The NBA offseason will be taking place at a different time of year this go around. It will still feature no shortage of roster changes from teams with championship aspirations.
The potential consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the NBA salary cap will surely require teams to get creative this offseason. Without a ton of freed up spending room, there could be more trades than usual since teams need to shuffle contracts around.
A weak free agency class that lacks much for realistically attainable high-level players will apply greater pressure on the trade market, too. Basically, if you’re a fan of NBA trades, this could be the perfect offseason for you.
The Los Angeles Lakers will not be an easy team to dethrone in their pursuit of repeating as NBA champions. With LeBron James and Anthony Davis at the helm, opposing teams will need to be aggressive with roster changes to overtake them.
With that being said, let’s take a look at seven major trades that could shake up 2021 NBA championship odds.