July 5th, 2019 will go down as one of the wildest days for the state of California in history. Coming off its second earthquake in as many days, the NBA’s prime summer league game between Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans verse R.J. Barrett and the New York Knicks was stopped and ultimately suspended because of safety concerns due to the earthquake. Who would have guessed an earthquake stopping a Las Vegas summer league would have been only the third biggest NBA story of the day!
After what has proven to be the longest and most overblown free agency decision in years, if ever, Kawhi Leonard, Friday night finally made his decision. Leonard signed for Los Angeles and not the LA team most of the world is familiar with. In a decision that left media pundits, social media and the world in hysteria. Leonard signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in what can be described as stunning fashion. Continue reading →
Early this morning, it was confirmed by Adrian Wojnarowski that Kawhi Leonard has chosen to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, spurning the rival Los Angeles Lakers and the defending champion Toronto Raptors. Later that same minute, Wojnarowski reported that the Oklahoma City Thunder are trading Paul George to L.A. for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, five first-round picks, and swap rights for two other draft picks.
Last summer, DeMarcus Cousins gambled on himself by accepting the Golden State Warriors’ $5.3 million mid-level exception in hopes of receiving a big payday this summer. After missing most of this past regular season recovering from his Achilles injury, Cousins returned and played in 30 regular season games. While clearly not in all-star form, Cousins was serviceable as the fourth option on a star-studded Warriors team. During the regular season, he averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in 25.7 minutes per game.
The Brooklyn Nets have undoubtedly won Free Agency, they got Free Agency’s top prize in Small Forward Kevin Durant. They then went out and got the prized point guard of this free agency in Kyrie Irving. They then decided to bolster their big men by getting Center DeAndre Jordan from the Knicks. In this article, I will briefly go over what these moves mean for the future of the Brooklyn Nets.