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2017-18 NBA Season Preview

Since the Warrior’s ‘Super Team’ took what was rightfully theirs as the 2017 NBA champions,
the offseason has been relatively calm. Did we say relatively calm? We mean absolutely insane. The trades are the stuff of 2k dream teams- Melo on the Thunder? Wade back with LeBron? The NBA is indeed ‘lit.’

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Starting the season with a strong argument for ‘Best Opener in Years’, the recently traded Kyrie Irving-fronted Boston Celtics took on his former team and potentially new rival in the Cleveland Cavs. More than just LeBron and Kevin Love, Cavs are packed up with Isaiah Thomas and Dwayne Wade. Irving is among the best at his position (25.2 PPG in 2017), and they proved to have the upper hand clinching a win over the Celtics after a brutal injury on the Celtics. The game ended with the Cavs 102-99 win.

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The Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets, arguably two of the best teams in the Western Conference, squared off in game two of opening night’s double-header. Golden State is looking to win their third championship in four years with their core group of Steph Curry (25.3 PPG), Kevin Durant (25.1 PPG), Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Houston will look to take down the Warriors for the top spot in the West with James Harden (29.1 PPG) and newly acquired All-Star point guard Chris Paul (18.1 PPG). Last night, the Rockets got a taste of the good life beating out the Warriors with a single point win. Clutch. 

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Elsewhere around the league, things in Oklahoma City got interesting when Paul George and Carmelo Anthony were both traded to the Thunder, joining forces with 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook (31.6 PPG). Westbrook earned a five-year, NBA record $205 million contract this offseason. This guarantees to make the Thunder an exciting team in the West with their new big three. There’s a lot for basketball fans to be excited about this season.

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From promising rookies like Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball and more personal animosity and storylines between former teammates, it’s sure to be another entertaining NBA season that will garner our attention from now until June.