Eight bold predictions for the NBA trade deadline

The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans absolutely shocked the NBA world Sunday night. Just as the game’s top players were wrapping up a highly entertaining exhibition game in New Orleans, Sacramento sent All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans for what has to be considered pennies on the dollar.

This came after a couple somewhat minor trades took place earlier in the month. Now, with just a few days before NBA’s trade deadline, things are really starting to heat up. Will Carmelo Anthony be moved? Is Jimmy Butler really on the trade block? Will teams in the Western Conference now consider making a move to counter what the Pelicans just did?

We might not know the answer to these questions until the deadline Thursday afternoon, but here are our bold predictions for the NBA trade deadline itself.