We’re in the Christmas season, with big blockbuster deals still happening. Businesses usually start about a quarter of the way through, or roughly later. Competitors are starting to emerge around the league and other teams may need to trade to try and save the season.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers are the two top dogs in the East. Milwaukee lost their first game of the season last night and still has a 9-1 record. NBA betting sites have $550 to win the finals. Cleveland’s seven-game winning streak ended last night against the Clippers, but the Cavs are still ahead with an impressive 8-2 record.
Utah is the best team in the West this season with a 9-3 record. The Suns, Trail Blazers and Nuggets aren’t too far behind at 7-3. We’re reading about some of the best teams in the NBA right now. A few exciting trades can shake up the league in an instant.
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3 possible trades that no one thinks about
1. Could the Warriors consider splitting up the Splash Brothers?
Klay Thompson is a legend in the Bay Area, but sometimes tough decisions have to be made. The Warriors may need to think about trading Thompson and a few picks to a team that could give them the assets they need. Steph Curry and Andrew Wiggins need more depth at the position. Thompson is undoubtedly a Hall of Famer, but injuries have kept him from being the player he once was.
A potential suitor for Thompson could be the San Antonio Spurs. The Warriors could trade Klein, James Wiseman and a few picks for some players who can make an impact for the team right now. San Antonio could be giving up players like Jakob Poeltl, Josh Richardson and Doug McDermott.
Golden State snapped a six-game losing streak last night with a win over the Kings. It’s still early, but if the Warriors continue to struggle, don’t count them out in a possible trade.
2. The Miami Heat will get rid of future assets for PG, who will help the team win games
After making the Eastern Conference Finals last season, the Miami Heat got off to a slow start to the 2022-23 season. They are 4-7, which surprisingly still ranks third in the Southeast Division. Miami has lost four of its last six games and we could see the team do some helping to turn the season around.
He has a class-rival PG that can definitely help him beat the Heat. Miami could trade Kyle Lowry, Nikola Jovic, Caleb Martin and a 2023 first-round pick to the Hornets. Instead, the Heat will receive Terry Rozier and Kelly Oubre Jr. as future assets for a young team that has been competitive since Charlotte drafted LaMelo Ball.
Final – Miami 107, Portland 110
🔥 Butler: 16pts, 7asts, 6stls & 4rebs
🔥 Adebayo: 16pts, 5rebs & 3asts
🔥 Strus: 16pts (4 3s)
🔥 Lowry: 15pts (4 3s), 8 asts and 7 rebs
🔥 Vincent: 15pts (3 3s) and 3asts
🔥 Dedmon: 10pts and 6rebs
🔥 Martin: 10 points and 5 rebs pic.twitter.com/bKx8scoyQ1
— Miami Heat (@MiamiHEAT) November 8, 2022
3. The Suns will finally get rid of Jai Crowder and the Cavaliers will add more depth
The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to an 8-2 start to the season and have proven to be a serious contender in the East. If they want to hang with a team like Milwaukee late in the game, they need to add more depth to the team. Fortunately, there is a team out West that has a player who has been to multiple NBA Finals and knows how to perform at his best at the end of the season.
Jae Crowder and the Phoenix Suns could not come to a contract agreement and he has yet to play once for the Suns. Cleveland could trade Cedi Osman, Lamar Stevens and a 2023 second-round pick to the Cavs for Crowder. It’s a deal that favors both sides and ultimately puts Crowder back on the court where he belongs.