Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Shake Up the Association

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Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Shake Up the Association
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Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol

This blockbuster list of trades that would shake up the Association include a number of players who could potentially be moved before the NBA trade deadline on February 21. In fact, a few of the players identified in each deal have been mentioned in trade reports recently.

Others, meanwhile, appear to be available based on evaluating each team's organizational direction and roster depth.

I do not have any inside knowledge to suggest these blockbuster trades will or won't eventually materialize—nor is that my specific intent with this article. I am merely highlighting the benefits for each organization in exploring these blockbuster possibilities.

In some cases, these trades would help a playoff-caliber team advance even further in the postseason this year. For the teams that are rebuilding, they would receive a combination of young players and expiring contracts that could position them for playoff success in the future.

Draft picks of some measure could have been included in each proposed deal, but for the purposes of this article, I did not speculate on future draft considerations.

Also, ESPN.com's Trade Machine was used to confirm that the contract values in each scenario lined up correctly.

Read on for four potential blockbuster deals that could shake up the NBA within the next couple of weeks.

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