5 NBA Trades That Could Happen This Season

We always get a few blockbuster trades each NBA season as contenders try to acquire that additional piece they hope can push them over the top, while we've seen struggling teams give up their best players to try and acquire as many future assets as possible. So what could we expect this season? Here are four trades that could go down this season:

5) Kings get: Luis Scola, Chase Budinger, future 2nd-round pick
Nets get: Ben McLemore

The Kings were shopping McLemore before the trade deadline last season and have made him available again this offseason. He's an athletic young player simply in need of a fresh start and more playing time, both of which he would get in Brooklyn. And the Nets NEED a starting-caliber shooting guard.

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) Bucks get: Protected 1st-round pick
Pelicans get: Greg Monroe

The Pelicans were linked to Monroe this offseason, and have been interested in him going back to the trade deadline last season. They have been looking for a big man they can pair with Anthony Davis, and they believe Monroe's passing ability - and Davis' shooting ability - make him an ideal fit. With Milwaukee doing everything they can to unload both Monroe, they'd jump at the chance to get a first-round pick.

2) 76ers get: Terrence Ross, 2017 first-round pick
Raptors get: Nerlens Noel

Toronto is looking to solidify their power forward position, and also need to replace Bismack Biyombo as their backup center. Noel can fill either one of those roles, and Philly needs to ease their logjam at center while improving their backcourt. Ross could slide in as their starting shooting guard, while getting another first-round pick (Toronto has theirs and the Clippers' this year).

1) Timberwolves get: Rudy Gay
Kings get: Ricky Rubio

There is already plenty of steam behind this deal. Gay has told the Kings that he wants to be traded, and the Timberwolves have been shopping Rubio every since they drafted Kris Dunn with the No. 5 pick. With mutual interest between the two sides, it also seems to only be a matter of time before this gets done.

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