Why? Well, Ah, I Ah, play basketball. Not back.
Um, anyway, I play That's what I love watching best ball.
And it starts today the 2019.
20 n b a season, And I could not be more excited.
I have made my predictions.
I maybe change some of my predictions is right now.
And I'm gonna add Let me some stuff about some hot takes for this year.
Who's gonna be great, but who's gonna be absolutely asked.
I'm so excited as you considering I'm wearing the jersey.
I got a if you can see it.
Hey, I got the answers.
You know, we're in this to school tomorrow, so come on, Ben. 71 there.
Um but okay. I'm gonna end.
I got the Air Jordan half, but anyway, and that's a match.
Was it? And also you, um you should know that.
Anyway, so I I think it's, um I am super excited, as I've said way too much.
Um, feel free to ask any questions in the chat if you all wanna do that stuff.
But I'm gonna talk about all of right.
And I made a top 50 list? No, like, and I'm seeing what would happen on that see happening here.
So this is gonna be I'm so sorry.
I'm like, Okay, Okay.
Um, and west of the embassies in certain I don't believe this.
Yeah, I'm not Skip.
Anyway, um, I'm super excited.
My 60 um, And tonight we got the list of the game in Washington.
We got the Zion bp.
Um, I think that's gonna be a great I'm excited for it.
Um, then we not wait at the El Battles that everybody is going to be waiting to say, Wait quiet and PG versus a d d.
Do you remember that? Yeah.
That name. Thank you for following.
Um, if you guys don't know what this is, this is the 2019.
Can't I do any federally? I don't like this lawyer.
He's your present Are tough, like these Job Journey's.
So I'm stupor excited.
I'm gonna comparing my predictions, their predictions here.
And I am Oh, um, Brown.
Uh, I decided to see that.
Okay, so here we go every year. Predictions.
Um, I'll get into it later.
Here's what they got.
Calves and last Wizards, hooks, Pistons and Magic five.
Uh, that's four seed Pacers.
Thirties Sisters of Mercy box.
What? I was gonna just my fun.
Um, I think my mine I know in last place, I have the Hornets That when I know for a fact, is the Hornets.
I do not believe the Hornet whatsoever this year.
It's kind of fine.
Um, and I mean, people have been judged me for good.
Like people just have to stop thinking about.
So for 15 I have got the Knicks.
I mean, I got the Hornets at 15.
They have six of 14.
They dio have the cava 13 wizards of 12.
Say, um, I have the bulls at 11.
I don't like the bulls really that much this year.
I think that that they still had one more year.
I thought this was going to the year, but I think that, um, they're gonna need one more year, uh, to kind of really break out.
And then, um, Tennessee died of the magic and nine seed.
I have the Hawks.
I really thought for a second I thought the hawks were gonna do really well this year.
I had a hawks over a team that I'm gonna mention a second, um, to make the playoffs.
It's gonna actually I need to see a lot from DeAndre Hunter this year.
In order for me to legitimately consider the house is a team that can definitely get a playoff spot as faras the thing eight seed.
They didn't have the Pistons making the playoffs.
I have a list of big unease you gotta remember is they still have, uh, one of the best, uh, big men do of in the N B A and Blank referent and Andre Drummond 100 German like she rebound, he outrebound like everybody he faced.
He says he is a he for, I think, is it, I hope, for two years in a row, I think he's the leading rebounder in the in the league right now, But but he himself is still really good, even though he doesn't get talked about as much, and he still consistent all star.
So I'm excited to see how both of them turn out, and I think that they're gonna definitely making 18 75 the heat as well.
Originally, I do know that he made the playoffs just because I was a Jimmy Butler hair.
Um, but honestly, I'm liking the Jimmy Cliff trade a lot better.
I would have loved to Oh, thank you. 10 tickets.
J um But, um, anyway, I'm I'm just excited for this team in general.
Um, I think the heat have something really special.
I just need if Jimmy Butler level which I as as I'll talk about it minutes, I expect that he does.
Then I can definitely consider them for a class.
What? Or that I could definitely consider them contender on number six.
I also have the raptors.
Um, is that why it's kind of hard? I think high Alaoui.
If they If the Raptors are not looking really what then, uh, for the embassies.
And I think I'll arrogance dish at the deadline because I think that that would be still in that most people won't see coming.
345 We haven't fixed up completely off, so I'm just gonna go.
Well, I also have been wanting to I have the bucks being the best in the Eastern Conference in the regular season and of the 76 years.
Yeah, I see that, Um, and then But the 345 So they have Celtics at three pages of four nets at five.
