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2023-24 NBA Season Predictions

Benny Scheinmann

Sports Editor

As the leaves begin to change, basketball fans get ready to gear up for another exciting NBA season. The 2023-24 NBA Season promises to be a rollercoaster of talent, drama, and competition as teams assemble their rosters to hopefully compete for a finals victory. With fresh faces, new superteams, and returning champions, I will try and make my personal predictions for the upcoming season.

Eastern Conference Predictions

Boston Celtics: Tatum has proved that he can be a superstar whenever he needs to be. For the Celtics, all they need is for Tatum to do that in a playoff series. They also extended Jaylen Brown on the NBA’s richest contract, so for the Celtics' sake, I hope they make a deep run.

Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis is the best player in the NBA and is searching for his next ring as you read this article.

Miami Heat: After falling short to the Nuggets the Heat desperately need a victory and although I can't see that happening this year, I would not be surprised if they continue to make deep playoff runs in the years to come. Dark Horse: New York Knicks

Jaylen Brunson is that guy. After proving this in last year's playoffs I believe that they have the young talent to take the next jump into championship contenders.

Los Angeles Lakers: After a disappointing playoff loss to the champion Nuggets, I still believe that the Lakers have the roster necessary to make a run come May. The Lakers, led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, remain contenders. With their star-studded lineup and championship experience, they are likely to make a deep playoff run.

Phoenix Suns: After dealing veteran point guard Chris Paul to the Warriors the Suns made way for Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and newcomer Bradley Beal to outscore any team just by themselves. Although coming up short last season this superteam will have a chance of making a deep run in the competitive western conference.

Denver Nuggets: Coming off a finals victory Nikola Jokic has nothing left to prove. This all-around team destroyed every roster in their path and cemented them as an obvious finals competitor this season.

Dark Horse: Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies, with their young and energetic lineup, could surprise opponents with their up-tempo style and determination, as long as Ja Morant can stay on the court after facing a 25-game suspension for off-the-court issues.

While predictions provide a glimpse into the potential outcomes, the beauty of sports lies in its unpredictability. As the season unfolds, basketball fans can look forward to thrilling moments and unexpected twists, on the road to crowning the next NBA champion.

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