NBA Playoff 2020 Predictions
NBA playoff 2020 has come and gone, and the excitement in New York City has been palpable. Each game on national television has received rave reviews for all the action that it provided. As the playoffs progress, players are making their own predictions as to who will make it to the NBA Finals.
For the Minnesota Timberwolves, it is a fairly simple choice. Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, and Karl-Anthony Towns have been tearing up the league, and it appears as though the team is going to be on the top of the Eastern Conference in a very short time. Kevin Garnett has established himself as one of the best defenders in the NBA, while Love and Butler provide added firepower off the bench.
For the New York Knicks, it is a little bit more complicated. Carmelo Anthony has always been the leader for the team, but he just does not seem to have the same fire that it takes to bring the Knicks to the finals. The Knicks will need someone like Kristaps Porzingis to get them to the NBA Finals, and that is why he is going to have to go off and dominate the competition on the court. Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose have also shown flashes of brilliance, but they need the team to support them more than they have done during the regular season.
The Boston Celtics is another team that appears to be an NBA champion contender. It seems that Rajon Rondo can do no wrong in his time with the team, and he has really led the charge as the team has won two out of the last three championships. Isaiah Thomas has never been much of a scorer, but he has excelled at getting his teammates involved. Gordon Hayward is another dynamic player that will have his best statistical season if he is able to continue to stay healthy.
If there is a team that has a chance to take home the NBA championship this year, it is going to be the Cleveland Cavaliers. They have the talent and the coaches to come out on top of anyone else. Tristan Thompson, Anderson Varejao, and Richard Jefferson have all stepped up their games to a high level, and Kyrie Irving is being paid handsomely to lead this team to victory.
Right now, the Indiana Pacers is the hottest team in the NBA. Paul George has become the main man, and the roster looks as though it is loaded with talent. The defense has also been good, and it looks as though the Pacers could challenge the Warriors and Cavaliers for the top spot in the conference.
One team that has not had much success in the NBA playoffs is the Houston Rockets. They have had enough ups and downs during the season, but they have yet to get hot and show the championship fans what they are made of. Their offense has not been consistent, and the team is not very consistent at all, despite the injury to James Harden.
Hopefully, we see some new faces come in to the NBA this year, and these teams are given a chance to prove themselves against the best teams in the league. Basketball is the most exciting sport, and everyone that watch it wants to see the best games ever played. For those games to happen, the best teams have to be put together and allow the new young stars to have a chance to prove themselves.