The 74th edition of the NBA competition will be held between October 2019 and June 2020, and the teams are more than ready for this new and thrilling tournament! Starting on October 22nd, matches will be played on a daily basis as usual and you can bet on all of them if you sign up with best betting agent for Asian bookmakers, BET-IBC.
Toronto Raptors will be defending the championship, which they deservedly won last season against Golden State Warriors, and they played their first match and the inaugural one against New Orleans Pelicans (130-122 in overtime). While the second match was the derby in Los Angeles, which Clippers managed to take by 112-102 over Lakers.
Although we will be able to see the players we are used to and some new ones, there were some retirements that are worth mentioning. The first one to announce his retirement was Dwyane Wade by the end of 2018-2019 season and after 16 seasons, so he won’t be playing this new campaign. Channing Frye (13 seasons), Dirk Nowitzki (21 seasons with Dallas Mavericks only), Vince Carter (21 seasons), Tony Parker (18 seasons), Darren Collison (10 seasons), Zaza Pachulia (16 seasons), Shaun Livingston (15 seasons), and Luol Deng (15 seasons) will be also retiring by 2020 after the ongoing season.
Also, few coaching changes occurred from last season to this one. We have John Beilein taking over Cleveland Cavaliers, Frank Vogel replacing Luke Walton for Los Angeles Lakers, Taylor Jenkins leading Memphis Grizzlies, Monty Williams working now with Phoenix Suns, and Luke Walton (former Lakers coach) heading Sacramento Kings squad.
There will be a total of 82 games for each team (41 at home and 41 away) during the regular season, facing teams of their own division and conference and of the other conference. Then we will have the playoffs with 8 teams for each conference and finally the finale. The 2020 NBA All-Star Game will take place on February 16th, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Of course, you can bet on every and all these matches thanks to the best betting agent, BET-IBC. What are you waiting for?