11 shocking NBA trades that almost happened!
A look at some of the biggest trades that nearly happened.
Every season, a team that did not manage to compete for a title but who have a star on their team has a big decision to make. They can either trade away their star for draft picks and start the rebuild, or they themselves can look for another marquee signing to complement their existing franchise player. In some cases, even teams that were competitive have chosen to dismantle their existing team and start a new chapter.
During the off-season, there are countless rumors surrounding almost every star in the NBA. Most of these rumors are quite farfetched and are never really given too much attention. There have also been cases where the unthinkable has occurred and deals that the media was totally unaware of have taken place and thus catching them and everyone else completely off guard.
Here are some of the biggest trades in the NBA that weren't just rumors, but looked set to happen. Had some of these trades had taken place, the complexion of the league would've been extremely different. For various reasons though, they never happened.