Carmelo Anthony to the Nets and Five Other Trades That Would Change the NBA

December 23rd, 2010 by Jonathan Tjarks Leave a reply »
Over the weekend, the Orlando Magic started off the NBA's trading season with a bang.

In two separate deals, they moved players worth hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts and over a dozen All-Star appearances between them, revamping the roster of a team that went to the NBA Finals two years ago and the Eastern Conference Finals last year.

The acquisitions of Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Gilbert Arenas was a "game-changer." Now an Orlando team with the ceiling of a second-round exit could make a dark-horse run at an NBA championship.

The Lakers, the two-time defending champs and the favorites in Vegas (+250 to win the championship), are still the team to beat.

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With the Magic "all-in" and LA still looking dominant, what are the other "game-changing" moves that the other contenders could make?  Here's a look at six trades that could happen tomorrow that could change the face of the NBA.

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