What To Look For In The Upcoming NBA Season – NBA Picks

At the conclusion of the 2011-12 NBA season, one thing was apparent: Lebron James truly is the king of the NBA. Utterly dominating from open tip to final buzzer, King James won his third league MVP, and led the Heat to their second NBA title, which was also his first. While Lebron enjoyed a spectacular season, the Heat's opponent in the finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder, also enjoyed a coming out party of sorts. Many people making NBA picks are already predicting a rematch in next year's finals. Here are some other things that could be expected to happen in next year's NBA season.

In the west, the older teams will look to show that they still have what it takes to compete. The San Antonio Spurs looked well onto their way to another finals appearance until they inexplicably ran out of steam against the Thunder in the western conference finals. The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers will also have a lot to prove after losing to the Thunder. Meanwhile, young up and comers such as the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets will look to take that next step and prove that they belong.

In the east, 카지노사이트추천 the Heat likely won't face immediate competition from the Chicago Bulls, as the Bulls' star point guard Derrick Rose is expected to miss a good chunk of the first half of the season with a knee injury. This will leave the door open for some of the younger teams in the conference, such as the Indiana Pacers and 라이브카지노 Philadelphia 76ers, to slide in and show that they have the talent to hang in there. The Boston Celtics' “Big 4” will likely be broken up to an extent, 카지노사이트 but few would be surprised to see the Celts in the thick of things when it comes down to it.

Free agency and trades can still change the landscape of the league, but as things stand right now, it looks like the two defending champions are on a collision course to meet again in the finals, while the rest of the league will do their very best to stop them.