15 NBA Players That Will Absolutely Be Traded In 2019

14. J.R. Smith — Oklahoma City Thunder

Everybody’s favorite soup-throwing, clock-forgetting, shot-chucking enigma is on the market, and could stand to help any number of teams in the league. While Smith has struggled through stretches of his Cleveland career, he remains one of the game’s best pure shooters and a surprisingly capable defender and playmaker in spurts.

After spending the last eight years of his career in the Eastern Conference, a move back out West might be best for Smith. His former team, the Denver Nuggets, might have been a possible landing spot, but they recently signed Smith’s NBA spirit animal Will Barton to a four-year deal and uncovered two quality reserves in Malik Beasley and Monte Morris.

Heading a few hundred miles over, Oklahoma City seems like a logical fit. Smith would join Paul George as the only player’s in the Thunder rotation that can consistently spread the floor.

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