This offseason has been a relative stinker in terms of NBA star movement. Despite coming in with sky-high expectations, all of the hotly rumored potential trades have significantly cooled and many of them are no longer accomplishable until after the start of the regular season.
Bradley Beal just signed a massive extension with the Washington Wizards. Damian Lillard did the same to reiterate his commitment to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Deandre Ayton inked a rookie-max deal to remain with the Phoenix Suns. After seriously heated standoffs with the Brooklyn Nets, both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are slated to suit up with the Brooklyn Nets — at least for the time being.
That being said, this summer did provide two major deals that should significantly shift the landscape of the NBA. Rudy Gobert was shipped out to the Minnesota Timberwolves in return for a massive haul, and he’ll be joining Karl-Anthony Towns in newly-minted President Tim Connelly’s plan to end small-ball forever.
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The Atlanta Hawks moved for Dejounte Murray to bring in an elite point-of-attack defender and additional ball-handler to take pressure off of Trae Young on both ends of the court.
Neither of those players is likely to be the last All-Star traded before next summer, as there should be at least one more household name shipped out before this upcoming season’s trade deadline.
There are plenty of talented players sitting in precarious situations that could find themselves on new teams before season’s end. Here are the three stars most likely to be moved next: