NBA Best Team 2020 – Who Will Be The Winner?
This year’s NBA finals gave some extraordinary thoughts. Everyone expected that Golden State Warriors will be the winners of 2019 NBA finals. But Toronto Raptors gave a huge fight-back. The only basketball team in Canada managed to get over favourites. That was and still is unexpected indeed.
Can we still predict NBA scores?
The huge question now is who will be the winner and NBA best team in the next NBA season. It is very hard to predict and forecast but let’s make some insights.
Patrick Beverley. Los Angeles Clippers
Does Los Angeles Clippers Have A Chance To Have A Title Of NBA Best Team 2020?
Most of the bookmakers say that the Los Angeles Clippers will be the NBA champions of 2020. But let’s take a look a little bit closer. This team has bought strong players like Kawhi Leonard and Paul George who both respectively had 26.6 and 28.0 points in the 2018-2019 season. But let’s get back a bit in history.
In the NBA season, 2003-2004 Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with overwhelming 56 victories and won Western Conference. At that time the Lakers had players like Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Karl Malone and Gary Payton. That made the big four. However, Lakers unexpectedly and unpredictably lost to Detroit Pistons 4-1 in the finals. Of course, we can say that some Lakers players had injuries during the finals but I doubt that anyone expected a 4-1 score in the most important final games.
The history clearly shows how everything can turn around 360 degrees. I would be more sceptical to give the best score to the Clippers to win the 2020 NBA championship. It is not only the lessons from the history but sometimes when teams get the best players they may have bigger pressure to win as they always are reckoned as favourites.
What about other teams?
Lebron James. Los Angeles Lakers
First of all, about Lakers
The second huge question is about the same old Lakers. Will they be the best NBA team in 2020 and win the main title? This question raises more doubts than answers. It is obvious that after Bryant and O’Neal era Lakers must face sundown. It is not the thought that they will not be able to play in the playoffs but the ‘feeling’ that they do not have enough willpower to beat someone in the championships. That ‘feeling’ comes from two players – Lebron James and Anthony Davis. These two players just do not fit in the Lakers. Statistically, they may be good but it will not be enough to win the championship.
Besides, Lebron James struggles a lot in the finals. We can applause him for his three won championships but we must remember that these NBA titles were won in Miami and Cleveland. James should never have left Cleveland or should have stayed in Miami if he wanted more NBA titles. This is not about that the team necessarily wins the title quite often but it is all about the strength of the player from the inside. Lebron and Davis would probably have more chances to win 2020 NBA championship with Bucks or the same Clippers.
Bucks at Wizards 1/15/18. Giannis Antetokounmpo by Keith Allison
What about Bucks, Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers?
Bucks catches an eye between these three teams. Bucks does not seem like they may be able to pull off in the finals but they may break through like Raptors did this year in the 2018-2019 NBA season. Giannis Antetokounmpo is on fire and in line with Kyle Korver, Khris Middleton, Wes Matthews and other average players it is a strong team to the finals.
Rockets may advance to the playoffs but that probably would be their last stop. James Harden and Russel Westbrook are the main stars of the team but they have never won NBA championship. Again, statistics itself will not help to win the title.
76ers has really surprised recently rising from the ashes after the long sleep and they may be a threat to some teams seeking to win 2020 NBA championship. With Joel Embiid, Al Horford, Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson this team can really fret other NBA teams in the playoffs and maybe in the finals. A lot would change if they will not be able to keep all of the mentioned players but we will see.
Starting up with Golden State Warriors and ending up with all the rest of the teams in the NBA league these teams probably do not stand a chance to win the main 2020 NBA title. We may see some lustre but eventually, they should be left out of bounds.
The future is full of surprises though and I hope we will see another great battle for the NBA Best Team 2020.