Return, Reload, Repeat: Predictions for all the drama ahead for the 2014-15 NBA Season
In many ways, there is no better day then Opening Night for an NBA season. For one day, everyone is equal. But once we look past the fog of change, refreshed outlooks, and optimism, what do we see? Here are my predictions for the 2014-15 NBA season, where I predict that – after the reloading and the returns – the final winner will be a repeat performance.
Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins in on track to go first in the 2014 NBA Draft and arrive in the league as the most-hyped prospect since LeBron James. Players like him don’t show up in the draft every year, so when they do, anyone and everyone who is within shouting distance of the Wiggins’ sweepstakes will fight it out to win the rights to draft his talents. Here are the teams in contention to 'fight' for the NBA's bottom place, and thus, win the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes!
Even with less than three days to go until the 2013 NBA Draft, I remain clueless. 2013 is being called a fairly weak year in the draft, and with no sure-shot answers to the problems plaguing the lottery teams, there is no way to expertly predict the sequence at which young players will accept their team hats on Thursday night. As a matter of fact, I probably feel more confident of predicting next year’s draft class than the one three days from now. Still, a draft is to be conducted, and so, in my annual tradition, a draft is to be mocked. So, with utter lack of confidence in my predictions, but full faith to defend them the moment they are published, here is my 2013 NBA Mock Draft of the lottery (1-14) picks.