Central Division

1. Milwaukee Bucks

Their superstar in ‘The Greek Freak’ could be primed for an MVP caliber year.

2. Indiana Pacers

They took Cleveland to the brink in the opening round last year and should be a major contender this year.

3. Detroit Pistons

With a different direction on the bench, they could be a surprise contender.

4. Cleveland Cavaliers

The second go-round without LeBron should be easier with a better roster than the first time.

5. Chicago Bulls

There’s plenty to build on, but it could be another long year in the Windy City. Continue reading “Central Division”

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Atlantic Division

1. Boston Celtics

The favorites to win the East, they’ll have some competition in their own division.

2. Philadelphia 76ers

The ‘process’ is starting to become perennial contenders.

3. Toronto Raptors

A new coach is in place with a budding star in Kawhi Leonard.

4. New York Knicks

The best course is to keep Porzingis out for this year and become instant contenders next year.

5. Brooklyn Nets

Terrible trades in years past have kept them at the bottom of the talent pool. Continue reading “Atlantic Division”

NBA Conference Finals Preview

Eastern Conference

2. Boston Celtics vs. 4. Cleveland Cavaliers

Players to Watch: F Jaylen Brown and F LeBron James

Who Wins: Cavaliers in 7 games

Western Conference

1. Houston Rockets vs. 2. Golden State Warriors

Players to Watch: G Chris Paul and F Draymond Green

Who Wins: Warriors in 6 games