NBA Offseason Recap

The 2019 NBA Off season was one for the books.

The NBA Draft kicked off the NBA offseason as the New Orleans Pelicans selected Zion Williamson with the 1st overall pick.

Zion is considered the most hype college basketball prospect since LeBron James, and rightfully so as he averaged 22.4 points along with 8.9 rebounds a game at Duke. After him, there were Ja Morant and RJ Barrett, and they were considered a three-man draft class.

The Pelicans and Hawks had the most productive draft, as both teams had 3 top 20 picks in this draft. The Pelicans received the 8th and 17th pick in the draft after trading superstar, Anthony Davis, to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Hawks had the 4th and 10th pick this year, drafting Cameron Reddish and Deandre Hunter in the lottery. They also drafted Bruno Fernando out of Maryland in the late first round. This NBA draft set teams with young talent as the season is right around the corner.

As the offseason continued, super teams were derailed and different franchises got a completely opposite look to their team, such as the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets picked up Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and DeAndre Jordan as soon as free agency opened on June 30th. For Kevin Durant, they had to trade All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell in exchange, making the Warriors add more depth as they added the All-Star guard.

Since around March, league sources were to believe that Kyrie Irving was heading to Brooklyn, making the needs real contenders once Kevin Durant returns from his torn Achilles. 

Both Los Angeles teams made a big splash in the offseason. The Lakers traded for All-Star, Anthony Davis, and signed players such as Demarcus Cousins, Danny Green, and Quinn Cook. The Clippers, on the other hand, had the most surprising move of free agency.

They were able to trade for Paul George and sign Kawhi Leonard in the menace of 2 hours. Although they had to trade basically ever the first-round pick they own to be able and obtain George, they set themselves up for the next few seasons. 

After losing out on Kyrie Irving, the Boston Celtics were able to ink up a 4-year contract with Kemba Walker. They also signed the likings of Enes Kanter and drafting Carsen Edwards, Grant Williams, and Romeo Langford. 

The Philadelphia 76ers traded away Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat in exchange for Josh Richardson and later signing Al Horford.