By the time the trade deadline rolls around, NBA fans are well into the process of getting ready for the playoffs.
With a couple of days before the NBA Finals begin, the NBA Trade Market has begun to churn out some big deals.
This week, we’ve been seeing the trade value of the Warriors and Bulls as the Warriors trade Anthony Davis to the Chicago Bulls.
It was the Warriors first deal of the summer.
The Bulls also made a big move by trading for former teammate Jimmy Butler.
With the trade, the Bulls have added another veteran scorer in Pau Gasol.
However, the Warriors already have a starting center in Jimmy Butler who they are confident can help them out offensively.
The Warriors will need to do some heavy lifting to contend with the Chicago frontcourt.
The Bulls are a good team, but it won’t be easy to contend for the championship this season.
The trade will be difficult, but the Bulls are going to need the trade to keep pace with their opponent in the NBA Playoffs.
The Warriors have already made some moves in the trade market.
They acquired Joe Johnson from the Memphis Grizzlies and the veteran forward in a deal that brought back Draymond Green.
Johnson was a member of the Cavaliers championship team last season.
He is a versatile big man who can play either power forward or center.
The team is also trying to add a veteran guard to their backcourt.
In addition to those moves, the team added a veteran wing in Tyler Ennis to the roster.
The 6’10” wing is an athletic defender who has the versatility to play multiple positions.
He has a scoring touch on the offensive end and will help out on defense.
The team added veteran point guard Andrew Bogut to the team’s rotation this off-season.
The 27-year-old is a former All-Star and is a veteran of over 40 playoff series.
He will play with a veteran team this season as he returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Lakers will be looking to add another veteran on the wing.
In a trade, they will be able to add the veteran big man in Lonzo Ball.
Ball was an All-NBA first team selection in 2016, but he was not selected to the All-Rookie Team in 2019.
Ball is a big man with an impressive shooting touch and is versatile enough to play both point guard and small forward.
The Lakers will need a veteran on defense to complement their star forward.