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2022-23 NBA Finals Predictions: The Expert Anthology Collection From Clippers to Bucks to Celtics to Nuggets to Warriors

2022-23 NBA Finals Predictions: The Expert Anthology Collection From Clippers to Bucks to Celtics to Nuggets to Warriors

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It seems that every year since the Warriors-Cavs saga in the mid-2010s, we find ourselves saying, “This is the most open NBA ever.” Well, guys, with another season coming up with info Tuesday night, the 2022-23 campaign kindly asked you to stick with that idea.

There are at least nine teams in the Eastern Conference most of which would consider securing a playoff – meaning one of them didn’t even go out of play. Outside of the West, the competition is stiff, with 11 teams having a legitimate case to make post-season.

Kawhi Leonard returns to Los Angeles Clippers The return of Jamal Murray to Denver Nuggets It means there will be a huge battle for the top spot in the Western Conference, especially considering the 64 . win suns They bring back most of their essence and the defending hero Golden State Warriors Could be better than it was a season ago.

In the East, the fight for the first seed would be absolutely fierce, with Philadelphia 76ers Make big improvements and Brooklyn Networks Ben Simmons may be around for an entire season. They will be serious threats to the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston CelticsLed by Giannis Antikonmo Milwaukee Bucks And last year ranked No. 1 Miami Heat. This is not even mentioned Atlanta Hawks And the Cleveland Cavaliersand both earned All-Star guards to back their rosters.

If the races at the top weren’t interesting enough, this season also presents an interesting downhill run, with rebuilding teams hoping to score two of the most coveted teams in recent memory – Victor Wimpanyama and Scott Henderson. teams like Houston RocketsAnd the Oklahoma City ThunderAnd the Utah Jazz And the Orlando Magic The losses are likely to accumulate as they hope for a potential franchise-changer.

This makes making predictions a very challenging and rewarding exercise, so the NBA clerks at CBS Sports decided to give it a try. We’ve picked our favorites out of each conference, who will be the last team standing and the player who will hold both the Larry O’Brien Cup and the Bill Russell Player of the Year award in the NBA Finals. As you can see, there is no clear consensus on how the post-season period will play out.

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