story by: Jalin Ernest
This NBA season has gotten underway. Rookies have found their roles on the team, and Veterans have gotten back into the swing of things. With an exciting season ahead with the new look Golden State Warriors and the rebuilt Philadelphia 76ers many teams fight to find their place in their respective conferences. The East, who is better than ever this year, is returning the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Also they have many new look teams, such as the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks. The West who is very top heavy has changed the course of the playoff race, with Kevin Durant leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors who finished with the best record in a single regular season at 73-9. With this being said I believe that the Cleveland Cavaliers will defeat the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals 4-2. The Cavs are returning their starting five of Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith, Lebron James, Kevin Love, and Tristan Thompson. Also with additions like Mike Dunleavy and Chris Andersen the Cavs will be able to bring some firepower off the bench and spread the floor with multiple shooters on the floor at one time.