2022-23 NBA regular season predictions

NBA predictions, some by the book, some super silly.

As I think divisions are not inclusive enough to be 2022, I am listing my order based on conference.

Eastern Conference

  1. Milwaukee Bucks
  2. Philadelphia 76ers
  3. Boston Celtics
  4. Toronto Raptors
  5. Atlanta Hawks
  6. Cleveland Cavaliers
  7. Miami Heat
  8. Brooklyn Nets
  9. Chicago Bulls
  10. Detroit Pistons
  11. New York Knicks
  12. Charlotte Hornets
  13. Washington Wizards
  14. Indiana Pacers
  15. Orlando Magic

Western Conference

  1. Memphis Grizzlies
  2. LA Clippers
  3. Golden State Warriors
  4. Denver Nuggets
  5. Dallas Mavericks
  6. Minnesota Timberwolves
  7. Phoenix Suns
  8. New Orleans Pelicans
  9. Portland Trail Blazers
  10. LA Lakers
  11. Sacramento Kings
  12. Houston Rockets
  13. San Antonio Spurs
  14. Oklahoma City Thunder
  15. Utah Jazz

Other Predictions

If I get at least 2 of these right, that’s a win.

  • Memphis will have the best record in the Western Conference despite miss JJJ for part of the season.
  • Brooklyn will once again self implode and struggle to stay in the playoff mix.
  • Jamal Murray is going to be top 20 in scoring.
  • Shai will be traded by Christmas.
  • The Lakers will trade Anthony Davis.
  • Gary Trent Jr. will lead the NBA in steals.
  • James Harden WON’T quit on his team this year.
  • Luka will win MVP although looking at my first point, it kind of has to be Ja? Nope sticking with Luka.
  • Sacramento will almost make the playoffs. But once again disappoint.
  • Trae Young will lead the league in scoring.
  • LeBron will finally look average and instead focus on his Pickleball investment.
  • Scottie Barnes will average a triple double.
  • Utah will win nine games. Yep that’s it.
  • Kyrie WILL get vaccinated. But not for reasons that make sense.
  • Nick Nurse will launch a podcast.
  • Deandre Ayton will in fact smile again.

What do you think?