A New Era in the NBA

Nyler Acasio, head reporter

This NBA offseason has been a real game changer for the 2019-2020 season. With players moving and teams making changes, it is safe to say that this is the beginning of a new era without any “super teams” in the NBA, as well as fresh starts for star players changing teams.

One big offseason move was the departure of Kevin Durant from the Golden State Warriors to the Brooklyn Nets. After losing the NBA finals and finishing his final year on his contract with the Warriors, Durant has decided to move to a new team to the east as a Net. He is not alone. NBA superstars Kyrie Irving as well as Deandre Jordan have also made the move to the Nets. Now, the “super team” in the Bay area is officially over and now there is no superior team in the NBA. 

In addition, teams around the league have been trading star players left and right. For example, former Grizzly star Mike Conley was traded for a package of average players and draft rights. Due to all of these moves, people are saying this league is the “duo” era;  I completely agree and like this new era. What that means is teams have two players that are considered their stars players. Another trade example would be Chris Paul from the Houston Rockets who was traded to the Thunder for Russel Westbrook for Chris Paul, and four draft picks.

Not everyone is happy with these changes to the NBA. Fans of their favorite teams could be negatively affected. For example, Warrior fans just lost their star player in Kevin Durant, who led Golden State to two NBA finals trophies. 

This to me is finally a well-balanced league and with no teams having a big advantage due to having many superstar talent. We finally won’t be having the Cavaliers and Warriors in the finals every year. Only time will tell if this season will be a good one. So what are you waiting for? Tune in to some NBA games!