A new NBA season is almost here, and it's shaping up to be as wide open as ever. Here's everything you need to know before Tuesday's tip-off.
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Kevin Pelton projects a major shake-up in the NBA's power structure and he joins Brian Windhorst and Tim Bontemps one day before the tip of the 2019-20 season to discuss his analytics-based conclusions. In the East, Pelton explains his concerns for the Celtics and the guys also dig into how far the Pacers can go (15:19). In the West, the crew lays out expectations for the Clippers (33:05) and Lakers (36:55) after addressing their postseason concerns for the Rockets (28:38).
The Hawks have exercised the 2020-21 contract options on three of the team's top young players: forward John Collins and guards Trae Young and Kevin Huerter.
After dropping 17 points in a preseason win over the Knicks on Wednesday night, Hawks veteran Vince Carter, 42, told ESPN that his goal for the season is to "make sure I am available for every game."
Hawks point guard Trae Young wants to be an All-Star this season, and he told Yahoo Sports he will use negative comments about him and his team as motivation to do so.