The NBA regular season starts tonight. With the NBA and NHL under full swing, that means that your winters will now be packed after a lengthy summer with just baseball. The big news is that LeBron's a Laker now, changing the Eastern Conference landscape dramatically. If you thought LeBron going to the Los Angeles Lakers changed the dynamic of the NBA, sit back. The NBA is going to change even further and LeBron going Hollywood is just the start of a couple of crazy seasons.
The big story will be Kevin Durant, who has a player option that he can opt out of after this season. Durant can stay with Golden State or he can look for more money elsewhere in say, New York. The Knicks are dying to revitalize their organization and could use someone like Durant to pair with Kristaps Porzingis for some size. Then there's the Jimmy Butler situation in Minnesota. Butler's disgruntled for not getting offered a better contract and for Minnesota not dropping Andrew Wiggins. Will Butler wind up in Miami? When will he wind up in Miami? Where will Butler wind up after his current deal's up?
There are other superstars to keep an eye on. Will Klay Thompson re-sign with Golden State, taking a five-year, $102 million deal or will he look for more money elsewhere? What about Draymond Green? Where will DeMarcus Cousins land? Will Anthony Davis wind up in Boston or with the Lakers after changing his agent? Don't forget about Kawhi Leonard, who may be in L.A. with LeBron soon (at least he wants to be in L.A.). The NBA's current dynamic is going to dramatically shift in the next couple years, with superstar shuffling set to take the league by storm. With that being said, the next couple seasons should be fun to watch.
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