NBA Season Preview

NBA Season Preview

Brayton Bowen, Reporter

 

The upcoming NBA season will be something that all fans will question until a multitude of games are played. Many “what ifs” surround many teams as they went through their offseason, trades, free agency, and the NBA Draft.

 

It still seems weird to most NBA fans that the Golden State Warriors had the second overall pick in the NBA just last month. Considering the fact that the Warriors were NBA Champions just a couple years ago. The Warriors are one of those “what if” teams, they have one of the best three-point shooters in NBA history, Steph Curry, along with multiple other young pieces. Including their most recent addition of James Weisman, coming from their second overall pick in the draft.

 

The reigning champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, have one of the biggest “what ifs” surrounding them as a team. The Lakers won the NBA championship literally just two months ago. While other teams had over 5 months since they have played their last game. The Lakers have one of the best to ever play in Lebron James, so they will surely find a way to compete.

Many other teams such as the Bucks, Celtics, Clippers, Heat, Jazz, Mavericks, Nuggets, Pacers, Raptors, Trail Blazers, and the 76ers were all teams that made the playoffs last season.

One team that almost everyone has their eyes on as the 2020-2021 NBA season is beginning is the Brooklyn Nets. Now, when NBA fans think of the Nets, there is not a whole lot of success that pops up in their minds. But the new look Brooklyn Nets are set up to have potentially a good enough team to compete with the Bucks and Raptors at the top of the Eastern Conference.

 

One individual that has been making a lot of noise, and quite frankly not good noise if you are a Houston Rockets fan is James Harden. Harden, a former league MVP, has been one of the most consistent scorers in the league. This would make fans think that the Rockets would keep him around. Well, recently Harden announced that he would like to be traded to a “contender.” This could be a huge shake up for the rest of the league if Harden gets traded to a good team and that team becomes another “superteam.” The first night of official games are December 22, and 23. Games will be televised on ESPN, TNT, TBS, FOX, and local FOX Sports Networks.