There are currently 30 NBA teams located in Toronto, Arizona, Colorado, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Washington DC. In fact, some of these states have more than one team for fans to choose as their absolute favorite.
On the other hand, there are several states that don't have a team at all. Those NBA fans are rooting for a team in another state. In most cases, it's probably a team from their home state, or just a team that has the fan's favorite player. Some NBA fans choose a team because their favorite player either signed, or was traded to a specific team. The point is that NBA fans are mostly random in choosing a favorite team making it really hard to guess a person's favorite team, only based on personality, where they live, and so on.
However, it's not impossible to guess a person's favorite team based on how they rank NBA players. The idea is for the fan to build their perfect NBA team by signing, trading, or releasing these NBA players. By doing so, we will get an idea of which players the fan likes. Most of these players are the best in the league, while others might be complete flops. So, sign, trade, or release these NBA stars and we'll guess your favorite NBA team!
Sign, Trade, or Release Kyrie Irving?
Kyrie Irving has been impressing fans as a point guard, ever since he won Rookie of the Year during his first season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving has gone on to play in 5 All-Star games and has also won 2 gold medals. He was playing with the Cavs when they won the NBA Championship in 2016. Now, he's playing for the Boston Celtics. Sign, trade, or release Kyrie Irving?
Sign, Trade, or Release Lauri Markkanen?
This guy is Lauri Markkanen! He's a power forward for the Chicago Bulls. In 2017, he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves, only to be traded to the Chicago Bulls for Jimmy Butler. He then went on to set an NBA record by getting 10 three-point shots in his first three NBA games. Markkanen has proven to be a scoring machine on the court ever since. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release LaMarcus Aldridge?
LaMarcus Aldridge is another power forward to be drafted for a trade. He was selected 2nd in 2006, by the Chicago Bulls, only to end up with the Portland Trail Blazers. This turned out to be a good fit for Aldridge, who stayed put for 9 seasons. He left to play with the Spurs in 2015. Aldridge is a 6-time NBA All-Star. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release LeBron James?
This NBA player barely needs an introduction at all! For many people, LeBron James is considered to be top player in the world. He's also the lead contributor for the G.O.A.T argument against Michael Jordan. James might have broken fans hearts when he left Cleveland for the Miami Heat, but he returned and fulfilled his promise of a championship. Now, he's starting afresh with the LA Lakers! Sign, Trade, or Release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Stephen Curry?
Here's another NBA star, whose name would be recognized by any fan of the league. Stephen Curry has lead the Golden State Warriors in 4 finals against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors went on to win 3 out of 4 of those championships. Curry is also the first NBA player to get a unanimous vote for MVP. Sign, Trade, or Release?
Sign, Trade, or Release James Harden?
James Harden is one of the best players the NBA has to offer. In fact, he's set record after record within the Rockets franchise and the league. Harden was named NBA MVP for the 2017-2018 season, after carrying the Rockets to finish as the No. 1 seed for the first time in franchise history. However, they lost to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Dwyane Wade?
Dwyane Wade has been the Miami Heat's lead player, ever since he was drafted 5th in 2003. He got the teams first NBA Championship in 2006, before the infamous Big 3 came into play. Once the Heat added LeBron James and Chris Bosh with Wade's skills, they made the NBA finals for 4 years straight and won back to back championships. Wade left the team for a short time during the 2017-2018 season, only to return the same year. Sign, trade, release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Aaron Gordon?
This player is fairly new to the NBA. In fact, he was just drafted to the Orlando Magic in 2014. However, Aaron Gordon has proved himself to be an impressive player, who just doesn't have the support to make it to the playoffs. Gordon started his first season with highs in the 20 point range, but has gotten over 40 in the last couple years. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Anthony Davis?
Anthony Davis has played power forward and center for the New Orleans Pelicans for seven seasons. He was drafted as 1st overall pick by the team, then known as the New Orleans Hornets in 2012. He's a five-time NBA All-Star who's mostly known for his pick and roll game. Davis is a great player with lots of potential, all he needs is an excellent team to back him up. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Victor Oladipo?
Victor Oladipo went from playing great college basketball for the Hoosiers to being selected 2nd overall to the Orlando Magic in 2013. In 2016, he was traded to the OKC Thunder, only to end up with the Indiana Pacers in 2017. Since then, Oladipo has accomplished being named the NBA Most Improved Player, made the All-Star team, and lead the league in steals. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Tobias Harris?
Since being scooped up by the Charlotte Bobcats as the 19th overall pick during the 2011 draft, Tobias Harris has been traded to four other teams. His scoring, rebounds, and assist percentages have gone up with each team that has let him go. Now, he's a playing a big role in making the Los Angeles Clippers look like a possible playoff contender. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Blake Griffin?
This player doesn't need to much of an introduction, but he is Blake Griffin. Griffin was selected 1st overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2009, although he is now playing for the Detroit Pistons. He sat out his entire first rookie year after an pre-season injury, but scored consecutive double-doubles in his first two games the following season, plus, made the All-Star team, and won the Slam Dunk Contest. Ever since, Griffin has made a name for himself and proven that he's an immediate asset to any team. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Russell Westbrook?
Russell Westbrook is another well-known player in the NBA. He's been playing with the Oklahoma City Thunder, ever since he was selected by them, then known as Seattle Supersonics, in the 2008 NBA draft. Now, Westbrook is a 7-time NBA All-Star, 2-time NBA All-Star MVP, and he set a record for scoring 42 triple-doubles in a single season. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Buddy Hield?
Buddy Hield has only been playing in the NBA for a short time, but he has already gotten his name out there while showing off his skills for the Sacramento Kings. In 2016, he was selected 6th overall by the New Orleans Pelicans after receiving four national awards. By February of the following year he was traded to the Kings, which has appeared to be the perfect fit. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Carmelo Anthony?
Here's a 10-time NBA All-Star who's well-known by any NBA fan. Carmelo Anthony started off in the NBA when he was picked 3rd overall by the Denver Nuggets in 2003 and led them to the playoffs for 6 consecutive seasons. He was later traded to the New York Knicks, where he remained their star player until he forced a trade to the OKC Thunder. As of now, Carmelo Anthony plays for the Houston Rockets. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Rudy Gobert?
With a height of seven foot one and a wingspan of 7ft 9, Rudy Gobert easily made it into the 2013 NBA Draft. He was selected 27th overall by the Denver Nuggets, who went on to trade him to the Utah Jazz later that night. After playing for the Jazz a little during is first season, they sent him to developmental and later resigned him a couple of times, before keeping him on the main roster. However, 2017 proved to be Gobert's year. He was the NBA's leading blocker and had 30 consecutive games with 10 or more rebounds. The Utah Jazz also made it to the first round of the play-offs that year. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Paul George?
Paul George is the NBA player who kept the Oklahoma City Thunder's dream alive for the early part of the 2017-2018 season. The team's star was out for 6 games, in which George stepped up big time. He's a 5-time NBA All-Star, who began his time in the NBA by being selected 10th overall in the 2010 draft, to be the star of the Indiana Pacers. In 2017, he was traded to the Thunder. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Chris Paul?
Chris Paul has earned himself more recognition than by just playing twins on the Allstate commercials. In fact, he started is career by carrying the New Orleans Hornets and went on to do the same for the Los Angeles Clippers. Now, he's gone on to help the Rockets win 65 games just for his 2017 debut season. Paul's a 9 time All-Star player, who plays a fast-paced game that any team would be lucky to have. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release CJ McCollum?
This NBA player spent 2 years as a reserve, following being drafted 10th by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2013. By the 2015-2016 season CJ McCollum was moved to a starting position and earned the title as NBA's Most Improved Player. Since then, McCollum has scored all-time career highs with the Trail Blazers making it to the playoffs every year. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Mike Conley?
Mike Conley has been playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, ever since he was drafted by them in 2007. He became a part of the starting lineup in 2009 and has improved every year thereafter. Conley's career-high is 38 points, from the 2016-2017 season, but he missed most of the next season. His 201-2019 season with the Grizzlies looks to be even more impressive. Trade, sign, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Lonzo Ball?
This NBA player is fairly new to the game. There was a lot of hype about him before and following his 2nd overall selection by the LA Lakers during the 2017 draft. Lonzo Ball's father LaVar Ball created most of the hype, yet his son's skills have yet to be seen. He's a good player, but so far he hasn't proven himself to be worth all the hype. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Gordon Hayward?
The Boston Celtics might have been off to a slow start in the 201-2019 season, but this had little to do with Gordon Hayward's skills. After being drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2010, he played great during his first few years. Hayward left to play for the Celtics in 2017, but acquired a season-ending injury in the opening game of the season. Now, he's back and getting better with each game. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Klay Thompson?
This guy is a big part of why the Golden State Warriors have made it to so many playoffs and why they've won so many NBA Championships. Steph Curry might be great, but he can't do it alone. Klay Thompson is his counterpart, also the other half the pair that has become known as the "Splash Brothers". He was selected by the Warriors in the 2011 NBA Draft and by 2014 the pair had set an NBA record. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Zach LaVine?
