25 Bold Predictions for the 2018-19 NBA Season

By Mike Kuehn and Evan Baker

The 2018-19 NBA season should be another season full of excitement. We have made our bold predictions for this year in the points below.

  • Lebron misses the Finals for the first time in 8 years (Heat 2011-2014) (Cavs 2015-2018)
  • Celtics beat the Warriors in 7 games, become NBA champions
  • Raptors beat 76ers in 6 in Eastern Conference playoffs
  • Kawhi stays in Toronto after Eastern Conference Finals appearance
  • Nuggets become 4 seed in the West, home court advantage in first round of playoffs
  • Minnesota makes playoffs with Jimmy Butler, misses playoffs without him
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Lebron James and Stephen Curry lead race for MVP
  • Joel Embiid wins DOY
  • Markelle Fultz has a breakout year for the 76ers
  • Kristaps Porzingis makes Eastern Conference All-Star starting Lineup
  • Heat earn the third seed in the Eastern Conference behind Celtics and 76ers
  • Spurs miss playoffs for first time in 21 seasons
  • Lauri Markkanen makes Eastern Conference All-Star team
  • Kevin Knox wins ROY award for the Knicks
  • Lakers make Western Conference Finals, lose to Warriors in 6
  • Pacers make a top 4 seed in the Eastern Conference
  • Kevin Love returns to double-double form in Cleveland
  • Donovan Mitchell hits the sophomore slump, has down year
  • Paul George leads Thunder in points
  • Brandon Ingram wins Most Improved Player
  • Healthy Warriors win 65+ regular season games
  • Pistons make the Eastern Conference Playoffs
  • Lou Williams wins back to back Sixth Man of the year awards
  • Clint Capela makes Western Conference All-Star team
  • Healthy Lakers win 55+ regular season games


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