More than a month into free agency, the NBA finds itself at a standstill thanks to two stars waiting to be traded. Both the Portland Trailblazers and Philadelphia 76ers are in the process of moving on from stars Damian Lillard and James Harden, respectively, but the process has been slow.
At the moment, the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers are the two most likely teams to land Lillard and Harden. Be that as it may, the longer the process takes, the more likely it is for both Portland and Philadelphia to keep their stars. After all, offseason trades don’t normally take this long to happen, but a massive five-team deal would see both players traded and get the gears of free agency moving again.
The hypothetical five-team trade would be among the biggest in NBA history, with 13 players changing jerseys. With so many players included, it could dramatically reshape every team and the rest of the league as a result. Next, we will look at the specifics of the trade proposal and whether the Heat, Blazers, Sixers, Clipers, and Chicago Bulls would agree to this massive trade.