NBA Trades: 10 Predictions for What Trades Will and Won’t Happen

November 18th, 2010 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The 2010-11 NBA season is underway, and many teams are already looking for ways to improve their rosters on the court—and off it financially.

With the possibility of a lockout after this season, many teams are looking to shape their rosters before the conclusion of this year's NBA Finals. 

The players have the most to lose with all the possible outcomes involving the new collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players association.

The NBA offices want to reduce player salaries, in part to enable small market teams to afford multiple stars without breaking the bank, and to create a quality bench of role players.

An example of this is Carmelo Anthony's situation with the Denver Nuggets. Anthony can be a free agent next season but will earn a higher salary if he re-signs this season.

Anthony has shown repeatedly that he is highly unlikely to re-sign with the Nuggets long term, so the team who acquires him in trade will require he sign a contract extension upon arrival. 

Next we will look at 10 trades scenarios that are likely to happen, and some that are more fictio ...

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