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5 Blockbuster Trades That Could Shake Up The NBA Landscape in 2022

With the NBA Finals concluded, it's time for the off-season. Jason Radowitz breaks down five blockbuster trades that could shake up the NBA landscape in 2022.
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5 Blockbuster Trades That Could Shake Up The NBA Landscape in 2022

With the NBA Finals concluded, it's time for the off-season. Many teams are going to shuffle around their roster, trying to put together the best team possible to win an NBA title.

Many star NBA players are on the block. Many teams are ready to make some moves. I've put together five blockbuster trades that every fan wants to see happen.

5. DeAndre Ayton to the Indiana Pacers

The Phoenix Suns didn't extend Ayton last season and seem like they're not going to want to pay him the max. Other teams might.

If the Suns sign and trade Ayton, the Suns would skip the luxury tax in 2022-23 and the two seasons after that. Of course, the Suns have the ability to give Ayton the most money. He's a restricted free-agent meaning if the Suns want to keep Ayton, they can. But if they don't plan on retaining Ayton, the Pacers would be an interesting landing spot.

A trade with the Pacers would bring back Myles Turner to the Suns. The Suns would still be very competitive with Turner while the Pacers would start to develop their core of Tyrese Halliburton and DeAndre Ayton.

4. Julius Randle to the Atlanta Hawks

Randle just wasn't feeling it with the Knicks last year. He was clearly unhappy with New York and fans even booed him off the court a couple of times last year. That got to him mentally and he just wasn't the same player that he was in the previous season before last year.

Anyway, the Hawks could send John Collins away to the Pelicans in a three-team deal with the Knicks. The Hawks would get Randle and the number eight pick in the NBA Draft while the Knicks would bring in a lot more young talent like Jaxson Hayes, Kira Lewis, and Devonte Graham.

Randle and Trae Young would be an interesting combo. Randle would just have to accept that he would be the second option.

3. Donovan Mitchell to the Miami Heat

It seems likely that the Utah Jazz is going to blow things up over the off-season. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell seem unhappy. Both could end up being traded. But Mitchell to the Heat would just be fantastic for Miami.

This year, Jimmy Butler was the only consistent scorer on the team. But if you pair Butler with Mitchell, who is another bonafide scorer, along with Bam Adebayo, the Heat can be serious threats in the East. I'd love to see this.

2. Bradley Beal to the Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers need one more piece and they have to trade Tobias Harris to get it. But it'll be worth it if it's Bradley Beal.

Imagine James Harden, Bradley Beal, Tyrese Maxey, and Joel Embiid teamed up in Philadelphia? The 76ers would be extremely fun and could finally break the curse of not getting into the Finals. Beal clearly wants to play for a contender at this point and Harris is giving the 76ers nothing at this point.

1. Rudy Gobert to the Chicago Bulls

At this time, it seems unlikely that this trade will happen. But if Gobert ended up with the Bulls alongside Nikola Vucevic, DeMar DeRozan, and Zach LaVine, the Bulls would be so stacked with a roster including Coby White and Alex Caruso.

The Bulls would have to part with Patrick Williams and seem like they want to keep Williams. But adding Gobert to this roster could be extremely special.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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