2. Royce O’Neale
The Nets traded a first-rounder (what would currently be the No. 27 pick) to the Jazz for O’Neale in June and given that he’s having a career, there’s a good chance they could get a first-round pick back for him.
The 29-year-old forward has always been a solid and versatile defender but he’s really blossomed as an offensive connector and secondary creator this season. He’s averaging 9.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists in just over 34 minutes per game, shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc. He isn’t going to attack the basket or create for himself in isolation but he’s a reliable spot-up shooter who can also attack a closeout or find the open man in a weakside pick-and-roll.
O’Neale’s salary is only partially guaranteed for next season but he’s a value at just over $9 million and would be worth holding onto for a contender. For teams like the Cavaliers, Knicks, Kings or Mavs looking for help on the wings he could be a huge pick-up.