No matter what the rank of these NBA tag-teams, we as basketball fanatics should be thrilled to finally see a competitive, wide open league. Whoever ends up as NBA Champions next year, one thing is for sure - sit back, relax and enjoy.
Shifting Leonard to the Western Conference alters the balance of power once again. The East is relatively weak, or so it seems.
The Los Angeles Clippers are acquiring All-NBA stars Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, there is no market for Cousins. The four-time All-Star received the mid-level exception with the Warriors last season, but Wojnarowski added that he may not even get that despite expecting a hefty one-year deal when free agency began.
Kevin Durant has joined the Brooklyn Nets. Jimmy Butler is heading to the Miami Heat. Khris Middleton is staying with the Bucks. Al Horford is a Sixer. Tobias Harris is too. Plenty of other big free agents have signed.
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.
Over the past 7 years, the Los Angeles Clippers have been building momentum. With their Staples Center rivals struggling, they have made major strides to try and break away from the notion that they are the Lakers’ “little brothers”.
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.
As the Clippers stand on the brink of a playoff run, it will be down to the front office to secure many future successful seasons for the organisation.