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The NBA Offseason Is Going To Be Insane

Two weeks before free agency and it's looking like this offseason will be wild

June 15, 2018 - 4:22 pm
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By Adam Spolane (@AdamSpolane)

We all knew the summer of 2018 would be a wild one for the NBA, but I don't know if anyone is quite ready for what is about to take place, and if Friday is any sort of indication of what we should all expect, buckle up people.

The draft is still six days away and free agency isn't technically supposed to start for another two weeks, but good grief are the rumors flying around like fruit flies. Someone in Cleveland said LeBron James doesn't like Houston, Scottie Pippen says he's going to the Lakers. Earl Boykins, yes that Earl Boykins says he'll never play for the Knicks, but the Denver Nuggets are an option. There have been LeBron James, Celtics rumors throughout the week, and then a few days after that guy said LeBron James doesn't like Houston rumors started swirling that he's in Houston looking at schools. Dizzy yet? Well brace yourself, because Friday multiple media outlets reported Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio putting another big star in play. 

There might be more intrigue about NBA transactions than the basketball itself and that's saying something because the basketball is pretty damn intriguing right now.

James and Kevin Durant could be free agents in a couple of weeks, and while Durant is expected to remain on the best team in the world, James could wind up anywhere, and he could maybe take Chris Paul with him or Paul George or DeMarcus Cousins. The Leonard saga could impact not only where James ends up, but what happens with Thursday's draft. Could the Sacramento Kings trade the second pick and hope to convince Leonard to remain there next summer? Could this now be the end of the Spurs two decade dynasty?

Then there's the Rockets, 24 minutes from dethroning the Warriors twice last month, but 60 percent of their starting lineup will be on the market in two weeks led by Paul. If he leaves the Rockets are in big trouble, but they also have to figure out what to do with Trevor Ariza and is there a point to high to where they'd decline matching an offer sheet for Clint Capela. 

Of course, in the end, none if it will likely matter because nobody is ever going to beat the Warriors.

Get ready for the wildest offseason in NBA history, and offseason that could have a massive impact on its team's and top player's, but now who actually wins it.