The NBA preseason has started and as expected, a campaign unlike any other awaits for the 30 teams in the association.
Multiple coaches have made their debut with their new teams, including Stephen Silas with Houston, Tom Thibodeau with New York, Billy Donovan with Chicago and Tyronn Lue with the Clippers.
Not only coaches are the key storylines for this season, but also the rookies in the front line. Anthony Edwards at Minnesota, LaMelo Ball at Charlotte and Obi Toppin at New York headline a stacked rookie class, which is expected to be one of the best classes in recent years.
With most of the teams having no fans in arenas, the preseason tipped off, and although there's still multiple question marks when it comes to coronavirus regulations, a great regular season awaits.
“It’s different, for sure,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said.
49 games will be played throughout nine preseason days to get teams ready for the shortened 72-game season.
Eight teams haven't played since March 11, which is when last season got suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Still, every organization needs to be ready to bring their A-game for the December 22nd tipoff.