OKC beats Indiana in 6.
If Indiana gets to the Finals this year, then they need to just go ahead and trade Paul George cause clearly he's not that important.
I guess you have to assume San Antonio out of the West until otherwise noted, but if Oklahoma City ever takes that next step, they'll be tough to stop. Those are the only two teams in the West I can really see winning it. Memphis has to get hot and get a path, Portland has to learn some defense, LA Clippers aren't getting through the West anyway so who cares, and I dunno, maybe Houston doesn't even make the playoffs this year.
East is kind of the same, but someone has to win. Just so happens Cleveland has the best player. But no one in the East particularly worries me if I'm a fan of an Eastern contender as I was up until 10 days ago. Maybe Chicago finds another gear in the playoffs, maybe Washington's coaching/roster decisions aren't putting a ceiling on the Wall/Beal backcourt, maybe Toronto wasn't a fluke. Maybe Atlanta can stay healthy and be a threat with that wacky five three point shooters style.
Should be a good year
Jordan, Pippen, and Rodman are going to dominate.
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Wais_45 is a good guy.
Spurs are hungry for that repeat. I can feel it.
Go Spurs Go! It will be Spurs versus... oh, does it really matter? No one in the East will win the title regardless who comes out of the West.