The NBA schedule hasn’t been officially released yet, but tentative dates have been set between certain teams.
The Warriors are arguably the premier team in the league, and they’re going to attract a lot of attention this season, especially when they play their rivals.
A rematch of the 2016 NBA Finals is set for Christmas Day, with the Warriors playing the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
Another highly anticipated game has been penciled in for February 11, when Kevin Durant will return to Oklahoma City for the first time since leaving the team in free agency.
The fans in OKC still haven’t gotten over the pain of him exiting, and Durant will need to brace himself for some passionate anger directed towards him.
Building a team as talented as the Warriors not only attracts vitriol from fans of opposing teams, but also enthusiasm from veteran players who want to be a part of an extraordinary lineup.
Numerous players attempting NBA comebacks this offseason have been linked to the Warriors, and Emeka Okafor is the latest.
Apparently he was talking to the team last season about a comeback attempt, but he decided to delay it. Now he’s saying that he’s rehabbing and will be ready to join a squad in December or January.
Bob Myers says that the team will monitor Okafor’s rehabilitation from his back problems. The Warriors currently have one roster spot open, and recently invited JaVale McGee to training camp.
Okafor would not be able to return until some point during the regular season, which makes him an option for the Warriors if they encounter injuries to their frontcourt.
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