Originally Posted by Clippersfan86
Forgot Grizzlies. Those are the 6 playoff locks. Mavs+Warriors will probably take last 2 seeds.
I got Jazz + Warriors. I aint buying the Mavs like OP.
But Mavs aside, I agree w/ OP. I'm really excited about this season. I think this will be one of the more parity-ous (what's the adjective for "parity"?) that I can remember going in.
I think the league is definitely top-heavy w/ Mia, OKC, LAL pretty much guaranteed to get the top seeds.
But I think in the East, the 2nd tier of 4 teams can get any seed combo between 2-5. I think about 6 teams will be vying for the 6-8 seeds.
In the West, I honestly think 3-8 is almost a crapshoot, in terms of seeding, but I do agree there are the 6 locks in the West. But I wouldn't be surprised if the Jazz, Mavs, or Warriors are huge overachievers (I'm not predicting they will be, just saying I wouldn't be surprised). I also wouldn't be surprised if we finally see the regular season decline of San Antonio (again, not predicting they will, just saying I won't be surprised).
But that's all regular season stuff. I think the regular season will be awesome. Actual title contenders I think are still pretty much limited to the superstar teams.