National Basketball Association

2017-2018 NBA Playoff Projections

Eastern Conference 1. Cleveland Cavaliers 2. Washington Wizards 3. Boston Celtics 4. Toronto Raptors 5. Detroit Pistons 6. Milwaukee Bucks 7. Miami Heat 8. Charlotte Hornets First Round Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (Cavs win series 4-1) The road to a fourth consecutive Eastern Conference Championship continues for the Cavaliers. Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards [...]

2017-2018 Southeast Division Projections

X-Washington Wizards 50-32 (2) Three of the last four NBA seasons have seen the Washington Wizards reach the playoffs, but they have been unable to advance past the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Last season the Wizards won 49 games for their highest win total since the 1979 which was their last trip to the NBA Finals. [...]

2017-2018 Central Division Projections

X-Cleveland Cavaliers 55-27 (1) The last three NBA seasons have seen the Cleveland Cavaliers re-emerge as one of the better teams in the NBA. The Cavaliers have made three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals, but they have only been able to claim one championship. The Cavs have met the Golden State Warriors in three [...]

2017-2018 Atlantic Division Projections

X-Boston Celtics 51-31 (3) For teams in the NBA who are really serious about rebuilding, they need to sit back and see what the Boston Celtics are doing. After the Celtics won the NBA Championship in 2008, they were able to remain as a title contender until 2013 when their age began to show. And [...]

2017-2018 Southwest Division Projections

X-San Antonio Spurs 61-21 (2) There is consistency and then there is what the San Antonio Spurs have been able to accomplish. Since the Spurs joined the NBA in 1976, only four seasons have gone by where they have not reached the playoffs, and in each of the last 20 campaigns they've been postseason bound. [...]

2017-2018 Pacific Division Projections

X-Golden State Warriors 69-13 (1) The last three years have seen the Golden State Warriors playing at a different level than the rest of the NBA. The Warriors have won two of the last three NBA Championships, and in the process they've gone a combined 207-39 over the last three regular seasons. The Warriors are [...]