An Overview of The NBA at This Point in the Offseason

This has been a pretty hectic offseason thus far in the NBA.
The disparity between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference continues to grow. The latter being much more packed with talent. Over the past decade, the Western Conference has been dominant. With recent acquisitions by Western Conference teams such as the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder, the talent in the NBA is heavily assembled on one side.
The Houston Rockets recently added point guard Chris Paul to compliment MVP runner up James Harden. While they unloaded some young, future assets the addition of Paul immediately made them favorites to take down Golden State in the Western Conference.
The New Orleans Pelicans made one of the biggest moves during the 2016-2017 NBA season by acquiring DeMarcus Cousins in exchange for Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway, Tyreke Evans and a first and second round draft pick in next years NBA draft. They also just signed Jrue Holiday to a 5-year $125 million deal. Holiday, who has quietly emerged as one of the best young talents in the league, is a great option at both the point guard and two guard position.
Lastly, the Pelicans also signed veteran point guard Rajon Rondo to their roster in a 1-year deal. While Rondo may be past his prime, he showed a lot of promise in last years playoffs before he broke his thumb. This Pelicans unit is a sleeper in the Western Conference and could surprise a lot of people this upcoming season.
The other blockbuster trade that took place was the recent acquisition of Paul George by the Oklahoma City Thunder. This matches George up with last years MVP Russell Westbrook.
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The only big move that has happened in the Eastern Conference is the Boston Celtics signing Gordon Hayward. This adds another all-star to an already very talented Boston Celtics team.
With everything that has happened, however, the Golden State Warriors still remain the overwhelming favorites to take home the title next season.
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