As the 2019-2020 season is coming upon us, teams are back on the hardwood for training camp preparing for an exciting season of NBA basketball. The free agency summer was consisted of exciting NBA duos being united much like, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on the Clippers, Lebron James and Anthony Davis on the Lakers, James Harden and Russell Westbrook on the Rockets, and Stephen Curry and D’angelo Russell for the Golden State Warriors. The NBA seems to be back for the better.Maybe considered the best new duo in the NBA, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George look to make a statement in their first year together in L.A. In the 2019 playoffs, Kawhi averaged 30.5 PPG and leading the Toronto Raptors to their first title. On the other hand, Paul George was literally waved good bye in the first round by a historic buzzer beater by Damian Lillard. Although, Paul George averaged his career best of 28.6 PPG in that series against the Blazers. All in all, defense wins championships and that is what these two superstars put on display, considering Paul George has 2 All-Defensive 1st teams and Kawhi Leonard has 3 All-Defensive 1st teams. Also, along side with Patrick Beverley, a fearless defender and Lou Williams who averaged just below his career high of 20 PPG coming off the bench. Can the Klaw get his repeat and PG13 get his first?Lebron James after missing the playoffs last year is looking for what he states as “Revenge Season”. And he sure started it off right in summer, acquiring Anthony Davis and trading away Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram and three first-round picks for the All-Star center. Anthony Davis averaged just over 30 PPG and 2 blocks per game in his playoff career, but never got out of the first-round. So, will the no experience past the first-round of the playoffs effect the future Hall of Famer? That could be an easy question to answer considering Davis is playing along side with LeBron, who has not missed the playoffs since 2005 or the NBA Finals since 2010. Also into the mix is Avery Bradley, who is known for his defense and Danny Green, who we know is another great defender that can shoot the lights out. The talent is truly there, but having great chemistry can help the Lakers add more Larry O’Briens for the legendary franchise.
The nets haven’t traditionally been the greatest team in the east but since the 2018-19 free agency, which has been discussed as one of the best free agency periods of all-time, the nets have picked up huge superstars such as Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, and Kevin Durant. This is an amazing move for the nets organisation and major credit has been given to Nets GM, Sean Marks, for persuading the three superstar players to join as one and battle the new powerhouse in the NBA, the LA Lakers.
Kyle Lowry has had an exceptional career in the NBA but is it enough to make the Hall of Fame? Comparing it to some Hall of Fame players, may answer the question.
Golden State wants to join the elite society, and in Auckland, everything is subordinate to this goal. The Warriors want to join the teams in the history of the NBA league that managed to win three titles in the series - the famous "three-peat."
Our beloved Purple and Gold won’t be getting another superstar to partner LeBron James in his bid to challenge Curry and Co. for the NBA throne. You only need to understand simple human behavior and the current hierarchy of superstars in the NBA to understand that no superstar in his prime will want to play in LA right now.