I'm always so high on the seam, and I don't know why, but I have the Pacers and number three.
And the reason why is because I think that the Pacers have a really good nucleus and I think they're incredibly underrated.
Myles Turner is gonna be an all star this year.
I think I have him being an All Star, but I'll get to that in a second.
I'm pretty sure I haven't seen, you know, Um, it's the all Stars.
Yes, I have him being an all star.
And, um, I think that shortly, uh, but, um and then I think that Victor Oladipo coming back from his injury, I have a bear.
Really? Both so much.
So I think he'll play well.
And then, um, he's gonna stop democracy.
Bonus is going to be five.
Finally starting to get that side is young and I think that's gonna be good.
And another big thing is the fact that Malcolm Brockett.
Dad is gonna be if you got stuff on my 10 most important, most interesting players heading into this two more room later.
But because I think that he will definitely add the beginning of season a Britisher but like, um next to be God.
I have the Nets.
It's still Kyrie Irving.
I mean, he's gonna be really good.
I think that he's insistent that favors him a little bit more.
Spencer didn't ready off the bench is gonna be great caress lover.
I'm looking for him, too, about bounce back this season.
And look, he looked good last year.
I just expected to do a little bit more about this year.
Um, and DeAndre Jordan get fighting for that center rule.
I think that, uh, DeAndre Jordan doesn't get it because age.
But I think that DeAndre Jordan's on the team that he won't said that he loves her that he actually wants to be on.
So yeah, and then I was advocating back next year.
Um, but yeah, so and then the five feet I have the Celtics.
And the only reason why because Jason Tatum did not look good year, So I'm a little worried that he's not going to do as well this year, and they're not gonna do as well as they asked done in the past.
I mean, they paid a bunch of guys here, but I don't think it'll all pay off in the mean.
I don't know I haven't playoffs, but I know that that's pretty much when it comes down to, and I don't think that they do as well.
Most people think, and then in the West, this is where it gets so interesting, because I think my standings are so much different than Sports Illustrated's.
They have grizzlies of 15.
I'm gonna like the Dean sons at 14.
I don't see any of these seams getting off this night, especially because thesame picked up Ricky Rubio and not like a knot like a cup of the white for a Darius Carbone, which would have probably feeling that a little better.
Um, well, I think we flip flopped 13 and 14.
Um, if my 12 and 13 they have the thunder, a 12 on the symbols of 13 I have the symbols of 12 and the thunder of 13.
I think the thunder.
I mean, they have all the pieces, but they're not gonna be that.
Nothing, Chris, Paul doesn't end up on it at the end of the year.
And I think that, um, yeah, I don't think Chris Paul's gonna finish dealing with the team.
I think she killed, uh, Shige.
Ljust Alexander's progression will be slowed.
Slowed down because of the strip.
I don't see fitting. Well, solar system.
And, um, Steven Adams is apparently seeing three.
So I don't know about that.
The temple of They just need to get Robert Covington healthy.
And they're gonna be so much better than people expected.
That's all I'm gonna save up.
Um, man, we got really mixed up here.
Okay, um, four months, I'm saying they have the king's for my 11 and I have a spur pelicans a 10 and we both have the Mavericks at nine.
Um, and you'll see where this gets interesting because I have the pelicans being the a seat on the Spurs being You see, I see the first making the playoffs after Marty Rosen.
This has kind of finished.
It's his prime years, to be honest, but, um e I mean whatever.
All this talking is, uh, media Refresh your saliva e was seriously, but I'm sorry, but I um yes.
Oh, that's so that should be very interesting this year.
Moving on to the playoff teams.
So as I mentioned, the only real difference we have is that they have spurs at the a C.
I have the pelicans a C.
I don't think dude erotic street gets ****ed up a CZ.
Much as I am like, really mad because it's a very unlikely situation.
I kind of believe in those.
I'll heIp I liked it.
I don't like to believe in the height for rookies, but I think design I mean, he does it.
So any signs of something except this injury.
And besides that, I think he could be really good this year.
Um, is in the tickets and stuff.
I love that, Um, anyway, I thought, and then also feel free to ask.
Question says, for what I'm talking about, because, you know, I like getting questions and make this a little bit more interactive because it's kind of boring watching me sit here looking at my phone and looking at the magazine, making my prediction s Oh, yeah.
Feel free to ask questions.
Um, So, yeah, um, I said I'd like doubt.
Um, anyway, so the blazers, I think they're gonna be an interesting team.
That was disgusting.
I'm sorry, people. Um they're gonna be an interesting team.
