October 18, 2018

NBA 2018-19 preview

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

For the first time in forever, we’re going to see some new blood climb to the top of the Eastern Conference.

While we have had two different teams make the NBA Finals from the East over the past eight years, there has been one constant: LeBron James. His Cavaliers and Heat teams were the best the East had to offer more almost a decade, but now the King has taken his talents to the West.

This opens things up for the contenders of the East: Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia and, maybe, Milwaukee.

But how will the King fare in the West with one of the weirdest rosters of players that he has had to play with? That’s the big question and the answer won’t be easy. We all wanted James to accept the challenge of playing in the West, now it’s time to sit back and watch the carnage.

STANDINGS PREDICTIONS

EAST CONFERENCE

Boston Celtics

Toronto Raptors

Milwaukee Bucks

Philadelphia 76ers

Indiana Pacers

Washington Wizards

Charlotte Hornets

Miami Heat

Cleveland Cavaliers

Detroit Pistons

Brooklyn Nets

Chicago Bulls

New York Knicks

Orlando Magic

Atlanta Hawks

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Golden State Warriors

Houston Rockets

Utah Jazz

Oklahoma City Thunder

L.A. Lakers

New Orleans Pelicans

Denver Nuggets

Portland Trail Blazers

San Antonio Spurs

Dallas Mavericks

Minnesota Timberwolves

L.A. Clippers

Memphis Grizzlies

Sacramento Kings

Phoenix Suns

THE BIG WINNERS

EAST FINAL: Boston over Philadelphia

WEST FINAL:  Golden State over Houston

NBA FINALS: Golden State over Boston

MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL

MOST IMPROVED: Donovan Mitchell, UTA

ROOKIE: Luka Doncic, DAL

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