While it'd be easy to overreact after a Day 1 rife with upsets, it's not quite time to bury the Raptors, Sixers and Nuggets. But there are signs of concern for all three teams that could see them continue to struggle in the NBA playoffs.
The Lakers have parted ways with Luke Walton, who was placed in a tough position as LeBron James's coach and Magic Johnson's employee. Pulled in more ways than he should have been, Walton never had a fair shake as Lakers coach.
The 2018-19 season was a messy one for stars across the NBA, with LeBron, Kyrie and Kevin Durant all getting in on the action. With plenty of players to choose from, we zero in on the player who had the messiest year in the league.
The NBA postseason is in very good hands but without LeBron James, the narratives won't be there. The Crossover on the King's disappointing season in L.A. and why he will be missed in the 2019 NBA playoffs.