The NBA is going insane now. What is going on? Stephen Curry isn’t his usual self making and hoisting those long three pointers, although his Warriors are on a roll. Draymond Green is his dominant self, making a claim for NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Can Jason Kidd’s Milwaukee Bucks make a claim down the stretch for this year’s NBA title? Maybe.
2017 is upon us and we are almost approaching the halfway part of the season. With February looming, we will have an all star game. The Golden State Warriors are leading the NBA with wins and losses and it is hard to beat them when they have Kevin Durant. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who are the 2016 reigning champions, beat these newly formed Warriors with Kevin Durant 109-108 on Christmas Day on Kyrie Irving’s last minute shot.
It is nearly December and we have a full night of NBA action. Golden State is 14-2, while Cleveland is 12-2 and I can anticipate a Cavs-Warriors rematch in the NBA Finals in 2017. What will Cleveland and Golden State do for an encore when both teams face each other again for a third time? This time, Golden State has Kevin Durant while Cleveland has the same group that brought them there to the 2016 NBA title. The Cavs do not have Matthew Dellavedova with them this time. He’s playing with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavs do look like a sure shot of repeating for the 2017 NBA title after winning it last season.
It is the start of November and the Golden State Warriors are off to a start with Kevin Durant on board the Warriors squad. What will Durant do to help the Warriors come playoff time? Will he help Golden State with defense? There’s no question that San Antonio isn’t far behind with winning the 2017 NBA title now that Tim Duncan is retired. The Spurs have Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge to help them win now. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli are aging, but it won’t be long until fresher legs arrive for them.
The NBA season has started and it has only been one game into it already. The Golden State Warriors lost their first game against the San Antonio Spurs, while the Chicago Bulls won their first game against the Boston Celtics. Though it is only one game, there is plenty action to see.
The NBA pre-season is going on right now. Who will be fresher than most NBA teams going into the regular season? Does Nerlens Noel have what it takes to lead these Philadelphia Sixers? Will Brandon Ingram step up for the Los Angeles Lakers? Can Kevin Durant mesh with his new teammates? Will Dwyane Wade help Chicago into the NBA playoffs? There are lots of questions in the NBA that need to be answered.
The 2016 NBA Draft took place and are we seeing Ben Simmons being injured and not being able to play for the Philadelphia Sixers. What do we consider is the hotshot rookie of this year’s NBA season around the corner? Is it Brandon Ingram of the Los Angeles Lakers? Will Kevin Durant blend in with his new teammates in Golden State? Time will tell.