The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. As we draw closer to opening night, it’s time to move our focus from the potential impact of each offseason event and onto the broader issues that figure to define this season. The BDL 25 takes stock of, uh, 25 key storylines to get you up to speed on where the most fascinating teams, players, and people stand on the brink of 2016-17.
It’s difficult to justify the 2015-16 Houston Rockets. A Western Conference finalist the previous season, Houston entered the campaign with hopes of challenging for a title. The Rockets instead regressed terribly, looking as if they had no interest in playing together and never stringing together a sustained run of quality. The Rockets limped into the playoffs as the No. 8 seed, but their inability to take advantage of Stephen Curry’s injury in the first roundRead More »from BDL 25: The Rockets try to regain a sense of decency