Out with Superteams, In with Duos: The New NBA

Everybody who hated on the NBA because of the superteams now has to find another excuse because the NBA is now transitioning away from what I found to be amazing. Putting five all-stars on a team to play against five 18 year old’s was awesome. However, all of this new change with the NBA rosters has superteams being weeded out. Let’s look at some that have formed this offseason and some that exist entering the 2019-2020 season:

Brooklyn Nets: Kevin Durant & Kyrie Irving

Los Angeles Lakers: Lebron James & Anthony Davis

Golden State Warriors: Steph Curry & Klay Thompson 

Los Angeles Clippers: Kawhi Leonard & Paul George

Houston Rockets: Chris Paul & James Harden

Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo & Khris Middleton

Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid & Ben Simmons

Portland Trailblazers: Damian Lillard & CJ McCollum 

Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic & Kristaps Porzingis 

Utah Jazz: Donovan Mitchell & Rudy Gobert

San Antonio Spurs: Demar Derozan & LaMarcus Aldridge 

Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook & Triple Doubles

All I’m really thinking is how incredibly fucked one of the Los Angeles teams are going to be in the next few years. I’m predicting one team to create a dynasty that will last 3-5 seasons and the other to plummet into the ground, not here for predictions, just here to give my two cents. One of the duos I didn’t mention is Brogdan/Oladipo which I think is going to be fun. Unfortunately Blake Griffin and Blake Griffin does not count as a duo. All in all, the Warriors are still in great shape with Draymond and now D-Lo. Houston is blowing it up so lets see where Chris Paul goes. The Lakers will probably sneak into the playoffs as an 8 seed. The Clippers will be a top 3 seed in the west. Oh, and the Zion/Lonzo duo! They miss the playoffs but will be fun to watch. I’m actually excited for the NBA, this is fantastic.