7. Nick Young includes the adidas Yeezy Boost in his sneaker rotation
Swaggy P has had a busy summer already. Recently, he proposed to his pop star girlfriend Iggy Azalea and proceeded to flaunt it all over Instagram. The Lakers guard has been known to be a showboat, which makes sense as he had to earn the nickname Swaggy P.
The sneaker culture in basketball has grown exponentially over the last few years. We have seen PEs, all types of Jordans, and even a pair of Yeezys being worn on the court. Besides planning for a wedding, I hope Swaggy takes the time to figure out what sneaker he is going to wear for every game in the upcoming season. Eighty-two games with 82 different pairs of sneakers, including the highly coveted Yeezy Ultra Boost 750–a sneaker that has never been worn in an NBA game? One can only dream.
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8. DeAndre Jordan gets a max deal, just not from the Clippers
Is DeAndre Jordan worth a max contract? Maybe. Is he going to get it? Maybe. Do I think he deserves a max deal? Probably not. Honestly, Jordan is a younger of Ben Wallace in my opinion. He is a great defender, awesome rebounder, and scores most of his points off lobs from Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. I understand that Jordan is still only 26, but he also struggles with free throws, shooting less than 42 percent for his career. He’s also had some not-so-smart moments on the court. Both of these flaws can impact a game negatively, which was made apparent in this year’s playoffs. DeAndre shops for a max deal during the offseason, but settles on a nice fat contract from someone else other than the Clips.
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The summer can be a time for rest and relaxation, especially for NBA players that just played a grueling 82-game season, with some playing a handful more. Some guys will take the summer off to vacation and party, while others will spend it in the gym practicing their jump shot. The offseason is when good players become great players. It is the time when you can tell who is taking their craft seriously and who just wants to see their next paycheck.
This offseason has the potential to be an exciting one. There are some prospects in the NBA Draft that have the ability to become franchise players. The free agent list isn’t quite like last summer’s, but there are some great players on the list. Guys like Marc Gasol, Kevin Love, and Jimmy Butler could be huge additions to an on-the-cusp playoff team. There are also mid-level free agents that could be signed in order to fill a void on an already great team. The summer should be an exciting one for free agents around the league.
Unlike NBA players, The Drop doesn’t take the summer off. We are the guys that are metaphorically practicing our jump shot every day in the gym, putting up 1,000 shots a day in order to raise our points per game average next season. With the NBA offseason about to begin, decided to create a list of Things You Won’t See Coming in the NBA This Summer. Some will come true, while others have slim hope. It should be a busy offseason for free agents, GMs, and rookies looking to make a squad.
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