The NBA season is back. The time gap between the 2017 finals and the 2017/2018 season opener was filled with such drama and intrigue that we almost forgot that the action had not yet even begun. But now that it is underway, we get to sit back and enjoy 82 games of pure basketball bliss. Even if we are in for another showdown between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers there is bound to be some intense action on the way. So, what lies ahead for the new season? Let’s take a look.
What is Going to Happen to the Celtics?
One question that is first on the list – Can the Celtics Recover from Gordon Hayward’s Injury? There is a good chance that Boston’s season has ended even before it got started. After arriving in town on a $128 million deal, Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle fracture in his very first game. The absence of Hayworth going forward is concerning to say the least. This means putting a much heavier load on Kyrie Irving as well as Tatum, Smart and Brown.
Who’s Second to the Warriors?
For now, we can pencil the Warriors in as the West’s top seed. After all they have been miles better than any of their conference peers over the past three seasons. So, the question becomes who will take second spot? There are actually a number of teams that could take up the challenge including The Spurs, City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. There is plenty of firepower in each squad and looking at it from multiple angles will yield a different result. Basically, it could go either way.
Will Antetokounmpo Impress Again?
Then there is the question of what will happen with Giannis Antetokounmpo? The NBA has never had a player picking up Most Improved Player a second time. If ever there was a player to achieve such a feat, Giannis is your man. Last season, Antetokounmpo took the Milwaukee Bucks in rebounds, points, steals, assists and blocks. He was also the first player ever to finish in the top-20 in each category. Can he really improve from there? We can say for sure that he is not yet reached his full potential. The 22-year-old is still working on a consistent three-point stroke and has the potential to become the biggest star in the NBA.
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