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The NBA season is in the early stages, but predictions have come in from every major sports site and news network, with opinions on which team will ultimately raise the Championship trophy. It’s never too early to jump on a bandwagon or to make bold predictions, and your picks are as likely as anyone else’s, even the sports experts and the veteran journalists. Here are some of the most high profile predictions from around the NBA world and who they think will be hoisting hardware at the end of the season:
Playoff teams in East
Washington Post: 1. Celtics, 2. Raptors, 3. 76ers, 4. Bucks, 5. Pacers, 6. Wizards, 7. Heat, 8. Pistons
FiveThirtyEight: 1. Raptors, 2. Celtics, 3. 76ers, 4. Wizards, 5. Bucks, 6. Pacers, 7. Heat, 8. Pistons
CBS Sports NBA: 1. Raptors, 2. Celtics, 3. 76ers, 4. Pacers, 5. Heat, 6. Bucks, 7. Pistons, 8. Wizards
ESPN’s Zach Lowe: 1. Celtics, 2. Raptors, 3. Bucks, 4. Sixers, 5. Pacers, 6. Heat, 7. Wizards, 8. Pistons
Playoff teams in West
Washington Post: 1. Warriors, 2. Jazz, 3. Rockets, 4. Thunder, 5. Pelicans, 6. Nuggets, 7. Trail Blazers, 8. Spurs
FiveThirtyEight: 1. Warriors, 2. Rockets, 3. Jazz, 4. Thunder, 5. Nuggets, 6. Lakers, 7. Timberwolves, 8. Pelicans
CBS Sports NBA: 1. Warriors, 2. Rockets, 3. Lakers, 4. Thunder, 5. Nuggets, 6. Jazz, 7. Spurs, 8. Pelicans
ESPN’s Zach Lowe: 1. Warriors, 2. Rockets, 3. Thunder, 4. Jazz, 5. Nuggets, 6. Lakers, 7. Pelicans, 8. Trailblazers.
Conference winners / title winners
Washington Post: East – Celtics, West – Warriors; title: Warriors
Sports Illustrated: Five of six writers picked the Celtics in the East and Warriors in the West; title: Warriors
ESPN’s Zach Lowe: East – Celtics, West – Warriors; title: Warriors
Washington Post: Antetokounmpo
ESPN’s Zach Lowe: Antetokounmpo
ESPN experts: Nine picked James, four picked Anthony Davis, two picked Kevin Durant, two picked Kawhi Leonard, two picked Antetokounmpo, one picked James Harden, one picked Kyrie Irving.
The Warriors are the clear favorites to win the Championship, but the season title belongs to whichever team has the talent, luck, and determination to claim it, not the team who is the most likely or who everyone picks. Anything can happen during this long, winter season, and we’ve seen upsets before, so get ready for a wild ride throughout the playoffs and a great NBA season.
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