A new NBA season tips off this week and around the league several rosters will have an Elite look to them.
For the first time, 10 alumni of the Bradley Beal Elite program will be rostered across the league. Including a pair of highly touted rookies and some vets with championship aspirations.
Those aspirations have sent Bradley Beal himself to Phoenix for Year 12 after more than a decade in Washington with the Wizards. He joins Devin Booker and Kevin Durant on a Suns team that’s thinking title or bust. Also included in the trade that sent Brad to the desert was Jordan Goodwin, who made a name for himself last season in Washington and now, in his third NBA season, is expected to back up Booker in the Phoenix backcourt.
Title or bust would also describe how Jayson Tatum is approaching his seventh NBA season. JT’s Celtics are one year removed from a trip to the NBA Finals and made it all the way to the East Finals last year behind another All-NBA season by the four-time All-Star.
If you’re talking titles, you have to consider the Golden State Warriors, who have one four of the last 10 championships and if they’re going to get back there Moses Moody will likely be a huge part as he enters his third season looking to take a step forward in playing time and role.
Back over in the Eastern Conference, Darius Garland begins his 5th NBA season with a Cavaliers team on the cusp, and he’ll be looking to add another All-Star nod to his resume.
For OG Anunoby, Year 7 with the Toronto Raptors sees him step into a bigger leadership role while attempting to raise his game after leading the league in steals last season.
A midseason trade last year sent James Wiseman to Detroit. Now with his feet under him in the Motor City, the big man has a chance to anchor a talented Pistons team as they climb back up the East.
A knee injury in 2022 Summer League kept E.J. Liddell off the floor as a rookie, but he’s healthy to start his sophomore season and ready to contribute to a Pelicans team with a playoff berth in their sights.
After starting for BBE and heading to separate colleges, rookies Brandon Miller and Nick Smith Jr. have been reunited in Charlotte and have a young and talented Hornets team excited for the future.
It should be a great season across the league and Bradley Beal Elite wishes all our alums the best of luck!