WIll We See Warriors Cavs 3?
Kyrie Irving still could not believe it. After grueling 7 games in 2016 NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers came out on top after being down 3-1. He thought that he’s still in game mode that he even imagines game 8 of NBA Finals.
Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals gave us a memorable and amazing match along with some great basketball news and info looking ahead. For basketball pundits and those who love the tension in close games, they probably want game 8. But the reasonable thing to hope for is watching for the third time between Warriors and Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals.
The latest NBA game news tells us that here are questions surrounding the Warriors with their eight free agents this season. Starting Small Forward Harrison Barnes is a restricted free agent who will likely be released after his awful performance in the Finals. Big men Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights are also free agents. There are also Leandro Barbosa, Brandon Rush, Ian Clark, James McAdoo and Anderson Varejao looking for new deals.
I think the Cavaliers just have no match in Eastern Conference as long as Lebron James plays for them, but things get complicated in the Western Conference. Kevin Durant’s decision could be the biggest factor in this potential NBA Finals and this will likely have a tremendous impact on major league sports betting lines. But the Warriors still have the two-time MVP Stephen Curry at guard and All-NBA second and third performers Draymond Green at forward and Klay Thompson at guard.
Warriors still have to deal with the sports news surrounding the departure of their former assistant Luke Walton who is headed to Los Angeles to coach the Lakers. He will leave a big hole in the Warriors’ coaching staff. Even though Tyron Lue is not under contract for next season, I think it’s safe to say that he’s coming back.
There has been a report that the Warriors might go chase Kevin Durant and others in free agency provided that should another star want to join them, they could make it happen with a few easy moves. Trading Andre Iguodala or Andrew Bogut is seen as the most likely move to free up that kind of salary cap space. If this does come to fruition, it will make the team one of the best sports bets in the league.
Who Will Be the Favorite?
Many columnists writing nba basketball news are talking about whether the Warriors are the early favorites to win the 2017 NBA championship, but another win for Lebron will put him next to Michael Jordan. It’s hard to believe that after having big miles on his body, Lebron could still put up a legendary run in the playoff. It makes a lot of people embarrassed for quickly replacing his status as the league’s best player, but will Lebron have enough motivation for another great run?