November 21, 2017

Our July guide and preview of the 2017-2018 NBA Season

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The NBA Draft is behind us and the NBA Summer League is in full swing. It’s hard to believe, but we’re inching toward the start of the 2017-2018 NBA season.

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Hoop fans are counting down the weeks until the action begins again. Chris Paul joining James Harden. Paul George teaming with Russell Westbrook and the Golden State Warriors are the clear favorites again to take their third title in four years; re-signing Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Andre Iguodola, Zaza Pachulia, Shaun Livingston and David West coming out of retirement for one last season, and lots of new up and coming talent snapping at the veterans heels, it is set to be a good one.

Another dimension of entertainment related to the new season are NBA news sites like NBA.com, Hoops Hype, ESPN, and online-casinos-canada.ca (with their full review of 888 Sport). With the CNN/SI, Yahoo NBA,  and all the other major sites, you can catch the latest news with notifications to your phone on the latest signings and super teams.

With online-casinos-canada.ca and other betting sites, you can log on and benefit from things like free bets, enhanced odds, bonuses, and great tips to help you place your bets wisely. Placing a wager on the outcome of your favorite team, or player just makes it even more fun- bringing together high intensity action, with the chance of winning a big cash prize!

But to be able to place a few wagers on the winning teams, you need to make sure you are up to speed with the latest developments for the season ahead. To find out what, and who to keep your eyes open for, these are the best ways to keep up with all the summer action:

Where to watch?

Unless you are lucky enough to snag tickets to go in person, don’t worry as there are plenty of places you watch the games wherever you are and whenever you feel like it. Stations that have signed a nine year deal to air all of the games include ABC, TNT, NBA TV, and ESPN. You can also find several online portals where you can stream the game from your mobile, television, or laptop- whichever suits you.

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When Does the NBA Pre-Season Begin?

The Preseason kicks off on October 5th and will continue until October 16th and then the regular season will kick off on October 20th and continue until April 11th 2018.

Who are the Players to Look Out For?

There are a few players to keep your eye on this year in the new draft picks, especially if you are going to consider placing a wager or two. Guys like Danilo Gallinari are drawing particular attention as he is a big forward with a super impressive range. Pau Gasol has also sparked interest with this 12.4ppb and 7.8rpg. Another name to watch is Otto Porter with a 13.4ppg and a 6.4rpg after playing with the Wizards. But remember, there will always be a few wildcards of people that you do not expect, coming through to outshine the seasoned pro’s!

What Will They Be Wearing?

Jerseys, of course, but this season, Nike will be the official on-court clothing provider and the Charlotte Hornets will be debuting their Air Jordan apparel which is endorsed by the legend that is Michael Jordan, and a part of Nike. Several teams will be debuting a new uniform and logo this season including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

When it comes to sponsorship, so far, eight different teams have announced their official partners for the 2017-18 season and they are as follows: Boston Celtics- General Electric, Brooklyn Nets- Infor, Cleveland Cavaliers- Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Minnesota Timberwolves- Fitbit, Orlando Magic- The Walt Disney Company, Philadelphia 76ers- StubHub, Sacramento Kings- Blue Diamond Growers, and Utah Jazz- Qualtrics.

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