It has been a busy offseason in the Association as far as player movement is concerned. We recapped what has happened in the Eastern and Western Conferences last week. Now, see how well you have paid attention this summer!
Answers at bottom of page.
1.) One Western Conference team didn’t make a single trade or free agent signing this offseason. Which one was it?
A.) Minnesota Timberwolves
B.) Portland Trailblazers
C.) Los Angeles Clippers
D.) Memphis Grizzlies
2.) Only two of the top six players in this past Draft played college ball. One is the No. 2 overall pick, Brandon Miller (Alabama). Who is the other?
A.) Jarace Walker (Houston)
B.) Gradey Dick (Kansas)
C.) Anthony Black (Arkansas)
D.) Jett Howard (Michigan)
3.) Three Cavaliers from last year’s roster changed addresses over the summer. Which respective teams did Dylan Windler, Robin Lopez and Danny Green join as free agents this past offseason?
A.) Miami, Oklahoma City and Indiana
B.) Dallas, Minnesota and Brooklyn
C.) Golden State, Houston and Memphis
D.) New York, Milwaukee and Philadelphia
4.) The Toronto Raptors moved on from Nick Nurse in the offseason and hired this well-respected former assistant to his first head coaching job. What’s his name?
A.) Dejan Milojevic
B.) Darko Rajakovic
C.) Ognjen Stojakovic
D.) Igor Kokoskov
5.) The MVP of this summer’s 2023 FIBA World Cup – Germany’s Dennis Schroder – bolted Los Angeles as a free agent this summer. Which team did he sign with?
A.) New Orleans
C.) L.A. Clippers
6.) These three former Cavaliers changed teams over the summer. Which respective teams will JeVale McGee, Taurean Prince and Jeff Green join this season?
A.) Sacramento, L.A. Lakers and Houston
B.) L.A. Clippers, New York and Phoenix
C.) Philadelphia, San Antonio and Portland
D.) Detroit, Memphis and Utah
7.) After being shipped to Washington in the blockbuster Bradley Beal trade earlier this summer, Chris Paul was on the move again shortly thereafter. With which team will the future Hall of Famer suit up for in his 19th NBA season?
C.) Golden State
8.) FIVE different college programs had two players selected in the First Round of this past June’s Draft. The first four schools are Arkansas, Michigan, Alabama and Duke. Which is the fifth?
D.) North Carolina
9.) Recently, the Cavaliers signed beloved big man Tristan Thompson to a free agent deal that returns him to Cleveland. Which of the following facts about Thompson is NOT true?
A.) Averaged a double-double in each of his last two seasons in Cleveland
B.) Still holds the franchise durability mark – suiting up for 447 straight games
C.) Ranks 4th all-time in Cavaliers history for games played
D.) Is one of four players in Cavs franchise history to accumulate at least 5,000 career points and 5,000 career rebounds
10.) After winning just 59 games during Houston’s difficult rebuilding process, former Cavaliers assistant Stephen Silas was replaced this summer by someone with NBA Finals experience. Who is the Rockets new head coach?
A.) Ime Udoka
B.) Nick Nurse
C.) Frank Vogel
D.) Monty Williams
Answers: B, C, D, B, B, A, C, B, C, A