The best part about the NBA offseason is not the NBA Draft, nor is it the free agency signings by teams, but it is all of the rumors about the biggest names in the league. Every year we see trade rumors about virtually every NBA All-Star, it is just a matter of which ones are actually true and which ones are just rumors.
One of the rumors that turned out to be true this offseason was that Russell Westbrook wanted out of Houston and wanted to be traded to a new team. The Rockets granted him his wish and sent him to the Washington Wizards where he will pair up with Bradley Beal to create one of the NBA’s better backcourts.
Another big name player who was on the move this offseason was former All-Star guard, Jrue Holiday. The Pelicans were involved in a four-team trade that sent Holiday to the Bucks, as Milwaukee looks to add talent around Giannis Antetokounmpo in efforts to get the league’s back-to-back MVP to sign long-term.
Westbrook and Holiday were the two biggest names to be on the move this offseason, but with the season set to begin this month, there could still be plenty of big name players set to be on the move at the trade deadline. With this season only having 72-games, teams will look to be more aggressive in their pursuit of winning a championship, which could also result in an increase in trades at this season’s trade deadline.
Whether or not we see a lot of trades, these are the five NBA teams that are best positioned for the next star trade at the trade deadline or next offseason.