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NBA Offseason: Trades to Watch

With the NBA offseason approaching, it’s time to dissect potential trades that could shift the power balance and team dynamics across the league.

Here’s the lowdown on the deals that could make headlines.

Atlanta Hawks Receive: SF Brandon Ingram, G/F Jordan Hawkins
New Orleans Pelicans Receive: PG Dejounte Murray, G/F Bogdan Bogdanović

The Hawks might shake things up by swapping Murray for Ingram, aiming to craft a more balanced team around Trae Young. The Pelicans could benefit from Murray’s playmaking and defense, complementing Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum. Ingram could see a revival in Atlanta, potentially surpassing his impressive stats from last season.

New York Knicks Receive: F Mikal Bridges
Brooklyn Nets Receive: PF Julius Randle, Multiple Draft Picks

The Knicks could bring Bridges into the fold, while the Nets might restock draft picks and add Randle’s All-Star caliber play. This deal could end a nearly four-decade trade drought between the two New York franchises.

Sacramento Kings Receive: SG Zach LaVine, G Alex Caruso
Chicago Bulls Receive: SG Kevin Huerter, F Harrison Barnes, G Davion Mitchell, F Sasha Vezenkov, Future Picks

The Kings could acquire LaVine to alleviate the scoring pressure on De’Aaron Fox, while the Bulls might opt for a soft rebuild, gaining young talent and future draft assets.

Orlando Magic Receive: PG Trae Young
Atlanta Hawks Receive: G Anthony Black, F Jett Howard, F/C Jonathan Isaac, Future Picks

Orlando’s stout defense could be the perfect foil for Young’s offensive prowess. The Hawks could hit the reset button, gaining young prospects and valuable draft picks.

Los Angeles Lakers Receive: SG Donovan Mitchell
Cleveland Cavaliers Receive: SG Austin Reaves, F Rui Hachimura, SG Jalen Hood-Schifino, Future Picks

The Lakers’ championship aspirations could see them form a star-studded trio by adding Mitchell. The Cavaliers would stay competitive with Reaves and Hachimura, while restocking future draft capital.

The NBA offseason is poised to be as thrilling as the on-court action. Keep your eyes peeled as these potential trades could turn the league on its head.

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