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100 Bold NBA Predictions

The NBA season is finally here. Tuesday night will mark the start of the 2018/19 season, and it’s about time. With LeBron going to the Lakers, Cousins to the Warriors, and Kawhi to the Raptors, it was a crazy summer for the NBA. The offseason is what makes the NBA so much fun. It seems like there is a new storyline every week in the NBA. However, it’s time the real games begin. Here are “100 Bold NBA Predictions” for the 2018/19 season.

 

  • Markelle Fultz wins Most Improved Player.
  • Ben Simmons goes another season without a three.
  • Joel Embiid averages over 25 points and 10 rebounds per game.
  • Ben Simmons wins Rookie of the Year, wait a second.
  • Terry Rozier is traded before the NBA Trade Deadline.
  • Gordon Hayward makes the Eastern Conference All-Star team coming off his injury.
  • Al Horford flinches on over 10 free throws.

  • The Brooklyn Nets finish top ten in the Eastern Conference.
  • D’Angelo Russell averages over 20 points per game.
  • Allen Crabbe attempts seven threes per game and makes them at a 40% clip.
  • Kristaps Porzingis has a hard time staying on the court. Plays under 35 games.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. has a 40-point game.
  • Enes Kanter gets ejected at least three times.
  • The Toronto Raptors finish with the best defensive rating in the NBA.
  • Kyle Lowry averages under 14 points per game.
  • Kawhi Leonard averages three steals per game.
  • Zach LaVine enters and wins the Dunk Contest.
  • Jabari Parker wins Sixth Man of the Year.
  • Justin Holiday shoots over 38% from three.
  • J.R. Smith drops a 30-point game on LeBron and the Lakers.
  • Kevin Love averages over 23 points and 10 rebounds per game.
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers win the Eastern Conference, just kidding (sorry Tristan Thompson.)

  • Andre Drummond shoots above 70% from the free-throw line.
  • Khyri Thomas makes an NBA All-Rookie team.
  • Blake Griffin posterizes Joel Embiid.
  • Victor Oladipo doesn’t make the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
  • Myles Turner makes over 75 three-pointers.
  • The Pacers win less than 12 games on the road.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo wins MVP.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30 points per game.
  • Brook Lopez is an Eastern Conference All-Star.
  • The Miami Heat win a playoff series with Jimmy Butler on their roster.
  • D-Wade explodes for a 40-point game.
  • Hassan Whiteside puts forth effort.
  • Malik Monk has a breakout year. Shoots at least 40% from three.
  • Kemba Walker doesn’t make the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
  • Miles Bridges makes the NBA First Team All-Rookie.
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. starts over Otto Porter Jr. by the end of the season.
  • The Washington Wizards finish in the top three in the Eastern Conference.
  • John Wall attempts close to 400 three-pointers.
  • The Atlanta Hawks win less than 15 games.
  • Trae Young attempts more threes than Steph Curry.
  • John Collins averages a double-double.
  • Aaron Gordon averages over 20 points per game.
  • Mo Bamba averages over two blocks per game.
  • Evan Fournier gets traded by the Trade Deadline.
  • Steph Curry shoots over 45% from three.
  • The Warriors are never fully healthy. Never have a game with Curry/Thompson/Durant/Green/Cousins.
  • Jordan Bell appears in at least 75 games this season.
  • Marvin Bagley III gets third in NBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein averages a double-double.
  • Buddy Hield has a breakout year. Averages over 16 points per game while shooting over 43% from three.
  • JaVale McGee averages 25 minutes per game.
  • Lance Stephenson blows in LeBron’s ear at least once during the season.
  • LeBron James starts at center for the Lakers at least once over the course of the season.
  • Tobias Harris averages over 20 points per game.
  • The Clippers beat the Lakers in each head-to-head matchup this season.
  • Lou Williams is the last one out again on the Western Conference All-Star team.
  • DeAndre Ayton wins NBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Devin Booker shoots under 35% from three.
  • The Suns make the most trades at the Trade Deadline.
  • Dirk Nowitzki plays under 18 minutes per game.
  • Luka Doncic finishes second in NBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Dennis Smith Jr. and Luka Doncic combine for over 40 points per game.
  • Carmelo Anthony starts and plays a vital role for Houston down the stretch of the season.
  • James Harden drops a guy and stares him down again before shooting. Sorry Wes Johnson.

  • Clint Capela shoots above 70% from the field.
  • Anthony Davis finishes second in NBA MVP voting.
  • Nikola Mirotic shoots below 36% from three.
  • Jrue Holiday has his best year as a pro, averages over 20 points per game.
  • Despite injuries, the San Antonio Spurs make the playoffs for the 22nd straight year.
  • DeMar DeRozan is a Western Conference All-Star.
  • Jakob Poeltl averages at least 10 points per game, while splitting time in the starting lineup.
  • Memphis decides to sell at the Trade Deadline, moving Marc Gasol and Mike Conley.
  • Kyle Anderson breaks out with heavy playing time. Averages over two steals per game.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies get another top-five pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • Isaiah Thomas is a starter for the Denver Nuggets at the end of the year.
  • Nikola Jokic makes his first ever NBA All-Star Game.
  • Jamal Murray and Gary Harris combine to average over 45 points per game.
  • The Utah Jazz finish as a top three seed in the Western Conference.
  • Quin Snyder wins NBA Coach of the Year.
  • Donovan Mitchell posterizes Ben Simmons, allowing NBA Twitter to go crazy.
  • Russell Westbrook averages a triple-double for the third consecutive season.
  • Paul George sets a personal record for most three-pointers made in a season.
  • Dennis Schroder finishes second in NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns has a 50/40/90 season. 50% from the field, 40% from three, and 90% at the line.
  • Andrew Wiggins starts playing defense, sounds crazy, I know.
  • The Timberwolves get in a fight on the court with their own teammates. Shouting match and chaos breaks loose.

  • The Trail Blazers miss the Western Conference Playoffs.
  • Damian Lillard is not a member of the Western Conference All-Star Team.
  • Seth Curry makes over 175 three-pointers on the season.
  • The Golden State Warriors don’t win the NBA Finals.
  • Kevin Durant leaves the Warriors after this season.
  • Kawhi Leonard stays in Toronto after the season.
  • Tom Thibodeau is fired from the Timberwolves at the conclusion of the season.
  • A rookie will make the NBA All-Star Game.
  • There will be a record number of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline.
  • There will be over five coaches fired in the NBA at the end of the season.
  • The Portland Trail Blazers will enter into a rebuild.
  • The NBA will continue to break viewing records, and NBA Twitter will be at an all-time high.

THE NBA IS BACK.

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