The NBA appears set on starting the 2020-21 season in December, a move that could pave the way for an offseason of uncertainty. When asked about which teams could benefit from an accelerated offseason timeline, ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Kevin Pelton mentioned that teams with continuity are poised to gain. Bontemps explained that teams enduring minimal changes are best positioned to take advantage of a short offseason.
When the 2019-2020 NBA season began a year ago, there were two players who fans and pundits had pretty much given up on. The first was none other than three-time defensive player of the year Dwight Howard, who had just signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. The other player was Carmelo Anthony, who wasn't even signed to a team at the beginning of the season.
Damian Lillard’s net worth in 2020 (estimate): $37 million The Oakland California native didn’t find much success in the Disney bubble this year after being eliminated in the first round by the eventual champions the Los Angeles Lakers. Even still, he was able to repeatedly put the league on notice after being seen as an undercard-like player for the first leg of his career.