Devin Booker (Phoenix)
Booker blew by expectations by being voted into All-NBA 1st Team last season. He will remain with the Suns for the foreseeable future now that he signed a supermax extension with them.
Donovan Mitchell (Utah)
Guaranteed money left: $134,896,800 till 2025-26
2021/22 stats: 25.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 5.3 apg, 44.8 FG%, 35.5 3P%
Agent: Ty Sullivan
If the Jazz were to move Mitchell, they should be able to extract all the young players and future draft picks a team has to offer. His most rumored trade destination, the New York Knicks, can offer up to eight first-round picks for him in addition to several talented young players.
Anthony Edwards (Minnesota)
Guaranteed money left: $10,733,400 till 2023-24
2021/22 stats: 21.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.8 apg, 44.1 FG%, 35.7 3P%
Agent: Omar Wilkes
Anthony Edwards made one of the most seismic leaps in improvement between the majority of his rookie year and last season. His on-the-ball scoring ability gives his potential no bounds, and he should climb these rankings soon as he contains it.
Zach LaVine (Chicago)
Guaranteed money left: $215,159,700 till 2027-28
2021/22 stats: 24.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 4.5 apg, 47.6 FG%, 38.9 3P%
Agent: Rich Paul
LaVine had immense trade value when he was earning just $19.5 million annually. It will be interesting to see how it holds up now that he’s set to nearly double his annual salary after signing a maximum contract this summer.
Jordan Poole (Golden State)
Guaranteed money left: $3,901,399 till 2022-23
2021/22 stats: 18.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.0 apg, 44.8 FG%, 36.4 3P%
Agent: Andrew Morrison
Poole’s ascent completely changes Golden State’s title odds in both the present and future. He’s so ingrained in their system it seems unlikely they would part with him even if doing so in combination with some of their other young players and future draft picks gets them a Top 25 player.
Desmond Bane (Memphis)
Guaranteed money left: $2,130,240 till 2023-24
2021/22 stats: 18.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.7 apg, 46.1 FG%, 43.6 3P%
Agent: Jim Tanner
Bane might be the biggest draft steal in recent memory, and like Tyrese Haliburton and Tyrese Maxey, his small salary currently makes his trade value extremely high. Their salaries alone make them virtually untradeable right now, though, since they give their current teams more flexibility to build a contender now than later when they need to get paid.
James Harden (Philadelphia)
Guaranteed money left: $68,640,000 till 2023-24
2021/22 stats: 22.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 10.3 apg, 41.0 FG%, 33.0 3P%
Agent: Lorenzo McCloud
Harden could see his trade value rise and the overall discourse on him shift now that he’s set to earn a salary in the mid-thirty millions instead of $50 million.
Jalen Green (Houston)
Guaranteed money left: $9,441,840 till 2024-25
2021/22 stats: 17.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.6 apg, 42.6 FG%, 34.3 3P%
Agent: Aaron Mintz
Green may not have had quite the season some of the rookies above him had, but he is just as untouchable as them. Look for him to make a big leap this season.
Tyler Herro (Miami)
Guaranteed money left: $5,722,116 till 2022-23
2021/22 stats: 20.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, 44.7 FG%, 39.9 3P%
Agent: Jeff Schwartz
Herro’s trade value could be revealed soon if the Heat choose not to extend him. He should have lots of suitors, and it will be interesting to see if a package including Herro and multiple future first-round picks can be enough to get a player higher on this list.
Bradley Beal (Washington)
Guaranteed money left: $251,019,650 till 2026-27
2021/22 stats: 23.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 6.6 apg, 45.1 FG%, 30.0 3P%
Agent: Mark Bartelstein
Beal’s name has been in trade rumors for over a year now, and the Wizards probably could’ve gotten a massive haul for him last year. Instead, they kept him and re-signed him to a maximum contract. His annual salary, trade bonus, player option, and no-trade clause have lowered his value.
RJ Barrett (New York)
Guaranteed money left: $10,900,635 till 2022-23
2021/22 stats: 20.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.0 apg, 40.8 FG%, 34.2 3P%
Agent: Bill Duffy
Barrett’s current value may be in the eye of the beholder, mainly because any team that trades for him has to be prepared to give him a lucrative raise on his next contract. The Knicks ideally would like to build around him, but he could be the centerpiece of a trade that returns them an All-Star should a team demand him.
CJ McCollum (New Orleans)
Guaranteed money left: $69,135,802 till 2023-24
2021/22 stats: 22.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 5.1 apg, 46.0 FG%, 38.8 3P%
Agent: Jeff Schwartz
McCollum’s current annual salary might be a little too rich for many teams, which is what likely limited Portland’s return when they traded him. His play so far for the Pelicans may have already raised his trade value above the one first-round pick they gave up for him.
Jaden Ivey (Detroit)
Guaranteed money left: $14,866,680 till 2023-24
Agent: Austin Brown
The Pistons lucked out into getting exactly the type of player they needed in Ivey. It will be fascinating to see where he ranks over the next few seasons.
Anfernee Simons (Portland)
Guaranteed money left: $100,000,000 till 2025-26
2021/22 stats: 17.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.9 apg, 44.3 FG%, 40.5 3P%
Agent: Bill Duffy
Simons got rewarded with a very lucrative contract based on strong play in a small sample size next season. Time will tell if he is a $25 million player annually.
Gary Trent Jr. (Toronto)
Guaranteed money left: $36,290,000 till 2023-24
2021/22 stats: 18.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.0 apg, 41.4 FG%, 38.3 3P%
Agent: Rich Paul
Trent’s value could be limited by his short contract, which effectively makes him an expiring contract this season since he has a player option for the 2023-24 season. Any team that trades for him might have to be prepared to give him a raise should he enter free agency in 2023.
Keldon Johnson (San Antonio)
Guaranteed money left: $77,873,025 till 2026-27
2021/22 stats: 17.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.1 apg, 46.6 FG%, 39.8 3P%
Agent: Rich Paul
Johnson is one of the bigger draft steals in recent memory and was just rewarded with a four-year, $74 million contract. He still has a ton of room to grow and could be much higher in these rankings in a couple years.
Seth Curry (Brooklyn)
Guaranteed money left: $8,496,653 till 2022-23
2021/22 stats: 15.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 48.7 FG%, 42.2 3P%
Agent: Erika Ruiz
Curry should net at least a first-round pick in a trade. He will be eligible to extend with the Nets in August for up to four years, $58 million.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (Atlanta)
Guaranteed money left: $36,000,000 till 2023-24
2021/22 stats: 15.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.1 apg, 43.1 FG%, 36.8 3P%
Agent: Jason Ranne
Bogdanovic could be included as part of a bigger trade if Atlanta wanted to acquire an All-Star. By himself, he could probably net the Hawks a first-round pick or talented young player.
Derrick White (Boston)
Guaranteed money left: $54,321,429 till 2024-25
2021/22 stats: 13.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.9 apg, 42.1 FG%, 31.2 3P%
Agent: Mike Lindeman
White’s contributions in Boston’s Finals run have already made him exceed the value of the first-round pick and pick swap they gave up for him. The Celtics might be more likely to offer him an extension down the line than trade him any time soon.
Bennedict Mathurin (Indiana)
Guaranteed money left: $13,502,880 till 2023-24
Agent: Nima Namakian
Mathurin already has made promising returns after having one of the most dominant performances in this year’s summer league. He could quietly be an All-Star in the making.