15 NBA players most at-risk of being traded this summer

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 12) PJ Tucker

38-year-old power forward PJ Tucker has yet to carve out a role for the LA Clippers after being traded there along with James Harden from the Philadelphia 76ers back in November of last year. In fact, he has played just five out of 52 possible games for the Clippers thus far, but they made the decision not to trade him at the deadline, despite him having a player option for next season that he is certain to pick up.

As a result, they could and probably will look to move him and his $11.5 million salary this summer, with the hopes of getting an impact player who can help them build around their core of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook. After all, having $11.5 million in expendable salary is a rarity for a team such as the Clippers, who have already mortgaged their future to assemble their current team.

They still have a couple of picks that they can trade, and, with Tucker's expiring contract, they could get another player who could help them. After acquiring Harden and going on a run, using Tucker's contract to acquire another useful player would probably be something the Clippers couldn't afford to pass up.