Behind the postgame handshakes was some lingering bitterness from several Cavs players toward their ex-teammate.
When you tune in to the NBA season, there will be a few "Oh, I forgot that guy was on this team" moments. This is your refresher.
The Jazz lost Hayward to the Celtics in free agency, which fueled some bitterness from players and fans alike. But hope remains.
The nascent Golden State Warriors dynasty was built on Stephen Curry’s below-market contract. Even after Klay Thompson and Draymond Green signed more lucrative deals, the Warriors could still fit Kevin Durant under a burgeoning salary cap because the two-time MVP was earning half his worth.
The arrival of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward emboldens Boston's budding rivalry with LeBron James and his Cavaliers.
Everything in Portland hinges on whether Jusuf Nurkic can be the same player he was for a 20-game stretch on the Blazers.
After re-signing Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka, the Toronto Raptors are now committed to their core for the next three seasons.
The addition of Paul Millsap transformed the Nuggets from playoff sleeper pick to a team that must now live up to real expectations.
At long last, it appears, "The Process" will take shape on the court in the form of Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz and Joel Embiid.
Can the Wolves be the trendy playoff pick everyone made them out to be when Tom Thibodeau first took the job?
For the first time since trading for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the Brooklyn Nets should see their win total increase.
It's just as startling to hear the Boston Celtics sophomore say of the business, "Do I agree with it? Not necessarily."
Russell Westbrook would tear a bison limb from limb on an Oklahoma prairie to unseat Kevin Durant's Golden State Warriors.