Um, I mean, Damian Lewis is kind of distracted right now in a feud with shock and sit your column.
I don't think can carry that team on his own, even though the captain did in the last game of the playoffs.
But, um, so, yeah, that should be interested in, um, as far as the sick, er that you have a sick steed.
I have the dead.
Okay, so this is where it gets really interesting.
I have the Denver Nuggets.
They have the trailblazers, and you'll see, why is this more testing? And I'll talk about the Nuggets in a second.
Especially because the Sports Illustrated is very high on the nuggets.
This here, uh, five seed.
They have the Lakers and I have the Warriors.
I think the warriors are still gonna be good for you.
Think Steph Curry finally gets to take that team getting like you did before on his own and kind of do his thing.
Um, and then four seed.
We have the Jazz day of the Rockets.
We flip flop the jazz in the rockets.
In this case, um, I have the watchers see.
See, now, when we're talking a lot about the rockets because you'll see how far again I make that guy.
I mean, I have that in the playoffs.
I think the Rockets are gonna be really good this year.
And I think James Harden is going to be, is gonna have the best year of his corner.
So, um, I'll get to that in a second, Um, at first to see if they have the Lakers as the two teams and they have the Clippers because the Nuggets, as the number one and I have the Clippers is number one, by the way, they had to leave.
I just don't see the Nuggets doing ever because thing right there, like one long move away from being dead like take away.
Um, I'm I listen to a very, uh, an awesome podcast called through the wire.
My house highlights, but it's really it's run by a guy named King of the recorder on.
Get down on YouTube.
It's for leisure.
Important summit and house highlights and stuff like that.
And they talk a lot about this.
And I can't call the waiter the rights to Ricky Sanchez and Mike.
11 both huge Philly fans.
They they have the 76 podcast, and I was listening to it last night and I think it was them.
Nuggets are one of those teams you take off Piccolo Yokich.
They're not going to be as good.
And and I don't see them making them this first being better than them.
I see the Pelican Bay.
But then I see the magic and the King being 11 for me, that going to be hard for just like the Clippers.
I'm teams, uh, and then they still have.
And then, for a number 30 kickoff.
Dominic Metro Police still have hoodie over.
They still have very good players in guys like Bogdanovich and, uh, a equals a meal off the mentors of Amazing uh did I think Do they still have Jae Crowder? Ah, well, you told ah, they don't have Jae Crowder.
It's time takeaway Russell from the TV set.
So It's takeaway.
Ron just got Anthony Davis If you will ever get healthy again.
Western Conference Clippers, Clippers Sweep the Palace Gates Jazz barely end up Warriors by many like 40 plus point games with Steph Curry.
Rockets edge out the Nuggets Lakers barely.
And why's it, barely, I mean, barely edge out the Blazers.
I think that that's gonna be like a, um, like fourth like 43 for the Lakers second round semifinals.
Bucks versus Nets.
This is where it gets interesting, and this is where I have a problem with the Bucks.
I talked about Malcolm Rajan earlier and how I love and how his impact.
This is where it hurts him.
I think Harry urban characters over those guys take it.
Take the number one seed down on G.
Honest will not be able to keep up when they put guys like Jared Allen on him.
I don't see honesty's.
The shot improved within here.
I think that it's a stretch, but I think the nests go to the conference finals and I think that's going to face the 70 Sixers.
But the 76 year gonna barely make it out of the lot because guess who? Malcolm Brogdon.
The Malcolm arrived in effect this year is gonna be so important.
And I think that's something that a lot of ****ysts don't talk about Malcolm Brogdon and is a really player.
He won rookie of the year a couple years ago, started rolling beater both better than him.
Now, granted, Sarge hasn't done much since.
The Malcolm Brogdon effect is gonna be so big this year in the Eastern fact that Malcolm Broad just down the Pacers, um, fill his role except Sterling Brown.
Um who, by the way, is still battling like legal chart.
It's gonna be hard for the bucks, and I think that it'll be much easier for cases, especially at the beginning of the year.
Now, I love when they play first, but it'll be moved.
It will be easier at the beginning of the year because gonna have as, uh, crab, they're gonna have addition from this year.
By the way, they're gonna have T.
Warren, who I will definitely get into later, especially when it comes to moved. Improved player.
That's 1/4 chattering.
So this this pays his team's gonna win.
Each of us? No, but that out don't pat me, please.
Um, I'm going to my father anyway.
So in the Western Conference, I'm sorry.
I take it this was a really slow in the Western Conference.
The Clippers are gonna take care of the Jazz walk.
