NBA Bold Predictions for the 2019-2020 Season

The NBA regular season will begin next Tuesday, October 22 when the Toronto Raptors will raise the banner against the New Orleans Pelicans for the first time in franchise history. The other game that night will be the battle of Los Angeles when the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Los Angeles Clippers.

There will be a ton of storylines heading in the 2019-2020 NBA regular season. Will the Toronto Raptors as NBA champions despite losing Kawhi Leonard? Will Lebron James get back to the NBA Finals after missing the playoffs last season? Will the Milwaukee Bucks or the Philadelphia 76ers finally win an NBA title?


Will the Houston Rockets finally win it all after trading for Russell Westbrook in the offseason for Chris Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder?

There are some bold things that go on each and every year in the NBA. What will be some of the bold predictions for each NBA team heading into the 2019-2020 season:

Eastern Conference

Atlanta Hawks: They will make the NBA Playoffs this season despite a rebuild because the eastern conference isn’t very strong.

Boston Celtics: Carsen Edwards will average close to 20 points per game during his rookie season.

Brooklyn Nets: They will win 50 games and be the number two seed in the east.

Charlotte Hornets: They will not win more than 20 games.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Darius Garland will score 20 points per game as a rookie.

Detroit Pistons: Reggie Jackson becomes an NBA All-Star this season.

Indiana Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon wins defensive player of the year award.

Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots 40 percent from downtown.

Philadelphia 76ers: Josh Richardson will make the most three-pointers on the team.

New York Knicks: Julius Randle becomes an NBA All-Star this season.

Toronto Raptors: Pascal Siakam gets votes for MVP this season.

Orlando Magic: Aaron Gordon will average 15 PPG and 10 RPG.

Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen will make the most three’s on the team.

Washington Wizards: They will find a way to trade both John Wall and Bradley Beal and officially start a rebuild.

Miami Heat: Tyler Herro will win the co-rookie of the year award with Michael Porter Jr. of the Denver Nuggets.

Western Conference

Denver Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr. will be one of the top rookies in the NBA and he shares the award with Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat. Porter Jr. is one of the reasons why Denver gets the number one seed in the west.

Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic will be the top duo in the NBA this season.

Houston Rockets: James Harden and Russell Westbrook each average 30 points per game. y Thu

San Antonio Spurs: They will still win between 45-48 games this season and be the number eight seed in the western conference.

New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson will not finish in the top five in the rookie of the year voting.

Memphis Grizzlies: Brandon Clarke will average two blocks per game as a rookie.

Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard finally wins MVP this season.


Oklahoma City Thunder: They will win no more than 30 games this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns will have the most double-doubles in the league this season.

Utah Jazz: They will have the best defense in the NBA this season.

Los Angeles Lakers: Anthony Davis will have at least four games of 50 points and 20 rebounds this season.

Los Angeles Clippers: Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will both load manage, but they also find a way to win 60 games this season.

Golden State Warriors: The Warriors float around .500 until the NBA All-Star Break and then they get hot this season.

Sacramento Kings: The Kings will finish with a .500 record this season.

Phoenix Suns: The Suns will trade Devin Booker to a contender this season and they officially begin another attempt of a rebuild.

What are some of your bold Predictions for the 2019-20 NBA Season? Leave a comment below.

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