Every single NBA season, we see plenty of trades occur both before and at the NBA trade deadline, yet sometimes, we never hear about some of these trades again. Some trades wind up taking teams to the playoffs and potentially the NBA Finals, but others get left in the dust and seem to not matter in the grand scheme of things.
This season, one of the biggest midseason trades occurred in January when the Brooklyn Nets acquired James Harden from the Houston Rockets in a multi-team deal.
This definitely changed the entire NBA, as Brooklyn now has Harden, Durant and Irving to contend for a title, and caused some teams to be more aggressive in their hunt for talent.
The Harden to Brooklyn deal was one of the first trades this season to occur and definitely set the bar for some deals that were made later on in the season before and at the NBA trade deadline.
As a result, some championship-caliber teams looked to make moves to try and add more talent to compete with Brooklyn, but some of these trades have not panned out the way some teams had imagined.
Now, let’s dive into and check out three midseason acquisitions around the NBA this season that have not been as successful as some teams had imagined.