Even though a typical NBA season, including the playoffs, runs between October and June, the National Basketball Association is a year-round league. In the off-season, teams trade off unhappy or underperforming players in hopes of revitalizing their chances at a title. This is the time where NBA fans are steadily on the lookout for rumors regarding potential trades.
Every season, players are swapped between franchises. With the addition of a new player or two, some teams are immediately thrusted into title contention. On the other hand, some trades don’t make as much sense and a team ends up paying a steep price for the moves they’ve made.
While some trades can be predicted, every now and then, a trade or two comes along that completely blindsides everyone who is paying attention. Here are the 10 most unexpected NBA trades of all-time.