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2019-20 National Basketball Association (NBA) Season Schedule and Teams Squad

The schedule for 2019-20 has been released for the NBA after a summer where movements of players were unexpected to say the least. Back to back matches have been kept on the lower side while 5 games in 7 nights is a scenario that has also been reduced to keep players more comfortable.

National Basketball Association (NBA) 2019-20 Season 74th Schedule

Here’s taking a look at the 2019-20 NBA Schedule (All Times Eastern):

Tuesday, October 22
8 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Toronto Raptors, TNT
10:30 pm: L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, TNT

Wednesday, October 23
7:30 pm: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
10 pm: Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers, ESPN

Thursday, October 24
8 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Houston Rockets, TNT
10:30 pm: L.A. Clippers at Golden State Warriors, TNT

Friday, October 25
8 pm: Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN
10:30 pm: Utah Jazz at L.A. Lakers, ESPN

Saturday, October 26
5 pm: Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks, NBA TV
7:30 pm: Boston Celtics at New York Knicks, NBA TV
10 pm: L.A. Clippers at Phoenix Suns, NBA TV

Monday, October 28
8 pm: Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Charlotte Hornets at L.A. Clippers, NBA TV

Tuesday, October 29
7:30 pm: Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Memphis Grizzlies at L.A. Lakers, NBA TV

Wednesday, October 30
7:30 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics, ESPN
10 pm: L.A. Clippers at Utah Jazz, ESPN

Thursday, October 31
7 pm: Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks, TNT
9:30 pm: Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans, TNT

Friday, November 1
7 pm: Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets, ESPN
9:30 pm: L.A. Lakers at Dallas Mavericks, ESPN

Saturday, November 2
7 pm: Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic, NBA TV
10 pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Portland Trail Blazers, NBA TV

Monday, November 4
7:30 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Brooklyn Nets, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors, NBA TV

Tuesday, November 5
8 pm: L.A. Lakers at Chicago Bulls, NBA TV

Wednesday, November 6
7:30 pm: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets, ESPN
10 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at L.A. Clippers, ESPN

Thursday, November 7
8 pm: Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets, TNT
10:30 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at L.A. Clippers, TNT

Friday, November 8
7 pm: Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards, ESPN
10:30 pm: Miami Heat at L.A. Lakers, NBA TV

Monday, November 11
8 pm: Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Toronto Raptors at L.A. Clippers, NBA TV

Tuesday, November 12
7 pm: Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers, NBA TV
10 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Sacramento Kings, NBA TV

Wednesday, November 13
7:30 pm: L.A. Clippers at Houston Rockets, ESPN
10 pm: Golden State Warriors at L.A. Lakers, ESPN

Thursday, November 14
8 pm: Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks, TNT
10:30 pm: Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets, TNT

Friday, November 15
8 pm: Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies, ESPN
10:30 pm: Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors, ESPN

Saturday, November 16
6 pm: Brooklyn Nets at Chicago Bulls, NBA TV

Monday, November 18
7:30 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets, NBA TV

Tuesday, November 19
8 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at New Orleans Pelicans, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Oklahoma City Thunder at L.A. Lakers, NBA TV

Wednesday, November 20
7:30 pm: Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks, ESPN
10 pm: Boston Celtics at L.A. Clippers, ESPN

Thursday, November 21
8 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Milwaukee Bucks, TNT
10:30 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns, TNT

Friday, November 22
8 pm: San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
10:30 pm: Houston Rockets at L.A. Clippers, ESPN

Saturday, November 23
9 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz, NBA TV

Monday, November 25
8 pm: Utah Jazz at Milwaukee Bucks, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors, NBA TV

Tuesday, November 26
8:30 pm: L.A. Clippers at Dallas Mavericks, NBA TV

Wednesday, November 27
7 pm: Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics, ESPN
9:30 pm: L.A. Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN

Friday, November 29
8 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Washington Wizards at L.A. Lakers, NBA TV

Saturday, November 30
7 pm: Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers, NBA TV

Monday, December 2
7 pm: Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers, NBA TV
10 pm: Chicago Bulls at Sacramento Kings, NBA TV

Tuesday, December 3
7:30 pm: Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans, TNT
10 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at L.A. Clippers, TNT

Wednesday, December 4
9 pm: L.A. Lakers at Utah Jazz, NBA TV

Thursday, December 5
7:30 pm: Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors, NBA TV

