Some say that hope springs eternal. Some teams around the NBA had better hope that’s true.
We’re talking about teams that had NBA championship hopes, and so far, are not looking likely to meet them. The NBA season is still young, but it has reached a stage where we can begin to draw some conclusions.
This happens every year. The offseason is a time of promise – the regular season is a time when reality hits. Sometimes, talent simply doesn’t gel the way you’d hoped. Teams are having problems that, before now, were unforeseen.
They can still be fixed. In all likelihood, some previously hopeful contenders will turn to the NBA’s trade market for solutions.
With a new understanding of their current group, teams will look to make changes as needed.
Here are three deals we think could fix some struggling hopeful NBA contenders.