For the 11 teams already eliminated from the playoffs, it's time to start concocting offseason trade proposals.
While some like the Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks may only need a tweak here and there, others like the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder may be contemplating a complete overhaul of the roster.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets should be star-hunting, and the Indiana Pacers could throw their hat in the ring for a former MVP, as well.
While the magnitude of the trades will certainly vary, these are deals every team now home from the Florida bubble should be considering.
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Brooklyn Nets Receive: SG Victor Oladipo, PG T.J. McConnell
Indiana Pacers Receive: G/F Caris LeVert, PG Spencer Dinwiddie, 2020 No. 19 overall pick (via Philadelphia 76ers), 2020 second-round pick (via Denver Nuggets)
The Brooklyn Nets should probably begin the season with LeVert and Dinwiddie, seeing how both mesh on a roster with a healthy Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Going on a star search now may be too tempting to pass up, though.
Oladipo would fit nicely between the two All-Stars, a two-way shooting guard capable of playing on or off the ball. He was 8-of-20 (40 percent) on catch-and-shoot three-pointers during the postseason and would get a tremendous number of open looks with defenses focusing on Durant. If Irving or Durant were to miss time due to injury, the 28-year-old would be perfectly capable of carrying an offense at times, as well.
For Indiana, this would be an insurance policy against Oladipo's upcoming free agency in 2021. If the Pacers don't feel confident in their ability to re-sign the two-time All-Star, getting a 26-year-old replacement under contract until 2023 would be the safe play.
LeVert averaged 20.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 9.5 assists and 1.3 steals and hit 42.9 percent of his three-pointers in the playoffs, playing a primary-ball-handler role on a Nets team decimated by injuries, opt-outs and positive COVID-19 tests.
LeVert would take Oladipo's spot in the starting lineup, and Spencer Dinwiddie (20.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game during the regular season) would become Indiana's sixth man. Getting the 19th overall pick in the draft would also give the Pacers a chance at a player like Tyrese Maxey, RJ Hampton or Cole Anthony.
For a small-market franchise like Indiana that traded its last star before he hit free agency, history may need to repeat itself here.
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Dallas Mavericks Receive: G Frank Ntilikina
New York Knicks Receive: 2020 second-round pick (via Golden State Warriors), F Justin Jackson
While the Mavericks have traditionally (although rarely with any success) tried to chase stars, making a small move now and keeping cap space open in 2021 would be a wise choice.
The offense was spectacular this season, and Dallas only needs to add defenders to complement Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis in the rotation.
Ntilikina is never going to be the star the Knicks thought he'd be when selecting him eighth overall in 2017, and the Mavericks don't need him to be one. The 22-year-old is still a terrific defensive prospect with his 6'4", 200-pound frame and humongous 7'1" wingspan.
Putting him on a team where he isn't asked to do any real scoring or playmaking should better suit his strengths, and Rick Carlisle would instantly become the best head coach he has had in his three seasons. Dallas would let Doncic run the offense while making Ntilikina guard the opponent's best wing night after night.
For the Knicks and new team president Leon Rose, this move would be about adding another draft pick for the rebuild and seeing if New York can get anything out of the 25-year-old Jackson. If not, he'd be on an expiring $5.0 million contract, and the pick via the Warriors would be the best of the second round (31st overall).