NBA: Bold Predictions for the 2020-21 Season

The NBA 2019-2020 season wasn’t completed that long ago, with the Los Angeles Lakers defeating the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals in six games. It was their 17th title in NBA History and we will see if they can repeat this season.

However, with training camp opening up on Tuesday, the season is less than three weeks away. They will begin the season on Tuesday December 22nd.

With that being the case, what will be the bold predictions for each NBA team entering the 2020-2021 NBA Regular Season?

Eastern Conference:

Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young averages 30 PPG and 10 APG.

Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum regresses because he isn’t as good as everyone makes him out to be.

Brooklyn Nets

With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving being fully healthy this season, they will be the number one seed in the Eastern Conference.

Charlotte Hornets

Devonte’ Graham and rookie LaMelo Ball will be one of the best young backcourts in the NBA this season.

Chicago Bulls

Lauri Markannen will lead the team in scoring.

Cleveland Cavaliers

They will make it back to the playoffs.

Detroit Pistons

They will finish with the worst record in the Eastern Conference.

Indiana Pacers

They will miss the playoffs this season with not having Nate McMillan as the head coach.

Milwaukee Bucks

They will not be a Top 3 seed in the Eastern Conference this season.

Miami Heat

Tyler Herro will average 25 PPG in his second NBA season and his game will pop.

New York Knicks

Obi Toppin will be the best player on the New York Knicks in Day one.

Orlando Magic

Aaron Gordon will be traded at some point during the regular season to a serious NBA Contender.

Philadelphia 76ers

With Darryl Morrey making the proper trades and adjustments in the offseason, they will finish as the number two seed in the Eastern Conference.

Toronto Raptors

Pascal Siakam will receive some NBA MVP votes this season.

Washington Wizards

Deni Avdija will win the Rookie of the Year Award this season.

Western Conference:

Denver Nuggets

With the emergence of young players like Michael Porter Jr., Bol Bol, and R.J. Hampton, they will be the number one seed in the Western Conference.

Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic will win the MVP Award this season. He is the heartbeat and the heart and soul of the Dallas Mavericks. Doncic should have won the MVP Award last season as well here.

Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry leads the league in three pointers made and attempts as well here.

Houston Rockets

They will not make it to the playoffs this season because of the trading of Russell Westbrook and rumors with James Harden.

Los Angeles Clippers

Luke Kennard will have more PPG than Paul George.

Los Angeles Lakers

Anthony Davis will have a better season than LeBron James will.

Memphis Grizzlies

With them being close to the playoffs last season, they will be a bottom three team in the Western Conference this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns will average a double-double 25 PPG and 10 RPG for an entire NBA regular season.

New Orleans Pelicans

With an improved roster around Zion Williamson, they will be the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

Oklahoma City Thunder

They will finish with the worst record in the NBA this season and their tank and rebuilding mode will be in full force.

Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker and Chris Paul in the backcourt will lead Phoenix back to the playoffs for the first time in a while.

Portland Trail Blazers

They will finish with a Top 4 record in the Western Conference with Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and Carmelo Anthony.

Sacramento Kings

De’Aaron Fox will be one of the reasons why the Sacramento Kings are in the playoff hunt late in the regular season.

San Antonio Spurs

They will not reach the 30-win threshold.

Utah Jazz

They will miss the playoffs this season even though they have Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, and Rudy Gobert.

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