INGLEWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: NBA player D'Angelo Russell signed miniature basketballs at The Ultimate Fan Experience, Call Of Duty XP 2016, presented by Activision, at The Forum on September 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Activision)

FINALLY, after arguably the most exciting off season ever the NBA season is finally upon us. It is entirely too early to predict an NBA champion because we have not seen how any of these teams mesh yet. But we do have an idea of which teams have higher chances. Although the Toronto Raptors won the championship last year we all know they won’t be in the finals again this year now that Kawhi Leonard is a member of the LA Clippers, who by many are favored to go to the finals and win the championship this year because of the offseason moves they made by acquiring Leonard and Paul George but George won’t be ready until mid to late November. The Western Conference is LOADED with good teams this season with the Warriors, Lakers , Utah, and the Clippers leading the way. I think the Mavs and Kings will be sleeper teams that could potentially make the playoffs. The eastern conference got a major makeover this past offseason with the NETS in my eyes becoming the clear favorites in the east yes above Phi and Bos but again we will have to see how the season plays out.

 

What teams do you think will surprise the NBA and make it to the playoffs?