NBA: 7 players who could be on the trade block this summer

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As we look ahead to the 2020 NBA offseason, we’ll take a look at seven players who could see themselves on the trade block this summer.

With the outbreak of COVID-19 doing all but ending the 2019-2020 NBA season prematurely, most fans and team executives are taking an early (or timely?) look at the upcoming offseason.

It truly may be one like we’ve never seen before. That is, of course, almost primarily dependent upon what the league ends up doing with this season’s playoffs. There are a number of narratives stemming from the cancellation of the year, but none larger than player movement.

Last summer we saw Kevin Durant find his way to the Brooklyn Nets, joining Kyrie Irving. Kawhi Leonard turned down the opportunity to defend his title with the Toronto Raptors, deciding to form his own dynamic duo elsewhere with Paul George on the LA Clippers.

Jimmy Butler found his way to the Miami Heat, and Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Russell Westbrook to form yet another duo in the Western Conference.

Trades have become an annual summer tradition for the NBA, but they’re not always blockbusters featuring some of the league’s top players. With the league and its season sitting in limbo, a look at seven candidates for trade this offseason.