NBA basketball is back y'all !! If you didn’t know, during the offseason the entire NBA has gotten flipped upside down; and by upside down I mean the Eastern Conference is now in the West. With talks of parity in the NBA at an all-time high, we legitimately had questions as to whether or not teams were going to tank until the Golden State Warriors blew themselves up.
Well, yet again, this NBA off season takes a wild turn as the Cavaliers grant the wishes of Kyrie Irving by trading him to their inter-conference rival, the Boston Celtics. It is rare in any sport, especially with trades of this magnitude, that a franchise trading away a superstar player receives equal compensation. In most situations as such, the team trading away the superstar will look to collect a stockpile of young prospects, as well as some future draft picks from the team they are dealing with. However, the team acquiring the best player usually gets the better deal. It is RARE, that the team trading away the superstar gets: A) a replacement at the same position who by the numbers, may have possibly had a better season than said superstar, B) a quality starting caliber player, and C) gets a draft pick for the next year that is GUARANTEED to be top 5.
fter considering the Los Angeles Lakers as a potential destination with their youth movement taking place, Derrick Rose has decided to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rose has signed for the veteran’s minimum of 2.1 million dollars. Now, he absolutely could have made more money by joining the Lakers and possibly a little more playing time as well.
Remember that article I wrote about the Golden State Warriors shaking up the NBA? You should probably go check that out if you haven't seen it. The landscape of the league is changing daily as the NBA is turning into an arms race where teams are trying to gather enough talent to compete with the reigning NBA champion, Golden State Warriors. This offseason kicked off with some blockbuster trades and signings that may have possibly made this version of the Western Conference the deepest that we have ever seen, and there are still moves left to be made.
Whether you like it or not, Kevin Durant is an NBA Champion and Finals MVP. I will not speak about my feelings on the move that he made to join the Golden State Warriors this past offseason because honestly, this is not the time to do that. Instead, I will talk about what is and what will result from that move.