NBA 2020 Trade Rumors : The NBA decided to lift the trade moratorium period 2 days prior to the NBA Draft 2020 on the 16th of November. There have been some massive deals since then. We have seen the likes of Chris Paul trade to Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors bringing in Kelly Oubre, and many more.
While rumors are just a part of what happens in the NBA, we bring you some of the biggest trade rumors from renowned NBA writers ahead of the NBA 2020-21 season:
Nov. 20, 2020
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, John Wall has “made it clear” he wants out of Washington. Wall will make $40.8 million in 2020-21, $43.8 million in 2021-22, and has a player option worth $46.9 million in 2022-23.
Nov. 17, 2020
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards have discussed a deal centered around Russell Westbrook for John Wall, although there is reported: “no traction yet.”
Nov. 16, 2020
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Houston Rockets star James Harden “wants to be on a contender elsewhere.” The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers are believed to be at the top of his list, although the Rockets are reportedly comfortable keeping both Harden and Westbrook into the season.
Nov. 13, 2020
The Athletic’s Jared Weiss reported in September that Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is “looking to move on this offseason.” More recently, Oladipo told The Athletic’s Shams Charania that he’s fully committed to the Pacers, saying he’s “focused on leading this franchise to a title.” Oladipo has one more year remaining on his current contract.
Nov. 11, 2020
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Russell Westbrook wants out of Houston following only one season with the Rockets. The Charlotte Hornets have been reported as a potential destination for Westbrook, as have the LA Clippers and New York Knicks.
The tentative schedule calendar for the 2020-21 season:
• Dec. 11-19, 2020: Preseason games
• Dec. 22, 2020 – March 4, 2021: First Half of regular season
• March 5-10, 2021: All-Star break
• March 11 – May 16, 2021: Second Half of regular season
• May 18-21, 2021: Play-In Tournament
• May 22 – July 22, 2021: 2021 NBA Playoffs