Trades during the NBA Draft are an annual tradition that is unlike any other sport. Players will put the hat on of the team that selected them, even though they are headed elsewhere. Teams will make picks for other teams due to trades, and there are usually a decent number of deals conducted throughout the entirety of the draft.
The 2021 NBA Draft should be no different when it comes to possible trades taking shape early in the draft. Some teams would prefer to stay put where they are at as they select a young player in hopes they are someone they can build around.
On the other hand, other teams are seeking proven players to acquire instead of taking a chance on a first-year player. Whether using a draft pick or just executing a trade on the night of the draft, these are scenarios that are important to the flow of things, too.
When the upcoming NBA Draft begins, NBA rumors centered around potential trades will be swirling around while young players will have their lives changed forever. Sometimes, that results in nothing occurring as we saw last year with the Golden State Warriors and the No. 2 overall pick.
With just a little more than a month until the 2021 NBA Draft takes place, there are a handful of teams that could elect to be active on the trade market before they make a selection.