To say it’s been a wild NBA season so far would be an understatement. After having just a little over two months to prepare, the first few games naturally didn’t go as planned for most teams, as the standings show.
But Westbrook, with his consistent overall production on both ends of the floor has shown that his impact on games transcends mere scoring, even though it hasn't led to much playoff success either. All-time, he may come out the better point guard, but only by the smallest of margins.
Coming up with a Top 5 list of the best current NBA point guards is always a challenging task. Aside from talent, point guards are now stuffing the stat sheet in today's positionless basketball. It's safe to say that the production among point guards in this NBA era is at an all-time high.
The question of whether Caris LeVert can be the Brooklyn Nets' third star alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving may be left unanswered. With Kyrie and KD sidelined by injuries, we never got close to knowing how LeVert's skill set can complement those two superstars' games.
I first began watching the NBA in 2016. The sport of basketball had always appealed to me but due to the time difference among other things I never got the chance to fully engross myself.
The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics have been fixtures at the top of the Eastern Conference over the last couple of seasons. Boston were supposedly in the ascendancy 12 months ago. Toronto have evolved from the Kyle Lowry-DeMar DeRozan duo to an NBA champion.
If you’re a Nets fan, you have the right to laugh and make fun of them - you pipped them to their top two targets - but for the rest of the NBA? They have no reason to laugh. If anything, the Knicks front office should be praised for what they did.
With Kyrie leaving, Aron Baynes' contract traded to Phoenix and Al Horford moving on, the Celtics are suddenly in a position to make a statement in the free agent market in the form of Kemba Walker. Walker can take the option of earning an estimated $220 million super-max in Charlotte (should it be offered), however, there are strong rumours that Walker will decline the super-max in favour of playing for a contender.
Boston Celtics are interested in signing All-Star free agent point guard Kemba Walker, according to Marc Stein.
After years of mismanagement, poor front office decisions, underwhelming drafts, and offloading their brightest star for what may turn out to be low first round picks, the New York Knicks finally got something right when they drafted R.J. Barrett to play in Madison Square Garden for the foreseeable future.
Boston Celtics centre Al Horford will not take his $30.1 million player option for the 2019/20 NBA season per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Brooklyn Nets threw themselves into the middle of the NBA offseason when they freed up two max salary slots by trading Allen Crabbe to the Hawks. Kyrie Irving rumours followed, and Irving recently switched agents to join Jay-Z’s ROC Nation Sports, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Brooklyn Nets sent Allen Crabbe and his $18.5 million contract to the Atlanta Hawks in a trade this week, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Brooklyn will also send the 17th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and a 2020 lottery-protected pick. Atlanta will send Taurean Prince, and a 2021 second rounder to Brooklyn.
But for once in a blue moon, the Knicks actually seem like they have a plan and they seem like they’re going to stick to it. It’s like Doctor Strange from Infinity War. There are fourteen million six hundred and five outcomes for the next decade or so of the NBA, and there’s only one where the Knicks can win. By sticking to their plan.