The 2017 NBA offseason has been so busy, there hasn’t really been any time “off” for anyone.
The hype leading up to June’s Draft was worth it by itself but then the Sixers added one of the final pieces to the process, striking a deal with Boston so they could take point guard Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick.
Shortly after, they signed sharpshooter J.J. Redick to round out a pretty exciting roster that really gives Philly fans something to trust in.
— Markelle Fultz (@MarkelleF) July 8, 2017
Then came the trades…
On Draft night it was Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, followed by Chris Paul to the Rockets, and Paul George to the Thunder.
Those three trades alone were monumental, even historical, but reports came out of The Land that Kyrie Irving wanted out.
Almost two months after OKC general manager Sam Presti only gave up a bad contract and a prospect for the All-Star forward, Irving was granted his wish and out of Cleveland and on his way to Boston in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Žižić, and a couple of draft picks.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) September 1, 2017
Free agency was a signing frenzy as it usually is, and the Summer League seemed more exciting this July. The biggest highlight was the Lakers’ second overall pick, Lonzo Ball, son of the most infamous and opportunistic NBA dad the league has possibly ever seen.
Then came the jersey reveals.
With a new eight-year contract with Nike, the NBA allowed teams to unveil their new digs at their leisure – at least the Icon (team color) and Association (classic white) ones.
Eventually, the league and sports apparel decided on something a little more official and the Statement/Athlete Mindset uniforms were put on display in a massive reveal in L.A.
— NBA (@NBA) September 16, 2017
It may feel like the last thing you need as we head into the final month of the offseason is hype for the 2017-18 NBA season, but the Association disagrees.