14. Ožu 2021.
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The NBA trade deadline is approaching fast, and contending teams are making their last push to improve the rosters in the race for the championship.
There are a few obvious candidates that will find a new home very soon, and a lot more that you should keep an eye on. So let’s check them out. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
The most recent trend this season has been that teams decide they would trade a player, and they sit him out, avoiding the risk of injury or.. Idk lowering his trade value maybe.
So we already know of 3 guys that are for sure going to be traded, just on that simple fact that teams aren’t playing them at all.
First up, it’s Andre Drummond. As soon as the Cavaliers got Jarett Allen, a great young piece at the center position, it was obvious that Andre will not be a part of this team long term.
The one potential destination that has been mentioned are the Los Angeles Lakers, who now all of a sudden are looking for another big man with all the injuries that Anthony Davis has been dealing with, and the fact that they didn’t get the inside presence they were looking for from Harrell and Gasol.
Now thing is, LA is a candidate for Drummond in case there is a buyout, since he’s in the last year of his contract. But the Cavs would ideally love to get something in return for him, and this is where things get a bit complicated. The big man is making almost 29 million dollars this season, and with the NBA’s rule of salary matching, that’s a lot of players that would need to be involved in the trade. And all that for a possible few month rental, since once again as I said, he will be a free agent this summer.
The Raptors were one of the teams that at least had a phone call about him, but, the salary matching makes things pretty difficult.
So it remains to be seen if he’ll get bought out and if that opens up the door for the Lakers.
Next is one of my favorite players in the league.
P.J. Tucker has also been informed that will not be active for games as the Houston Rockets are trying to find the best possible deal in their process of rebuilding in this post James Harden era.
At 35 years of age, Tucker is certainly better off helping a contender than being stuck on a team just now putting the groundwork for the next decade.
Although the numbers will show that he’s been struggling this season, at only 4 and a half points and shooting 31 and half percent from three, this is mostly due to the complete shake up in the roster, and playing with misfit pieces on a team going nowhere.
GMs and coaches know exactly what they will get from P.J. and that is energy, effort, defense, stability, and of course if you pair him with a dominant player, on the pass off the double team, Tucker will be in the corner, and will knock down that three pointer. And we know he’s been among the league leaders from the corners for the past 5 years.
I don’t see a contender that wouldn’t want him, so there are countless potential landing spots for him. And with only 8 million per year, his contract is easily tradable so I guess the Rockets only wait for the best offer and this will be executed.
In my opinion, if he goes to one of the top 3 teams in any conference, that team will immediately become the most dangerous title candidate. But again, this is just my opinion.
Moving on, another guy that's currently chillin 'in the freezer, put on ice by his team is Lamarcus Aldridge.
The San Antonio Spurs recently announced that the 2 sides mutually agreed that it would be best to trade him so at the moment they too are looking at scenarios that could benefit them.
At 13.5 points and 4.5 rebounds he is definitely way past his prime but at the same time he could come in as a golden opportunity for contenders needing some size and some mid range shots and Lamarcus will always be automatic from there.
The Miami Heat have been extremely interested in him as he could be a huge upgrade to their big man depth.
Other than Bam Adebayo, the team can’t really rely on Myers Leonard and Kelly Olynuk for another deep run in the playoffs, so the fact that these 2 guys are also on an expiring contract just like Aldridge, can possibly get them traded alongside some draft picks, to sweeten the deal for the Spurs, and to make them pull the trigger on this trade.
Personally, I would love to see him with the Heat and that would make things very interesting in the eastern conference.
Another guy who’s been involved in a ton of rumors lately is Kyle Lowry. The slow start that the Toronto Raptors had, and they are nowhere near in position for a title contention,
points to a possibility for a rebuild and moving away from the 34 year old point guard.
That 34 year old point guard however is still averaging 18 points and 7 assists per game, shooting 40% from downtown which is a great stat line, and one that could definitely raise a team to the next level. A championship level.

  • There's only one big time NBA analyst called Stephen, and his last name ain't Smith 🤓💪

    • the only 2 teams that believe they can win a ring this year

      Omer BensimonOmer BensimonPrije 25 dana
    • @Adrian Landuay that's his middle name. Last name is Letsgettoit

      adjacentadjacentPrije 25 dana
    • @Adrian Landuay lol

      kehinde oguntalakehinde oguntalaPrije 26 dana
    • i do believe that his last name is "and this is heat check"

      Adrian LanduayAdrian LanduayPrije 26 dana
    • thas facts tho

      kehinde oguntalakehinde oguntalaPrije 26 dana
  • I thought it was Gilbert Arenas! Bring him back

    dbdbPrije 18 dana
  • Albridge budy burton and lowry to dallas

    lasamigassiemprejuntaslasamigassiemprejuntasPrije 20 dana
  • Still bitter for the Olynik armbar

    Mister MayhemMister MayhemPrije 21 dan
  • you look like simon pegg

    Its EmmanIts EmmanPrije 21 dan
  • Andre to the hornets imagine bro

    ZerthZerthPrije 21 dan
  • where there's smoke there's fire. When there's fire theres barbecue.

    Victor VasquezVictor VasquezPrije 22 dana
  • Nets is gangsta until LBJ traded all of the Lakers organization except AD.

    Monkey D. LuffyMonkey D. LuffyPrije 22 dana
  • Brick check

    el marage kel marage kPrije 22 dana
  • The noisy bangladesh yearly trust because mom postprandially grease astride a absent dictionary. unable, puffy path

    Dan LiuDan LiuPrije 22 dana
  • P.J. Tucker is with the Bucks now

    Marco TardiniMarco TardiniPrije 23 dana
  • Boston should get vujavic from orlando i dont know the spelling sorry. Or they can get jeremy grant or miles turner. Or last option is get al horford back.

    Dom SeeDom SeePrije 23 dana
  • who else was waiting for that video-ending shot 🙂

    Bassel KaskasBassel KaskasPrije 23 dana
  • Nets: Its either are you with us or feel our wrath

    unknown meunknown mePrije 24 dana
  • Did someone pissed LeGM?

    Steven KurniawanSteven KurniawanPrije 24 dana
  • Alridge and Tucker are both old and expensive and possible will be playing safe to avoid injury. Get a younger and a solid rim protector. A solid protector player doesn't need to be a scorer, but if he is truly a scorer, that's a bonus.

    blen quingblen quingPrije 24 dana
  • Ye steph you gotta work on your shooting you are missing from literally past 5 or 6 videos

  • Oladipo doesn't seem like a max player to me. He isn't as good as a real superstar and he is always injured too

    Mr.EMr.EPrije 24 dana
  • LaMarcus to miami pls

    Virtual ABCVirtual ABCPrije 24 dana
  • Heat Check in another depth analysis

    Joze VogrinecJoze VogrinecPrije 24 dana

    MysterioMysterioPrije 24 dana
    • Old vets is not the thing they need rn, they need a fast defender, like Luguentez Dort

      Imma NubImma NubPrije 24 dana
  • Is it just me or does Drummond look like lebron in the thumbnail

    Ryan O'ConnorRyan O'ConnorPrije 24 dana
  • Andre Drummond is the reason why my 2k association season reached game 7. He wrecked havoc on the board and steals like theres no tomorrow..😂🤣😂😂😂🤣

    Engr YanEngr YanPrije 25 dana
  • Warriors can get PJ Tucker with disabled player exception from Klay injury they could add a pick to make the deal done

    Bala GuruBala GuruPrije 25 dana
  • I still think Leonard is the best raptor player to have ever existed. Even though he was only there one year he gave them the title. Lowry just rided along with Leonard to get the title and is imo not even better than Derozan. Just being fortunate enough to be on the same team as Leonard shouldn't grant you to be the best Raptor player.

    Robin ClarijsRobin ClarijsPrije 25 dana
  • healthy Davis, Drummond and PJ Tucker i say lakers in 4

    Omer BensimonOmer BensimonPrije 25 dana
  • golden state really needs a good defender/center

    Shawn OngShawn OngPrije 25 dana
  • just think pap's always want the best for his player's a really good couch

    Queil AmadhayQueil AmadhayPrije 25 dana
  • Aldridge for the lakers team kapalit ni wesly matthews

    angela viloriaangela viloriaPrije 25 dana
  • Andre drummond for the lakers team

    angela viloriaangela viloriaPrije 25 dana
  • I want a Bulls trade to make playoff contention

    Arda ÇiftçiArda ÇiftçiPrije 25 dana
  • Nets should include tucker in that harden trade

    Aj ZhengAj ZhengPrije 25 dana
  • Hasan Whiteside??

    Arsalan SajedArsalan SajedPrije 25 dana
  • Lakers should trade for Tucker with Morris

    twoFOUR oneTHREEtwoFOUR oneTHREEPrije 25 dana

  • Imagine Dragic and Aldric in the same team :D

    dannyLEEdannyLEEPrije 25 dana
  • 2002 NBA Finals rematch!

    Pat NeedhamPat NeedhamPrije 25 dana
  • I was more interested in the highlights in background.

