5 bold predictions for the NBA trade deadline

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We are officially just days away from the NBA trade deadline, which has raised questions over which players could be changing destinations in the second half of the season.

There are a few players who have already found themselves at the forefront of NBA rumors as the March trade deadline approaches. Initially, Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond were the two names who have been the most mentioned.

Griffin’s situation with the Detroit Pistons already has been resolved. He ended up giving up $13 million to reach a buyout agreement and has since signed with the Brooklyn Nets to play a key role coming off the bench

There will plenty of other names to watch as the NBA trade deadline approaches. Teams now are familiar with the COVID protocols and are better equipped to navigate the salary cap restrictions that prevented mass roster movement in the offseason.

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Another factor to consider is the fact that plenty of teams have now seen how the configuration of their rosters has managed to work. Teams who have a legitimate chance of contending know where they stand and needing to catch up with the Brooklyn Nets with the James Harden trade is key.

With that being said, let’s take a look at five bold predictions ahead of the 2020-21 NBA trade deadline.