Today's NBA has never been more exciting or entertaining. With a massive movement of star talent around the league and the creation of various super-teams as well as super duos throughout this offseason, there is an unlimited level of anticipation for the upcoming 19/20 NBA season.
The best players who are now on new teams as a result of trade requests or free agency signings include Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Russell Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Al Horford and Mike Conley. So without further ado, here are the top 10 projected players ahead of the 2019-20 NBA regular season.
Honourable mentions (injured players in bold)
Kevin Durant (BKN)
Rudy Gobert (UTA)
Blake Griffin (DET)
Klay Thompson (GSW)
Russell Westbrook (HOU)
The lifelong Portland Trail Blazer cemented his place as a top 10 NBA player after ending this past season's 1st round series versus OKC by hitting a very deep 3-pointer that was well contested by Paul George.
Damian Lillard is one of the best scorers in the league and what makes him even more special is his killer mentality in crucial games/quarters. He averaged 26 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds last season.
The Serbian Center has already established himself as the best passing big man in NBA history. In addition, despite averaging just over 20 points per game, he has shown that he is capable of getting 30 or even 40+ when required which he displayed versus the Spurs this past postseason.
Jokic's all-around skill is incredible as he can create scoring opportunities for his team in so many different ways. Also, his defence has improved in the last couple of seasons as well as his rebounding average which has gone up to 10.8 per outing.
Next season, his aim as the leader of the Denver Nuggets is to lead them to a place in the Western Conference Finals where they can really start talking about competing for the Championship.