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?
Trae Young averages 30 PPG and 10 APG.
Jayson Tatum regresses because he isn’t as good as everyone makes him out to be.
Lauri Markannen will lead the team in scoring.
They will make it back to the playoffs.
They will finish with the worst record in the Eastern Conference.
They will miss the playoffs this season with not having Nate McMillan as the head coach.
They will not be a Top 3 seed in the Eastern Conference this season.
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.
Aaron Gordon will be traded at some point during the regular season to a serious NBA Contender.
With Darryl Morrey making the proper trades and adjustments in the offseason, they will finish as the number two seed in the Eastern Conference.
Pascal Siakam will receive some NBA MVP votes this season.
Deni Avdija will win the Rookie of the Year Award this season.
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.
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
Los Angeles Lakers
With them being close to the playoffs last season, they will be a bottom three team in the Western Conference this season.
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.
Portland Trail Blazers
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.
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