Friday, December 6
8 pm: Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics, ESPN
10:30 pm: L.A. Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers, ESPN

Saturday, December 7
7:30 pm: Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers, NBA TV

Monday, December 9
8 pm: Detroit Pistons at New Orleans Pelicans, NBA TV

Tuesday, December 10
8 pm: Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat, TNT

Wednesday, December 11
7 pm: L.A. Clippers at Toronto Raptors, ESPN
9:30 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Milwaukee Bucks, ESPN

Thursday, December 12
8 pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics, TNT
10:30 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets, TNT

Friday, December 13
8 pm: L.A. Lakers at Miami Heat, ESPN
10:30 pm: Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz, ESPN

Saturday, December 14
5 pm: San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns, NBA TV
7:30 pm: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors, NBA TV

Sunday, December 15
8 pm: New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets, NBA TV

Monday, December 16
8 pm: Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks, NBA TV

Tuesday, December 17
7 pm: L.A. Lakers at Indiana Pacers, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Phoenix Suns at L.A. Clippers, NBA TV

Wednesday, December 18
7:30 pm: Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
10 pm: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers, ESPN

Thursday, December 19
8 pm: L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks, TNT
10:30 pm: Houston Rockets at L.A. Clippers, TNT

Friday, December 20
8 pm: Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
10:30 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors, ESPN

Saturday, December 21
7 pm: Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers, NBA TV

Sunday, December 22
7 pm: L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA TV
9:30 pm: Denver Nuggets at L.A. Lakers, NBA TV

Monday, December 23
7 pm: Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers, NBA TV
10 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers, NBA TV

Wednesday, December 25
12 pm: Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors, ESPN
2:30 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers, ABC
5 pm: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors, ABC
8 pm: L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, ESPN
10:30 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets, ESPN

Thursday, December 26
8 pm: New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets, TNT
10:30 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz, TNT

Friday, December 27
7 pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors, NBA TV

Sunday, December 29
8 pm: Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans, NBA TV

Monday, December 30
7 pm: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic, NBA TV
10 pm: Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers, NBA TV

Tuesday, December 31
7 pm: Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets, NBA TV

Wednesday, January 1
8 pm: Minnesota Timberwolves at Milwaukee Bucks, NBA TV

Thursday, January 2
8 pm: Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Detroit Pistons at L.A. Clippers, NBA TV

Friday, January 3
8 pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Houston Rockets, ESPN
10:30 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at L.A. Lakers, ESPN

Monday, January 6
7 pm: Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers, NBA TV
10 pm: Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings, NBA TV

Tuesday, January 7
7:30 pm: Oklahoma City Thunder at Brooklyn Nets, NBA TV
10:30 pm: New York Knicks at L.A. Lakers, NBA TV

Wednesday, January 8
7:30 pm: Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks, ESPN
10 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Golden State Warriors, ESPN

Thursday, January 9
7 pm: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers, TNT
9:30 pm: Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City, TNT

Friday, January 10
8 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at New York Knicks, ESPN
10:30 pm: Golden State Warriors at L.A. Clippers, ESPN

Tuesday, January 14
7:30 pm: Utah Jazz at Brooklyn Nets, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors, NBA TV

Wednesday, January 15
7 pm: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
9:30 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets, ESPN

Thursday, January 16
8 pm: Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks, TNT
10:30 pm: Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors, TNT

Friday, January 17
7 pm: Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
9:30 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks, ESPN

Saturday, January 18
3:30 pm: L.A. Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans, ABC
8:30 pm: L.A. Lakers at Houston Rockets, ABC
6 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets, NBA TV

Monday, January 20
5 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies, TNT
7:30 pm: L.A. Lakers at Boston Celtics, TNT
10 pm: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers, TNT
2:30 pm: Toronto Raptors at Atlanta Hawks, NBA TV

Tuesday, January 21
8:30 pm: L.A. Clippers at Dallas Mavericks, NBA TV

Wednesday, January 22
7:30 pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors, ESPN
10 pm: Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors, ESPN

Thursday, January 23
8 pm: L.A. Lakers at Brooklyn Nets, TNT
10:30 pm: Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers, TNT

Friday, January 24
8 pm: Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves, ESPN
3 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors, NBA TV

