After a few years of teams showing a reluctance to trade future first round picks, there has been a surge of multi-pick trades this offseason with the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets sending them out in exchange for established stars.

"I think teams are starting to get the idea that it’s not a 15-year commitment," one team staffer told Ethan Strauss of The Athletic. “That’s why you’re seeing these picks get tossed around."

Draft picks are now considered a more easily swappable "asset" than a necessary part of a team's foundation.