With the NBA trade deadline on February 6th there are a few rumours bouncing around the league. One of these rumours includes former league MVP and point guard for the Detroit Pistons Derrick Rose.
I first began watching the NBA in 2016. The sport of basketball had always appealed to me but due to the time difference among other things I never got the chance to fully engross myself.
The decision will be met with its fair share of raised eyebrows after Irving's most recent season with the Celtics turned out to be a disaster of epic proportions. However, Irving is one of the premier players and point guards in the league, as well as being a Brooklyn native, thus the argument can be made that for a team looking to break into the upper echelon of the NBA, Irving is the exact type of superstar to lead you there.
Malcolm Brogdon’s free agency is set to be as interesting as any in the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks are in a tricky spot with Eric Bledsoe re-signed, Giannis Antetokounmpo nearing a supermax and Brogdon, Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton hitting free agency.
Looking around Oracle Arena after the clinching Game 6 in this year’s NBA Finals, Kawhi Leonard, with a fresh cap on his head and his teammates buzzing around him, took everything in. He held the Larry O’Brien trophy with the delicateness of a new born, and gushed over it adoringly.
Tobias Harris had a breakout year at the best possible time. Heading into his walk year, Harris appeared as the Los Angeles Clippers’ main offensive option, which attracted the attention of the Philadelphia 76ers. As Philadelphia pursued a big playoff run, they made a deal which Harris was the centre of.
Brooklyn Nets threw themselves into the middle of the NBA offseason when they freed up two max salary slots by trading Allen Crabbe to the Hawks. Kyrie Irving rumours followed, and Irving recently switched agents to join Jay-Z’s ROC Nation Sports, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Brooklyn Nets sent Allen Crabbe and his $18.5 million contract to the Atlanta Hawks in a trade this week, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Brooklyn will also send the 17th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and a 2020 lottery-protected pick. Atlanta will send Taurean Prince, and a 2021 second rounder to Brooklyn.
The NBA Playoffs begin this Saturday. Late season drama was limited, with the Detroit Pistons holding onto the eight seed in the East. We have known the Western Conference playoffs for a while, but the seedings altered in the final days of the regular season, changing the first-round matchups.
Brooklyn Nets are overachieving after years of disappointment. A young core, led by Kenny Atkinson, is in line for a playoff spot.
The three best in the East face-off in the Atlantic Division.