Warriors, Lakers, Celtics… The favorites for the league title
Two months after the coronation of the Golden State Warriors, the NBA franchises are preparing for the coming season. From the summer, several teams stand out and affirm their ambitions to be NBA champion. The Warriors, the Celtics, the Lakers or the Heat are candidates, as are the Clippers, the Sixers or the Bucks. The 10 Sport gives you its list of favorites.
Who will succeed the Golden State Warriors ? Far from being favorites this season, the men of Steve Kerr surprised everyone and made their experience speak for themselves to win a fourth championship title NBA in just eight seasons. A considerable feat that no one expected. Since the departure of Kevin Durantmany observers thought that the Warriors were done with their famous dynasty. Next year they will be eagerly awaited, and they are not the only favourites.
The Warriors dynasty can continue
Logically, the Warriors are candidates for their own succession. Whether Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins landed with no experience this season, they will be even more experienced next year. What frighten some franchises… Beside them, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green shouldn’t slow down. Except for an injury that could completely change the season of Warriors, Golden State has everything to keep his crown.
Finally the right one for Boston?
A title that Celtics hope to win this season. Beaten in the finals by Warriors This year, Boston gained experience. It must be said that the Boston workforce arrived in these Finals with no match while almost all the players of Warriors knew this stage of the competition. Another parameter that could considerably change the situation, the Celtics are in talks to sign Kevin Durant. With a K.D. in his team, Boston would be the number one favorite for the championship title NBA.
Chris Paul wants his ring
Is this year the year of Suns ? Beaten two seasons ago by the Milwaukee Bucks, phoenix hope to return to the Finals NBA next year. Even though Chris Paul is at the end of his career, he still displays an impressive level. And with the evolution of Devin Bookerthem Suns have everything to reconnect with success. This season, their loss to the Mavericks surprised everyone. Next year, they will surely have learned from this setback. Enough to claim the title? To be continued…
The Heat are waiting for a title
miami also hopes to become champion again NBA. The last title of the Californian franchise dates from the time LeBron James, an eternity. In recent seasons, Jimmy Butler brought immense added value to the Heat. Defeated in game 7 against the Celtics in the conference finals, Floridians hope to do better next year. Best regular season franchise in the East, miami has all the cards in hand.
The Lakers still in the race?
The Los Angeles Lakers, they start from further away. This season, the Californian franchise did not even qualify for the play-in, a huge disappointment for LeBron James’ teammates. But this summer, a lot has changed, starting with Darvin Ham who replaced Frank Vogel on the bench. If certain cases, including that of Russell Westbrook remain to be managed, Lakers tend in the right direction.
Kawhi Leonard to give the Clippers hope
The other Los Angeles franchise also has all the cards to bounce back. Last year, the Clippers had to do without Kawhi Leonard, the franchise player. Injured during a full season, the champion NBA 2019 with the Raptors should make its big comeback on the parquet floors, a significant support for the Clippersespecially that Nicholas Batum also extended its lease. It will be necessary to confirm in the playoffs.
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Behind all these franchises, others are obviously candidates for the title. The Milwaukee Bucks will have their say, Sixers also with the duo between James Harden and Joel Embiidjust like the timber wolves who have just recruited Rudy Gobert or even the Mavericks and one Luka Doncic who will be much better surrounded. Once again, this season of NBA looks exciting.