Once the NBA regular season concludes, media coverage splits into four sections: playoff analysis, free agency, the draft, and trade proposals.
Trade proposals can be found anytime, aside from maybe the short period between the deadline and the end of the season, but they usually get even more ambitious and ridiculous once the offseason begins for some teams.
The offseason presents every organization and fanbase with renewed championship aspirations, regardless of how far from contention the current roster may be.
Fans of lottery-bound teams dream of landing a pick just high enough to package in a trade for an All-Star or root for a playoff collapse embarrassing enough to implode a different core.
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This rationale concocts the sort of Earth-shattering fake trades that can sometimes cause an uproar among opposing fans.
Fadeaway World’s Addam Goldman took this concept and ran with it in the self-aware piece, “5 Blockbuster Trades The NBA Fans Would Love Or Hate To See.”
One move Goldman outlined was a swap that saw Damian Lillard heading to the Boston Celtics.