NBA Regular Season Debut

Kevin Cech, Staff Reporter

After a long off-season, everyone is talking about the up-and-coming NBA season which kicked off on October 22nd. Due to the 2019 NBA Draft, one of the biggest free agencies in the last 20 years, and crazy trades, the teams look very different from last season. The LA showdown is going to take effect this season. The Clippers and the Lakers are projected to be two of the best teams this season. The big trade for the Lakers was that they traded 3 or 4 players and draft pick players for the best power forward in the league, Anthony Davis. I asked Kyle Hrkel what he thought about this trade and he replied, “I think that the Lakers won the trade big time because Anthony Davis is one of the best power forwards of all time.” The Houston Rockets also made a big change, trading for Mr. Triple Double, Russell Westbrook. The New Orleans Pelicans also picked up arguably the best rookie since LeBron James, Zion Williamson, in the draft. In the preseason, he played phenomenal by scoring over 20 points a game as a rookie. But we’ll have to see if this stellar playing will carry over to the regular season. Our hometown team, the Chicago Bulls didn’t make any crazy off-season signings or trades. They picked up some veterans to help guide Coby White, the 7th pick in the draft for the Bulls. I asked Ryan Hamilton what he thought of our hometown team and he said, “The Bulls are still awful and need a lot of help defensively.” The Bulls aren’t projected to make the playoffs, but there is always hope since they are in the Eastern Conference. In all, this will be one of the most exciting seasons of basketball to watch.