5 under-the-radar trade targets for NBA contenders

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The NBA playoffs are still rolling along, with players like Trae Young and Devin Booker making the most of their opportunities in the bright lights. For contending teams that aren’t in the playoffs due to being eliminated, it’s back to the drawing board this offseason.

The NBA free agency period should be littered with surprising moves by certain teams, and trades could be happening left and right with teams looking to return to contention next season.

For the most part, the teams at the bottom of the standings are the ones who have the players that other teams want. We’ve always seen players that could be helping a championship-esque roster be stuck in purgatory on a losing franchise.

Sometimes those players are traded to winning teams and become a key contributor for an organization that wins the title.

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While most of the attention will be placed on which stars can be moved, there more to building a team than just making major swings at big-name players. Filling a roster hole can go a long way and there will be some intriguing options to do so.

With teams looking for underrated pieces, here are a handful of under-the-radar trade targets that contenders in the NBA should pursue.