6 NBA Draft Trades That Changed the League Forever

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6 NBA Draft Trades That Changed the League Forever
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Believe it or not, six draft trades have impacted all of NBA history. Draft picks get swapped all the time for other draft picks or for players. There are, of course, many times a title might be the result of a trade here or there.

But sometimes the effects are bigger than just one team or just one title. They have an impact that lasts for years and span not just one franchise, but many. They have a ripple effect that stretches out through the league and through time.

These six NBA draft trades had an impact that spanned all of NBA history. Here’s a march through time, looking at how different history could be if it weren’t for a few trades here and there.

While this is admittedly speculation, it should make you pause and think about how precarious so many hardline NBA arguments really are, because so many revolve around championships. 

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