Andrew Bogut predicts new NBA superteams will form this summer
LeBron James is in a tier of his own atop a loaded free agent class this summer, and there has been a lot of talk about multiple players signing with the same team to alter the landscape of the NBA. According to one veteran player who has seen how these things work from up close, we should brace ourselves for a very exciting offseason.
Andrew Bogut, who played for the Golden State Warriors for four years and knows plenty about so-called superteams, insisted this week that handshake deals are already in place and more superstars will be joining forces.
Have the popcorn ready for this offseasons @NBA FA dramas! Don’t be fooled, most big deals are already done “verbally”. More superteams are cometh…
— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) June 12, 2018
We’ve heard a number of scenarios that range from reasonable — like LeBron James and Paul George signing with the Los Angeles Lakers — to incredibly farfetched, such as LeBron potentially joining the Golden State Warriors since he can’t seem to beat them. There’s also still a possibility that LeBron could remain in Cleveland, but the Cavaliers would almost certainly need to add another star player in order for that to happen.
Chris Paul is another player who is set to become a free agent, and he and LeBron have made it no secret that they want to play together. If LeBron tells a team like the Lakers they can’t have him without CP3 and/or Paul George, they’d almost certainly try to make it work.
For what it’s worth, one of LeBron’s former teammates seems to have a similar offseason forecast to the one Bogut gave. There are maybe only one or two teams that can challenge the Warriors with the way things currently stand. LeBron is going to do everything he can to change that this summer, and forming a new “superteam” may be the only way to accomplish that.