The world of sports has been drastically altered this year due to the Corona Virus pandemic. The one constant in sports is that there will always be change. Over the past week a total of 23 trades have been put in place and a lot of faces are going to be seeing new teammates, a new home court, and will have new goals in mind. So who acquired the best talent? Who made the biggest splash throughout this crazy week?
It all began on November 15th, when the defending Champion Lakers went out and acquired former Hawks and Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder in exchange for Shooting Guard Danny Green. With the knowledge that Rajon Rondo will most likely find his way out of LA this offseason, The Lakers put in a deal that will eventually replace the 2x NBA champion. Danny Green on the other hand was again shipped to a new team, this time in exchange for former All Star Center Al Horford from the 76ers. The 6ixers also struck a deal with the Mavericks to acquire Seth Curry for Josh Richardson.
The Phoenix Suns also brought the fire by grabbing Chris Paul away from the Thunder. This comes as a bit of a shock as Chris Paul was quoted to say that he would love to stay with OKC. The bottom line for me is, The suns keep getting better and better. And with Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton in the starting 5 this upcoming year, look for them to be a dark horse going into the playoffs.
And speaking of the Suns, Kelly Oubre is on his way to the Warriors for a first round pick after Klay Thompson was diagnosed with a torn right Achilles tendon during a scrimmage. The five time All Star will miss another full year of action extending his drought to 2 years without playing in a regular season game. Oubre steps in for Thompson and will hopefully help Steph Curry, Andrew Wiggins, and new center James Wiseman in the scoring department. The former Memphis Tiger was picked by the Warriors second overall in the 2020 NBA draft and will fill a long void at center for the Dubs.