There is still more than a month before the new NBA season, and after a long 82 games, which eight teams will be able to win?
How about entering the Western Conference playoffs?
Here, I first predict a wave of waiting to be slapped in the face.
(Because the strength of the Western teams is relatively close, and with the interference of various factors such as injuries and running-in, they will not be ranked.)
After having two top five superstars in the league, Zhan Huang and Thick Eyebrow, the Lakers seem to finally be able to return to the long-awaited playoffs.
Of course, after trading nearly half of the team and overdrafting the future in exchange for the long-awaited Davis, the Lakers’ goal is not just to enter the playoffs.
After all, the only goal of this giant is the championship, and the tail of Lao Zhan’s peak must seize every opportunity to win another trophy for himself.
Of course, the task is heavy and there are many problems. Whether you can seize the opportunity depends on the running-in between Zhan and Mei, and whether the team has enough luck to avoid injuries in the long 82 games.
After all, James’ age and the health of his thick eyebrows are the biggest x factors for this Lakers team.
First of all, we must cast our eyes on the operation of the logo master!
Compared with a team next door that found its way out after many years of chaos, the Clippers built a team with the potential to compete for the championship in one summer, which reflects the wisdom and wisdom of the Clippers management.
In the playoffs of last season, they were inseparable from the Golden State Warriors, and they got the FMVP and an MVP candidate last season without any injuries.
For Xiaoka and George, entering the playoffs is not a problem at all. This striker combination has already secured the Western Conference Semifinals.
Of course, if they want to advance to another round in the west, I’m afraid there will be a bloody battle.
Westbrook replaced Paul, allowing the Rockets to return to the first echelon of the championship.
The double MVP combination in the backcourt has the strongest ability to hit the basket in the league, and the environment where the Rockets’ three-point shooters get together will make Westbrook feel like a fish in the sea.
With Harden’s record guaranteed output, Westbrook’s team integration next season will determine how far the Rockets will go.
Of course, the Rockets are also the team with the most obvious shortcomings among the western powers. Their weak interior and short strikers who pursue unlimited defenses in order to adapt to the Warriors’ style of play will make them feel helpless when they face the Los Angeles team in the Western Conference semifinals.
Still the same sentence, the Western Conference semifinals, the Western Conference finals step by step!
The Jazz’s spring has finally arrived.
Throughout the summer, they made the most targeted reinforcements in the league.
Now on paper, the Jazz might have the most logical roster in the entire West.
An All-Star point guard who is not only reasonable but can play, Conley; two forward shooters with the ability to catch and shoot after the run, Bojan and Ingles; a relatively high-quality forward in the entire league, Jeff Green; an efficient
The end pie eater is also the best defender, Gobert; and the above-average hard solution, Mitchell.
A team that can play reasonable balls can be formed to this point, and it has basically reached the ceiling.
So this is the spring of the jazz, but we must also know that spring is fleeting and winter will follow.
In the context of the substantial progress of many teams in the West, I think the Nuggets will not only make it to the playoffs, but may also firmly hold their position in the upper half.
You may ask why?
The Nuggets were second in the Western Conference last season. They retained all of their core rotation during the off-season. They also strengthened Grant and added a defensive front line. They can press up and down to help defend. From a data point of view, it is natural to stay at the top of the league.
Considering the specific situation of the team, the Nuggets have stable personnel and excellent depth. The chemical reaction has gone through the test of two rounds of tiebreakers. The young core team still has the possibility to continue to grow. It is not at all to judge that they will be an important competitive force that cannot be ignored in the Western Conference next season.
And, let’s not forget, it’s time to reveal the lottery tickets they scratched at last year’s draft.
It’s time for Michael Porter to make an appearance too!
Compared with the above teams, the competitiveness of the second echelon teams is relatively weak.
Although it is possible to enter the playoffs, it may be difficult to break through the obstacles of the first round. In other words, it is basically impossible to win the championship.
All Warriors fans, please enjoy next season, afford to lose, let go.
All Warriors fans have to accept the fact that the Warriors are no longer the big devil.
After Durant left and Thompson was seriously injured, we can only say that this team is not bad.
Because of Curry, the offense will definitely not be bad, and because of Green, the defensive end will not be too bad.
But that’s all.
The Warriors no longer have the five dead, and they can no longer pull out this devastating ace lineup at critical moments to turn the world around.
Without Igo and Levin, this will be a brand new team of warriors, and the only familiar ones are Green, Curry, and Tang Shen.
But when Tang Shen returns, the situation will be different.
If Tang Shen can maintain the level before the injury, then the Warriors still have the capital and strength to challenge the previous team.
Of course, it would be even better if McKinney could have some wretched development, or if someone in the lineup was rejuvenated.
In Green’s words, no one wants to face the Warriors in the playoffs.
It was so then, and it is so now.
The Blazers are a team that has been considered for many years to enter the playoffs but will make a round trip.
Thought I might have a crush on this team after Lillard’s runaway last season