As the suspense continues to build, some fans can't help but get excited over the prospect of a labor deal getting done next week. A 72-game schedule could mean fans will still have a chance to enjoy a short free agency period, preseason, and All-Star weekend events.
While those things are all great, fans like me have another thing to look forward to: block-buster trades. Every year they happen and this season is no different. There are a number of teams experiencing logjams in different positions and some teams will need to address gaping holes on their rosters.
There are teams like L.A., Orlando and Boston which will want to milk the most out of this season before their aging players decline in production, and then we have teams like Minnesota, New Jersey and Phoenix which will look to start winning before their franchise players get a chance to leave.
Yes, there's a lot ahead of us but for now all we can do is speculate and brainstorm about different trade scenarios which could take place when the season resumes. Here I've put together a few trade ideas which could help benefit all teams involved.
Enjoy, and remember to leave a comment! Let us know what you think.
*note: included slides 4 and 8 which were originally from another one of my articles.