NBA season is upon us and 30 franchise teams are preparing to take the court in hopes of snagging the Larry O’Brien championship trophy. With a number of solidified trades that will determine fans’ fantasy league picks, and new coaching staff, there are a number of reasons to tune in this year.
Check out this list of what to look forward to starting October 29.
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1. Jason Kidd Assumes The Position of Head Coach
This will be one of the headlines of the 2013-14 NBA season, as Jason Kidd will take over the head coach position for the Brooklyn Nets, already obtaining a veteran triplet through Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry. How will the former team player adapt to being on the sidelines instead of on the court?
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2. Memphis Grizzlies May Showcase Why They’re The Best Franchise Team
Named the “best overall professional sports franchise” by ESPN Magazine, the Memphis Grizzlies have a big title to uphold, as they’ll go up against top contenders in the East and Western Conferences. Will they crank out an Eastern Conference trophy or even the coveted NBA title?
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3. How Rookies Will Adjust to the Big League
With heartthrob rookie Trey Burke on the Utah Jazz, to Orlando Magic’s Victor Oladipo, the 2013 rookie class will have a stage to showcase their million-dollar talents, and their good looks.
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4. Derrick Rose’s Anticipated Return
Admit it ladies, you were upset (as well as your man) that Derrick Rose missed the 2012-13 season due to his ACL injury. You might be in for some eye-candy luck as reports state the Chicago Bulls forward might return to the court this year. Let’s see if he can take the Bulls to the championship.
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5. Metta World Peace On The New York Knicks’ Roster
It’ll be interesting to see if Carmelo Anthony and the ex-Los Angeles Laker formerly regarded as Ron Artest, will sync on the court, and if they can lead the Knicks to the championship.
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