After mid-August, a new NBA calendar usually appears. But as always, the first advances are coming for the main dates of the 2023-24 season. Premiere must see the field, for western Conference, two clashes between the “heavyweights” began with fireworks. According to Shams Charania, the defending champion Nuggets will host the Lakers on Tuesday, October 24, while the Warriors will host the Suns.
Last season, the Nuggets and Lakers faced each other in the Western Conference Finals, with Denver winning 4-0 before winning the NBA Finals. But the Los Angeles natives only lost one game by more than ten points. If the former have changed very little (lost Bruce Brown and Jeff Green), then the Lakers, contrary to usual, moved for confirmation (Austin Reeves, D’Angelo Russell and Rui Hachimura), losing Dennis Schroeder, Malik Beasley and Lonnie Walker, but adding Gabe Vincent and Taurus Prince from free agency.
To improve the second round of the 2022–2023 playoffs, the Warriors and Suns made several targeted additions. The Golden State traded Jordan Poole for Chris Paul, who will then make his debut against his former team of the past three years at the Chase Center. Corey Joseph and Dario Sharik are other additions. Phoenix has placed a bet on three-time All-Star Bradley Beal, confirming Josh Okogi, Ish Wainwright and Damion Lee, as well as adding other rookies such as Yuta Watanabe, Eric Gordon and Keita Bates-Diop.