The Super Team Syndrome: NBA chasing Golden State in free agency 

Time flies when you’re having fun, or when you’re a free agent in the NBA.

Since opening day of free agency, the NBA has been a complete feeding frenzy as several teams across the league rush to scoop up top free agents for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.

The 2017 NBA season has started off with a bang, as Chris Paul shocked the Clippers and the rest of the nation with signing to the Houston Rockets even before free agency began. Shortly after Paul signed with Houston, franchise players like Jimmy Butler and Paul George also surprised the league with trades to Minnesota and Oklahoma City.

Minnesota is gradually becoming a building block with Tom Thibodeau recruiting Butler and Bulls teammate Taj Gibson (2-year /$28 mil), while OKC is living life in the fast lane signing Paul George to just a one-year rental.

Many teams like Houston (Harden, Paul,) and now OKC (Westbrook, George), are looking to add another All-star to their lineup, making a run at the super team that is Golden State. While players like Carmelo Anthony, Gordon Hayward, Kyle Lowry, and company are yet to sign with the team.

What a time to be alive if you’re a free agent.

Meanwhile nothings changed with the defending champs, the Warriors continue to strive for greatness resigning Steph Curry and Andre Iguodola to blockbuster deals and Kevin Durant expected to return. Curry becomes the richest man in the NBA with a record setting 5-year, $201 million contract – not even Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson saw that kind of money.

As the Clippers and Celtics are fighting to maintain relevance in their respective conference, there are also many other NBA teams that are in limbo following free agency. While the Clippers retain Griffin, teams like Miami, Phoenix, and Detroit have yet to make a splash this offseason.

Who is going to be able to chase Golden State?

 

Photo by SEAN M. HAFFEY / GETTY IMAGES

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