Six underrated NBA transactions having a major impact

Rockets GM excited by flexibility of Harden deal (1:02)

Rockets general manager Rafael Stone describes the flexibility provided by the haul of first-round draft picks the Rockets acquired in exchange for James Harden. (1:02)

There have been 36 trades and more than 150 players have signed new contracts since the 2020 NBA offseason officially began in mid-November.

Chris Paul (traded to the Phoenix Suns), Russell Westbrook (traded to the Washington Wizards), James Harden (traded to the Brooklyn Nets) and Anthony Davis (re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers) are the big names on that list, but several other moves have stood out in the first month of the season.

Here are the transactions over the past couple months that have made the biggest impacts early in the 2020-21 season.