We’re about halfway through the off-season and trades have gone down left and right leaving my head spinning on who is where now. That coupled with the surprisingly exciting summer league games it’s pretty exciting thinking about what’s going to go down next season.
So here is a recap of what happened in the league recently.
New Orleans Hornets
The Hornets have matched the offer that the Phoenix Suns made to Eric Gordon. Ensuring that he will at least start the season in the blue and yellow. Considering the fact that Gordon really really wanted to play for the Suns and stated that he absolutely did not want to play in the Big Easy, it will be interesting to see if he pulls a disappearing act on the Hornets.
Oh and Anthony Davis is going to be going to the Olympics. Yeah, he’s a rookie who hasn’t played a single NBA game. Good times!
They are still trying to find a good deal for Dwight Howard. after multiple offers from several teams it doesn’t seem like the Magic are happy with any of the offers they are getting. From the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Houston Rockets it is incredibly frustrating watching the Magic tease so many teams without actually doing the deed. But who cares?
I don’t like Dwight Howard anymore.
With Gerald Wallace, Joe Johnson, and Deron Williams in their starting line-ups they have now added Brook Lopez to their versatile line-up. Although they are still looking to re-sign Kris Humphries they have officially withdrawn from the Dwight Howard Race. This will be a great offensive team to watch. They should be able to put up 100 points on any given night and boy have the Nets become relevant again. However with all these large contracts it’s going to be tough for the Nets to sign any other significant role-players going into the future. As such I shall name this team the B-List Miami Heat.
Speaking of which.
The Miami Heat have wrestled Ray Allen away from the Celtics and picked up the newly amnestied Rashard Lewis from the Hornets. Last year’s defending champs have somehow managed to pick up two of the most prolific 3-point shooters in the league. How the hell did that happen? I’m sorry to say this folks but the Heat are locked in for the next few years as the only concrete title contenders.
New York Knicks
The Knicks signed Jason Kidd, that really ought to fix their problems. A 39 year old point guard who is really good at driving. SCORE. They also signed Marcus Camby who is expected to play at least a quarter of the season.
Jeremy Lin has also signed an offer-sheet put forth from the Houston Rockets and everyone expects the Knicks to match the offer sheet. Their have also been rumours that the Knicks won’t be matching the offer instead looking to bring back Raymond Felton. The Linsanity goes on and I could not care less!