The preseason action can often be a little dull, and does nothing but make us wish that the real gamers were upon us. That is where we are at with the NBA right now, as we are still a little over a week away from the start of the regular season. The wait is enough to drive the average fan a little bit crazy, which may be why we are in the mood to start making some crazy predictions before the season gets underway. We might as well have a little fun before we get down to the serious business of basketball, so let’s take a look at some NBA predictions that may well be viewed as being totally nuts.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Crazy Winning Predictions For The 2016-17 NBA Season
The Golden State Warriors Hit 70 Wins Again!
The Golden State Warriors made history last year by putting together the best regular season record in the history of the NBA. The expectation is that they will fall off a little, as it’s going to be damn near impossible to hit that 73-win mark again. I would prefer to use the term improbable as opposed to impossible, because it can be argued that with the addition of Kevin Durant, this team is better than last year. I don’t think they will break their own record, but I do think they hit 70.
A Surprise NBA MVP Winner
Stephen Curry has been your league MVP for two straight years now, but I don’t believe he makes it 3 in a row. That might suggest that LeBron James would then be the obvious choice to be crowned the most valuable player at the end of the season, but I don’t think he gets it either. I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that it will be Russell Westbrook who walks away with that award. He is now the man in OKC, and I believe he would put that team on his back in a big, big way.
The Milwaukee Bucks will be the Surprise Team of the Year
This is a young team that is coming into the new season with a little more experience under their belts. Shooting proficiency was what killed them last season, but that has been addressed with the signings of Matthew Dellavedova and Mirza Teletovic. While neither are particularly big name players, they are guys that can definitely chip in on the offensive side of the court, which may be just what this Bucks team needs to compete. I like the Bucks to challenge for a playoff spot all the way to the end of the year.
The Philadelphia 76ers Won’t End Up With the Worst Record in the NBA
You hate to bet on a team to stink the joint up, but there are a few teams who seem to be able to do it every single season. The smart money seems to be on the 76ers to be the worst team in the league this season, but I believe that award will go to the Sacramento Kings. My money is on them not being able to reach 20 wins over the course of the season.