We are officially six weeks away from the start of the 2021-22 NBA season, and while teams are putting the finishing touches on their roster before the start of training camp, there are still plenty of things to talk about league-wide.
With their “Big 3” fully rested and healthy, the Brooklyn Nets will look to assert their dominance over the rest of the league. Still, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the defending World Champions may have something to say about that.
LeBron James and friends in the Western Conference may also have something to say about that, as “The King” looks to capture his fifth championship ring during this upcoming season.
The 2021 NBA offseason has surely been eventful, as we have seen teams wheeling and dealing players left and right now only in regular trades, but sign-and-trades as well.
Kyle Lowry is now in Miami, DeMar DeRozan is in Chicago, and Russell Westbrook is now in Los Angeles, getting ready to play with Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Not to mention, there are plenty of rookies in the NBA this season that could immediately make a name for themselves.
The Top-3 picks in Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, and Evan Mobley each have a chance to be special players from Opening Night on. Still, other rookies in Cameron Thomas, Chris Duarte, Davion Mitchell, and many others also have a chance to make a name for themselves.
The 2021-22 NBA season is definitely going to be full of “can’t miss” basketball, but before the game begins, there are some storylines still circulating the league that we need answers to.
With this said, let’s look at the four biggest storylines around the NBA as training camp nears.