The NBA trade moratorium will be lifted 11 AM CT (noon, ET) today, which means trades for the 2020-21 season can begin to be made ahead of Wednesday’s draft at that time.
Trade season begins Monday afternoon, sources tell ESPN. Teams were informed the NBA’s moratorium will end at noon ET and deals can begin to be consummated.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 15, 2020
The Spurs have been involved in plenty of rumors lately, although it appears at least one of them will not happen. DeMar DeRozan to the Lakers, at least in the rumored package of Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green (and other pieces to make to it work financially), appears all but dead as they reportedly have a deal lined up for Green to head to the Thunder in exchange for Dennis Schroder.
Of course, that doesn’t mean there’s not a deal out there to be had for the Spurs, and there’s plenty more interesting activity out there to monitor outside of San Antonio that could have an impact on the conference as a whole. For example, Russell Westbrook appears on his way out of Houston after a one-year reunion with James Harden failed to bring them any closer to championship contention, and Harden himself has even been included in some rumors, indicating his time in Houston may be up as well. The Rockets falling apart at the seams is just one less obstacle for the Spurs as they look to rebuild quickly but efficiently.
Whatever happens, the short time frame and intriguing draft position promises to make this one of the most chaotic and possibly exciting free agency periods Spurs fans have seen in quite some time, so brace yourself. It’s about to be a crazy few weeks.