With this year’s NBA trade deadline just a couple of days away now, trade rumors are starting to heat up and with teams starting to separate themselves during the second-half of the season, we can expect to see plenty of big moves made this year.
Last week, we saw the first of what will be many trades completed through March 25th with the Thunder and the Pistons exchanging some young talents. Oklahoma City traded away Hamidou Diallo in exchange for Svi Mykhailiuk and a 2027 second-round pick. While this is not a major move by either side, both Diallo and Mykhailiuk have been putting together solid seasons and could both see their roles increase with their new teams.
Plenty of teams will look to add talent to aid them in their potential playoff push this year and for some teams, aid them in their potential championship push, but other teams will look to try and gain as many future assets as possible.
While every team is still hypothetically in the playoff conversation, it is clear to see that at this point in the season, a few teams are not going to have a shot at making the playoffs. As a result, these teams may look to “sell” some of their current talent in exchange for young talents and draft picks to aid in their rebuild process.
A handful of teams will look to be “sellers” at the trade deadline this season, but let’s take a look at three teams who will likely be involved in numerous deals at the NBA trade deadline as they look to gather assets to potentially help them next year and in the future.