Welcome to part 2 of this article where we breakdown how each game will feature at least one person facing a former team or teammate inside the NBA Bubble.
Note: Part 1 highlighted the games played during the first 8 days. (July 30 to August 6.)
Utah vs. San Antonio: Trey Lyles (injured San Antonio player) will be rooting against his former team.
Oklahoma City vs. Memphis: Assistant coach Mike Wilks had a short stint with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Sacramento vs. Brooklyn: Garrett Temple played for Sacramento Kings 2 years ago.
Orlando vs. Philadelphia: Markelle Fultz was a no. 1 draft pick in Philadelphia before moving to Orlando.
Boston vs. Toronto: Assistant coach Adrian Griffin was a Boston Celtic during his playing days.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland: Manager Neil Olshey used to work for the Clippers
Utah vs. Denver: Paul Millsap‘s career started in Utah.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana: Frank Vogel used to coach the Indiana Pacers.
Phoenix vs. Miami: Derrick Jones Jr. used to do his high flying dunks in Phoenix.
Milwaukee vs. Dallas: Wesley Matthews used to play for the Dallas Mavericks.
Washington vs. Oklahoma City: Scott Brooks used to coach the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Philadelphia vs. Portland: Assistant coach Ime Udoka used to play for Portland.
Houston vs. Sacramento: Corey Brewer used to be a Houston Rocket.
Brooklyn vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Jamal Crawford is an ex-Clipper.
Oklahoma City vs. Phoenix: Cameron Payne was drafted by Oklahoma City.
Dallas vs. Utah: Trey Burke‘s career started in Utah.
Toronto vs. Milwaukee: Assistant coach Adrian Griffin used to be a part of Milwaukee’s coaching staff.
Indiana vs. Miami: Solomon Hill, ex-Indiana Pacer, will play his former team twice.
Denver vs. Los Angeles Lakers: JaVale McGee‘s career included a stop in Denver.
Brooklyn vs. Orlando: Coach Jacque Vaughn used to play for the Orlando Magic.
Houston vs. San Antonio: DeMarre Carroll‘s season started in San Antonio and he ended up in Houston.
Phoenix vs. Philadelphia: Dario Saric played for Philadelphia 2 years ago.
Portland vs. Dallas: Seth Curry‘s career included a stop in Portland.
Boston vs. Miami: Kelly Olynyk was a Boston Celtic before moving to Miami.
New Orleans vs. Sacramento: 3-point champion Buddy Hield was drafted by New Orleans.
Milwaukee vs. Washington: Assistant Coach Darvin Ham used to play for Washington.
Indiana vs. Houston: Jeremy Lamb was drafted by Houston.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver: Assistant Coach John Welch used to be a part of Denver’s coaching staff.
Washington vs. Boston: Assistant Coach Tony Brown used to be a part of Boston’s coaching staff.
Portland vs. Brooklyn: Jamal Crawford is a former Portland TrailBlazer.
Sacramento vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Corey Brewer played for the Lakers a few years ago.
Milwaukee vs. Memphis: Coach Taylor Jenkins was a part of Milwaukee’s coaching staff last year.
New Orleans vs. Orlando: J.J. Redick was drafted by Orlando.
Dallas vs. Phoenix: Seth Curry had a short stint with the Phoenix Suns.
San Antonio vs. Utah: Trey Lyles (injured San Antonio player) will be rooting against his former team.
Philadelphia vs. Houston: Robert Covington was a key player during his days in Philadelphia.
Miami vs. Indiana: Solomon Hill, ex-Indiana Pacer, will meet his former team for the second time.
Oklahoma City vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Chris Paul played a big role for the ‘Lob City’ Clippers.
Denver vs. Toronto: Manager Masai Ujiri used to be a part of Denver’s front office.
Done. We Did it. We just realized that every contest in the 16 days of “Seeding Games” will have at least one person facing a former team or teammate. It’s a small NBA World after all.
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