10 Bold Predictions For The 2010/2011 NBA Season

This Article Courtesy Of  Rip City Report

In the Dog days of summer, there is little for basketball fans, and writers alike, to feast on.

With all of the big name free agents secured by their respective teams, the only things fans can speculate about is the future of their hometown organization.

So, in order to fed the speculation, I introduce you with my 10 bold predictions for the 2010/2011 NBA season.

The Miami Heat will sputter from the start but finish strong

This is just how the NBA works. Every team that acquires the services of a big name free agent starts slow, bringing about questions of the acquisition.

Is he really all that? Was he worth the money? Is he becoming a cancer in the locker room?

These are all questions that will surround the Miami Heat over the first few months of the season. Except they can magnify the problem by three, if not more considering that none of the players on the current roster have played together.

Even though the Heat will finish the NBA season strong, they will not hold the best record at the end of the season.

The Los Angeles Lakers will be the Favorites Heading Into The Playoffs and Will Hold The Trophy At The End Of The Tournament

This may be my least bold statement in this article. The Lakers, whom have made excellent offseason, have kept themselves in contention and in the picture while other teams have gotten worse.

With the additions of Steve Blake, Theo Ratliff, Devin Ebanks, Derrick Character, and Matt Barnes they have addressed their needs. Adding veteran leadership, young prospects, and solid role players will make them the team to beat throughout the NBA season. 

Look for Kobe Bryant to regain his role as the best player in the NBA.

The New York Knicks Will Fail To Make The Playoffs

I will not believe that a team who loses its bes...

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