Re: Question - Are Trades Allowed Now?
I've only known of one trade to go down before the playoffs ended since I've been a bigtime fan of basketball. That was in 1996 when Jalen Rose, Reggie Williams, and a 1st round pick (which turned out to be Erick Dampier) were traded to Indiana from Denver for Mark Jackson and Ricky Pierce, and a 1st round pick (Efthimis Rentzias). I remember thinking it was odd that a draft went down before the Finals were over.
But teams can do trades up to the CBA ends on July 1st or June 30th or whatever. I guess they can start trading again once the playoffs start and they are eliminated. So I guess two lottery teams could trade with each other once the playoffs start.