pick has been a disappointment. With fellow centers Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel already on the roster, it appears that Okafor is the odd man out in Philly.

We explored the rumors about all three of those guys and a few more.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com. I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.