5 Early Forecasts for the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline
With activity currently underway, here are some more transactions to watch out for as the deadline draws closer.
Combining James Harden with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving appears like a cheat code on offense, although stripping the group of Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince and Caris LeVert has significantly hurt Brooklyn’s defense and depth.
Since trading for Harden, the Internet have a defensive score of 119.2, which ranks next-to-last in the NBA over that period.
While one of those conferences was against a strong Milwaukee Bucks team, the Webs dropped two video games to the Cleveland Cavaliers (who were missing out on Kevin Love), offered up 124 indicate a Miami Heat squad without Jimmy Butler or Tyler Herro and allowed Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic to light them up for 34 points on 63.6 percent shooting.
Beginning center DeAndre Jordan (5.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per video game) hasn’t been this inefficient in almost a decade and will get damaged if he’s asked to defend Joel Embiid, Bam Adebayo or Giannis Antetokounmpo in a playoff series.
The Internet can’t trade a first-round pick for the next 8 drafts, which indicates they’re restricted on upgrade opportunities.
However JaVale McGee is one option. The 33-year-old is balancing 8.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in just 16.8 minutes per video game for the Cavaliers however has fallen out of the rotation behind Andre Drummond and Allen.
The Internet were granted a $5.7 million handicapped gamer exception from Spencer Dinwiddie’s season-ending ACL tear, and they might utilize it to soak up McGee’s $4.2 million wage. Sam Amico of FortyEightMinutes reported that the Webs and Cavs have already satisfied twice to talk about a trade for the huge guy.
Brooklyn could likewise utilize its exception to trade for fellow veteran centers like Ed Davis, Nerlens Noel or Bismack Biyombo.