Some of the biggest names discussed in potential trades before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline have too much value to clear waivers and be traded now, such as Washington's
But there will be trades before the August 31 waiver deadline. There always are. Many players will clear waivers (though many of those players have such onerous contracts, it'll still be difficult to deal them). And some will be dealt.
More players may clear this year than ever considering how few teams seem willing to take on money in this economy. Here's a list of many of the players who are very likely to clear waivers and thus would remain eligible to be traded.