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NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Most Likely Trade Candidates

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Jan 12, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) controls the ball defended by Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) during the third quarter at the Barclays Center. The Rockets defeated the Nets 113-99. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Which five NBA players are the most likely trade candidates prior to the 2015 trading deadline?

There have already been quite a few rumors and deals made throughout the NBA season to this point, but there are plenty more rumors swirling around with the trading deadline closing in on February 19th.

Players like Rajon Rondo, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Jeff Green, and Brandan Wright have already been traded this year. It is a very interesting season to watch the deadline with all of the teams looking to sell, and contenders looking to buy and make themselves better for the stretch run. Star players and role players are both on the block, and there is a potential to see plenty of big trades go down prior to the deadline.

All of that being said, it is never too early to begin looking into which players are the most likely to move at the deadline. There are quite a few that have been rumored in deals, but there are some that stick out above the rest as likely trade options.

Which five NBA players are the most likely players to be dealt prior to the trading deadline?

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