The NBA free agency period started today, and already some big deals have happened around the league. Last night there were two big deals just before free agency started. Here are some of the deals that have happened so far.
Paul George to OKC
Last night just before the free agency started, the Pacers traded the 27-year-old forward who was interested in playing for the Lakers and joining them next year in free agency. The Thunder gave up Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Last year Russell Westbrook was the best player in the league because he had to do everything for the Thunder, so it will be interesting to see how the Thunder performs this year with 2 superstars.
Steph Curry Gets a Huge Contract
The Warriors locked Steph Curry up for years to come with a 5 year, $201 million contract. Curry will stay on a Golden State team that will be hard to beat with four superstars. But will the team face some trouble next year with a Rockets team that has added Chris Paul and a Thunder team that added George?
Langston Galloway Signs With the Pistons
The 25-year-old Shooting Guard will sign with Detroit for a 3-year deal worth $21 million. He has averaged 8.7 points and 2.2 assists per game in his career. This could mean that the Pistons are willing to let Kentavious Caldwell-Pope go this offseason.
Blake Griffin to Stay With the Clippers
The 28-year-old Power Forward has agreed to a 5 year, $173 million deal with the Clippers. The team could still potentially be a playoff contender next year if Patrick Beverley is a good replacement for Chris Paul. The Clippers still have DeAndre Jordan and Griffin, so they could be a sleeper team next year.
This article is about who I think should be the NBA MVP. I will give you 2 runner ups and then who should win.
3. LeBron James
James has put up another great season averaging 26.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 8.8 assists per game. The only reason why he shouldn’t be MVP is because the players ahead of him on this list are players that play on a team with a bunch of average players. But LeBron plays with Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, and J.R Smith.
2. James Harden
Harden has put up a career year, averaging 29.5 points, 8 rebounds, and 11.3 assists per game. Harden plays on a team where he runs the team despite the fact that he is a shooting guard, not a point, yet he still puts up more assists than most point guards while still averaging nearly 30 a night. Harden has managed to lead his team to all but locking up the 3 seed in the West. Truly a leader and all around star.
MVP: Russell Westbrook
Westbrook has put up record breaking numbers with 31.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per night. Westbrook is on pace to become the first player since Oscar Robertson to average a triple double in a season. He could also break Robertson’s record of 41 triple doubles in a season. He has taken over the Thunder since Kevin Durant left, leading them to the 6 seed and probably a hard fought playoff run.