Yes. It is the NBA offseason. But the thrills of the NBA are never gone!
In the wake of all the hype and the news of the NBA’s super-team ‘arms race’, we have one more shocking news item!
We know all the major moves so far:
- Gordon Hayward to the Celtics -
- Kyrie Irving to the Celtics -
- Paul George to OKC -
- Carmelo Anthony to OKC -
- Isaiah Thomas to the Cavs -
- Chris Paul to the Rockets -
- Jamal Crawford to the Hawks -
- Ricky Rubio to the Jazz -
- Derrick Rose to the Cavs -
Dwyane Wade to the Cavs!
These are all power moves by all these teams as they try to shake up the league to topple the giants that form the bulk of the Golden State Warriors super team. Led by Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, the entirety of the NBA is now pulling all the stops to match the Warrior’s firepower.
Let’s look at the top ‘super-teams’ this season!
1. The Golden State Warriors
Key Players: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green
2-time NBA champions, and All-Star starting cast, and a couple of MVPs still make the Warriors a deadly team. Dangerous on both ends of the floor, they are more than a match for any team the East or the West can throw at them.
2. The Cleveland Cavaliers
Key Players; Lebron James, Kevin Love, Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose
Lebron James is still the King. And he added a few lords to his roster! The current line-up for the Cavs is overwhelming. An All-Star first five and multiple champions and MVPs make this team the most potent Cavs team in history.
3. The Oklahoma City Thunder
Key Players: Russel Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony
Westbrook is still the league’s leader in triple-doubles and the current MVP. Adding to stellar forwards to the roster just made OKC a Western Conference finals contender.
4. Houston Rockets
Key Players: James Harden, Chris Paul
Harden and the Rockets were a few wins away from the Conference Finals. Will this year be the first time we see Chris Paul reach the championship round? Will he and The Beard work their chemistry on the court?
5. Boston Celtics
Key Players: Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward
Kyrie leaving the Cavs is a statement. And moving to Boston to challenge the reign of the Cavs in the East is a louder one! And with a stellar player like Hayward beside him, Irving might be up to par with playing against the King in the East.
6. The San Antonio Spurs
Key Players: Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol
Pop has always been to the NBA Playoffs for the last ten years. And he isn’t stopping now. He still has a powerful veteran team and a system that is without flaws. The Spurs were a few wins away from the NBA Finals, will they have enough to make it this time without injuries?
I am so excited for the next NBA season! And I can’t wait for the first game to start!