NBA 2018-19: 10 popular players who changed teams in the offseason
The recent offseason saw some of the most famous NBA players change teams and involved some shocking signings. Some of them were voluntary decisions while some of them were not, and players were traded by their respective franchises.
Even though there were a lot of players that moved to new teams, these ten athletes are big-name players and their moves caught the entire NBA world by surprise.
We are at the quarter-mark of the NBA 2018-19 season and are still getting used to watching these players in their new threads. Throughout the course of this article, let us take a look at ten popular players who changed teams in the recent off season.
#10 Vince Carter (Sacramento Kings to Atlanta Hawks)
Vince Carter signed with the Sacramento Kings, a one-year $8 million deal last year. He provided them some valuable minutes coming off the bench.
Playing in his 21st NBA season, Carter signed a one-year $2.4 million veteran minimum deal with the Atlanta Hawks this offseason. In the game against Toronto Raptors, the 41-year old scored a career-high 14 points but the Hawks could not get the win. He is currently the oldest player in the NBA and we are not sure if this year will be his last..
#9 Jamal Crawford (Minnesota Timberwolves to Phoenix Suns)
Jamal Crawford is a three-time Sixth Man of the Year and is widely regarded as crossover king because of his handles. After spending one year with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Crawford chose to sign a one-year $2.4 million deal with the Phoenix Suns. A team filled with young talent, the Suns needed a veteran presence, and that is exactly what they got in the form of Crawford.