Friday, November 21, 2014

NBA Season Preview

Brian Hauch
Staff Writer

This NBA season is going to be an amazing one. There are an abundance of reasons for fans to stay glued to their television sets over the course of this NBA season.
  The homecoming of Lebron James, as well as the return of stars like Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose headline the bunch, but there are also plenty of other storylines to follow over the course of the season. This years draft class is expected to be the best since the 2004 one, which are some huge shoes to fill. This almost impossible task will be most likely graded by the performance of the first three picks in this past years draft, as well as the rest of the first round picks respectively. Rookies Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embid, as well as other talents like Nik Stauskas, Aaron Gordon, and Marcus Smart will look to make big impacts for their teams in the 2014-15 season.
 New Coaches also expect to make an impact in the upcoming season. Derek Fisher will take the triangle offense to New York, Jason Kidd moves from Brooklyn to Milwaukee, and former basketball player and long time TNT analyst Steve Kerr will coach Steph Curry and Co. in Oakland.
 So who takes the Larry O’Brien Trophy this year? In my eyes, it is too close to call. There are many teams that look like legitimate contenders but none really seem dominant enough to coast right to the Finals the way the Heat did the last few years. Many experts believe the Spurs could be the favorites to repeat, and that has a decent chance of happening. They have the best coach in the NBA, as well as the old veteran core of Parker, Duncan, and Ginobili supported by young talents like Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard.
 Other teams that could compete for the title include the Lebron led Cavs, Kevin Durant’s Thunder, The Bulls, the high scoring Rockets, and many other Western Conference teams like The Clippers, Warriors, Trail Blazers, and Suns.

 Get ready NBA fans, it’s gonna be a fun season.

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