The 2018-19 NBA season tips off tonight, and 30 teams begin their quest to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy sometime in mid-late June. Of course, when some of you are turning on the TV, you’re tuning in to watch your local team or the NBA team you rooted for growing up. There’s also a lot of you who want to keep track of all the Duke Blue Devils that are playing in the National Basketball Association, or may be a coach or work in the front office of those teams.
Here is the list of members of The Brotherhood who will feature in the NBA this season:
- Atlanta Hawks - Miles Plumlee, Grant Hill (part-owner)
- Boston Celtics - Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum
- Brooklyn Nets - Trajan Langdon (assistant general manager)
- Chicago Bulls - Wendell Carter, Jr., Jabari Parker
- Denver Nuggets - Mason Plumlee
- Detroit Pistons - Luke Kennard
- Golden State Warriors - Quinn Cook
- Indiana Pacers - David McClure (player development)
- Los Angeles Lakers - Brandon Ingram
- Miami Heat - Justise Winslow, Shane Battier (basketball development/analytics)
- Milwaukee Bucks - Trevon Duval (2-way player)
- Minnesota Timberwolves - Luol Deng, Tyus Jones
- New Orleans Pelicans - Frank Jackson, Jahlil Okafor
- New York Knicks - Lance Thomas
- Orlando Magic - Amile Jefferson (2-way player)
- Philadelphia 76ers - J.J. Redick, Elton Brand (general manager)
- Portland Trailblazers - Seth Curry, Gary Trent, Jr.
- Sacramento Kings - Marvin Bagley III, Harry GIles
- San Antonio Spurs - Chip Engelland (assistant coach)
- Utah Jazz - Grayson Allen, Quin Snyder (head coach)
- Washington Wizards - Austin Rivers
In the case of Trevon Duval and Amile Jefferson, they have two-way contracts with their NBA teams. That means that they will spend part of the season with their G-League affiliate and up to 45 days with the big club. So you will also find Trevon Duval running point for the Wisconsin Herd, and Amile Jefferson will be commanding the low block for the Lakeland Magic.
Is your favorite team on the list? Great! If not, there are plenty of players who carry Duke with them that you can support like they were back in Cameron! The games tip off tonight with the Philadelphia 76ers facing the Boston Celtics (8:00pm, TNT) and the Oklahoma City Thunder facing the 2-time defending champion Golden State Warriors (10:30pm, TNT). Both matchups have some members of The Brotherhood that may feature, so let’s get excited to see them star on the next level!