5 Unlikely Moves That Would Change The NBA
With NBA free agency right around the corner, there will be lots of rumors and potential moves that are thrown out there. Some of them may come to fruition but some also won’t.
There are a plenty of big names that could be on the move this summer just in free agency, so here are five moves that would leave certain teams hanging and rearrange the power balance in the NBA:
1. Steph Curry
The biggest name in free agency this summer is more than likely going to stay put in Golden State, but what team could lure him away? How about the Charlotte Hornets? Steph has the connections with the city. His dad works in Charlotte as a color commentator. His dad also spent a lot of his career playing in Charlotte. Steph would be teamed up with Kemba Walker and newly acquired Dwight Howard. This team wouldn’t be as good as the Warriors not, but this move would help Steph be able to play off the ball even more with a capable point guard to share the court with.
2. Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant left the Thunder to try to win a championship. He accomplished that in his first year. So now what? He has already stated that he will opt out of his second-year with the Warriors to take a slight pay cut., but what if it was just a ploy. What if it was him paving the way for a return back to Oklahoma City? Not only would this eliminate the super team in Oakland, but it would also reunite one of the greatest teammate duos of the decade.
3. Blake Griffin
Griffin has spent his time with the Clippers and managed to get no closer to winning a title. So what if he decided to head Southeast to Houston? The Rockets would get another big man to put beside Clint Capela, but also have one who can be a shooting threat. Plus the pick-and-roll options between Harden and Griffin are ridiculous to think about! Lob City would be moved to Houston, and Harden could potentially average 13 or more assists.
4. Chris Paul
Much like his teammate Blake, CP3 has spent his time and given his all to bring a title to the Clippers and it just isn’t working. So what better place to take his talents to than from where they came from? If Paul would go back to New Orleans he would be joining a similar lineup to the one he currently has. Except he would have legitimate shooting threats with Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. All three of those players have a fiery passion and deep desire to win. This team could cause some fits in the Western Conference.
5. Kyle Lowry
Toronto may have run out of time with their dynamic duo of Lowry and DeRozan. Lowry is likely to be on the move this summer, but where would be the most interesting? How about San Antonio? The Spurs are in the market for a point guard as Tony Parker is aging and coming off an injury. Patty Mills is good, but not exactly an ideal starter. Lowry could fit in perfectly with Leonard and Aldridge in San Antonio as soft-spoken but very capable players. This would give the Spurs some veteran ability with the agility to play defense as well.