Commentary

Trade deadline countdown: Who could be dealt next?

Originally Published: February 12, 2008
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com
Ron ArtestRocky Widner/Getty ImagesRon Artest may come with a bit of baggage, but he also brings a defensive intensity that teams covet.
About a month ago, we told you how NBA executives believed Pau Gasol would be the next big name traded. They were as right on that as they were wrong on Shaquille O'Neal, whom many felt was among the NBA's most untradable players.

Well, many of those same folks are now saying that Ron Artest will be the next to go, with Jason Kidd coming in a distant second.