The new NBA season is just two weeks old, and three Eastern Conference teams already find themselves in complicated situations. The Philadelphia 76ers finally traded star James Harden but will need to make other moves to remain competitive this season.
The Chicago Bulls have gotten off to a rocky start thus far this season, continuing their trend of inconsistent play from last year. After missing the playoffs last season, there are rumors that they could shake things up by making a trade. The Toronto Raptors are in a similar boat; they have a talented roster but missed the postseason last season.
Complicating things is the fact that their two best players can hit free agency after this season. That has led to speculation that either or both of those players could be moved ahead of the trade deadline.
With all three teams potentially actively scouring the trade market, the opportunity for a mutually beneficial 3-team deal is definitely there. Next, we will take a look at a major 3-team deal involving the Sixers, Bulls, and Raptors.