Shifting Leonard to the Western Conference alters the balance of power once again. The East is relatively weak, or so it seems.
The Philadelphia 76ers, like many NBA franchises, face great uncertainty this offseason. Jimmy Butler, JJ Redick and Tobias Harris are free agents, while Adrian Wojnarowski recently reported that the Sixers could get a free agent meeting with Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.
Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from another planet. The sort of moment that belongs in Space Jam. The Philadelphia 76ers were gobsmacked and eliminated in the cruellest way possible. Joel Embiid was in tears. Brett Brown was aghast. The Sixers were the first team in NBA Playoffs history to lose a Game 7 to a buzzer-beater.
Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers meet in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, starting in Canada on Saturday evening. The Raptors overcame the Orlando Magic in five games to progress, while Philadelphia won four straight to beat the Nets after a disappointing Game One display.
The NBA playoffs are less than a fortnight away. The first round starts on 13th April, but there’s plenty to be decided before then.
On paper, the Sixers have everything you need to compete for a championship in 2019.
Philadelphia 76ers agreed a trade to acquire Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott from the Los Angeles Clippers, as confirmed by Sarah Todd.
Oklahoma City Thunder beat Philadelphia 76ers 117-115 in a thrilling game at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.
The three best in the East face-off in the Atlantic Division.
From LeBron to Boogie, where does this free agency period leave the NBA?