2019-20 Kia Season Preview
2019-20 Kia Season Preview

What's new for 2019-20 NBA season

Check out all of the new storylines to follow around the NBA this season

From NBA.com Staff

Oct 9, 2019 10:32 AM ET

As a new season approaches in the NBA, we look at some of the key happenings from summer that was.

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Ready For Blastoff

In one of the summer's biggest trades, the Houston Rockets added more Kia MVP punch to their lineup in acquiring Russell Westbrook. Paired with James Harden -- Westbrook's former teammate in Oklahoma City -- can the tandem take Houston to its first NBA Finals since 1995

 

Familiar Faces In New Places

Al Horford. Kawhi Leonard. Jimmy Butler. Russell Westbrook. And so many more. The summer of 2019 was one packed full of players switching NBA locales either via free agency or trades. Here's a quick look at some of the biggest names to change places.

 

Player Movement: Eastern Conference

It was a busy summer in the NBA, with superstars coming and going across the board. Catch up on all every official move from the East as you gear up for 2019-20. 

 

Player Movement: Western Conference

In the West, star players such as Kawhi Leonard, Russell Westbrook and D'Angelo Russell either came aboard or switched squads this summer. Here's a look back at every official move from the West over the summer.

 

10 Rookies To Watch

When it comes to rookies, they’re all worth watching. With a new season on the cusp of tipping off, which players should you make a point to watch on national TV or NBA League Pass? We've got the names to keep tabs on throughout 2019-20.

 

Closer Look At Chase Center

The Golden State Warriors have a new home this season at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The state-of-the-art building sits on the bay and features plenty of new amenities that weren't found at Oracle Arena, which served as Golden State's home since 1971.

 

New uniforms: Eastern Conference

NBA teams across the league have begun to unveil new Nike uniform designs for the 2019-20 regular season. Before the season tips off on Oct. 22, check out all of the new looks announced so far in the Eastern Conference.

 

New uniforms: Western Conference

NBA teams across the league have begun to unveil new Nike uniform designs for the 2019-20 regular season. Before the season tips off on Oct. 22, check out all of the new looks announced so far in the Western Conference.

 

Coach's Challenge Could Be Timely Tool

This season, the challenge can be made in three situations: to question a foul called against that team’s player, to dispute an out-of-bounds decision or to question a goaltending/basket interference ruling against that team. The first type applies to the entire game; the others to the first 46 minutes (and first three minutes of overtime), after which the established triggers take over.

 

Points Of Education: The Coach's Challenge

This season, NBA coaches may challenge one call per game, provided what they’re challenging meets certain criteria and if they have a timeout remaining. The timeout is charged if the challenge is unsuccessful, and the challenge isn’t retained even if it results in a call being overturned.

 

Points Of Education: On Traveling

From new language in the rule book on the "gather" to how referees are trained to watch for traveling, the NBA has put measures in place to ensure its officials have the tools they need to get traveling calls right

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