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Robert Horry thinks Steph Curry and Luka Doncic are the only untradeable players in NBA

There are four players that should've made Horry's untouchable list, and no, LeBron James is not one of them.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic

Steph Curry and Luka Doncic

Almost anyone is available for a trade if the price is right. But, there are a select few who are completely off the table. Robert Horry thinks there are only two untouchable players who are entirely off the market. 

Steph Curry and Luka Doncic

Horry played for 16 seasons in the NBA and won seven championships. So he knows a thing or two about creating winning teams. For the former Lakers forward, only two guys in the league will not be on the trading block anytime soon.

Every guy that’s in the league except for five or six are gonna get thrown out there for trade bait because you never know, there might be someone that’s going to be idiotic enough to give you the whole kit and caboodle for someone. I think there’s probably two dudes in the league right now that aren’t on the trading block. That’s Luka and Steph. Everybody else can be traded. I don’t care who you are.

Robert Horry, LakeSports

Luka Doncic is only 23 years but has been named to the All-NBA First Team three times. Meanwhile, Steph Curry won his fourth NBA title and first Finals MVP. These two have proven their loyalty and are eager to bring more achievements to their respective teams. They're more than superstars, the fanbase and the organization identify through them. 

On the other hand, Horry added he thinks the Lakers should go for Kevin Durant even if that means giving up LeBron James. Is this the right thing to do for the Purple and Gold?

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Kevin Durant remains one of the top offensive powers in the league and can make any team playoff contenders but at what cost? For example, if the Rudy Gobert deal fetched four first-round draft picks, a Durant trade would cost more.

At 33 years old, KD isn’t young anymore. And his loyalty to teams has been questioned after asking for a trade from the Nets’ front office. The Slim Reaper could still tow his team to the playoffs but not by himself. There’s no assurance that Kevin would honor his contract or not ask for trade despite being surrounded by good players.

The experiment in Brooklyn failed because of injuries and the attitude of players. The trio of Kyrie Irving, KD, and James Harden had the chance to rewrite history, but things fell apart. Now, Jaylen Brown’s name has been floated around in a potential swap with KD. But the Nets allegedly requested Marcus Smart to be included in the proposal. It remains to be seen if the negotiations progress, but it tells us other teams are not that crazy about signing Durant now.

Who are the other untouchables?

Big Shot Bob forgot to mention these players: Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid and Ja Morant. Their front offices wouldn’t trade any of them for KD. Here are the reasons why.

Embiid, Morant, Giannis, and Jokic are all 28 years or younger. This means they are just starting to enter their prime years. For Morant, the ceiling is much higher as he's only 22 years old. These guys are franchise icons with a lot to give and a much better bill of health and predictability compared to KD. 

Also, Jokic and Giannis won MVP awards twice each, while Jojo was a close second for two years in a row. Aside from Steph Curry and Luka Doncic, Horry should've also mentioned Embiid, Morant, Antetokounmpo, and Nikola Jokic as untouchables.

But hey, we’ve seen stranger things happen in the NBA. Who knows, maybe Big Shot Bob is right. Time will tell. 


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