One consequence of the NBA's shorter average contract lengths is a lighter trade market until December 15th when players who signed free agent deals in the preceding offseason become eligible for trades.
The future of Bradley Beal with the Washington Wizards is one of the only possible trades on teams radars.
"Right now, from what I understand, there's almost no trade talks going on," said Brian Windhorst. "Like nothing. It's the deadest it has been that executives can remember in years. Most because like a third of the league just signed and there's just not many trade eligible guys.
"But I was talking to a team, 'Yeah, somebody called us about one of our Two-Way guys. We've never had a conversation about a Two-Way guy.'
"Part of that is it's a little bit dead in the NBA right now, but there's definitely Bradley Beal discussions already going on."