Los Angeles Producers
The California owner has completely reorganized its staff, including less than eight new names: Russell Westbrook, Kendrick Nunn, Malik Monk, Carmelo Anthony, Wayne Ellington, Kent Bosmore, Trevor Ariza and Dwight Howard. A team was cut to star in the lead roles around the LeBron James-Anthony Davis duo. Very experienced, the staff has a potential final mark on the back, even if Russell Westbrook’s completeness with the other two stars of the Lakers is questionable.
Wiping out the first round of the Bucks’ last playoffs, the Heat decided to pick up heavy artillery. As a finalist in 2020, the Florida creation attracted Kyle Lori into a “signature and trade”, but DJ Duncan Robinson, Divine Deadman and especially JJ Butler when expanding PJ Tucker, Marquez Morris. On paper, Miami is acting as a title contender and is already taking a date with Brooklyn and Milwaukee for a spot on the summit of the Eastern Conference.
Intriguingly, Bulls’ free company gives Illinois owners hope. With the arrival of Lonzo Paul, Timmer Trosson and Alex Caruso, Chicago is rebuilding a very reliable squad, with either Nicola Vusevic and Zack Levine or young strong Wing Patrick Williams, the 4th pick until last year. With no space for the starting five, Chicago still has a proud look and a lot of skill in attack. Billy Donovan must work on the defensive coordination of his troops. In this sense, the loss of Thaddeus Young will cause damage.
Back in the East, Brooklyn worked well with its free company, attracting Grandma Mills’ sixth luxury man while expanding Bruce Brown and Blake Griffin. The departure of Jeff Green will be offset by the signing of James Johnson and with the Big Three Kevin Durant – James Horton – Kyrie Irving, the nets will once again be one of the options for the Larry O’Brien Cup. Defeated in Game 7 by the Bucks in the conference semifinals, what the New York team did to reach a new level.
New York Knicks
Less bright than the rights above, Nix’s free company was well thought out. Evan Fornier’s signature is a nice addition to Tom Thibodo’s team. The back tricolor in Boston and the Big Apple will only stay for a few months, to find the former magic stability. His outfield shot and his attacking features will free Julius Randall and bring off the attack types, which were lacking in the New York playoffs. In addition to the French, Nix Nerlans extended Noel, Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose. In short, Madison Square Garden did a job well done for the formation.