In our post-Finals Power Rankings, we asked whether offseason chaos was on the horizon. Welp. Free agency saw Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving team up in Brooklyn, D'Angelo Russell join the Splash Brothers, Jimmy Butler take his talents to South Beach and Tobias Harris and Kristaps Porzingis sign max deals with Philly and Dallas, respectively. And that was just the first 24 hours!
Here are eight big free-agency questions and storylines to monitor closely.
Below is a list of the 1-60 Draft picks from the 2019 NBA Draft. This list includes information on all proposed trades that have been reported but are not yet official. All trades that have been officially completed can be found here.
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At this time last year, there was no more attractive collection of NBA assets with which to enter the next decade than those held by the Boston Celtics. Now, they are rebuilding at the very moment they were supposed to take over the league.
The lead up to the NBA draft is always a wild ride, but this year could be even crazier than usual. Just consider everything that has happened in the last few days, the rumors that have come out, and some of the crazy facts about this draft that is already making it more interesting that most years.
Just over 24 hours before Thursday night's NBA Draft we have more shuffling of the draft slots with yet another trade. According to a bombshell report Wednesday from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Memphis Grizzlies, who are believed to be leaning heavily towards selecting point guard Ja Morant with their No. 2 pick, have traded away veteran point guard Mike Conley. The haul back: Grayson
The Raptors closed Oracle Arena with a series-clinching win over the Warriors in Game 6.
Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors is putting forth an incredible effort in the 2019 NBA Playoffs that will likely live forevermore.
The Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals to clinch their first championship in team history.
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant walked onto the court an hour before tipoff of Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. He was preparing to do his pregame workout ritual. It was the first time in over a month — since sustaining a right calf injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals — that the 10-time All-Star worked out in a public setting.
Three games into the 2019 NBA Finals, the two biggest factors in the series are the Golden State Warriors' injuries and the Toronto Raptors' shooting. While the Warriors are trying to win their third straight title with a depleted group of banged-up superstars, the Raptors' shooting numbers have toggled between incredible and awful.
The Golden State Warriors will have DeMarcus Cousins available for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters that Cousins, who suffered a torn quad muscle in the first round of the playoffs, will play Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors. Cousins returned to the practice floor last Thursday in an effort to return to game action. At that time, the team said that Cousins would be available “at some point” during the Finals.
The Toronto Raptors withstood several punches from the Milwaukee Bucks and stole a game on the road with a 105-99 win in Game 5 on Thursday. Kawhi Leonard carried the load down the stretch, much like he has throughout the playoffs for Toronto. Leonard finished with 35 points on 11-of-25 shooting while also dishing out nine assists and securing seven rebounds. The All-Star swingman scored 15 of Toronto's 33 points in the final quarter.
This year’s three All-NBA teams were announced on Thursday, and MVP favorites Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden are the lone unanimous First Team selections. Giannis is also one of three players making his debut on the First Team.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had no choice but to trade Kyrie Irving back in 2017. Irving asked to be moved, and if he hadn’t been there were threats of knee surgery that would have sidelined him much or all of the next season (he didn’t get that surgery, but then missed the 2018 NBA playoffs due to those knee issues).
This is the second time the Pelicans will have the No. 1 pick
Intriguing storylines abound in the 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals, which begin Tuesday with the Golden State Warriors hosting the Portland Trail Blazers. It's a 9 p.m. ET tipoff from Oracle Arena. This is the first time a set of brothers have met in the conference finals: Warriors star Stephen Curry is averaging 24.3 points in the 2019 NBA Playoffs, while his younger brother, Seth Curry, contributes 5.3 points per game off the bench for the Blazers. Another subplot involves when Golden State will get its best player, Kevin Durant, back from his calf injury during this series. He's out for at least Game 1. Bookmakers peg Golden State as a 7.5-point favorite, with the over-under for total points set at 220.5 in the latest Warriors vs. Blazers odds. Before you make any Warriors vs.
The Portland Trail Blazers are officially headed to the Western Conference finals, where they will meet the inevitable Golden State Warriors. That means one thing for a certain family based in North Carolina: a split household. For the first time in their careers, brothers Steph and Seth Curry will face off in a playoff series. It’s also the first time any set of brothers have ever met in an NBA conference final, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
The NBA Draft Lottery is Tuesday, followed by the draft combine in Chicago. When the draft order is set, we'll know where Zion Williamson will get to spend the first chapter of his NBA career (unless a team is foolish enough to use the No. 1 overall pick as trade bait).