NBA Trade Rumors: Latest on Cavaliers’ PG Pursuit, Rudy Gay and Omri Casspi

November 23rd, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

As always, the first month of the NBA season has come with a relative calm on the trade market. Teams are still getting their rotations in a rhythm, even bad teams haven't totally hit the tank button yet, and superstars haven't yet become disgruntled (but they are a little gruntled).

Most importantly, however, we haven't hit Dec. 15, aka the true opening of the NBA trade season. That's the first date on the calendar players signed this offseason can be moved. While teams don't go heaving all their major offseason signings off the wagon, the freedom of moving short-term deals and aging veterans makes those conversations easier.

Trades of impact players before Dec. 15 are the exception, not the rule. We're also in a somewhat odd situation where there aren't any teams actively trying to lose games at this point. The Philadelphia 76ers have moved on from "the process" and embraced The Process, the Los Angeles Lakers are suddenly spry under coach Luke Walton, and even the Brooklyn Nets play hard each night despite their competitive disadvantages.

The rumor mill is more of a trickle than a flood at this point. But ther ...

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