NBA Season Preview

After the wildest offseason in NBA history, the doors have been blown off and we’re in the era of the “superteam.” Normally, I’d have to agree with Michael Jordan, who said “I think it’s going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint. You’re going to have one or two teams that are going to be great, and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage. Or they’re going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment.”

Of course, he might be right, but truthfully there are two teams (Warriors and Cavs) with an excellent chance to win it all and around five (Thunder, Rockets, Spurs, WOLVES!?!?!?, Celtics) who could do it with a big injury (Curry, Durant, Lebron) and everything else breaking the right way. Obviously, the Warriors are hands-down the best team in the league, with two perennial MVP candidates and four All-Stars on their starting roster. This is seriously looking like one of the great NBA dynasties, possibly better than the old Celtics and Bulls behemoths.

Read on to find my bound-to-be-wrong predictions, and enjoy what should be an interesting season, even if the Warriors go undefeated.

Big Moves:

Chris Paul to Rockets

Jimmy Butler to WOLVES!!!

Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder to Cavs

Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward to Celtics

Paul Millsap to Nuggets

Conference Playoff Predictions

West

  1. Warriors
  2. Rockets
  3. WOLVES!!!
  4. Spurs
  5. Thunder
  6. Nuggets
  7. Trail Blazers
  8. Pelicans

East

  1. Cavs
  2. Celtics
  3. Raptors
  4. Bucks
  5. Wizards
  6. 76ers
  7. Heat
  8. Hornets

Conference Championships

West

Warriors over WOLVES!!!

East

Celtics over Cavs

NBA Championship

Warriors over Celtics

Biggest Improvement

WOLVES, 76ers

Biggest Bust

Clippers

Awards

MVP

Kevin Durant, Warriors

Rookie of the Year

Ben Simmons, 76ers

6th Man of the Year

Andre Iguadola, Warriors

Most Improved Player

Jusuf Nurkic, Trail Blazers

Defensive Player of the Year

Rudy Gobert, Jazz

Coach of the Year

Tom Thibodeau, WOLVES!!!

We now have Westbrook, George and Anthony. Paul and Harden. Towns, Butler and Wiggins. Hayward and Irving. Everyone is doing their best Golden State impression, but chances are no one will catch them barring injury. Anyway, enjoy the season, even if it doesn’t really matter until after Christmas. Happy NBA!