NBA Trade Value List: Summer 2022 Edition

NBA Trade Value List: Summer 2022 Edition

You may have heard me mention my secret 2022 NBA Trade Value list on several podcasts, causing Chris Ryan to compare the list to Avatar 2. I think that was an insult. Have you spent the past two months fiddling with the Top 50, Top 60, Top 64 while soliciting feedback from friends and co-workers? Probably. Sunday night BS . podcastI made my final list with Ryen Russillo once and for all. Definitely listen to that episode…

…just so you can hear Rosselló speak to me from Herb Jones as one of the 50 best commercial value men in real time (oh my god, I love Herb Jones) or bump into my ranking Anthony Edwards just by tapping into our mutual affection for him. Who needs advanced stats when someone argues, “Wait, we love this guy!!!” It is already working? Russilo and I discuss Anthony Edwards’ ceiling would be the worst take first episode ever. or better. you know what? It will be the best.

Reminder: This is not a player rating list. We categorized these 64 players as trading assets only. For example, LeBron came in at number 35. That doesn’t mean LeBron is the NBA’s 35th best player, just that he’s a 37-year-old star with an expired contract who has actually played more minutes than anyone else except Karim and Millman. Will Miami replace Bam Adebayo to rent LeBron 20th season? No, would Toronto sacrifice Pascal Siakam for him? Mostly not. Will Phoenix flip Michal Bridges’ one-year deal with LeBron and hope he’ll re-sign? Now that’s an exciting argument! For 22 years, this has been the goal of the Commercial Value List. Again, this is not a player rating list.

I’ve relied on these six laid-back rules to light the way for this summer’s list.

rule no. 1: Salaries matter

Would you rather pay Bradley Bell $50 million a year or Jaylene Brown half that? Would you rather pay Trae Young as a max player or Evan Mobley in a rookie deal? Would you rather pay $36.5 million for Kyrie Irving or try to set your eyebrows on fire?

rule no. 2: age issues

Would you rather have Chris Paul for two more seasons or Darius Garland for 15? Would you rather be Giannis at 27 or Steve at 34? Would you rather I write this trade value introduction at the age of 35 or 52?

rule no. 3: Contract length is important, just not as much

Remember the old days, when Raef Lavrentz’s fateful seven-year extension began being passed around the league like VD? Or when The Wizards pardoned Andray Blatche’s contract extension as he had begun? Dumb contracts aren’t long or scary anymore with the new CBA. You can usually get out of it. Well, unless it’s for Russell Westbrook.

For purposes of commercial value in 2022, the length of the contract can be a positive (i.e. a high-quality player who has been locked up for two years or more), a question mark (i.e. an expired deal, like LeBron approaches next summer), or a huge and staggering deal. Wait, is Spotrac broken or are these the real numbers? Extension (such as Portland’s $121.7 million payment to Dame Lillard secured only in 2025-26 and 2026-27). But it’s rarely an aggressive digging process.

rule no. 4: Happiness is more important than ever

In 2022, also known as the Era of Player Empowerment, franchises are more wary of trading for an unhappy man. You can blame a bunch of people for this, but let’s just blame James Harden – he made history by shamelessly quitting two teams in the span of 15 months, then dealt with Ben Simmons (sitting that season in Philly with bruised ego). Basically, there are PHS (Pre-Harden-Simmons) and AHS (After Harden-Simmons).

In the year 72 PHS Toronto rolled the dice at an unhappy person who may have handed Kawhi Leonard and stole the 2019 title. Would any team act so boldly in year 1e? How high will Kawhi’s trade be when 29 other teams know he’s coming out of a shattered ACL, making big profits, and loving Southern California? Does that sound like a tempting risk in, say, Detroit? I do not think so. Nobody wants an unhappy potential star. That’s why Kyrie’s signature and trade roster has been greeted as enthusiastically as the Twitter meeting with Elon Musk. We almost need an accompanying happy value list.

rule no. 5: Strange deals in real life should affect the list

The Timberwolves just paid 225 cents on the dollar for Rudy Gobert (last six qualifier series: 1-5), and then bragged hilariously about how they stuck with Jaden McDaniels afterwards. If the Celtics made a deal like that, you’d find me in the fetal position in the middle of the Pine Barrens woods 80 hours later. I had De Joubert in the mid forties before that Basaltian trade. today? It should break the top 30, right? How can Minnesota trade it now? And how can Brooklyn swap a Kuwaiti dinar for even less? Even a live exchange rate in Kuwaiti dinars for Jaden McDaniels will not be enough.

