The NBA season is underway, and that means the trade rumors are in heavy circulation.
OK, fine. NBA trade rumors circulate for 365 days a year. Still, once we get to see teams in action, they get new legs. Now, we have a clearer vision of teams’ strengths and weaknesses.
This year, the trade market may be particularly hot. With a historic draft class on the horizon, the line between contending and rebuilding teams should be wider than ever. Teams will be entering the 2022-23 season with clear intentions.
Typically, that means they’ll have equally clear desires. Contenders with a small hole in their roster will look to plug it as soon as possible.
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On the other hand, rebuilding teams with a decent veteran or two will likely look to move them quickly. In other words, the 2022-23 season could be a perfect storm for player movement.
Here are some deals featuring some of the most prominent names in the rumor mill.