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Biggest NBA trades, signings since Kevin Durant joined Warriors

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Biggest NBA trades, signings since Kevin Durant joined Warriors

When Kevin Durant chose to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in the summer of 2016 and join the 73-win Warriors, it shifted the balance of power in the NBA heavily toward Golden State. Over the course of three seasons, the Warriors won back-to-back titles and could have secured the first three-peat since the Kobe-Shaq Lakers if it weren't for injuries to key players and a terrific performance by the Toronto Raptors this past June. 

Durant choosing the Warriors was the biggest move since LeBron James took his talents to South Beach. Now that Durant has moved on, which move will define the next era of NBA basketball? Let's take a look. 

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Counting down the NBA's top 'Power Couples'

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Counting down the NBA's top 'Power Couples'

Beyonce and Jay-Z. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez. 

Power couples have been the "in" thing for quite some time. 

But when it came to NBA teams, the preference was to create super teams instead. 

However, Kawhi Leonard’s decision to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers and bring Paul George with him after George demanded a trade from Oklahoma City, has rocked the NBA landscape on many levels. 

Among them?

The return of the power couple to the NBA. 

Here we take a look at the top 10 tandems in the NBA in what has been an offseason that truth be told, has yet to slow down … not even a little bit. 

 

NBA Power Rankings - post-free agency edition

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NBA Power Rankings - post-free agency edition

Now, that the free agency dust has, for the most part, settled, it's time to take stock of the NBA.

Have the Los Angeles Clippers actually vaulted ahead of their cross-town rivals with their acquisition of Kawhi Leonard and trade for Paul George?

What about the East? Are the Philadelphia 76ers now the team to beat after poaching Al Horford from the Celtics? Where did Kyrie Irving's relocation to Brooklyn move the Nets in the NBA hierarchy?  Will the reboot in Boston with Kemba and the Kids move the needle for the Celtics?