NBA

My 2021-2022 NBA Predictions

So, long time followers know I do my NBA predictions a little differently. Instead of just ranking teams, I rank players and use a super sophisticated formula to come up with team “scores”. Basically, I rank the top 60 centers, top 60 point guards, etc. And assign each one a point value. I also rank coaches, and top 30 players, who are worth “bonus” points. Basically, it is a good way to rank teams “on paper” and sometimes the results are surprising, though this year, they look pretty spot on. Anyway, enough rambling and words in “parenthesis”. Enjoy the predictions!


Eastern Conference

  1. Brooklyn Nets – 2005.18
  2. Miami Heat – 1902.82
  3. Milwaukee Bucks – 1848.09
  4. Philadelphia 76ers – 1630.54
  5. Atlanta Hawks – 1621.27
  6. New York Knicks – 1617.27
  7. Boston Celtics – 1547.36
  8. Chicago Bulls – 1340.00
  9. Charlotte Hornets – 1236.36
  10. Toronto Raptors – 1225.09
  11. Washington Wizards – 1191.64
  12. Indiana Pacers – 1151.36
  13. Cleveland Cavaliers – 976.81
  14. Detroit Pistons – 790.73
  15. Orlando Magic – 421.45

Western Conference

  1. Utah Jazz – 2073.10
  2. Phoenix Suns – 2008.45
  3. Denver Nuggets – 1741.18
  4. Los Angeles Lakers – 1692.45
  5. Golden State Warriors – 1552.09
  6. Portland Trail Blazers – 1431.00
  7. Dallas Mavericks – 1367.45
  8. Los Angeles Clippers – 1276.18
  9. New Orleans Pelicans – 1217.73
  10. Memphis Grizzlies – 1188.36
  11. Sacramento Kings – 1176.36
  12. San Antonio Spurs – 1051.90
  13. Minnesota Timberwolves – 919.10
  14. Houston Rockets – 760.10
  15. Oklahoma City Thunder – 488.18

Playoff Predictions

Eastern Conference

Brooklyn Nets over Chicago Bulls
Miami Heat over Boston Celtics
Milwaukee Bucks over New York Knicks
Atlanta Hawks over Philadelphia 76ers

Brooklyn Nets over Atlanta Hawks
Miami Heat over Milwaukee Bucks

Brooklyn Nets over Miami Heat

Western Conference

Utah Jazz over Los Angeles Clippers
Phoenix Suns over Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets over Portland Trail Blazers
Los Angeles Lakers over Golden State Warriors

Los Angeles Lakers over Utah Jazz
Denver Nuggets over Phoenix Suns

Los Angeles Lakers over Denver Nuggets

NBA Finals

Brooklyn Nets over Los Angeles Lakers – Yeah, not a bold pick. But I really do not see any other scenario. After last season, the NBA is going to make sure they get their star studded NBA Finals matchup.


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