Meeting for the first time since his free agency, the Gordon Hayward lit up the New York Knicks on Monday night.
Without a doubt the NBA is in good hands. Basketball fans are witnessing greatness from the established NBA superstars – LeBron James headlining such a cast – but some have expressed concern that over the next few years, we may have to say goodbye to some elite talent.
There are some stars who get riddled with consecutive injuries, while there are others who just don't pan out with their respective teams. With that said, let's take a look at the five worst contracts heading into the upcoming 2020-21 NBA season.
Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, prized forward and one-time All-Star Gordon Hayward has agreed to a four-year, $120 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets.
The Charlotte Hornets were one of the stories of the NBA Draft. Rumours of a trade up never materialised - the Hornets stuck at three, selecting LaMelo Ball. They didn't get their big, but they got a player that many draft analysts tab as the highest upside in this draft. LaMelo is perhaps the only player with superstar potential.
The Bulls will be entering the draft armed with the fourth overall pick, but there's the possibility that they would try moving up. Jonathan Givony of ESPN mentioned that Chicago is interested in trading up to take either one of the top two spots in the draft.
There are NBA free agency and trade rumours everywhere you look. That's despite not knowing where the salary cap or luxury tax will be. One player that needs cropping up is Andre Drummond, a two-time All-Star who has a mammoth player option for next season.
Oklahoma City Thunder have been better than many expected. Danilo Gallinari has played a part in that, but he's likely to be a major name on the trade rumour mill. Gallinari is on an expiring contract, and was one of a handful of Thunder players who were likely to be traded this season. Chris Paul, Dennis Schroeder and Steven Adams aren't on expirings, and will probable stay in OKC.
Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat are fighting it out for the final playoff spot with just two games remaining in the NBA regular season.
Kemba Walker has carried the Charlotte Hornets this season, earning his first All-Star spot. He is a contender for All-NBA honours.
Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker was selected to his third NBA All-Star game on Thursday. Walker will start the All-Star game for the first time in his career and matches the Hornets’ franchise record for All-Star appearances set by Glen Rice.
Will Dwyane Wade have a glorious last season?