After an inspiring 8-2 start to the season, the Philadelphia 76ers are trying to regain their footing after a tough stretch where they lost many key players to injury. Now back at full strength(sans Ben Simmons who is still adamant about not playing for the Sixers again) can Philly get back to the top of the conference?
After reaching five straight NBA Finals since 2015 and with three championships to show for it, the Golden State Warriors may be ready to put the failures of the past two seasons behind them. With Klay Thompson expected to make his return in late December, can the Warriors return to championship contention this season under the leadership of Stephen Curry?
After the departure of LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018, Cleveland has been slowly but steadily rebuilding. With intriguing young talent in Darius Garland, Collin Sexton and the newly signed Lauri Markkanen in tow, the Cavs look to return to the playoffs by banking on internal development.
The Celtics are starting a new chapter in Boston’s illustrious basketball history with a new head coach and several new pieces. While Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown figure to improve even more this upcoming season, can the Celtics become bonafide contenders once again?
After years of disappointments in Portland, star guard Damian Lillard’s future with the team is in doubt. The Blazers have been good for the past few years but are far away from being bona fide contenders in the competitive Western Conference. Is this the end of Dame’s time in Portland?
The Atlanta Hawks have showed the rest of the league how to go about a successful rebuild. How much further can they go?
Two teams that have overcome years of disappointment finally face the ultimate test. Who will walk away victorious?
Ben Simmons has been a polarizing figure since he entered the league in 2016. Can the Sixers win it all with him running the show?