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Pass or Pursue: The 10 NBA Players Most Likely to Be Traded By Feb. 10

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3. Jerami Grant - Detroit Pistons

You might not know it since the Detroit Pistons have been a disaster this season, but Jerami Grant would be leading all scorers if he was on the San Antonio Spurs this season. Averaging over 20 points per game for the second straight season, Grant is one of the better scorers thought to be available on the trade market.

Grant can get buckets in a variety of ways, including from downtown. Although he's not shooting the ball particularly well from the 3-point line this season, he's been shooting nearly 38% over the past three seasons, so we know the shot is there.

The 27-year-old also brings defensive versatility and could be a Derrick White lite on that end with was ability to guard multiple positions and be plugged in almost anywhere.

As The Athletic's Shams Charania reported on Monday (subscription required), there will be several playoff teams pursuing Grant's services, including the Washington Wizards, New York Knicks, and Los Angeles Lakers. The Spurs probably aren't in the mix for Grant right now, but that doesn't mean a pursuit isn't worth it.

Verdict: Pursue

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4. Dennis Schroder - Boston Celtics

Now on his fourth team in nine seasons, some Spurs fans might best know Dennis Schroder for being the victim of two clutch shots by Dejounte Murray to seal wins over the Boston Celtics this season.

As Spurs' writer Matthew Tynan pointed out shortly after, Murray's revenge was probably prompted by Schroder's antics back when he was on the Oklahoma City Thunder. While I'm not sure there's legitimate bad blood between the two guards, even that being the case wouldn't be the biggest reason the Spurs shouldn't ask about Schroder.

The Spurs already have a 19-year-old guard waiting for his time to shine full-time and are grooming Tre Jones as a potential long-term backup to Dejounte Murray. Schroder neither fulfills a need nor fits the timeline of San Antonio at 28 years old.

Verdict: Pass

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