After four months of no basketball, the NBA is gearing up for the resumption of the 2019-2020 season. With such a long hiatus fans can be forgiven for forgetting the current narratives surrounding the NBA. We have taken a look around the league and selected the three main plots to follow upon its resumption.
The Western Conference has, for a while now, been nothing short of stacked. The playoffs are the prize and the competition to make it is as fierce as ever.
Since dropping 61 points on the Golden State Warriors, Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers have caught some serious fire.
Carmelo Anthony’s comeback was one of the most anticipated moments of the season. No one really knew what to expect when he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Carmelo Anthony is back. After months of chat-show discussion, workout videos and lingering in the NBA wilderness, Anthony has returned to the league. The team is the Portland Trail Blazers, the teammates at Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
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.
Where to begin? With the league going into overdrive with so much happening during free agency and so many ridiculous trades happening you might have missed a thing or two, so many teams will be shaping up differently next year, one of these teams will be the Portland Trail Blazers.
On the surface, the 2019 Western Conference Finals match-up between the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors seems like a done deal. Warriors in 4 right? While this may well be the case, but if you scratch the surface, there is a lot more on offer in this meeting than what first appears.
The parallels are most apparent between the Blazers and the Thunder at the point-guard position. Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard are two of the top five point-guards in the NBA. Both play with a chip on their shoulder the size of a boulder, but most importantly, both have shown unwavering loyalty to their franchises and their cities.
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.
Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Rodney Hood to the Portland Trail Blazers, per Adrian Wojnarowski. Cleveland will receive Portland’s 2021 and 2023 second-round picks along with Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin, whose contracts expire at the end of this season.
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Looking ahead to the Northwest Division in 2018/19.
Toronto, Boston and Houston all secured playoff places last week. There was more tussling for seeding position in both the East and West with only 3.5 games separating Portland in third from the Jazz in 10th.