Which NBA team will become the next “super team?”
It seems like having a “super team” or attempting to form one has become all the rage in today’s NBA.
We are defining a “super team” as a team that gets two or more Superstars to come together on a team or get traded there.
It is widely believed that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh kicked off the modern day era “super team” concept, but some believe that the original “super team” was started by the Boston Celtics when they acquired KG and Ray Allen via trade to join Paul Pierce to form a big three.
Now we have the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. The Cavs the are the prototypical “super team” with a superstar and two big time all stars in LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. The Warriors are also considered a “super team” by many; but if you look closely, three of their star players where not acquired via free agency or trades, they were drafted. The one exception for the Warriors is Kevin Durant, who signed as a free agent last summer.
Who is up next?
The Houston Rockets seem to be close to “super team” status. They recently acquired star point guard Chris Paul via sign and trade. The Rockets are also expected to be in the market for one more superstar to add to their roster.
Another candidate for potential “super team” status is the Minnesota Timberwolves who recently acquired star Small Forward Jimmy Butler. The Timberwolves have a star-studded lineup and are rumored to be in the market for a star point guard to lead the show.
NBA teams are getting caught up in the “super team” arms race. Right now, your team is either in championship contention or rebuilding.