Overview of NBA Teams for new season
The NBA is the largest private professional basketball league in the United States and one of the four major sports leagues in the country. It consists of 29 American teams and 1 Canadian team.
The best teams in the NBA
This basketball league was created in New York City in 1946 (the year when several of the best professional basketball teams were founded). In its beginnings, it began as the Basketball Association of America (BAA), but years later (1949), after merging with the National Basketball League (NBL) it adopted the name of National Basketball Association (NBA).
Next, we will mention 8 of the best teams that have left their mark on the history of the NBA.
This basketball team was created in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States in 1946. To date, the team has already won 17, where 8 of them were consecutive victories – from 1959 to 1966 – that is why it is considered the most successful legendary team and victorious in the history of the NBA.
This team was created in 1939, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (where its headquarters are located) with the name of Syracuse Nationals and joined the NBA in 1949. They have achieved three victories within the NBA – one under the name from Syracuse Nationals (1955) and the other two (1967 and 1983) with their current name, Philadelphia 76ers-.
Los Angeles Lakers is a professional basketball team created in 1946 in Los Angeles, California. It is the second team in the NBA that has more victories (16), finding a victory for the Bostons Celtics (17). Of the sixteen championships won, five were with their previous name – Minneapolis Lakers – and eleven with their current name – Los Angeles Lakers.
Golden state warriors
Basketball team founded in 1946 (like Los Angeles Lakers), in Oakland, California. This was the first team to incorporate long sleeves to NBA jerseys . To date they have won five victories, two with the name of Philadelphia Warriors (1947, 1956) and three with their current name, Golden State Warriors (1975, 2015, 2017).
This basketball team was created in 1941, in the Detroit metropolitan area, Michigan. To date they have won three championships (1989, 1990 and 2004) within the four NBA finals in which they have participated.
Professional basketball team founded in 1966 in Chicago, United States. This team has had one of the best basketball players in history, the legendary Michael Jordan. They have emerged victorious in six NBA championships (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998).
New York Knicks
Like the LA Lakes and Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks basketball team was founded in 1946, in New York City. To date they have won two championships (1970 and 1973) and is considered the best valued team in the NBA, with a value greater than 3 billion dollars.
This basketball team was created in 1967, in the city of Houston, Texas. During the first four years the team was based in San Diego, California with its initial name of San Diego Rockets. To date they have been awarded two victories (1994 and 1995).
There have been few changes in the situation of the nine Spaniards participating in the NBA. All but Calderón continue in the team that finished the season and, even so, for everyone, it will be a decisive year in their future. With few aspirations to achieve the ring ( only Ibaka seems in real conditions to be in the final ), it will be a transition campaign before an exciting summer 2019.
Pau Gasol (San Antonio Spurs)
One more year for the older Gasol in the NBA, which is also a year less for his final goodbye. At 38, he is still a decisive player in the league, although little by little, it is harder to cope with the muscle that reigns under the NBA hoops. The Spurs, renewed with the arrival of DeMar DeRozan and without Kawhi Leonard, Parker, or Manu Ginobili, will be a reliable team, although a priori far from what it will take to fight for the ring. If Popovich continues his idea last year, Pau could start many games from the bench to act with the second unit. Next summer, the Spurs could do without it, because their third year of the contract is only partially guaranteed.
Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies)
The “”Grizzlies annus horribilis”” last season also led Marc Gasol. Memphis was one of the worst teams, and the center suffered from the casualties and the level shown by his teammates. The recovery of Conley and the youth will revitalize the mood, although the results do not seem to be much better for them. In summer, Marc can decide his future, because he has a clause that allows him to be a free agent if he wants to. At 33, the most logical thing is to explore the options offered by the market. Therefore, it would not be strange for the Grizzlies to transfer a good team in February to get something positive in return.
José Manuel Calderón (Detroit Pistons)
The Extremadura base returns to Detroit, where he already played a season, to fulfill a secondary role in the rotation of the team. With Reggie Jackson as the starting base, Calderón’s options on the court will be minimal, but sharing costumes with Drummond and Blake Griffin opens the doors to the playoffs. He also finishes the contract in summer and will return to look for a team to win the ring.
Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors)
Only Serge Ibaka has his contract fully guaranteed at the end of this campaign. He has this year and another. The Spanish nationalized Congolese will try to storm the ring with the Raptors, a renewed team that will have Kawhi Leonard and will have the coach Scariolo as an assistant on the bench.
If last year they stayed at the gates of the final, now without LeBron in the East, everything seems designed for them or the Celtics to dispute the Warriors ring.
Ricky Rubio (Utah Jazz)
It is his last year of contract with the Jazz, and that forces the Catalan to Meet to get the attention of franchises for next season. His arrival last year in Utah suited him very well, and that is the best business card for this campaign. The Jazz fell in playoffs against the Rockets, but the pair formed by Rubio and Donovan Mitchell showed that they combine youth and talent to reach higher levels. Talking about the ring is too much, so repeating in the playoffs seems your most realistic goal.
Nikola Mirotic (New Orleans Pelicans)
The season does not look good in the collective for Mirotic, who should focus on doing his best on a personal level. The Pelicans will live almost exclusively on the talent of Anthony Davis, which greatly complicates the victories for them. The nationalized Montenegrin will be a free agent in summer and, if he maintains the level shown since he arrived in New Orleans, he will have no trouble finding a good team next season.
Álex Abrines (Oklahoma City Thunder)
The Balearic begins its third season in the NBA and the moment to demand something more. Its growth has been slow, but sure. Always enjoying minutes on the court. Therefore, his defensive contribution must now add something more than outside launch in the attack. If you don’t, you run the risk of getting stuck when the summer of 2019 comes to the market.
Willy Hernangómez (Charlotte Hornets)
It is a key year for him. After landing in Charlotte midway through last season, you must show your talent if you want to continue in the NBA next year. In preseason he has looked with almost 12 points and large percentages. It remains to be seen if the technician trusts him in the same way during the year, since the
Juancho Hernangómez (Denver Nuggets)
The good news for Juancho is that his team is called to win many games and enter the playoffs if things go well; the bad one, that there will be a lot of competition to be on the court. Even so, the Spanish must claim those minutes with work and effort, because, like his brother, he is not guaranteed his contract next year.