By Daniel Flores and Dymond Alexis
There were many trades this past offseason. Here are some of the best ones.
1. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to Clippers
Kawhi and Paul George are both players that dominate on both sides of the ball. George definitely falls within the top 15 best players in the league. Leonard and George both made a power move heading to the Clippers and shocked the entire nation. Leonard and George now have a chance to form their own team and create a new legacy with the Clippers. The Clippers also hired a friend of Leonard’s to the coaching staff, making this an even better trade. I’m excited to see what these two will do for the upcoming season.
2. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to Nets
Kyrie and KD bring scoring to the Nets. Two of the best finishers in the league.
3. Anthony Davis to Lakers
Davis is the missing piece that the Lakers need to get to the next level. The only concern is who will be the Lakers center if Davis doesn’t want to play the position majority of the game. In an interview Davis recently stated, “I like playing the four, I’m not even going to sugarcoat it. I like playing the four, I don’t really like playing the five.” The Lakers are currently in agreement with Davis and doesn’t want him to play big minutes at center this season. Davis is better at the five so I’m excited to see how well he meshes with the Lakers this season.
4. D’Angelo Russell to Warriors
Russell brings another scorer to Warriors which is just what they need without Klay Thompson for a few months
5. Kemba Walker to Celtics
Walker brings another main scorer for the Celtics who is also a great passer. Playing for the Celtics would give Walker the stardom he deserves. He’s shined throughout eight season with the Bobcats and made two playoff appearances but, it’s time for Walker to show his skills elsewhere and become the star nightly. Walker has been compared to Kyrie Irving, Walker can create his own shot but, isn’t necessarily a point guard. He’s averaging at least 20 points.
The teams that have a good chance at being successful this season and to look out for in the East are the Bucks, 76ers, and Celtics. In the West the Warriors, Lakers, and Jazz. Who are you betting on? Most of New Jerseys online bookmakers predicted that Leonard would’ve chosen the Los Angeles Lakers, joining LeBron James and now Anthony Davis. Leonard and George now have a chance to form their own team and create a new legacy with the Clippers.