It's gonna take care of the Lakers because I trust the chemistry being such a dominant player, that is James.
I'm nothing like her. Enough numbers.
Especially because also Westbrook.
I promise that he had much more pressure on him to score even though Paul George was there.
Now he's got another guy in the back court who can really have the Rockets.
I trust the Rockets a lot, and it's scary how much I trust them, except for the fact that I've just trust the chemistry.
I think I trust this guy a few more than the fun.
I think that, um, fuel which urn and they will go to the files to face.
That's when the Nets will crumble.
So what happened this year in the playoffs? Carryover doesn't really have a great history against the 70 Sixers.
So that's my final 70 Sixers.
If the Rockets and I think this is a seven game series.
And even though I guess I'm over being home Aronica doors like at least, uh, I mean, these guys have the Clippers up over the bucks in the championship, which I think is like, I don't trust the about that much this year, but, uh, I'm gonna throw that away because I have no more scandal, but I think the 76 is the one step.
Okay, so now we're gonna talk about I believe, yeah, let's go in tow.
We're gonna want all stars now and then I'll get two wars, and then I'm gonna give a couple hot takes eso.
So this took me a very long time to get into.
I didn't I didn't, like, trapped it out or anything like that because I would be covered on then started for the West.
We got What's the Westbrook and James Harden? Yes, Well, so West War can be inferred by Leonard LeBron and Nikolai Yokich.
Um, again, I think both of them are Both.
Those guys in Houston are gonna benefit from that, and yeah, um, first, the bench, we got our guy Got a 2nd 5 I said it was like, three lineups for each thing.
So you're 2nd 5 for the, um East Kemba Walker Bradley Bill, Jimmy Butler, John Collins. Myles Turner.
Now two names on that list you might be, um, yeah.
I mean, not Kimble Kemba Walker, Bradley Beal.
Jimmy Butler should not be surprises.
Uh, Jimmy Barlowe.
Ethical as as I mentioned earlier, remember, follow.
Jimmy Butler will play better.
John Collins and Myles Turner. Milestone.
I mentioned earlier about how high I am on high have how high I am on him this year because I'm so high on him this year because he's really he's a really versatile player.
And I think this year is gonna kind of the year that he breaks up and show everybody how really good he is because he's really underrated.
Um, so yeah, and then, um, John Collins.
I'm expecting a lot of John cause this year, and I'm also expecting a lot from a steamy, which I'll get into in a second.
But I think John Collins will finally to kind of take a leadership role on that team.
And I think he **** close the second alarm in the West, which is obviously much better than the East because it's the West for Percy's is Stefan Curry, Damian Lewis, All George, Anthony Davis and Carla Town's.
None of those need to be surprises.
Um, in this last letter is where we see a lot of surprised Ben Simmons and Chris Miller would not be surprised on this list, especially cause they were all stars last year.
Um, but Trey Young, Zach Levine and Al Horford Al Horford also shouldn't tend to be quiet because he spent the whole, uh, couple of this time Trey Young again.
I think he's a he played really well after.
Actually, I have both Big Gettinto Luca, Don, I'll start this here. Spoiler.
Um, yeah, I think that Trey on definitely has a job.
And I think this is finally it everybody that he is definitely an all star kind of look like her.
And then in the West, we got Donovan Metro seizure column, Fine boat out of a phone and no crying it here because I guys like Steven even.
Why justice you now even see now? Um, instead of like other guys like Clint Capela guys like that.
Um, like, I don't have LaMarcus Aldridge on this list.
Um you think he's gonna be kind of that 16th guy? Um, I think that was, like, the last guy I deleted I was also pushing for, but I don't think he's gonna do it.
And then the last ah thing I have thio go is awards.
I spent a lot of timings.
It was like sitting morning on this.
Um, I will say M v P took me a very long time.
I'm about to shape.
I'm actually changing something alive right now.
Um, I'm taking one of these guys out of the club the waist for for every peak.
So we're gonna go from the bottom to the top right here, Coach of the year.
We got Brett Brown from the 76 years after he leaves them to the pretty much yet.
So winning the world the whole thing.
Quin Snyder on the Jazz for leading to a four seed and Navy Miller and went over the worst.
And Nate McMillan all the Pacers for leading them to you in a surprising three seed and, um, into the second round of the White House.
And I have winning Nate McMillan because Nate McMillan, his name MacMillan and I think that the Pacers, as I've said, I'm very high on the ba*****t.
So yeah, I don't necessarily have, like, records wise.
