2015-16 NBA Predictions: 25 Predictions

25 Predictions for the 2015-16 NBA Season

Crystal Ball

1-It will take 64 wins to secure the top seed in the West this year.

2-It will take 56 wins to secure the top seed in the East this year.

3-After missing the playoffs last year, the Miami Heat will make the playoffs and have home court advantage in the first round.

4-After losing DeMarre Carroll in free agency this off-season, the Hawks will win 10 fewer games this year than their 60 wins last year.

5-DeAndre Jordan will lead the league in Rebounds again this year.

6-DeMarcus Cousins will finish in the Top 10 in the league in PPG, RPG, and BPG.

7-Lebron James’s scoring average will be lower than his 25.6 PPG last year, his lowest since his rookie year.

8-Kobe Bryant will shoot less than 42% from the floor this season and average over 20 PPG.

9-The 76ers will finish with the worst record in the NBA this season.

10-Paul George will make the All-Star Team and take the Pacers back to the Playoffs.

11-Jahlil Okafor will lead all rookies in scoring and win Rookie of the Year.

12-Derrick Rose will play more than 70 games this season.

13-Chris Bosh will be the Miami Heat’s top scorer.

14-Steph Curry will not break his own record for 3 pointers in a season this year…but he will still lead the league by a large margin.

15-Chris Paul will have a career year in assists, exceeding his career-best 11.6 APG.

16-Kevin Durant will lead the league in scoring average and will shoot lights out with a 40-50-90 season.

17-Russell Westbrook will break a bone in his body and will not miss more than 1 game because of it.

18-The Utah Jazz will have a top 3 defense and will make the playoffs.

19-Damian Lillard will have career highs in PPG, APG, FTA, FT%, and turnovers per game, while also setting a career low in FG%.

20-After losing 4 starters, Portland will go best-to-worst in the Northwest Division.

21-Dallas’s Deron Williams will not play more than 65 games and will shoot less than 42% from the floor this season.

22-Houston’s Team 3PA record of 2680 set last season, will be broken this season.

23-At least one player will average at least 30 points per game this season.

24-Carmelo Anthony will stay healthy this year and finish in the Top 5 in scoring average and the Knicks will not win more than 25 games.

25-Anthony Davis will not win the MVP this season.

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