NBA 2016-2017 Preseason Predictions

By: Jason Gandhi

Basketball is back! In case you didn’t hear, the Warriors got some guy named Kevin Durant this offseason. So with the Warriors being the favorite to win the Finals, will the favorite be the victor? Scroll on down below to see all of my predictions including records for every team as well as playoff predictions and Bold statements. ENJOY!

 

Division Standings Preview:

Eastern Conference

Atlantic:

1. Boston Celtics 55-27

2. Toronto Raptors 50-32

3. New York Knicks 42-40

4. Philadelphia 76ers 16-66

5. Brooklyn Nets 9-73

Central:

1. Cleveland Cavaliers 56-26

2. Chicago Bulls 49-33

3. Indiana Pacers 47-35

4. Milwaukee Bucks 43-39

5. Detroit Pistons 36-46

Southwest:

1. Washington Wizards  47-35

2. Atlanta Hawks 46-36

3. Charlotte Hornets  44-38

4. Miami Heat 40-42

5. Orlando Magic 37-45

Western Conference

Pacific:

1.Golden State Warriors 68-14

2. Los Angeles Clippers 54-28

3. Sacramento Kings 31-51

4. Los Angeles Lakers 27-55

5. Phoenix Suns 20-62

Southwest:

1. San Antonio Spurs 60-22

2. Houston Rockets 45-37

3. Memphis Grizzlies 43-39

4. Dallas Mavericks 42-40

5. New Orleans Pelicans 33-49

Northwest

1. Portland Trail Blazers 49-33

2. Oklahoma City Thunder 45-37

3. Utah Jazz 45-37

4. Minnesota Timberwolves 36-46

5. Denver Nuggets 29-53

 

Playoffs:

Eastern:

1. Cavaliers

2. Celtics

3. Raptors

4. Bulls

5.  Pacers

6.  Wizards

7. Hawks

8. Hornets

 

Western:

1. Warriors

2. Spurs

3. Clippers

4. Trail Blazers

5. Thunder

6. Rockets

7. Jazz

8. Grizzlies

 

Conference Finals:

Cavaliers vs. Celtics

Warriors vs. Clippers

NBA Finals:

Warriors vs. Cavaliers

NBA Finals Champs:

Golden State Warriors

 

 

Bold Predictions:

1. The Oklahoma City Thunder miss the playoffs

2. Lamarcus Aldridge is traded.

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo will be 3 assists short of averaging a triple-double

 

Top 5 Point Guards:

1. Russell Westbrook

2. Stephen Curry

3. Chris Paul

4. Kyrie Irving

5. Damian Lillard

Top 5 Shooting Guards:

1. Klay Thompson

2. James Harden

3. CJ McCollum

4. Dwyane Wade

5. Demar Derozan

Top 5 Small Forwards:

1. Lebron James

2. Kevin Durant

3. Paul George

4.Carmelo Anthony

5. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Top 5 Power Forwards

1. Draymond Green

2. Lamarcus Aldridge

3. Blake Griffin

4. Paul Millsap

5. Kristaps Porzingis

Top 5 Centers

1. Demarcus Cousins

2. Karl-Anthony Towns

3. Anthony Davis

4. Andre Drummond

5. Deandre Jordan

 

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