The season started just a couple of weeks ago, but several rumors are on play regarding various NBA stars and potential moves.
The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor discussed the latest news surrounding Houston Rockets’ superstar James Harden and Washington Wizards’ star Bradley Beal in a recent article.
Harden has asked out of Houston at the start of the offseason, while Beal’s willingness to remain with the Washington Wizards could be in jeopardy, especially if the team remains at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
O’Connor revealed that executives around the league view the New York Knicks, New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat as potential sleepers to make a blockbuster trade this season.
“There could also be a few teams flying under the radar who can put themselves in a superstar sweepstakes,” O’Connor wrote. “This weekend, I asked 14 front office executives which teams come to mind as a sleeper for a blockbuster deal. Six of the executives responded with the Pelicans; three said the Heat; two said the Knicks; and the Mavericks, [Denver] Nuggets, and [San Antonio] Spurs each got one vote.”
The NBA’s trade deadline during the 2020-21 season is set for March 25. If one of these superstars does get moved, there is a good chance one of the aforementioned teams could be involved.