Zach LaVine is only the 4th NBA player to ever win 2 consecutive Slam Dunk Contests by winning in both 2015 and 2016. He's a fairly new player, who was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2014 NBA Draft. LaVine played well enough for the Timberwolves that they kept extending his contracts until 2017, when he was traded to the Chicago Bulls. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Pau Gasol?
Pau Gasol is a 6 time NBA All-Star who currently plays San Antonio Spurs. He was selected by the Atlanta Hawks, during the 2001 NBA Draft, but was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies the same night. In 2008, Gasol was traded to the LA Lakers, where he gained to NBA Championships. He also spent two seasons with the Chicago Bulls, before signing with the Spurs in 2016. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Damian Lillard?
Damian Lillard has played with the Portland Trail Blazers, ever since he was selected by them 6th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. He's a 3 time NBA All-Star, and helped the Trail Blazers make it to the NBA Playoffs during his second season with the team. In fact, Portland has made the playoffs every season, following Lillards second year playing. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Kyle Lowry?
Kyle Lowry was drafted to the Memphis Grizzlies, during the 2006 NBA Draft. He was the star of the team until they brought in Mike Conley Jr. to start instead. Lowry was later traded to the Houston Rockets, then the Toronto Raptors, where his game picked up. He's credited with both taking the Raptors to the playoffs, and helping them win their first Atlantic Division Title in seven years. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Kevin Love?
Kevin Love has tons of talent, yet he isn't consistent and he gets injured easily. Love has been playing in the NBA, ever since 2008, when he was drafted by the Grizzlies and traded that night to the Timberwolves. He set an NBA record with the Timberwolves, before being traded to the Cavaliers to play with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Together they brought an end to the 52-year title drought in Cleveland, by winning the 2016 NBA Championship. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Kent Bazemore?
Kent Bazemore's time in the NBA started off to a rocky start, when he went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft. He played in the summer league for both the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors. In 2014 Bazemore ended up playing for the LA Lakers, but only for a short time before getting injured and traded to the Atlanta Hawks. So far, the 2018-2019 season with the Hawks has been his best. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Giannis Antetokounmpo?
Giannis Antetokounmpo is also known as the "Greek Freak", because when it comes to basketball there isn't a position that he can't dominate in. He was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks, during the 2013 NBA Draft and still plays for the today. In his third season with the team, Antetokounmpo became the first player in NBA history to finish the regular season in the top 20 in all stats. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release DeMar DeRozan?
This four-time NBA All-Star is DeMar DeRozan. He was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the 2009 NBA Draft and played for them until 2018. His time there included five playoff runs. DeRozan has already begun making a name for himself in the 2018-2019 season as a San Antonio Spur. He's scored at least 25 points in seven of the games played so far. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Lance Stephenson?
Lance Stephenson might be known as more of a distraction than a scorer in the NBA. However, there have been times when he has proven that he is worth more than just some childish antics during the playoffs. In 2010, he was drafted by the Indiana Pacers and played with them for 4 seasons and made it the NBA Playoffs twice. From 2015 to 2017, Stephenson skipped around to five different teams before returning to the Pacers, only to sign with the LA Lakers when they didn't resign him in 2018. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Kevin Durant?
These days Kevin Durant is well-known for leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder, who drafted him in 2007, to help form a super-team with the Golden State Warriors. However, Durant is a huge star all on his own. He played for the Thunder for 9 years, during which he made it to the playoffs every season. Durant is a 9 time NBA All-Star, has won 2 MVP Finals Awards, and was named NBA MVP for the 2013-2014 season. He has won 2 NBA Championships with the Golden State Warriors. Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Jabari Parker?
Jabari Parker is a fresh NBA player to watch right now. He signed with the Chicago Bulls for the 2018-2019 season, after playing for the Milwaukee Bucks for three seasons. The Bucks selected Parker in the 2014 NBA Draft and valued his skills, but he wanted to sign with the Bulls. Since playing with the Bulls, Jabari has been off to a slow start, yet who knows what will happen once he settles in? Sign, trade, or release?
Sign, Trade, or Release Jayson Tatum?
Jayson Tatum is real new face to the NBA. He was just drafted third overall in the 2017 NBA Draft, by the Boston Celtics. During the 2017-2018 season, Tatum proved that he could outdo his personal career highs as time goes on. However, he hasn't quite reached his full potential as he is still relatively new to professional basketball. Sign, trade, or release?