NBA Experiencing Longest Trade Drought in Over 50 Years
The NBA has gained a reputation for being the wildest league in all of sports.
The reason for that is there is always something happening. Trades, firings, players asking to be moved, you name it, the NBA is one giant soap opera that we as fans can simply not get enough of.
Well, the NBA hot stove has been relatively quiet of late. So quiet, that the league is currently in the midst of its longest trade drought in over 50 years. The most recent trade occurred in July when the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired Chris Paul in a mega-deal that involved Russell Westbrook.
What could be the reason for this stand-still?
“With so many new players on new teams, many teams are still trying to figure out their needs,” explained one NBA executive. “Look at how many stars changed teams. I think that is the main reason for the drought.”
Breathe NBA fans for in just under a month, those players who signed free agent deals this past offseason will be eligible to be moved in trade.