By the way, I don't have a petition for, like, records and stuff like that, because I think that that takes me way too much time.
And I'm not willing to put in the effort.
Um, because I'm a boarding school Most improved player T.
Warren, who I think is gonna be playing really well this year.
I'm very high on Emma's.
Well, I think he will press a lot of people this year in on a winning team.
Zach Collins on the Blazers because I think that he's going to be the big man.
Not a song like Beside that helps this team Jackson Jr.
Because if Janet Jackson Jr actually has a chance to see your allergies got Jonas crunchiness, I want to be there in John Moran.
And he just got a good rotation.
And I think that this is the year that he breaks out the winner is that column fees.
You cannot have my biggest effect.
Uh, um Okay, Now, um, this copy Was it something I said earlier? And um I'm now realizing this, but I'm something that I'm just I'm gonna go, uh, signature Louis Litt of being Lou Williams.
There's nothing about that.
Spencer, did Marty, um, backing up? Kyra and Fred ability backing up? Kyle, allow it.
But I'll get to finalize everything.
Uh, Fred family is going to be a really good basketball player.
If you start, if you can get more minutes, give starting minutes, too magic, I would be like, so happy because I think that he would really be play Well, uh, defensive player of the year, My mom's Turn her and let's get. And Wilder.
But Marcus Martin Jola me will also be here.
Yeah, Marcus Smart.
I have a lot up for as far as his defense potential.
I think I'll just be here.
He's never wantedto when Defensive Player of the Year because he's very kind.
He's always healthy, and he also more of an offense of minded player.
Michael Porter Jr.
Players walks this dear, um and also so was my give.
The Esso is my most of kou player this year in, um Zach Collins.
However, I think my protege Daniel actually get that starring role in Denver Body of the Year.
Uh, tell Hera will also get the starting role of the Army.
So and then more, most of up here earlier.
And it is not to Stefan Curry because Stefan Curry has his own team. And I'm excited.
Uh, and I think he will put a record on life.
I couldn't see 30.
I can see at least 30 points again Friday.
Um, especially gets his second desire.
And now that it's been confirmed that, um, here it's pretty obvious that, like in second option, who doesn't usually score that much.
So I'm excited for, um, James Harden.
Yeah, honest three eyes that have won the M V P Award before.
Who is Okay? What's this? His full name.
And he's far hometown to this.
If I really he's from Okay Feeling Originally from Los Angeles, California and now healing from Houston J here because the Rockets will make championship.
How takes Chris Paul and allow we will both be will not be on the same team by the end of the season.
Vince Car Not a hot Take Vince Carter.
Okay, I'm just gonna split it spinning down.
Directors Junior will return to the dunk contest except for the fact that dumb contest will enter eight people and it will be a historic doctor contest.
Because all the people that I mention that they will do it again, including guys like Zach with me and Aaron Gordon Donovan mingle.
Uhm Johannes Zay on Dennis Smith, Who is who always is there.
And with that Derrick Jones junior.
And then I heard some rumors that tear it false won't do it again.
Where did Marty wasn, But or Paul George? Actually, I'd love to see Paul.
Yeah, um, let's see.
And I'm nothing like other hot takes.
It would be really funny.
Anthony will not sign with a team this year because I've heard that's have rumors.
But, um, I feel like Sean Marks is not I think that the mellow Hey, we're being honest.
Um, and there's a lot, I think.
Well, all right.
No, no, he's not.
So I thought I'd say that for, like, two minutes.
And yes, we're gonna talk with Nick's right now because I want to make one hot that that will finish up on, and we'll be done after this.
The following four guys it will be remaining at he is next year the number one overall.
Well, uh, for that I am.
Well, those have she did.
I don't think Mark with the next Marcus Morris is not gonna get out of there.
He's gonna ask for a treat.
And why? Why does he see some development? Because Kevin Knocks goes out with down with it in the draft next year.
Leads Georgia to around 32 in Mark and the NBC season, as I have mentioned, And, um, as I assess, you guys have seen I'm very enthusiastic about this year and I'm suit.
You got to share my vision for the first time on national platform and not writing because not many people were waiting.
So I said, my blocks, if you know, for you, if you don't follow me already on SportsCastr for you.
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I am so excited.
I cannot even tell you.
I'll be definitely wearing sixes merch all the other day tomorrow Um and I'm really happy that the n b A, um What does C p but basketball preview B is The AP just released their top 25 and I don't know how Villanova's in the top.
I gotta be honest.
I don't really know how, especially because Brian and mine is probably gonna wet shirt.
That's a but, uh, noses Uh huh.