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The NBA Is In Its Longest No-Trade Streak Since 1968

(via Golden State Of Mind)

(via Golden State Of Mind)

The 2019-20 NBA season has been one of change. After years of dominating the league, the Warriors are the worst team in the West. Instead of playing games on a nightly basis, stars of today are taking games off for the sake of rest and self-preservation. For the first time in a while, there is parity and a sense of newness in the league.

It has also been eerily quiet.

In fact, the league is in the midst of its longest no-trade streak in over 50 years.

(via Bryan Kalbrosky of HoopsHype)

According to our research, that is actually the longest the NBA has been without a trade since 1968 – excluding seasons shortened by lockouts. In fact, for the first time ever in a non-lockout season, this is the first time there have been no trades in August, September, October or November.

The silence could be the result of a chaotic summer. We saw an unprecedented number of stars change teams this offseason (via trade and free agency) including Russell Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Anthony Davis, and more.

Perhaps now, after all the moving around, teams are inclined to see how their new roster shapes up before changing things again.

But, eventually, the silence will be broken -- it's only a matter of time.