Saturday, January 25
8:30 pm: L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers, ABC

Sunday, January 26
3:30 pm: Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets, NBA TV
6 pm: Boston Celtics at New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN
9 pm: Indiana Pacers at Portland Trail Blazers, NBA TV

Monday, January 27
9 pm: Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz, NBA TV

Tuesday, January 28
7:30 pm: Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers, TNT
10 pm: L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, TNT

Wednesday, January 29
7:30 pm: Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets, ESPN
10 pm: Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers, ESPN

Thursday, January 30
8 pm: Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics, TNT
10:30 pm: Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets, TNT

Friday, January 31
8 pm: Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets, ESPN
10:30 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at L.A. Lakers, ESPN

Saturday, February 1
8:30 pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics, ABC

Sunday, February 2
2 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets, ABC

Monday, February 3
7:30 pm: Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks, NBA TV
10:30 pm: San Antonio Spurs at L.A. Clippers, NBA TV

Tuesday, February 4
7:30 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at New Orleans Pelicans, TNT
10 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets, TNT

Wednesday, February 5
7:30 pm: Golden State Warriors at Brooklyn Nets, ESPN
10 pm: Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz, ESPN

Thursday, February 6
8 pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks, TNT
10:30 pm: Houston Rockets at L.A. Lakers, TNT

Friday, February 7
8 pm: Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers, ESPN
10:30 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz, ESPN

Saturday, February 8
8:30 pm: L.A. Lakers at Golden State Warriors, ABC

Sunday, February 9
3:30 pm: Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA TV
7 pm: Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets, NBA TV

Monday, February 10
8 pm: Sacramento Kings at Milwaukee Bucks, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Phoenix Suns at L.A. Lakers, NBA TV

Tuesday, February 11
7 pm: L.A. Clippers at Philadelphia 76ers, TNT
9:30 pm: Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets, TNT

Wednesday, February 12
7:30 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers, ESPN
10 pm: L.A. Lakers at Denver Nuggets, ESPN

Thursday, February 13
8 pm: L.A. Clippers at Boston Celtics, TNT

Sunday, February 16
8 pm: NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, TNT

Thursday, February 20
8 pm: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers, TNT
10:30 pm: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors, TNT

Friday, February 21
8 pm: Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN
10:30 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers, ESPN

Saturday, February 22
8:30 pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks, ABC

Sunday, February 23
3:30 pm: Boston Celtics at L.A. Lakers, ABC
6 pm: Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets, NBA TV
8:30 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors, NBA TV

Monday, February 24
7 pm: Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Memphis Grizzlies at L.A. Clippers, NBA TV

Tuesday, February 25
7:30 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors, TNT
10 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at L.A. Lakers, TNT

Wednesday, February 26
7:30 pm: Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs, ESPN
10 pm: Boston Celtics at Utah Jazz, ESPN

Thursday, February 27
8 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Indiana Pacers, TNT
10:30 pm: L.A. Lakers at Golden State Warriors, TNT

Friday, February 28
8 pm: Oklahoma City Thunder at Milwaukee Bucks, ESPN
10:30 pm: Denver Nuggets at L.A. Clippers, ESPN

Saturday, February 29
8:30 pm: Houston Rockets at Boston Celtics, ABC

Sunday, March 1
8 pm: L.A. Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN
3:30 pm: Philadelphia 76ers at L.A. Clippers, ABC

Monday, March 2
7:30 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat, NBA TV

Tuesday, March 3
7:30 pm: Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics, TNT
10 pm: Philadelphia 76ers at L.A. Lakers, TNT

Wednesday, March 4
7 pm: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat, ESPN
9:30 pm: Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks, ESPN

Thursday, March 5
8 pm: L.A. Clippers at Houston Rockets, TNT
10:30 pm: Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors, TNT

Friday, March 6
8 pm: Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics, ESPN
10:30 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at L.A. Lakers, ESPN

Saturday, March 7
8:30 pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Golden State Warriors, ABC

Sunday, March 8
3:30 pm: L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, ABC
6 pm: Oklahoma City Thunder at Boston Celtics, NBA TV
9 pm: Toronto Raptors at Sacramento Kings, NBA TV

Monday, March 9
9 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Denver Nuggets, NBA TV

