Successfully completing trades during this portion of the NBA offseason is tough.
The New York Knicks have found that out the hard way, as Carmelo Anthony still remains on their roster. Kyrie Irving hasn’t yet been shipped off to a new location, which could present problems for the Cleveland Cavaliers as we move closer toward the 2017-18 campaign.
But this isn’t unexpected.
Recently signed free agents can’t be moved until December, which drastically diminishes the number of potential deals. Teams are attached to their rookies because the sky is the limit and they’ve literally never done anything bad on an NBA court. Optimism almost universally reigns supreme, which isn’t conducive to wheeling and dealing.
That’s not going to stop us, though.
With these five deals, we’re improving the present situations for more than a handful of NBA squads.