Grading 12 trade deadline targets from no-brainer to palpably awful

Dorian Finney-Smith, Brooklyn Nets and Dejounte Murray, Atlanta Hawks
Dorian Finney-Smith, Brooklyn Nets and Dejounte Murray, Atlanta Hawks / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages
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No. 9: Andre Drummond is a reasonable target

The Chicago Bulls are wobbling between moving on from their veterans and continuing to stay committed to a future of mediocrity. The one player they do seem open to trading is Andre Drummond, the onetime All-Star center who is still massive and relentless on the glass.

For a Thunder team that has neither a massive center to deploy nor an elite rebounder, adding Drummond at a modest cost to be their backup center is a reasonable decision. He would add to their rebounding and interior defense while taking away from their offensive spacing and defensive switchability; that's not a terrible tradeoff if the Thunder want an option to take on the larger center in the West.

No. 8: Grant Williams is a sneaky-good trade target

The Dallas Mavericks added former Boston forward Grant Williams in free agency this summer, and through the early part of the season he couldn't miss a shot and was thriving in the starting lineup for the Mavs. As the season has gone on, however, Williams' shot has dropped off and he has been relegated to the bench and now to the trade block.

Williams is a solid shooter for his career, and he has the size and strength to be an ideal player to pair with Chet Holmgren against Nikola Jokic; Williams can take on Jokic, leaving Holmgren free to rotate into the paint as a weakside rim protector. Buying low on Williams makes sense if the cost isn't prohibitive.