2017–18 NBA season

2017–18 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration October 17, 2017 – April 11, 2018
April 14 – May 28, 2018 (Playoffs)
May 31 – June 17, 2018 (Finals)
Number of games 82
Number of teams 30
TV partner(s) ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV
Draft
Top draft pick Markelle Fultz
Picked by Philadelphia 76ers
Regular season
Playoffs
Finals
NBA seasons
2018–19 →

The 2017–18 NBA season is the 72nd season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The regular season began on October 17, 2017, earlier than previous seasons to reduce the number of "back-to-back" games teams are scheduled to play,[1] with the 2017 Eastern Conference champion (and Finals runner–up) Cleveland Cavaliers hosting a game against the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio[2] Christmas games were played on December 25. The 2018 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 18, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The regular season will end on April 11, 2018 and the playoffs will begin on April 14, 2018.

Transactions[]

Retirement[]

Free agency[]

Free agency negotiations began on July 1. Players began signing on July 6, after the July moratorium ended.

Coaching changes[]

Coaching changes
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Phoenix Suns Earl Watson Jay Triano (interim)
Memphis Grizzlies David Fizdale J. B. Bickerstaff (interim)
Milwaukee Bucks Jason Kidd Joe Prunty (interim)

Off-season[]

For the first time since the inauguration of the BAA, there would be no coaching changes entering the regular season.[8] In fact, the 536 days from Dave Joerger being fired as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies to the day the Phoenix Suns fired Earl Watson as head coach would be the longest period in NBA history without any coaching changes occur.

In-season[]

Preseason[]

The preseason began on September 30 and ended on October 13.

International games[]

The Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves played two preseason games in China, at Shenzhen on October 5 and Shanghai on October 8.[12] Minnesota won the first game 111–97, while Golden State emerged victorious in the second one, 142–110.

Regular season[]

The regular season began on October 17, 2017. The regular season will end on April 11, 2018.

By conference[]

Notes

International games[]

On August 9, 2017, the NBA announced that the Brooklyn Nets would play two regular season games at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico. On December 7, 2017, the Nets played against the Oklahoma City Thunder and on December 9, 2017, they matched up against the Miami Heat.[13] The Nets defeated 100–95 over the Thunder in their first game, but lost to the Heat 101–89 in their second game.

On August 10, 2017, the NBA announced that the Philadelphia 76ers would play the Boston Celtics at The O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom on January 11, 2018.[14]

Statistics[]

Individual statistic leaders[]

Category Player Team Statistic
Points per game James Harden Houston Rockets 31.5
Rebounds per game Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons 15.1
Assists per game Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder 10.1
Steals per game Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder 2.16
Blocks per game Kristaps Porziņģis New York Knicks 2.38
Turnovers per game DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans 5.0
Fouls per game DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans 3.8
Minutes per game Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks 37.4
FG% Clint Capela Houston Rockets 66.6%
FT% Courtney Lee New York Knicks 96.5%
3FG% Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics 45.7%
Efficiency per game LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers 31.22
Double-doubles Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves 40
Triple-doubles Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder 14

Individual game highs[]

Category Player Team Statistic
Points LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers 57
Rebounds DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers 24
Assists Rajon Rondo New Orleans Pelicans 25
Steals Lou Williams Los Angeles Clippers 10
Blocks DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans 7
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers
Three pointers Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 10

Team statistic leaders[]

Category Team Statistic
Points per game Golden State Warriors 115.8
Rebounds per game Philadelphia 76ers 47.4
Assists per game Golden State Warriors 30.5
Steals per game Oklahoma City Thunder 9.4
Blocks per game Golden State Warriors 8.0
Turnovers per game Philadelphia 76ers 17.5
FG% Golden State Warriors 50.9%
FT% Golden State Warriors 81.5%
3FG% Golden State Warriors 39.1%
+/− Golden State Warriors +8.7

Awards[]

Players of the Week[]

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week.

Week Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
01October 17–22 Antetokounmpo, GiannisGiannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) (1/1) Harden, JamesJames Harden (Houston Rockets) (1/3) [15]
02October 23–29 Oladipo, VictorVictor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers) (1/2) Cousins, DeMarcusDeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans) (1/1) [16]
03October 30 – November 5 Porziņģis, KristapsKristaps Porziņģis (New York Knicks) (1/1) Harden, JamesJames Harden (Houston Rockets) (2/3) [17]
04November 6–12 Harris, TobiasTobias Harris (Detroit Pistons) (1/1) Jokić, NikolaNikola Jokić (Denver Nuggets) (1/1) [18]
05November 13–19 DeRozan, DeMarDeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors) (1/3) Towns, Karl-AnthonyKarl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) (1/1) [19]
06November 20–26 Dragić, GoranGoran Dragić (Miami Heat) (1/2) Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) (1/1) [20][21]
07November 27 – December 3 James, LeBronLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/2) Harden, JamesJames Harden (Houston Rockets) (3/3) [22][23]
08December 4–10 Oladipo, VictorVictor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers) (2/2) Durant, KevinKevin Durant (Golden State Warriors) (1/1) [24][25]
09December 11–17 James, LeBronLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (2/2) Paul, ChrisChris Paul (Houston Rockets) (1/1) [26][27]
10December 18–24 DeRozan, DeMarDeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors) (2/3) Westbrook, RussellRussell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) (1/1) [28][29]
11December 25–31 Beal, BradleyBradley Beal (Washington Wizards) (1/1) Williams, LouLou Williams (Los Angeles Clippers) (1/2) [30][31]
12January 1–7 DeRozan, DeMarDeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors) (3/3) Curry, StephenStephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) (1/1) [32][33]
13January 8–14 Dragić, GoranGoran Dragić (Miami Heat) (2/2) Williams, LouLou Williams (Los Angeles Clippers) (2/2) [34][35]
14January 15–21 Embiid, JoelJoel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) (1/1) Lillard, DamianDamian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) (1/1) [36][37]
15January 22–28

Players of the Month[]

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
01October/November James, LeBronLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/2) Harden, JamesJames Harden (Houston Rockets) (1/1) [38]
02December James, LeBronLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) (2/2) Westbrook, RussellRussell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) (1/1) [39]
03January

Rookies of the Month[]

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
01October/November Simmons, BenBen Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) (1/1) Kuzma, KyleKyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers) (1/1) [40]
02December Tatum, JaysonJayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) (1/1) Mitchell, DonovanDonovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz) (1/1) [41]
03January

Coaches of the Month[]

The following coaches were named the Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
01October/November Stevens, BradBrad Stevens (Boston Celtics) (1/1) D'Antoni, MikeMike D'Antoni (Houston Rockets) (1/1) [42]
02December Casey, DwaneDwane Casey (Toronto Raptors) (1/1) Kerr, SteveSteve Kerr (Golden State Warriors) (1/1) [43]
03January

Arenas[]

Media[]

This is the second season of the current nine-year contracts with ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV.

Uniforms[]

Uniform sponsorships[]

Advertisements begin to appear on league uniforms starting this season. As of November 13, 2017, nineteen teams have confirmed to sign uniform sponsorship deals:

Notable occurrences[]

See also[]

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