Ranking some of biggest trades of the past two decades — and how they might inform Kevin Durant’s future

Throughout every iteration of the NBA, some of its best and most iconic players — from Wilt Chamberlain to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Shaquille O’Neal — have been traded during their pro careers.

Soon, the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant could become the latest all-time-great player on that list.

As the basketball world waits to see what deal could come together for the future Hall of Fame forward, we took a look at some of the biggest names to be dealt over the past 20 years and evaluated how these deals look now.

With Kevin Pelton and ESPN Stats & Information’s Matt Williams, we ranked 15 such deals individually, based on how much value the team trading away its superstar received in return, with the results then being averaged out to create the final list.

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