2018 NBA Free Agency Period: Mulching Over the Remaining Talent
Posted by: Mike Davis
Some online NBA betting players may feel like the 2018 NBA Free Agency period if all but over. However, the reality of the situation is a little bit different. While it may be true that the biggest names in this year’s market are all but signed, there are plenty of the top names available. That includes the likes of Clint Capela, Marcus Smart, and even aging veteran Dwayne Wade. While Wade might be getting up their in age, there’s still plenty of talent in that group overall. Ultimately, it’s only a matter of time before all three are signed. But before we take a look at what’s still left on the market, let’s recap what online bettors have seen already.
2018 NBA Free Agency Period || A Quick Rundown
Everyone in the online NBA betting community knows that James has agreed to a 4-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Moreover, everyone making online bets on this year’s action has speculated as to what this move means. While we’re pretty sure James’ addition doesn’t equate an NBA Title, or an NBA championship appearance for that matter, we’re also fairly certain that LA will be making the postseason this year. All in all it’s looking like LaVar Ball’s prediction came true, just a year too late. Also, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of drama arises out of Los Angeles, given that they now have the 2 biggest drama-queens in the sport.
There was a lot less speculation surrounding Durant’s decision than there was James. The reason being, Durant just happens to be one of the most selfless players in the planet. Really this is what gives the Warriors there edge. It’s not so easy to amass so much talent on one team because of the conflicting egos. But the Warriors; Curry, Durant, Thompson, Green and now DeMarcus Cousins, are able to play in the same house without butting heads. There’s something to be said about that.
Staying with Golden State, who could’ve foreseen them snagging up another multiple-time All-Star? Once the move was solidified, NBA news wires came out stating that Golden State had broken the NBA. While it is true that they’ve amassed more talent than you can count on one hand, they’re still not unbeatable. We saw the several teams, most noticeably the Rockets, give Golden State a run for their money. But now with Cousins in the mix, they might just be undefeatable.
Paul George & Chris Paul
We threw these two together because there wasn’t much to say about them and because one was shocking and the other was to be expected. Paul George has re-signed with the Thunder, which is a massive surprise. Although Oklahoma City made the playoffs, George didn’t exactly have great chemistry with Russell Westbrook. On the flip side, it comes as no surprise to see Chris Paul joining the Rockets for another year. In fact, they likely needed him to keep up with the new-look Warriors.
2018 NBA Free Agency Period: What’s Left?