The return dates of star players going back to their former home for the first time

Russell Westbrook joins the Rockets after 11 seasons with the Thunder. [Image Source: Flickr | Bryan Horowitz]
Russell Westbrook joins the Rockets after 11 seasons with the Thunder. [Image Source: Flickr | Bryan Horowitz]

Both Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis will both play against their former team (Boston and New Orleans respectively) on November 27.

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After a wild and crazy offseason filled with a bevy of star players changing addresses, there will be many instances in which that player will return to his former team’s home.

Here are seven games next season in which that will be occurring. Not listed is the Celtics’ Kemba Walker’s first trip back to Charlotte against the Hornets as that date has not been announced.

All of the dates for the player’s return were announced on the Twitter page of the Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Predictions: When first announced, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis get booed vociferously, Kristaps Porzingis and Paul George receive a mixture of boos and cheers, and Kawhi Leonard, Russell Westbrook, and Mike Conley receive standing ovations.

1

November 14 - Mavericks at Knicks (return of Kristaps Porzingis)

While he missed all of last season recovering from a torn ACL, Porzingis was traded to the Mavericks last February. He asked for a trade from the Knicks which was granted by their front office.

2

November 15 - Jazz at Grizzlies (return of Mike Conley)

After spending his first 12 seasons in Memphis, Conley was traded to the Jazz in the offseason. According to Basketball-Reference, he is the Grizzlies’ franchise leader in a multitude of categories including points (11,733), assists (4,509), steals (1,161), and games played (788).

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