The NBA Finals will be the biggest event of the year, and the big names of the league are all playing in it.
There are a few big names from the past that could be taking on big roles this time around.
Here’s a look at the players who could be coming into the arena.1.
Derrick Rose: The Bulls superstar will be looking to make his fourth straight trip to the NBA finals, after he won his third title in 2012 and was named MVP of the championship series.
He is one of the greatest NBA players of all time, and could be in for a wild ride this year.
He’s a seven-time All-Star who won two MVPs and a pair of NBA titles, including a third championship in 2016.
The Bulls are expected to bring him back this year, but he’ll need to play well to get his shot.2.
Kyrie Irving: If he has a breakout season, he could be a breakout star.
He won three straight titles with the Cavs, and he’s the reigning MVP of this year’s NBA Finals.
He also has a good chance to make it to the Finals for the first time in his career.
But if the Cavs fail to make the playoffs, Irving will have to step it up and become a star.3.
DeMarcus Cousins: Cousins is coming off a disappointing season in which he averaged only 15.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.
But he’s still one of this league’s most versatile players.
He could be an All-NBA player and potentially the best player in the league if he can stay healthy.4.
Kevin Durant: He’s already a top-five scorer and rebounder, but Durant is also a top scorer in the world.
He has one of NBA’s most dynamic offensive teams in Oklahoma City, and is expected to dominate the paint and score from deep.
He may have the most potential to be the most valuable player in this game this year if he performs well.5.
Chris Paul: Paul is one a superstar.
He hasn’t won a championship in his six seasons with the Clippers, but they could be the best team in the East this year as they enter the playoffs.
They are a team that is very deep on defense and could go deep in the playoffs with their young talent.6.
Carmelo Anthony: Anthony is one the most dominant players in the game, and has one year left on his contract with the Knicks.
He should be one of their star players.7.
James Harden: He was MVP last year with the Rockets, and was one of two players who were named MVPs this season.
The Rockets could make a run at the Finals with Harden and should bring him in.
They will be one tough out.8.
Derrick Williams: Williams is one one of three players who will have his contract up in 2020.
He was a two-time MVP, but was one-and-done last year.
The Lakers have the potential to make a push for the NBA title, and Williams is a big reason why.9.
Andre Drummond: The Pistons will be in the middle of the pack if the playoffs start with the second seed.
They should be able to hang with anyone in the conference this year with Drummond on the floor.10.
Pau Gasol: He has been a huge part of the Magic over the last couple of years, and will have another huge year for them with him in the starting lineup.11.
LeBron James: He won a title with the Cavaliers, and if he has another good season, that could lead to another big year for him.
He’ll be a superstar again this year and could have his best year yet.12.
Kevin Love: Love has one more year on his deal with the Timberwolves.
If he does well in Minnesota, he’ll be one player that teams are going to want to keep around.13.
Carmel Anthony: She won two titles with Miami in the last three years, but will be 32 next season.
She will be a big factor for the Cavaliers this year when they face the Heat.14.
Karl-Anthony Towns: The Wolves have one of these teams in their future, and they have a star in Towns, who could become one of those stars.15.
Chris Bosh: Bosh has been an All Pro for two seasons now, and in his prime.
The Heat are a rebuilding team that needs a big name, and Bosh is the type of player that could help them become one.16.
Kevin Martin: The Timberwolves will be rebuilding their roster, but Martin is one who could help the team right away.
He needs to do well this year to make an impact in the postseason.17.
Stephen Curry: The Warriors could be one team to watch this year after they made it to a title last year, after losing their two stars to retirement.
The Warriors are in a rebuilding mode, but Curry could be their big reason for success in the next couple years