The championship-aspiring Philadelphia 76ers saw their 2019-20 campaign come to an abrupt, embarrassing end with a first-round playoff exit at the hands of rivals Boston Celtics. This wasn't the plan when they acquired Josh Richardson and Al Horford last offseason, on top of extending Tobias Harris' contract.
With the recent front office changes that the Sacramento Kings are going through, there's a feeling that head coach Luke Walton might also be on his way out.
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.
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.
As much as looking at teams that haven’t got the recognition they deserve, this article is shining a light on a triumvirate that have sneakily put together a good string of results and performances.
It is a NBA off-season tradition to knight a 'dark horse'. A fashionable team with a collection of young, unproven talents eager to make their stance on the landscape of the NBA. This year it is clearly the Sacramento Kings.
Sacramento Kings landed small forward Harrison Barnes in a trade with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.
Lakers and Suns are the teams to watch.