rule no. 6: Focus on grades

Suppose the league has passed the following rule: for 24 hours, any player can trade without cap ramifications, but with welfare taxes and next-day consequences. If team A says to team B, “We’ll trade player X for player Y,” will team B make the deal? For example, the Trae Young – Jrue Holiday trade won’t happen, but the Bucks will at least say, “Wow, Trae is available?” While the hawks say, “Why would we do that?” That matters. So does Trae’s inevitable stinging tweet when someone takes this paragraph completely out of context and pastes it into their Twitter replies. What’s the matter, Trey?

As always, the 2022 Trade Value List runs in reverse order. This means that if Brandon Ingram was not. 21, then the number of players. 1-20 are all the guys about whom the confidence of the mind in New Orleans might say, “We hate to give up on Brandon, but let’s get together ASAP,” or “Done! Call this deal!” Which player is included between the two numbers. 22 and 64.

One final note: I apologize for not dumping this into a 7,000-word column. My fingers hardly work. As of writing these fifteen paragraphs took two months and 129 drafts. But this also isn’t my final list for 2022, it’s just a quick snapshot of how we look at hot summer days. Could that mean a real column is coming later this year? Who the hell knows? If 58-year-old Pete Mitchell can defeat the country of Urania, then anything is possible.

For now, here’s a list of 64 names from Sunday’s podcast, in descending order, broken down into 12 groups.


Kyle Kuzma
Jaden McDaniels
Alex Caruso
Nikola Vucevic
Gary Trent Jr.
John Collins
CJ McCollum
Ben Mathurin
Wendell Carter Jr.
Robert Williams III
Seth Carrey
Forever Simmons
Dillon Brooks
sleep lo
D Aaron Fox
Jonathan Kuminga
Keegan Murray

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Keri Irving
Ben Simmons
James Harden

Best 64

Group L: Quality Appetizer

64. Draymond Green
63. OG Anunoby
62. Deandre Ayton
61. Garrett Allen
60. Fred Vanfleet
59. Demar DeRozan
58. Dumantas Sabonis

Group K: The Upside Gang

57. Therese Halliburton
56 – Therese Maxi
55- Herb Jones
54. Garen Jackson, Jr.
53. RJ Barrett
52. Franz Wagner
51. Josh Gedi

Group 10: The Ginobilis (Playoff Guys).

50. Tyler Hero
49. Jordan Bull
48. Desmond Bunny
47. Marcus Smart
46. ​​Galen Bronson
45. Andrew Wiggins
44. Michal Bridges

Group One: The Westbrooks (Men’s Regular Season)

43. Bradley Bell
41. Jaden Ivy
40. Degonte Murray

Group H: “Sorry, he deserves more from us than you.”

39. Chris Paul
38. Damien Lillard
37. Khris Middleton
36. Jamal Murray
35. LeBron James
34. Donovan Mitchell

Group G: “Too Small, Too Cheap, Too Good… Please Stop Calling Us”

33. LaMelo Ball
32- Jabari Smith Jr.
31. Galen Green
30. Darius Garland
29. Chet Holmgren
28. Paolo Banchero

Sixth Set: “If I tell Wooge, I’ll ban him to death…but I’m listening”

27. Zach Lavigne
26. Pascal Siakam
25. Rudy Goubert
24. Karl-Anthony Towns
23. Kawhi Leonard
22. Zion Williamson

Fifth group: “Lemme saves you some time: No”

21. Brandon Ingram
20. Jrue’s Holiday
19. Jaylene Brown
18. Pam Adebayo

The fourth group: the true franchisees

17. Tra Young
16. Scotty Barnes
15. Kid Cunningham
14. Paul George
13. Jimmy Butler
12. Anthony Davis
11. Devin Booker

Group C: “We don’t trade it (but make us an offer)”

10. Kevin Durant

The second group: the outcasts

9. Evan Mobley
8. Anthony Edwards
7. Jason Tatum
6. Joel Embiid
5. Ja Morante

The first group: completely untouchable

4. Steve Curry
3. Nikola Jokic
2. Luka Doncic
1. Giannis Antitoconmo

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