Lakers' changes, Utah turmoil and Kyrie's contract: NBA's offseason in full effect

Jun 20, 2022

Tim BontempsESPN

The NBA Finals wrapped up only a few days ago, but The Association’s calendar stops for no one.

This week, the next generation of players will be welcomed into the league when the Orlando Magic begin the 2022 NBA draft Thursday night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. From there, free agency and summer league will follow, as teams begin blueprinting how they can catch up to the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

Will some of the biggest names worth watching this summer — including Zach LaVine, Bradley Beal and Jalen Brunson — remain with their current teams? Where is the Deandre Ayton saga headed with the Phoenix Suns? How will the Los Angeles Lakers retool around LeBron James and Anthony Davis after last season’s failed run to the playoffs?

Here’s a look at the top 10 questions facing the NBA heading into what should be, as always, an eventful