The NBA is a league driven by stars. When free agents move in the offseason, it has the ability to shift the balance of power of the league. But perhaps the only thing more interesting than a free agent signing is a blockbuster trade where a superstar moves from one city to another.
In today’s NBA, front offices are always thinking years into the future, when a star might be available for the taking. Sometimes, in the case of Kawhi Leonard being traded from the Spurs to the Raptors, extenuating circumstances come into play that causes a player who might’ve been considered untouchable to actually be traded.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, free agency, the draft, and yes, trade season will take place later in the calendar year than usual. But once the Finals wrap up, we’ll have some semblance of an NBA offseason, the type that fans have come to enjoy for so many years.
With that in mind, here are 7 blockbuster NBA trade ideas that would shake up the structure of the league as we currently know it.