NBA After All Star Summary & Predictions

Drawing of Kobe NBA Logo

John Edeson Sayoc

Drawing of Kobe NBA Logo

As of March 2, 2022, the NBA has been back after a six regular-season game All-Star Break for six consecutive days of games, with this last stretch of the regular season coming to a close I have decided to cover both the Eastern and Western Conference. In this section primarily I will be going over the Western Conference.

West

The Western Conference has honestly been very disappointing and this can be accounted for due to the fact that I have talked with my friend, Luis Mojica on how he views each team and the predictions he has for each team. The standings are as follows:

1st seed – Phoenix Suns

2nd seed – Golden State Warriors

3rd seed – Memphis Grizzlies

4th seed – Utah Jazz

5th seed – Dallas Mavericks

6th seed – Denver Nuggets

7th seed – Minnesota Timberwolves

8th seed – Los Angeles Clippers

9th seed – Los Angeles Lakers

10th seed – New Orleans Pelicans

11th seed – Portland Trailblazers

12th seed – San Antonio Spurs

13th seed – Sacramento Kings

14th seed – Oklahoma City Thunder

15th seed – Houston Rockets

To sum up, Luis and I both believe that there are only 2 legit contenders in the west and those two teams are Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors. Seeds 3 to 9 all have a shot to make it to the second round but not really any real shot with the two contenders in the west. Seeds 10 to 15 are all rebuilding teams and need to take this last stretch to pick and choose which players are actually worth keeping to build a winning team.

East

So the Eastern Conference has been really entertaining, not only in terms of watchability but also in the range of championship contenders and sleeper teams. I have talked for hours with my friend, Luis Mojica about how he views each team and the predictions he has for each team. The standings are as follows:

1st seed – Miami Heat

2nd seed – Chicago Bulls

3rd seed – Philadelphia 76ers

4th seed – Milwaukee Bucks

5th seed – Cleveland Cavaliers

6th seed – Boston Celtics

7th seed – Toronto Raptors

8th seed – Brooklyn Nets

9th seed – Charlotte Hornets

10th seed – Atlanta Hawks

11th seed – Washington Wizards

12th seed – New York Knicks

13th seed – Indiana Pacers

14th seed – Detroit Pistons

15th seed – Orlando Magic

The Eastern Conference is filled with contenders and teams to look out for that range from the 1st seed to the 10th seed. The contenders are as follows Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Brooklyn Nets. The teams to look out for include the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Hornets, and Atlanta Hawks. With this comes disappointing teams with seeds 11 and 12 seeded New York Knicks who regressed from the 4th seed standing from last year. Seeds 13 to 15 are all intriguing rebuilding teams.

Ending Statement

Overall, I, along with a lot of NBA fans, am excited to see what the rest of this season brings us.