I dont really get the people that are willing to put the Clips and Celts, but not the Knicks and Nets. They have played very well so far, out playing both those teams. I think if you are going to include those two, you have too include the teams from NY.
Legit: Heat, Spurs, Thunder
Close: Knicks, Grizz, Nets
They will get there: Lakers, Clippers, Celtics
Thats how I look at it, for now anyway
Memphis is a contender. I'd love to see them win too.
Heat Thunder Spurs Memphis Knicks Lakers and maybe the Clippers
Celtics are done unless they make some moves over the course of the year
I could see a thunder vs memphis conference final going 7 games, also knicks or nets have a good shot at ECF but contenders are really only OKC Miami Spurs and Grizz. Melo hasnt ever done anything in the playoffs to warrant a finals run this year. East is pretty much locked down(although the celtics took miami to 7 last year so who knows), west is wide open but go thunder! Lol
Heat, Lakers, Thunder, Clippers, Memphis, Spurs
If Lebron doesn't get injured, the Heat will be in the Finals. Sorry Knicks and Nets fans, but they're just too dominant.
Regarding the West, this is how I rank them right now:
2. Lakers --> they will improve their performance
The Knicks are not as good as Miami but would have a better chance making it past Miami then the Clippers do getting by those 4 teams.
If you can't grasp that :facepalm: