Washington Wizards star John Wall has endorsed Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant for NBA MVP in a throwback and perhaps ironic moment.
And Dallas Mavericks legend and TNT analyst Craig Sager says the Warriors have the best chance to win the title.
Among the major offseason moves in the NBA, there has been no bigger move than the acquisition of Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Many had wondered if Durant would have the same impact he had when leaving Oklahoma City for the Warriors in the summer of 2016. With the trade of Russell Westbrook to the Thunder, it was even more clear that Durant and Russell Westbrook had fallen out. Westbrook, a five-time NBA scoring champion, had an impressive season last year, but now the Thunder will ask him to accept a lesser role in order to maximize the talent on the floor. Meanwhile, the Warriors are one of the most prolific offensive teams in NBA history and boast a pair of MVP winners in Steph Curry and MVP-favorite KD. Golden State returns all five starters from its championship run, including league defensive player of the year and MVP-favorite Draymond Green. Former Celtic guard Kyrie Irving will take over as the clear-cut point guard of the Celtics, with Durant running the show in the Warriors’ backcourt. This is the start of a fun new era in NBA basketball and it could be an exciting four to six weeks of basketball for fans.
Tracy McGrady, a former All-Star and MVP, joined The Herd on Thursday to talk about current and future NBA stars, the Washington Wizards and the importance of looking for a good rebounder at each level of basketball.
Take a listen to the full interview below: