Somethings just look way too good to be true, and while most times that may lead to a huge scam, sometimes two parties can actually work something out and end up completely satisfied with the deal they made.
Take Paul George’s trade for example. Both teams won the trade, as the Thunder got their All-Star (who also committed to staying), while the Pacers got two young studs to kickstart their rebuild in Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, both thriving in their new team.
Obviously, that’s not something that happens all the time, but this season, we’re looking at some deals that may look just as good for both parties involved. That’s why today, we’re going to talk about 4 trades no team could refuse.
4. Kevin Love To The Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks have two choices right now: Either they throw it all away and start tanking again to get a top-5 pick, or they try and make a playoff push as they know they’re 1st round pick is most likely heading to the Hawks due to the Luka Doncic deal.
For that matter, they could try and land Kevin Love by sending away Wesley Matthews and Dwight Powell with the 1st and 2nd round picks. That way, even if DeAndre Jordan leaves next season, they’d have a top-tier big man on their ranks.
3. Nikola Vucevic To The Boston Celtics
Nikola Vucevic has grown to become a solid three-point shooter and one of the most prolific finishers as a face-up kind of big man, something that perfectly suits the Boston Celtics offense as Al Horford’s tailor-made complement.
Trading Vucevic is a no-brainer for the Magic as he’s set to become a free agent and demand a lot of money, while the Celtics could convince him to take a pay cut as a contending team for years to come. In order to get him, they’d have to trade away Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown. The Magic would finally have a point guard, Brown would be unleashed, everyone’s happy.
2. Bradley Beal To The Charlotte Hornets
Bradley Beal has been on a tear with John Wall in the shelf nursing a season-ending injury, and he looks like the most (and lone) tradeable asset remaining in the nation’s capital, considering the team is already full steaming ahead to tank-town.
So, landing Bradley Beal may be the Hornets’ last shot at keeping Kemba Walker from leaving town in the summer, while the team’s playoff chances would be vastly improved upon his arrival. For that purpose, the Hornets would send Malik Monk, Willy Hernangomez and a couple of 2nd Round picks.
1. CJ McCollum To The Orlando Magic
While the Orlando Magic are stuck on a mediocrity spiral, the Portland Trail Blazers are on the verge of contention, but they’re not a Championship-caliber team as of today. According to Jonathan Tjarks of the Ringer, CJ McCollum-Aaron Gordon swap may be the answer for both of their issues.
McCollum could finally be a team’s first scoring option, while the Magic would have an All-Star caliber point guard. Gordon is a great player, but he shouldn’t be featured as a team’s go-to-guy. Next to Lillard, he’d be lethal. This trade could actually take both guys to a whole new level.