Carmelo Anthony will remain with the Portland Trailblazers after agreeing to a one-year contract extension, while Fred VanVleet also agreed to a new deal with the Toronto Raptors.
Pascal Siakam scored 37 points as the reigning NBA champion Toronto Raptors won their 16th game of their last 17 with a 118-101 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday.
Fred VanVleet scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors extended their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games with a 119-118 victory over Brooklyn.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander nailed the go-ahead jump shot with 36 seconds left and equalled his career best with 32 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors 98-97 on Sunday.
Kyle Lowry scored 30 points as the Toronto Raptors avenged a Christmas Day loss to Boston with a 113-97 rematch victory over the Celtics on Saturday.
Fred VanVleet scored a career high 34 points as the Toronto Raptors got their title defence off on a winning note with a 130-122 overtime win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday.
After half a decade, the upcoming NBA season might be the most unpredictable yet for most of the teams and fans of the league.
From the ashes of an epic playoff failure last year, the Toronto Raptors made a pair of risky moves and wound up winning the first NBA title in their 24-season history.