NBA Season 2019-2020: New Destinations And New Faces



The NBA is set to begin what could be one of the craziest season's yet.

Matthew Dziadkowicz, Staff Writer

As every day passes, the 2019-2020 NBA season gets closer and closer. The 2018-2019 NBA season ended with Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA Championship over Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, who have won three NBA championships in the past decade.
There were a lot of big names that moved across North America during this past offseason. Big names involving Leonard, who decided to ditch the Raptors to head to the Los Angeles Clippers, who lost in six games to the Warriors in the first round of the postseason last year. The Clippers also acquired Paul George via. Trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Clippers weren’t the only California team who is seeing some new faces on their team this year. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Warriors also made some roster changes for this upcoming season. The Lakers, who were a huge part of the Anthony Davis sweepstakes at the trade deadline of last season, made a huge trade with the New Orlean Pelicans for the star player. In order to acquire Davis, the Lakers sent Lonzo Ball, Brendon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first round picks for Davis.
After losing in the finals to the Raptors and having some drama with this player, the Warriors lost star player Keven Durant, who signed with the Brooklyn Nets. Durant teamed up with Kyrie Irving as they both were awarded brand new contracts with the Nets. In replace of Durant, the Golden State Warriors traded for D’Angelo Russell, who actually came from the Nets.
There were plenty of other moves that made last offseason interesting, but these moves were some of the biggest that happened. All of these shifts in the league is prepared to set up one of the most exciting NBA seasons yet.