    Elliott UrbinaElliott UrbinaPrije 25 dana
  • Barnes is a bit overpayed imho still too many years left on that deal to take that gamble

    DDPrije 25 dana
  • I honestly loved Javale on the Lakers

    DDPrije 25 dana
  • 1. LaMarcus aldridge 2. Lowry 3. Andre Drummond 4. Harrison barnes 5. PJ tucker 6. Buddy hield 7. Victor oladip 8. Kevin love 9. Porzingis(not in vid but a trade rumour) Etc.

    hel lohel loPrije 25 dana
  • it hurt to hear you talk about my Rockets that way, but it's the truth :(

    Kenobi BryantKenobi BryantPrije 25 dana
  • LA to LA

    Wally ThompsonWally ThompsonPrije 25 dana
  • Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

  • The so called goat cant get enuogh help thats why they want another star... Why not ask for the team he picked during the all star team... Goat?? Primadonna more likely

    Kihoi ChambaKihoi ChambaPrije 25 dana
  • 02:27 what a great defence from P.J.

    Edo TrumanEdo TrumanPrije 25 dana
  • Drummond to Lakers? Not gonna happen. He needs a team that can fit his style. He certainly can’t do what Gasol or AD have been doing.

    alfredjjsalfredjjsPrije 26 dana
  • Kyle lowry join to spurs

  • That's how to make a video!

    IngoreIngorePrije 26 dana
  • How about John collins??

    M.S.CM.S.CPrije 26 dana
  • 갈매기신발 낮네

    saint babarasaint babaraPrije 26 dana
  • lakers should trade harrel, cause gasol has better bsktbll IQ and sometimes mark looks like jokic (not in stats of course)

    Macin BojanowskiMacin BojanowskiPrije 26 dana
  • Dunk on ur next video ending please.

    Gabriel LimGabriel LimPrije 26 dana
  • 2:58 Melo puts up the three BAAANGGG

    Toto ChannelToto ChannelPrije 26 dana
  • We will picking up Buddy Hield and get K.Love in Buyout

    Luka DoncicLuka DoncicPrije 26 dana
  • dethrone the king. 😗

    QuicktwostepsQuicktwostepsPrije 26 dana
  • haha

    Renjolo BagunuRenjolo BagunuPrije 26 dana
  • Player becomes available... Sports Media: Who will join Lebron on the Lakers. Sports Media tomorrow: Who will be joining Nets? Player goes somewhere else... Sports Media: He should've gone to the Nets or the Lakers...

    09lowkey09lowkeyPrije 26 dana
  • 2:56 In the hands of Anthony. Anthony for three BANG!! BANG!!

    Elian YapElian YapPrije 26 dana
  • No more balance

    Botabot AquinoBotabot AquinoPrije 26 dana
  • Insane Jeff Green buzzer beater over LeBron in the background at 6:12

    KashJelloKashJelloPrije 26 dana
  • in my opinion spurs should trade derozan & aldridge and move on with young core & future picks. we've seen how they develop young & unknown player in the past, if coach pop still with them. dont get me wrong, derozan & aldridge can still be valuable for the team, but their contract is expiring this summer.

    PC BerbuluPC BerbuluPrije 26 dana
  • All stephen mentioned were going to bkn 😂😂

    LloydG OfficialLloydG OfficialPrije 26 dana
  • Man the reason why I love the Kings is because of Fox and Hield backcourt.

    Harvey Baya EbonHarvey Baya EbonPrije 26 dana
  • Yooo I don't doubt the Nets signing EVERYBODY with Veteran Minimum contracts. If Drummond gets bought he will choose the better team right now, the Nets 100%. Lamarcus gets bought out and the Nets of course would be favorites, and even fucking Boogie. They can go crazy mode

    ssandroAle gesBorssandroAle gesBorPrije 26 dana
  • 8:22 Looks like you're also getting traded 😂

    Vasilije BoškovićVasilije BoškovićPrije 26 dana
  • Aww so there's hope for love after all

    Isaiah BlackIsaiah BlackPrije 26 dana
  • "There's a hope for love as well " Awww

    Isaiah BlackIsaiah BlackPrije 26 dana
  • Am i the only one who wants to Zach lavine be in the warriors or mavericks

    Ian DeanIan DeanPrije 26 dana
    • @Ian Dean they dont need to trade anyone. He could be a great Forward or Reserve next year.

      Imma NubImma NubPrije 24 dana
    • @Imma Nub IMO they should trade wiggins

      Ian DeanIan DeanPrije 24 dana
    • the last thing the warriors need is another Guard.

      Imma NubImma NubPrije 24 dana
  • Lol I wouldn't take Buddy Hield for that type of ego. If you don't want to adjust, you don't deserve your spot then.

    ExperiMentalExperiMentalPrije 26 dana
  • Rockets want Herro or Robinson for Tucker lol 😂

    Oel DaveOel DavePrije 26 dana
  • Kyle Lowry is in the trade block? Are the Raptors serious about this? They should let the old man retire there.

