The 2019–20 NBA season is the 74th season of the National Basketball Association(NBA). The regular season of the game began on October 22, 2019 and will end on April 15, 2020. The playoff games will start on April 18, 2020, and will end with the NBA Finals in June 2020. Here is the list of 7 teams which in my opinion can definitely win the 2019-20 Championship.
1) LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
Currently, with a record of 22-10, the clippers are a serious contender for the championship. The duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are probably the best two way player in the whole league. Along with the dynamic duo of Leonard and George, they have Lou Williams, who’s leading scorer from the bench. Not to mention that they also have players such as Montrezl Harrell, Patrick Beverley, JaMychal Green, Moe Harkless and Ivica Zubac. Clippers have incredible depth something only the clippers possess, the Clippers are the team to beat this season.
2) LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Currently, sitting on top of the western conference with a record of 24-6, the Lakers have two MVP candidate in their team, Anthony Davis who’s averaging 27.4 points per game, 9.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. He is proving why the Lakers trade Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, three first-round draft picks, a first-round pick swap and cash to the Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis. On the other hand, Lebron James is also enjoying his time with the Lakers and averaging 25.9 points, 7.4 rebound and 10.6 assists per game. The Lakers also have other good players such as Danny Green, Kyle Kuzma, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo. The lakers are a valid title contender for NBA this season.
3) MILWAUKEE BUCKS
The Bucks currently have a record of 27-4, Bucks are currently placed at the top in the eastern conference. Bucks who are largely dependent on Giannis Antetokounmpo current MVP and is playing like an MVP again averaging 31.8 points, 12.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, Giannis also improved his 3 pointers this season and converting 32% of his 3 pointers. Bucks have the best defence in the NBA, second-best offence and NBA’s second-highest effective field goal percentage. Even after losing Malcolm Brogdan the Bucks have many good players such as Khris Middleton, George Hill, Eric Bledsoe, Brook Lopez and Kyle Korver. Bucks are flying high and can probably beat anyone this season.
4) PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
The 76ers are currently sitting 5th on the eastern conference with a record of 22-10. Although the 76ers are currently 5th in the east that doesn’t change the fact that 76ers are one of the most talented teams in the NBA. 76ers have superstars such as Joel Embiid who’s averaging 22.7 points, 12.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game, Ben Simmons is also averaging 14.5 points, 6.7 point and 8.1 assists per game. Even after losing Jimmy Buttler, the 76ers recruited Al Horford from Boston Celtics. The 76ers squad also contains players like Tobias Harris, Josh Richardson and Matisse Thybulle. The 76ers also have a good opportunity to win the NBA this year.
5) HOUSTON ROCKETS
After trading for Russell Westbrook, the Rockets looks like a genuine team who can pose a threat to rest of NBA. With a record of 21-9, the Rockets are sitting at 3rd spot on the western conference. James Harden is averaging 38.9 points,6 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game this season along with Westbrook who’s also averaging 23.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game. Even after the absence of Eric Gordon, they are playing great basketball this year. The Rockets were trailing in consecutive games in which they came back from double-digit deficits and still won. The Rockets have Clint Capela, Ben McLemore, PJ. Tucker and Austin Rivers who are great role players.
6) BOSTON CELTICS
Even after losing Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Terry Rozier, Aron Baynes and Marcus Morris, Boston is currently at 2nd in the eastern conference with a record of 20-7. Boston recruited Kemba Walker. Although, Kemba doesn’t possess the talent of Kyrie Irving. He still is a better team player than Kyrie. Kemba is averaging 23.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game along with Jayson Tatum. Jayson is also averaging 21 points, 7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. The Celtic are missing Gordon Hayward who is injured. The Celtic still have star players such as Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Enes Kanter. The Celtics are definitely a title contender.
7) DALLAS MAVERICKS
The Mavericks are the most improved team in the NBA. Dallas Mavericks make moves for Kristaps Porziņģis and Seth Curry which improved their team dramatically. The Mavericks is currently sitting 5th in the western conference, with a record of 19-10. Just like the Bucks, the Mavericks also depend a lot on their superstar Luka Dončić. He’s averaging 29.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. Whereas Kristaps Porziņģis is averaging 17.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2 assists per game. Recent injury to Luka Dončić which is a huge blow to Mavericks, but fortunately the injury is not very serious. The team also has some other good players such as Seth Curry, Boban Marjanović, Dwight Powell and Tim Hardaway Jr. If Luka and Kristaps will keep on playing like the way they are playing…it’s easy to understand, why they are a title contender.