A number of notable games for next season have surfaced online via the usual suspects (Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski among them), including ones where big-name superstars will return to play their former teams.
NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, who ultimately joined the Los Angeles Clippers after leading the Toronto Raptors to their first title, will face off against his former team on Dec. 11. Anthony Davis will play as part of the Los Angeles Lakers against the New Orleans Pelicans on Nov. 27, while Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving will go up against the Boston Celtics on Nov. 27. Finally, Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook will play against his team of 10 years, Oklahoma City Thunder, on Jan. 9.
On Friday it was also revealed that the five Christmas Day games will include Clippers and Lakers at Staples Center, New Orleans at Denver, and Boston at Toronto.