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jared asked in SportsBasketball · 1 month ago

Who’s makes the call when trading a player?

Just curious about who calls the shot when NBA teams have to trade players? I just feel like some players are so close with their team, moving their family to the city. Then boom! Find out theyre being traded and have to move their whole lives to somewhere else. Must feel bad when you’re especially close with the team so who calls that shot ? And do they not feel bad for doing it to the players sometimes 🤷🏽‍♂️ 

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  • 1 month ago

    The General Manager does with the approval of the owner in some cases.

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  • Bob
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    1 month ago

    The general manager is the one that most of the time makes the call regarding if a player gets traded or not.Yes it's hard for the players when they get traded, especially if they have a wife/gf and children, but they also know that being traded is something that can happen at any time.

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  • David
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    1 month ago

    It hurts a lot less when you've got a fifty million dollar contract.

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  • The exact structure has some variance, but typically, the team's General Manager is the one who signs off on making trades (as with other sports, the trade isn't official until the team(s) making the trade complete a trade call with the league).

    The General Manager will, in most cases, tell the player he's being traded (ideally in person but in some cases it's handled over the phone if the team is on the road and the GM is not traveling with the team).

    Some players will simply rent housing during the season and "live" somewhere else during the off-season but this will depend on said player's status with the team. Having said that, players understand that being traded is part of the game.

    • jared1 month agoReport

      Now I understand! Thanks for the comment really appreciate it 

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