After the preparation had been dominated by an escalating feud with China, the start of the regular season of the national basketball association (NBA) for the desired distraction is a worry. Looking forward to a season of the spelerswisselingen for the first time in years, without the absolute, number one favourite.
1. The LA Clippers, the winner of the summer
Kawhi Leonard was at the beginning of July with the good news, to be the home of the Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers in a Malibu. The 28-year-old American, who a few weeks before the Toronto Raptors to its first NBA title, led the most important transfervrije player in the NBA, and he was eager to return to his hometown in order for the Clippers to play with.
“But I don’t like your team just isn’t good enough, or if you are not going to change anything on your team,” said Leonard, out against the Clippers, quotas, according to Rivers, previous month’s charges to the LA Times.
The requirement is usually a little talkative He is in the sign of the power that players have these days in the NBA. More and more often, forcing topbasketballers on the time, and especially with whom they want to play.
The Clippers know this game by now, and had He immediately made a list of players that may be available. The most valuable player (MVP) of the NBA Finals, did not hesitate and pointed to the name of Paul George. To get it, and then I draw it, it was a clear message.
A few days later, they reached for the Clippers to an agreement with the Oklahoma City Thunder about a trade-off, in front of George, and in one fell swoop, the team had two of the top ten best players in the world under contract. With a lot of returning players on the team last season with 48 of his 82 matches won, the former ugly duckling has turned into the LA, and the NBA at the bookmakers as the favourite for the title.
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers (second from left), in addition to new players, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
2. Davis should be the second Lakers season is on James to be a success
It is no coincidence that on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, the first day of the NBA season is a direct contest between the LA Lakers and the LA Clippers are on the program. After a summer in which many of the leaders of the club and in the booth, promises to be in Los Angeles, the epicenter of the largest basketbalcompetitie in the world.
In the past few decades has been that, due to its success, and the character and appearance of the regular season is already much more likely to be the case, however, the hexadecimal champion, fell after his last title in 2010 in a state of disrepair. For the past six years, missed the regular season and even the playoffs, in a series of all-star LeBron James last season as well and could not stop it.
In his second year with the Lakers getting to the 34-year-old James, however, is the help of the other one. Anthony Davis (26), this summer, New Orleans Pelicans, and the team’s new coach, Frank Vogel is the largest of the titelfavoriet after it with the Clippers.
The Los Angeles Lakers duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
3. The Golden State Warriors are looking for a new identity after a difficult summer
The Golden State Warriors had the last couple of seasons and a spot in the NBA finals, and won three times the title. Especially since the arrival of Kevin Durant in 2016, the golden Warriors, as one of the best teams ever to be gathered in the national basketball association (NBA, but after a very difficult summer and it is the team of success coach Steve Kerr, for the first time since the season of 2013/2014 is not the big favorite.
Is stronger, due to the departure of the severely injured Durant visit the Brooklyn Nets, the heavy-duty knee injury from Klay Thompson and the departure of key veterans Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston have questions, several experts are wondering whether the Warriors actually did well enough to get to the first of the eight teams in the Western Conference and a spot in the play-offs at risk.
“However, it continues to be our goal, to win the title,” stated Stephen Curry last week, compared to Yahoo Sports. Two-time MVP of the regular season, along with Draymond Green at the moment only Warriors star was on. D’angelo Russell, who, last year, on behalf of the Nets was voted an All-Star, is one of the many new arrivals, it is primarily the search for a new identity.
For the past ten NBA champions
- 2018/2019: Toronto Raptors
- 2017/2018: The Golden State Warriors
- 2016/2017: The Golden State Warriors
- 2015/2016: The Cleveland Cavaliers
- 2014/2015: The Golden State Warriors
- 2013/2014: San Antonio Spurs
- The 2012/2013 Miami Heat
- 2011/2012 Miami Heat
- 2010 And 2011: Dallas Mavericks
- 2009/2010: The Los Angeles Lakers
4. The defending champion Toronto Raptors no He can’t pick a favorite
The joy of first NBA title and was at the Toronto Raptors will soon be dampened by the departure of black-and-white for the Clippers. The forward was the main reason as to why the Raptors last season, in the step of the top teams to champion, and without him it seems to be the team’s coach, Nick Nurse returned to my roots.
Point guard Kyle Lowry, who will begin his eighth season in Canada, however, has other plans. “I want to be champion,” he said last month. “I know what it feels like, so I’m more motivated than ever to keep on winning.”
Nevertheless, it promises to be for the Raptors is already hard enough as it is, to be at the top of the Eastern Conference to the end. Milwaukee Bucks with sixty wins is the best team from the previous regular season, and still has the MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Philadelphia 76ers pulled up with Al Horford, an experienced winner, and the Boston Celtics hope that’s the disappointing previous season, it can be washed away by Kyrie Irving in a trade for Kemba Walker.
Toronto Raptors was established in June, millions of fans celebrated the LEAGUE title. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
5. Hyped-up to Zion Williamson flies out just yet
Zion Williamson, was already a superstar before he is one official LEAGUE match was played. The nineteen-year-old American, is regarded as the most hyped-up ‘rookie’ for James, in the 2003 entry in the national basketball association (NBA.
The 2,01 m long and 129 pounds of the heavy Work is well-known for his unparalleled athletic ability; a video of his dunks are in the millions of views on YouTube. The New Orleans Pelicans didn’t hesitate for a second to give him, in June, the first pick in the draft, the annual event in which clubs gave the best talents are allowed to hire.
The long-awaited debut of the Work in the regular season of the national basketball association (NBA, however, is yet to be seen. The forward got in to the prepare has been injured in his right knee, and it was a Monday surgery. It is expected to Work until after six to eight weeks can fly by.
Key dates on the NBA season 2019/2020
- October 22, 2019 : Start of the regular season
- February 16 2020: All-Star game in Chicago
- April 15, 2020: the End of the regular season
- April 18, 2020: the Start of the play-offs
- June 4, 2020: Start of the NBA finals