So far the USA men’s basketball team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been spectacular. The Americans have survived teams by France, Serbia, and Australia by 5 points or less. In the quarterfinals, the Americans beat Argentina in a blowout and Spain in a close game to meet Serbia in the final for the gold medal. What will become of the American men’s basketball team? Will they go for gold?
Rajon Rondo signed a 2-year, $28 million deal to play with the Chicago Bulls. Will he be able to mesh with Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg and his teammates? Rondo will be playing with newly acquired Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler, who will be sliding to the small forward position. Everybody is moving around in the NBA, in search for an for NBA title. Will Kevin Durant help Golden State make back-to-back-to back NBA Finals appearances? Will Lebron James get Cleveland another NBA title? Time will tell.
Kevin Durant is joining the Golden State Warriors. He is helping a team that has made back-to-back NBA Finals appearances, won an NBA title, and won 73 games last season. That means that Harrison Barnes is expendable now. They will keep Durant now and let Barnes walk.
The Atlanta Hawks signed Dwight Howard. This is huge for the organization. Not only do they upgrade, but they get him to play for his hometown Atlanta. The Hawks have a center in the middle who will maintain a presence, both offensively and defensively, in the middle.
Kevin Durant is being courted by several NBA teams and one only wonders where he’ll go. Will he make Golden State a better offensive team?
Serge Ibaka was traded to the Orlando Magic on Draft Day. It’s clear that Oklahoma City is rebuilding. What happens to Russell Westbrook?
Luol Deng has signed a deal to play for the L.A. Lakers. Puzzling move for the Lakers organization.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2016 NBA Champions and they did it by beating the Golden State Warriors 4 games to 3 on June 19. Lebron James is the four-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. The Cavs had grit and the Golden State Warriors did not. That is the key ingredient to who wins the NBA Finals.
Derrick Rose has been traded to the New York Knicks recently today. What becomes of the deal that has been made?
The Cleveland Cavaliers are giving the Golden State Warriors a good run for their money. Lebron James and Kyrie Irving went off for Game 5, combining for 81 points, saving the Cavs’ season for another game. Since the first two games, the Golden State Warriors have shown Cleveland who’s in charge. The Warriors are dictating the terms and it’s shown in their body language that they are not to be denied losing a basketball game. Since Game 3 of the 2016 NBA Finals, Cleveland showed Golden State they can play fast and blew these same Warriors who won Games 1 and 2 out of the building. Golden State can still win Game 6 and the NBA title tomorrow night. It’s up to Cleveland to derail the celebration.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are awaiting the winner of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder matchup in the Western Conference Finals. Who will prevail and who will go home? The Warriors pulled off another victory to tie the series at 3 games apiece. The Thunder should be wondering what went wrong, otherwise it’s the defending champions at work showing OKC who can really put the basketball in the basket.