Before the Start of the 73. Season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) we answer the main questions:

What is German?

There are seven German players in the NBA are currently under contract – a record. Dirk Nowitzki is in his 21. Season with the Dallas Mavericks, Dennis Schröder, on his farewell to the Atlanta Hawks for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The well-established Maximilian Kleber (Dallas) and Daniel Theis (Boston Celtics), the Rookies Moritz Wagner and Isaac Bonga (both of the Los Angeles Lakers), as well as in the previous year, gedraftete Isaiah Hartenstein (Houston Rockets) have to fight for time.

Where can you watch the NBA?

On on Sunday evening a meeting free of charge in the Livestream, the (paid) Streaming Portal DAZN (9,99 euros per month for the entire program) shows every day, at least a game. The Pay-TV channel Sport1 US (10 euros per month) and transfers up to 120 season games live, the Finals will be shown completely. On NBA TV all games are in corresponding technical requirements, can be received. The League Pass costs € 24.99 a month and 199.99 euros for the year. AP Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics.

Who’s the title favorite?

champion Golden State Warriors. In a survey among the managers of all 30 Clubs, 87 percent opted for the Team from Oakland. Behind Boston and Houston (both equal 7 percent/rounded), another Team was not even called.

Is expected, with protests against Trump?

unlike in the Football League NFL, the NBA professionals have to stand during the US anthem, and should not go to Protest against police brutality and racial inequalities in the knee. Nevertheless, the NBA encourages its players, social issues and also the Superstars don’t hold back with criticism of US President Donald Trump.

what are the prospects for Nowitzki and the Mavericks? AP Dirk Nowitzki is the Start of the NBA season, miss

Better than the last, but still not good. With the Slovenian champion of Europe Luka Doncic, the Texans in the Draft (no. 3) have got a super talent in DeAndre Jordan for a Top Center. However, it is difficult to make it in the tough West in the Play-offs. Because even the weak Los Angeles Lakers with Superstar LeBron James back in a different caliber.

What was going on in the summer break?

a Lot of things. All of the exchange by LeBron James, the three-time NBA has outshined the Champion left his hometown club the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second Time and plays in the future for the Lakers. Kawhi Leonard went to the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors, DeMar DeRozan took the opposite way. The Deal also brought the Austrians Jakob Pöltl to San Antonio. Tony Parker (Charlotte) and Carmelo Anthony (Houston) also have new Clubs.

What are the changes?

The NBA breaks with the next Tradition. The professionals have in mind when selecting your shoes hardly any rules. Earlier had to be white in the NBA, at least 51 percent of the shoes or black, a good ten years ago in addition to colorful plain basketball were allowed boots. But they had to match the jerseys. Now almost everything is allowed. Logos that have nothing to do with the League, but must be approved.

And what else?

The game plan has been equalized, the new season begins earlier this time than usual. As a result, the number of games was reduced to two consecutive days (back to back). In addition, for the first time in NBA history a Team of four encounters within five days.


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