The ground has most certainly shaken in the East with the most unlikely of trades between conference frontrunners.
Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward have landed in Boston to join forces with the latter’s former coach. LeBron James has been dealt an unlikely top-three scorer.
Transcontinentally, 2016-17’s DIYers James Harden and Russell Westbrook have been given some serious help. Or is it the other way around: Chris Paul, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony still don’t have a true last name among them, but are they the main beneficiaries?
Yeah, there’s a Jimmy Butler-Tom Thibodeau reunion on in Minnesota, but the Timberwolves also brought in a point guard who may better suit their bigs.
Lob City is no more, but what it ultimately comes down to is everyone’s still chasing Dub City. Come along with STATS and the most reliable and fastest NBA data available as we take a deep diagnostic dive to weave select stories of how the pursuit may go down in 2017-18.