Blockbuster Trades For NBA Stars

The world of the NBA and its fans have been in awe as athletes are making game changing decisions.


Alex Riedel

Different NBA jerseys representing the trade and change of scenery for NBA players.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) season has been stagnant until recently. It seemed like another normal season until Monday, January 28 when news about Anthony Davis hit.

Many NBA sports analysts saw the move of Anthony Davis demanding a trade coming. On January 28, Davis and his agent, Rich Paul, who is also LeBron James’ agent, told the New Orleans Pelicans that Davis wants out. Conspiracies led everyone to think that Davis wants to head to the Los Angeles Lakers to be with his friend, LeBron James. The Pelicans have stated they are in no hurry to trade him since he is under contract until 2020.

“I don’t mind if stars want to go play with other stars to win,” senior Elitania Tellez said. “If they feel their team isn’t trying to get better players to help then leaving is their option.” 

The second blockbuster trade news came on January 31 when New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis told the organization he was unhappy and wished to be traded before his free agency this summer. Nearly an hour after the news of the situation broke, the Knicks dealt Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Trey Burke to the Dallas Mavericks for DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and rising star Dennis Smith Jr. as well as two first round picks.

Other big news that broke on February 1 was that Celtics star Kyrie Irving was quoted saying he doesn’t owe anyone anything and the press will have to wait and see in July as to what his free agency brings. Many speculate he will be coming to the New York Knicks.

“I think it’s crazy how all of these NBA stars demand trades nowadays,” sophomore Katherine Keating said.

With the NBA trade deadline fast approaching, February 7 marks the last day NBA teams will be able to trade players until the end of the season. The news of sudden trades are proving to be a turn in the NBA.