Season Preview

2018-19 Season Preview: Charlotte Hornets

Coach: James Borrego (entering his first season). Last Season: 36-46, did not make playoffs. Key Returnees: Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum, Marvin Williams, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody…


2018-19 Season Preview: Dallas Mavericks

Coach: Rick Carlisle, 16 years (11 years with Mavericks), 718-578 (.554) overall. Last Season: 24-58, did not reach the playoffs. Key Returnees: Dirk Nowitzki, Dennis…


2018-19 Season Preview: Brooklyn Nets

Coach: Kenny Atkinson (entering his third season; 48-116, .293). Last Season: 28-54, did not make playoffs. Key Returnees: Spencer Dinwiddie, D’Angelo Russell, Allen Crabbe, DeMarre Carroll,…


2018-19 Season Preview: Denver Nuggets

Coach: Mike Malone (entering his fourth season with Denver, 119-127, .484, his sixth overall, 158-194, .449). Last Season: 46-36, did not make playoffs. Key Returnees:…


2018-19 Season Preview: Atlanta Hawks

Coach: Lloyd Pierce (first season). Last Season: 24-58, did not reach the playoffs. Key Returnees: John Collins, Taurean Prince, Kent Bazemore. Key Additions: Trae Young (rookie,…


2018-19 Season Preview: Sacramento Kings

Coach: Dave Joerger (third season with Kings, sixth season overall, 206-204, .502). Last Season: 27-55, did not make playoffs. Key Returnees: Willie Cauley-Stein, Zach Randolph,…


2018-19 Season Preview: Chicago Bulls

Coach: Fred Hoiberg (entering his fourth season; 110-136, .447). Last Season: 25-57, did not make playoffs. Key Returnees: Zack LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Justin Holiday, Kris Dunn,…


2018-18 Season Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

Coach: J.B. Bickerstaff (52-82, .388, first full season). Last Season: 22-60, did not make playoffs. Key Returnees: Marc Gasol, Michael Conley Jr., JaMychal Green, Dillon…


2018-19 Season Preview: Orlando Magic

Coach: Steve Clifford (first season with Magic, sixth season overall, 196-214, .478). Last Season: 25-57, did not make playoffs. Key Returnees: Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic, Evan…


2018-19 Season Preview: Houston Rockets

Coach: Mike D’Antoni (entering his third season with Houston, 120-44, .732, his 15th overall, 575-470, .550). Last Season: 65-17, lost in Western Conference Finals to…


2018-19 Season Preview: Boston Celtics

Coach: Brad Stevens (entering his sixth season, 221-189, .539). Last Season: 55-27, lost in Eastern Conference Finals to Cleveland, 4-3. Key Returnees: Kyrie Irving, Gordon…




2018-19 Season Preview: Indiana Pacers

Coach: Nate McMillan (entering his third season with Indiana, 266-269, .497, his 15th overall, 568-526, .519). Last Season: 48-34, lost in first round of playoffs…