With all the story lines that happened in the offseason, there are plenty of games to keep an eye out this year. Some pit old teammates that were traded against their previous teams, while some are new-look squads facing contenders. Plus, matchups that may be playoff mainstays for years to come.
On January 3rd, the Toronto Raptors will face the San Antonio Spurs in Texas, which will be Kawhi Leonard‘s return to the city that made him after he and the organization parted ways this offseason. At that point, we’ll know the short term ramifications of the trade between both sides, with tensions being high. February 22 will be DeMar DeRozan‘s return to The 6, but we guarantee he won’t get the same welcome from the fans that Kawhi will in S.A.
Possible NBA Finals matchup Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics is going down on January 26, LeBron James returns to Cleveland to face the Cavs with his young Los Angeles Lakers squad on November 21, and budding stars Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell will face each other on December 27.
Other notable games for the season include the Warriors and Houston Rockets on November 15, Lakers at Celtics on on February 7 and Warriors vs. Thunder on March 16.
You can check the entire schedule over at ESPN.