Potential NBA Trade Scenarios That Would Shake Up the Landscape of the League

August 2nd, 2013 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
On the eve of November, most NBA teams already know what their rosters will look like on opening day. 

Not the 2012-13 Houston Rockets. They didn't acquire James Harden from the Oklahoma City Thunder until October 27, just three days ahead of their first regular-season game. Last-second change of plans notwithstanding, Harden showed up ready to go, dropping 37 points on the Detroit Pistons in his first showing as a Rocket.

He scored 45 against the Atlanta Hawks in his second try.

That's a bearded reminder for all the forlorn fans out there, weary of stagnant or wrong-headed rosters. It's never too late to turn things around.

Players and their agents have made a lot of money already this summer, and now it's time for general managers to earn theirs.

The most significant deals yet to be made this summer won't be made with free agents, most of whom are already spoken for. It will take more than cash and cap space to make any serious upgrades before those season-openers. It will take assets, it will take time, and it will probably take some creativity too.

Here are a handful of possibilities that would make th ...

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