With the Finals coming to an end this week, that means the offseason is right around the corner. The 2016 NBA Draft will be help on Thursday June 23rd. The Charlotte Hornets will have the 22nd pick in this year's draft.
While it will be interesting to see who the Hornets select that night, free agency should be much more entertaining. Having so many free agents, the Hornets have a lot of money to play with. Teams cannot begin negotiating with players until the first of July.
Check back here in the coming weeks for more Hornets draft and free agency coverage.
For the most part, this year's NBA Playoffs have been boring. With that said, the league's championship series is finally beginning to meet expectations. With the drama of the Draymond Green suspension, and banter between players both on and off of the court, this series has become must see TV.
A couple of weeks ago, I picked the Cavs to win this series in six games. My thought process there was that Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love would give Cleveland what they were missing last year when they lost to the Warriors in six games. That analysis has shown to be only half right, as Irving is proving his worth, but Kevin Love continues to struggle on the big stage.
Ultimately, the Cavs likely won't have enough left in the tank to win this series, and Cleveland sports fans will once again be hoping for next year to be the year they finally win a championship.
While I may end up being wrong about the winner of the series, the Finals have confirmed my previous thought: LeBron James is better than Stephen Curry. While I know all of you love the flashiness of the dynamic scorer that is Steph Curry, LeBron James is simply the more complete player. Check the stats: In the combined 11 games that these two teams have played in the finals in the past two years, James beats Curry in virtually every major category, including steals.
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