The 2018-2019 NBA season was one of the most memorable in recent times. The Toronto Raptors led by the irrepressible Kawhi Leonard offered a worthy performance in seeking to end the Golden State Warriors distinguished run as the definitive team of the NBA in the last couple of years. The season also marked the conclusion of the final chapter of legendary careers like Tony Parker, Vince Parker, Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki and Channing Fyre.
This coming season will be one of the most competitive seasons in the NBA history. With many players moving teams and conferences, the league is wide open for the best teams. If you are planning to bet on your favorite teams, you should start checking online sportsbooks like PlayMGM sports for predictions and to find what teams have the best odds to win.
That said, there will always be value to be gleaned and this article will provide a list of 4 players to watch out for and possibly place some bets on:
- Anthony Davis: The UniBrow has taken his talents to the Lakers– one of the league’s establishment franchises. There, he’ll team up with LeBron James and make a fair run at taking a team which has underperformed recently to the playoffs.
2. James Harden: Known as “The Beard”, Bleacher Report recently asked if the Houston Rockets is the best offensive player in NBA history? While this is hyperbolic, it captures the greatness that has become synonymous with the 2018 MVP since his move from Oklahoma to Houston. However, his legacy will be defined by the post season success and while the Rockets have come close in the Western Conference Playoffs, one will expect a better showing from them this year and Harden will play a key role in that.
3. Luka Doncic: At the age of 19, Doncic was named MVP of Spain’s La Liga while leading Spanish side, Real Madrid to the championship. He also led the same side to the Euroleague championship. Coming Stateside to the Dallas Mavericks last year, he earned the Rookie of the Year Award- the second person after Pau Gasol born outside the U.S. to win the award. This year, he’ll be expected to go a step further and take the mantle from another great European to represent Dallas: Dirk Nowitzki.
4. Steph Curry: With his splash brother duo, Klay expected to miss a fair share of this season and KD gone East, Steph will get the keys to the car again. DLo’s addition should make him more of an offensive threat with yet another great floor spacer in the backcourt with him. While they will likely struggle on the defensive side, Steph could have one of his pre-KD regular seasons and make a lot of noise for the newly minted Warriors in San Francisco.