4 NBA Trades That Could Happen Before The Start Of The Season

We've already seen several NBA blockbuster trades this offseason as the New York Knicks acquired Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague was sent to the Indiana Pacers and the Orlando Magic acquired Serge Ibaka, yet we're bound to see plenty more deals. Here are four trades that could happen before the start of the season.

4) Mavs get: Eric Bledsoe
Suns get: Deron Williams, A.J. Hammons, 2017 first-round pick

Dallas has been looking for quality point guard ever since Jason Kidd retired, and Bledsoe would certainly fit the bill. The emergence of Devin Booker means that Phoenix can no longer play Bledsoe and Brandon Knight on the court together, so they were shopping Bledsoe on draft night. Williams could provide Phoenix with an excellent backup to Knight, and Hammons is a high-upside big man who would provide depth behind Tyson Chandler. Plus, another first-round pick would be helpful in the Suns' rebuild.

3) Kings get: Quincy Pondexter, 2018 first-round pick
Pelicans get: Rudy Gay

The Pelicans are trying to do everything they can they improve the team to get them back to the playoffs an appease star Anthony Davis, and acquiring Gay would give them a huge upgrade on the wing. Pondexter would give Sacramento another three-point shooter, and the 2018 first-round pick would help the Kings with their rebuild.

2) 76ers get: Ricky Rubio
Timberwolves get: Nerlens Noel

Minnesota is shopping Rubio after drafting Kris Dunn with the No. 5 pick, and the Sixers have been shopping both Noel and Okafor this offseason. Philadelphia needs SERIOUS help in their backcourt, and Noel would likely start over Gorgui Dieng at power forward for the Timberwolves.

1) Thunder get: Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder, Nets 2018 first-round pick, 2017 second-round pick
Celtics get: Russell Westbrook

This deal will only happen if Westbrook tells the Thunder he won't re-sign with the team in free agency next offseason, which he has yet to do. However, if he does, OKC will deal him sooner rather than later. Boston is his most likely trade destination given their immense amount of assets, and this haul is something that would definitely appease the Thunder and help their rebuilding effort.

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