Blockbuster trade analysis, more of the latest trade talk and, well, did we mention trades?
Wizards, Suns, Blazers, Pelicans, Raptors, Mavericks, Rockets, Pacers, Kings, Grizzlies, Hawks, Hornets, Spurs, Warriors and Nuggets ... all feature in the return of the Monday Musings
The warnings here have been frequent.
Buckle up for lots of trades.
Hasn't that been our mantra?
I'd say we're off to a pretty prescient start.
On Sunday, four days before the NBA Draft, Washington sealed a fast-developing blockbuster deal with Phoenix to ship three-time All-Star Bradley Beal to the Suns. Damian Lillard has not yet been made available for trade proposals in Portland — while New Orleans' true intentions with Zion Williamson remain difficult to read — but the tone has been set for significant action in The Transaction Game.
Read on for more reactions, declarations and revelations about trade, free agency and draft matters: