The 2021-22 NBA season is set to tip-off on October 19, but before the new season begins, there is plenty to discuss regarding the moves that were made this offseason.
After bringing in five different veterans, all with All-Star experience this offseason to pair with LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers definitely look like one of the better teams in the Western Conference this year, but they are not the only contending team out west.
The defending Western Conference Champions, the Phoenix Suns, added Landry Shamet and JaVale McGee to their bench. The Utah Jazz increased their overall depth by adding Rudy Gay and Hassan Whiteside. The Golden State Warriors not only added both Otto Porter Jr. and Andre Iguodala, but they will get Klay Thompson back for the first time since he tore his ACL in the 2019 NBA Finals.
In the Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks remain at the top of the conference. Still, the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, and maybe even both the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls could wind up surprising many around the league with the moves they made.
The Knicks added both Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier while the Bulls executed some sign-and-trades to land Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan.
Plenty of well-known players will be putting on a new jersey this upcoming season after signing a new contract or being traded, but there are still a handful of players who remain on the trade block.
Whether or not they get moved before the start of the 2021-22 season, all four of these players still remain possible trade targets for teams around the league, and each one of these players could benefit from a change in scenery.