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

Kyle Kuzma, DeMar DeRozan
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7) DeMar DeRozan

Chicago Bulls star DeMar DeRozan hasn't been as good as in recent seasons but has picked up his play of late as the Bulls look to secure a spot in the play-in tournament. That is surprising considering that Zach LaVine has missed most of the season but with DeRozan leading the charge, the Bulls have managed to stay competitive. That should boost his stock ahead of the summer, when he is set to become a free agent after he and the Bulls failed to agree on a contract extension.

DeRozan could always re-sign this summer, but if he doesn't, then he could have several suitors, with each likely to make the playoffs this season. Considering that just about every team that is expected to make the playoffs won't have cap space this summer, that may result in a sign-and-trade between the Bulls, DeRozan, and his new team.

After all, DeRozan came to the Bulls in a sign-and-trade with the Spurs so it would be fitting if he were to leave in the same type of deal. It is certainly possible. Moreover, teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, and New York Knicks could have interest this summer.