This year’s NBA season is just around the corner. When I mean by corner, I mean that it will happen tomorrow! I can’t wait for this season to start. However, there are a few players that could help teams with their season if they were able to trade or keep them on their team.
I think this will be the most talked about player being traded this season. I also believe that he can be a valuable piece for the Timberwolves and that they should consider to not trade him. Here is why.
Ricky Rubio is a very unselfish basketball player. In fact, he seems like the player that could average a double double all season. However, it will be determined by the number of times he is given the ball all season and how well his teammates are performing. His current stats are 8.3 assists and 10.1 points per games. Due to the fact that Minnesota decided to draft Kris Dunn, I believe that Minnesota is trying to go away from having Ricky Rubio in case they are not able to sign him for an extension. However, upon looking at his current contract, he is signed with Minnesota through the 2018-2019 season. I don’t know what Minnesota is trying to do, but I believe that they need to key him so that they have a shot at winning a championship. I think Rubio will be the key since he is a very unselfish basketball players.
Centers and Golden State
It won’t be talked about during the season as much because it will be about the small ball due to the NBA going that way but I believe that come post season it will be all about the big men. Big men are really hard to find these days that can not only stay healthy, but be able to perform at the free throw line should the opportunity present itself down the stretch. I personally think that if Golden State has an opportunity to make it on top of the mountain again, they will need a big man that has been there before. So who is a big man that has been there before. Tyson Chandler is the man. Somehow someway, Golden State needs to find a way so that they can get that man on their team. He is almost averaging 10 rebounds a game for his career and his toughness will be able to go up against any of the centers in the league. At the same time, it will help if they were to face Cleveland in the NBA finals again. I think Tyson would be able to put a hold on Tristan Thompson should those teams meet in the finals. Rebounding will become key but will not be talked about until playoffs. If Golden State is unable to get Tyson, then they will need to rely on David West to take down Thompson. He might be the one that can slow down Cleveland should they fail to get Tyson.
I think MVP will be going to Russell Westbrook this season. I am expecting him to just have a season now that Durrant is out of the picture. If he can stay healthy, and if they can add one more key piece to their team, then they have the best chance to stop the Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Everyone will be talking about Durrant and Curry as MVP but I believe that Westbrook will be MVP this season.