With this wild free agency we witnessed last month, the NBA released the schedules for this upcoming season. Here are some games to mark on your calendar for.
- Los Angeles Lakers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – November 21, 2018, at 8pm on ESPN
Lebron James returns to Quicken Loans Arena after deciding to join forces with a young core that includes Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, and Brandon Ingram.
2. Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs – January 3, 2019, at 8pm in San Antonio
This will be the first time that former Raptor, DeMar Derozan, will be playing in a Spurs jersey against the 2014 Finals MVP, Kwahi Leonard, as they go head to head on their new teams.
3. Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets – November 15, 2018, at 8pm on TNT
As the Warriors inked All-Star DeMarcus Cousins $5 million, they look to get a third ring in four years. But after all, the only team that can stop this dynasty is James Harden and the Houston Rockets as they gave them a fight in the Western Conference Finals in the seven-game series.
4. Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics- October 16, 2018, at 8pm on TNT
With the process is taking its course in Philadelphia, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid look to redeem themselves after losing the quarterfinals this past season to the Celtics without the help of Gordan Hayward and Kyrie Irving. This matchup will help fans realize who will be the new beast of the east.
Overall, this NBA season should be exciting with a lot of elite players going to new teams. In addition, the NBA is making teams play less back to back games this year with the average of 13.3 per team as well as having no more eight games in 12 nights this season. By making the team schedules more flexible, it’ll make teams more efficient on the court.