It’s that time of the year yet again! Another NBA season is upon us and with the preseason and regular season right around the corner, it’s time to get an idea of what we are gonna see for each conference this year.
We start in the East where a lot has changed, and by a lot I mean LeBron James is now in the West. Which means the East is up for grabs and there are a few huge contenders. First off the Celtics, led by Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward returning from that gruesome injury, this team is stacked and ready to make a deep run. The Raptors, led by traded for Kawhi Leonard are also hot contenders along with the Wizards, who keep John Wall and Bradley Beal and are hungry for a championship. However, no one is going to stop the Celtics. With the deep roster and motivated players they have, they will easily feast through the East and go for an 18th championship in the finals.
Next, the West. The story of the offseason LeBron James is a Laker, adding yet another team in the mix. With that, the Lakers will still have to compete with the unbeatable Golden State Warriors who, of course, added another all star on a minimum contract in Demarcus Cousins to the Raptors. I see these 2 teams competing with each other, but even LeBron can’t stop the Warriors, as Golden State heads to yet another finals appearance to face the Celtics.
Finally, with the Larry O’Brien trophy up for grabs, I see the Warriors completing the 3peat and winning another title, beating the Celtics in 6 games. If this happens, will the Warriors officially be the greatest team ever? Or will something else happen that somehow stuns the basketball world and has somebody else holding up the trophy? For the answer, we will have to wait and see how it plays out this season.