Tuesday, March 10
8 pm: Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs, TNT
10:30 pm: L.A. Clippers at Golden State Warriors, TNT

Wednesday, March 11
7:30 pm: Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
10 pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings, ESPN

Thursday, March 12
8 pm: Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks, TNT
10:30 pm: Houston Rockets at L.A. Lakers, TNT

Friday, March 13
8 pm: Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Brooklyn Nets at L.A. Clippers, NBA TV

Saturday, March 14
8:30 pm: Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks, ABC

Sunday, March 15
3:30 pm: Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers, ABC
9 pm: Denver Nuggets at L.A. Lakers, ESPN

Monday, March 16
8 pm: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors, ESPN
10:30 pm: Dallas Mavericks at L.A. Clippers, ESPN

Tuesday, March 17
7 pm: Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons, NBA TV
10 pm: Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings, NBA TV

Wednesday, March 18
7:30 pm: Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers, ESPN
10 pm: Utah Jazz at L.A. Lakers, ESPN

Thursday, March 19
8 pm: Sacramento Kings at Houston Rockets, NBA TV

Friday, March 20
7:30 pm: Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors, NBA TV

Saturday, March 21
7 pm: Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers, NBA TV

Sunday, March 22
7 pm: Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs, NBA TV

Monday, March 23
8:30 pm: Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks, NBA TV

Tuesday, March 24
7:30 pm: L.A. Lakers at Toronto Raptors, TNT
10 pm: San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz, TNT

Wednesday, March 25
7 pm: L.A. Clippers at Brooklyn Nets, ESPN
9:30 pm: Houston Rockets at Milwaukee Bucks, ESPN

Thursday, March 26
8:30 pm: Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks, NBA TV

Friday, March 27
7:30 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Boston Celtics, NBA TV

Sunday, March 29
6 pm: Minnesota Timberwolves at Boston Celtics, NBA TV
8:30 pm: San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors, NBA TV

Monday, March 30
7:30 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Indiana Pacers at L.A. Clippers, NBA TV

Tuesday, March 31
7:30 pm: Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers, TNT
10 pm: Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors, TNT

Wednesday, April 1
9 pm: Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks, ESPN

Thursday, April 2
8 pm: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets, TNT
10:30 pm: Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers, TNT

Friday, April 3
8:30 pm: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs, NBA TV

Sunday, April 5
1 pm: Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers, NBA TV
3:30 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics, ABC
7 pm: Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets, NBA TV
9:30 pm: Oklahoma City Thunder at L.A. Lakers, NBA TV

Tuesday, April 7
7:30 pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers, TNT
10 pm: L.A. Clippers at Utah Jazz, TNT

Wednesday, April 8
7 pm: Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics, ESPN
9:30 pm: San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets, ESPN

Thursday, April 9
8 pm: Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks, TNT
10:30 pm: Golden State Warriors at L.A. Lakers, TNT

Friday, April 10
8:30 pm: Philadelphia 76ers at San Antonio Spurs, NBA TV

Saturday, April 11
8:30 pm: Golden State Warriors at L.A. Clippers, ABC

Sunday, April 12
3:30 pm: Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs, NBA TV
7 pm: Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks, NBA TV
9:30 pm: Minnesota Timberwolves at L.A. Lakers, NBA TV

Monday, April 13
7 pm: Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons, NBA TV
10:30 pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors, NBA TV

Tuesday, April 14
7:30 pm: Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat, TNT
10 pm: Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz, TNT

Wednesday, April 15
7:30 pm: To Be Announced, ESPN
10 pm: To Be Announced, ESPN

NBA 2019-20 Teams

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers will have a big part to play this 2019-20 season. Having several playmakers should be a key plus point although it may be innovative to pair up Darius Garland and Collin Sexton. The squad may require some more work if the team is to win games on the trot. There is no future young star placed on the roster as well. A trade for Kevin Love mid-season will only impact the team’s chances of winning crucial games.

New York Knicks

Several crucial veteran players have been added to the roster although the overall fit remains a little complex. There are several forwards in the mix now, namely Taj Gibson, Julius Randle, Marcus Morris and Bobby Portis. The Knicks may be looking for better draft picks later this year since all these new additions can be traded. Mitchell Robinson has ample potential on the court while RJ Barrett could be another useful player.

