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There are plenty of interesting dates to keep in mind throughout the NBA betting season; opening day, the All-Star game, and the start of the playoffs. The start of the postseason might arguably be the most important out of all the dates, but instrumental in determining the playoff lineup is a date that draws nearer and nearer every day. As diehard online sportsbook fans already know, the NBA trade deadline will be on February 23rd at 3 pm ET. Now that we’re in the New Year, franchises are starting to shop around the league and eye up the biggest talents clubs are willing to part with. Naturally, rumors leak out about the most anticipated moves and it’s important for fans to stay up to date with the latest news in order to more accurately predict how the NBA season will unfold. With that in mind, let’s take a gander at the biggest trade rumors currently floating round the league.
The 2015 online NBA betting season marked a tumultuous year for the Phoenix Suns. After posting a .476 win percentage the previous year, the Suns were looking forward to making progress on a turnaround season. However, those dreams were never realized and the 2015-16 season was filled with disappointments. So much so that the organization had to part ways with their head coach, Jeff Hornacek on February 1st earlier this year. Although they wanted to improve on their win percentage, when the season was over the Suns win percentage sank all the way down to .280.
Here is something else that Russell Westbrook is better at than Kevin Durant – or anyone else since the 1961-62 season, for that matter. The Oklahoma City Thunder is currently averaging a triple-double (30.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 11.3 assists), the first NBA player to do so since some guy called Oscar Robertson – offshore betting fans may have heard about him.
This season is not just about betting on NBA games – though it is a lot about that, too. It is also about working class hero Russell Westbrook giving star struck Kevin Durant the what-for. While Durant is busy “feuding” with some rapper, Westbrook is being heaped praise upon by NBA legends Michael Jordan and Nate “Tiny” Archibald. As MJ inducted Westbrook into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday, His Airness made it a point to praise the latter’s sense of loyalty to his team, as well as his passion for the game of basketball.
What? Wait, we at this online NBA betting site do not think that the Portland Trail Blazers suck. It’s the Blazers’ very own point guard Damien Lillard who thinks his team sucks. His exact words? “We kind of suck right now.” This candid statement came after Portland lost two consecutive games by a combined 42-point margin – 88-113 to the Chicago Bulls, and 109-126 to the Houston Rockets. Moreover, the Blazers rank 27th in points allowed per 100 possessions (107.3), and last in points allowed per game (111.3).