The age of the “super team” is upon us.
Given the fact that we’re all witnessing the third straight NBA Finals played between the same two franchises, it’s fair to say that the league has become a bit top-heavy. It actually might get worse next season, too.
Simply put, it is very possible that by the time next year begins, there are four “super teams” in the NBA – not just two. How do we get there?
1. Well, the Golden State Warriors aren’t going anywhere. With Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, they’re going to be the odds-on favorite for quite some time.
2. The Cleveland Cavaliers are also set up well, despite the fact that LeBron James is getting older. It’s also very possible that Dwyane Wade leaves Chicago after one season to team back up with James and give the team a little more firepower for the playoff run.
3. The Boston Celtics won 53 games in 2016-2017, they’re about to have the No. 1 pick and there are rumors that they might be able to snag Gordon Hayward from the Utah Jazz since he has a player option after this season. Remember – he was coached by Brad Stevens at Butler. A potential roster with Hayward, Markelle Fultz, Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Al Horford and Jae Crowder would be tough.
4. The San Antonio Spurs could be a destination for Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul. If Paul teams up with Kawhi Leonard and DeMarcus Aldridge, the Spurs could be a legitimate contender to compete with the Warriors in the Western Conference.
Will both the Hayward move and the Paul move happen? If so, the NBA’s standings could get even more lopsided.