As we get closer and closer to crowning the 2020-21 NBA champion, a bunch of teams are already preparing to set themselves up to make a run at the trophy next season through the trade market.
Various teams are also getting ready for the future, but the more distant one, in that their interest in the trade market is related to unloading big contracts and preparing to rebuild.
As such, the trade rumors in the NBA have been hot and heavy recently even though the season isn’t even over yet.
Below, check out the new installment of our Trade Rumor Rankings series, which ranks the five players who have appeared most on our Trade Rumors Page over the previous seven days.
CJ McCollum (Portland)
With the Portland Trail Blazers’ most recent disappointing playoff exit, it’s only natural that speculation about the team’s immediate future would be almost instant. And that’s