    Jumar JimenoJumar JimenoPrije 26 dana
    • Cause toronto ain't loyal to the players, They traded DeRozan in a heartbeat and don't want lowry to retire there.

      Imma NubImma NubPrije 24 dana
  • barnes to warriors

    william blakewilliam blakePrije 26 dana
  • Nets should get tucker defending lebron in the finals

    Prince Rudy DoctoleroPrince Rudy DoctoleroPrije 26 dana
  • I watched all ads :)

    Kotak IceKotak IcePrije 26 dana

    Niksa PrkacinNiksa PrkacinPrije 26 dana
    • @Imma Nub I'm not even lakers fan, just being realistic.

      Niksa PrkacinNiksa PrkacinPrije 23 dana
    • lmao, another lakers fan that wants every player on his team. Stfu

      Imma NubImma NubPrije 24 dana
  • 2nd Ring here we come if LeBron and AD gets Drummond.

    K-Field IsaacK-Field IsaacPrije 26 dana
  • Wassup with the subtitles 🧐

    Psyche 16 YTPsyche 16 YTPrije 26 dana
    • @I LOVE GOD AND JESUS JOHN 3:16 REVELATION 21:4 stfu lmao

      Imma NubImma NubPrije 24 dana
    • @I LOVE GOD AND JESUS JOHN 3:16 REVELATION 21:4 ya, exactly, LEAVE

      Psyche 16 YTPsyche 16 YTPrije 25 dana
    • All Demonic Influence, leave now at the name of Jesus.

    • @I LOVE GOD AND JESUS JOHN 3:16 REVELATION 21:4 shut up

      Psyche 16 YTPsyche 16 YTPrije 25 dana
    • Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

  • It's getting exciting

    Daniel EnocDaniel EnocPrije 26 dana
  • Bulls are gunna win a chip

    purkxxpurkxxPrije 26 dana
  • Jordan Griffin Durant Harden Kyrie Brooklyn Nets new starting 5? (Not a Nets fan here, just saying)

    Owari Da JirenOwari Da JirenPrije 26 dana
  • Lin

    tom Vincenttom VincentPrije 26 dana
  • Kyles going to retire a Raptor

    VELOXVELOXPrije 26 dana
  • the nba always seems to have 2 or 3 super teams its making the league boring the players got too much control compared to other leagues where the competitions more exciting, they need to do something about it look how harden fucked the rockets the only team that won creativly was my raptors as if late other wise its like golden state or lebron james teams lol

    daniel chandaniel chanPrije 26 dana
    • That's literally what makes it exciting bruh, if all teams literally suck then no one would watch them, plus, any team could defeat the super team since almost all teams are stacked rn.

      Imma NubImma NubPrije 24 dana
  • Golden state should get pj tbh

    CrimsonReddCrimsonReddPrije 26 dana
  • drummond going to the nets

    Kevin MartadinataKevin MartadinataPrije 26 dana
  • clickbait BS

    Rob MaxwellRob MaxwellPrije 26 dana
  • Are The Cavs have no plan on buying him out right now? I think no one is interested on trading for Drummond

    Dondoyano, Johnrey R.Dondoyano, Johnrey R.Prije 26 dana
  • Didn't know that controversial gamer Meyers Leonard played basketball

    Rusty DagonRusty DagonPrije 26 dana
  • Didn't know that controversial gamer Meyers Leonard played basketball

    Rusty DagonRusty DagonPrije 26 dana
  • Looking forward of LaMarcus ALDRIDGE in heat uniform🤩🤩💪

    Curl BearCurl BearPrije 26 dana
  • No trades just talking about trades click bait

    ChampagneChampagnePrije 26 dana
  • I thought you will mention some big man to be added to gsw

    Kenneth Russel RoguelKenneth Russel RoguelPrije 26 dana
  • why is kyle still being included in videos like this? him and his agent have already shut down all trade rumours

    MadisonMadisonPrije 26 dana
  • In a nutshell, Go to the Lakers or Nets, or else it's boring.

    RaeBordz27RaeBordz27Prije 26 dana
  • Tucker at GSW can be possible? That would be a great move like they did for Iguodala in the past, don’t you think?

    Giacomo SantopietroGiacomo SantopietroPrije 26 dana
  • Barnes one makes no sense. first of all, Barnes will shoot 0/30 for threes in the final(if Celtics can get there). Second, his position is overlapped with Tatum

    Shan's ChannelShan's ChannelPrije 26 dana
  • Aldridge was Monster at Blazers,sad to see him unwanted by mediocre Spurs.Should comeback home to Rip city

    Lukasz JaskulskiLukasz JaskulskiPrije 26 dana
  • Andre drummond can provide rebounds and defence, its sad how no team realy utilized him.

    RefRed_KingRefRed_KingPrije 26 dana

    Al MorabeAl MorabePrije 26 dana