NBA teams are always looking to improve, and one of the most immediate ways is via trade. There isn’t always a winner and loser, but most of the time there is. The goal is to not only be on the winning side of the trade, but to impact your future in a positive way.
Smart General Managers know that in the NBA, quantity is not better than quality. Most times the winning team in a trade is due to them receiving one player and not a 3 for 1 deal or draft picks as compensation. The ultimate trade win is one that leads to championships, as most in our list achieved.