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets had a really weird off-season. They lost out on Kemba Walker for almost nothing and replaced him for $60 million with Terry Rozier on a three-year deal. Rozier is ranked at number 209 in box plus/minus and is 279th in terms of points for every game. He is 442nd in the rankings for shooting percentage amongst 486 players. As a result, the decision seems a little odd and Rozier will have to lead the team to the playoffs.

Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have ample potential in Brandon Clarke and Jaren Jackson Junior along with Jonas Valanciunas and Kyle Anderson. Ja Morant is the first NCAA player ever since the year 1995 to pile up a minimum of 10 assists every season on an average. He is one of the best playmakers in the entire NBA at the moment.

Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have undergone a major transformation. Players like Aron Baynes, Ricky Rubio and Dario Saric have come into the mix while they have offloaded players like Troy Daniels, Jamal Crawford, Dragan Bender, Josh Jackson, Richuan Homes, TJ Warren and De’Anthony Melton. Devin Booker is the key factor here for their spurt into future stardom!

Washington Wizards

Bradley Beal could have a few great figures for starting this season with Otto Porter Junior departing and the injury to John Wall. However, his supporting members do not look as pro-active and adept at the moment.

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks is another team that is steadily growing with their young core outfit of Trae Young, John Collins and Kevin Huerter. They may be leading the team to great exploits in the league.

Chicago Bulls

The starting lineup of Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Junior, Thaddeus Young/Wendell Carter Junior, Zach LaVine and Tomas Satoransky sounds really interesting although this team will need some more time to truly fulfill their potential.

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin and the team looks good enough at the moment. Detroit was at 6.8 points for every 100 possessions when both players were sharing the court along with Reggie Jackson. However, this team still needs to do a lot to fulfill their true potential on court.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans have lost a few key players including Anthony Davis. They may put up 12.0 wins over replacement in the current season. 13.8 is the incoming group’s forecast. Anthony Davis is a player for the top 5 and losing him will naturally necessitate strong team rebuilding. Veteran players like Derrick Favors and Jrue Holiday will have to step up along with Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Zion Williamson.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns is their biggest strength and arguably one of the best players in the NBA at the moment. They also have Robert Covington and Andrew Wiggins who may also work out well this time around.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Chris Paul may start this season at the Thunder and there are good lineups in place for playing alongside him. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, CP3, Danilo Gallinari, Andre Roberson and Steven Adams make for a starting lineup of 5 that may help take the team to the playoffs.

Sacramento Kings

The Kings won 39 matches and took 9th position in the West and their forecast is 33 wins in the current NBA season. De’Aaron Fox, the point guard, may play a big role in taking the Kings to glory this season.

Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic had a tally of 42-40 in the previous season, taking 7th spot in the Eastern Conference playoff tourney. Al-Farouq Aminu is a major boost for the side and they also have Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon. There is also Nikola Vucevic and D.J. Augustin who may have to really step up this time while Markelle Fultz is the surprise element with a projection of 0.8 wins over replacement and upwards.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto had -2.5 points for every 100 possessions when they were without Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard. Both players have departed and hence the forecast could be even higher. Raptors have great infrastructure in place and the 4th best NBA record over the last 6 seasons or so. They may still pull through.

Brooklyn Nets

Without their star Kevin Durant for a large part of this season, Brooklyn Nets may not surpass their previous season’s tally of 42-40 as per predictions. Kyrie Irving is a better choice at times as compared to D’Angelo Russell but it is not a star pick by any means.

Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler is a great player but Miami Heat have never quite tapped into their potential once LeBron James left. In 5 seasons since he departed, the team has topped out at 209-201. Butler is the biggest pillar for this team although the remainder of the unit does not look too promising as per experts.

San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs have a prediction of .500 based on their good performance over several years and are forecasted to be a team that wins 37 matches at least. They were 5th in terms of points per possession in the last season and their duo of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan should keep doing well. The defense needed some work and Dejounte Murray should shore it up this time along with Derrick White.

Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic put up 1,526 points along with 429 assists and 563 rebounds in a rookie season. Luka could be one of the league’s best players going forward, having already been 30th in offensive real (plus/minus) and 86th in RPM for the previous season. Dallas Mavericks may have a great attacking team with Kristaps Porzingis recovering fully.

Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers will naturally be affected by the injury to Victor Oladipo and the departure of Thaddeus Young while Darren Collison has also retired. However, TJ Warren, Malcom Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb may be good additions along with Myles Turner and Domanta Sabonis.

Portland Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers were at -5.1 points for every 100 possessions in the earlier season when Jusuf Nurkic was absent and CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard combined. Nurkic had an average of 15.6 points in just 27.4 minutes for every game along with 10.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 3.2 assists and 1.0 steals. Portland had a better net rating by 12.0 points when he played. After LaMarcus Aldridge left, guards have majorly driven the team forward but Nurkic lent them a whole new dimension. He will be missed at the beginning of the season. Hassan Whiteside is capable enough but will have to play out of his skin to fill up some pretty big shoes. Kent Bazemore, Rodney Hood, Nassir Little and Mario Hezonja have been added as well.

Boston Celtics

The Celtics had a winning tally of 49 games in the previous season. However, they have lost Al Horford and Kyrie Irving for this season. However, Kemba may be a great replacement for the team along with Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Enes Kanter, Rober Williams III and Daniel Theis are also players they’re banking on.

Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors are already going experimental. Losing Kevin Durant for almost next to nothing is a major loss. However, replacing him with another high-volume guard is a big bet by all means. Stephen Curry and D’Angelo Russell were 13th and 6th respectively in the last season for usage percentage. Curry is of course the leader of the pack and Russell will want to step up his game alongside him. With Klay Thompson forecasted to return, the Warriors will naturally have a solid outfit in place. Draymond Green will play under pressure this time.

Utah Jazz

Donovan Mitchell has been making the right noises and the Jazz have upgraded to Mike Conley from Ricky Rubio although Derrick Favors has been lost this season. Bojan Bogdanovic may also pair up well with Rudy Gobert. Utah Jazz will have a solid lineup of Bogdanovic/Joe Ingles/Mitchell/Conley/Gobert which will be hard to keep at bay.

Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets have concerns relating to pairing up James Harden and Russell Westbrook since both have an ardent need for the ball. One of them can shoot. This is a pair that may work out fantastically in the end or flatter to deceive. Both these players have amazing career figures/stats. They’re older and experienced now and make for a deadly duo in fact.

Los Angeles Clippers

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard make this team dominant on paper but they’re both not in the peak of health. Kawhi played 9 games in 2017-18 and went through a schedule for load management restricting him to 60 games in 2018-19. Yet, his ability to shoulder the physical load remains under the scanner. George has already received shoulder surgery. Yet the team is still reasonably well equipped with players like Landry Shamet, Montrezl Harrell, Patrick Beverly and Lou Williams.

Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers will naturally revolve around Anthony Davis and LeBron James who have the scope to be the NBA’s best ever duo now. Danny Green is a reliable and iconic player with amazing stats. DeMarcus Cousins, however, remains a doubtful starter for health reasons and so does Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley may be fielded this time. Kyle Kuzma could be this team’s wildcard.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks will be hit by the loss of Malcolm Brogdon but the key aspects of the high-winning team last season have returned. They were already at plus 8.6 points for every 100 possessions even when Brogdon was not playing. Milwaukee is firmly positioned in the tier for title contending. The Bucks had to fork out $70 million annually for keeping Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton, George Hill and Eric Bledsoe all throughout the 2020-21 season. They do not have ample assets to majorly add to the team roster and may not be able to go for a big signing in 2021 as well. Giannis Antetokounmpo is their biggest superstar although he may not stay for life as it otherwise seems.

Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jovic is their biggest strength and of course, amongst the top 5 in terms of box plus/minus 5,000 career minutes amidst Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Charles Barkley. If he keeps going, the Nuggets will be major contenders for the title across several seasons, particularly if Michael Porter Junior, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray keep shining alongside him. Denver may consider attracting Bradley Beal or any other competent star player as consolidation for a lineup that will ultimately have Paul Millsap, Jokic and Murray.

Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers do have the scope to be a dominating force in the 2019-20 season. Joel Embiid was a strong pillar last season although he missed a total of 18 games. The team now has Al Horford to cover up for minutes played without Embiid. Josh Richardson may also be a major threat on the floor. Ben Simmons could be another major draw along with Tobias Harris. Trey Bruke is a really interesting prospect along with Kyle O’Quinn. Philadelphia will also count on Matisse Thybulle or Zhaire Smith this season.

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