Two Teams the NBA Needs to Watch out for Next Season

The NBA was really mixed up this year. Bad teams became better, good teams became worse, and then the season got suspended all together. There are two things for certain though, the Nets and the Warriors will be on the rise next season. Even though everybody's saying that the Warriors dynasty is over, they aren't right. Although THE dynasty of the Warriors is over, a new one can begin. Although it won't be as good as the previous squad, they still have a lot of talent. Steph Curry should definitely be back 100% by the beginning of next season, and Klay Thompson will be healthy and ready to play. The new addition of Andrew Wiggins has added an additional inside presence as he can score from the paint and the mid-range. Draymond should also be 100% ready to go despite small injuries this season. Plus, Eric Paschall, a promising rookie, averaging 14 PPG in just 27.6 MPG will be another player to look out for next season. Paschall also has the ability and talent level to be able to play the SF or PF position, as he is 6'6. He is very strong and can score inside and jump up to grab rebounds. Another player they also acquired over this season is Marquese Chriss. Chriss is still young and figuring out his game, as he is 22. He is a strong inside presence and will dunk on you if you're not careful. A player that most people have probably forgot about is the center that started for them in last years Finals before he was in so much pain that he physically couldn't play anymore, and that player is Kevon Looney. Looney struggled last year though, only averaging 3.4 PPG and 3.3 RPG. He only played in 13.1 MPG but still, having spent 4 years in the league, they will be expecting better production in the future. They also have Dragan Bender, who again, hasn't been great in his 3 years in the league despite being the 4th pick in the 2016 draft. He played with both the Bucks and the Warriors for the 2019-20 season so far, and he's totaled 6.7 PPG and 4.6 RPG in 17.8 MPG. There's one more thing. Think about all the practice the players like Damion Lee, Ky Bowman, and Jordan Poole have gotten this season. They now have the experience of starting but instead they will backup Steph and Klay.

The second team everyone needs to look out for is the Nets. We'll start off with their team chemistry. The team ended up with a 30-34 record without Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving only playing 20 games. Certain players like Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, and Jarrett Allen have come up big when they were most needed. Also, some people were worried about how Kyrie and KD would bond, and with Kyrie's views being in the minority, KD still backs him up 100%. That type of comradery is what I think will pass on to the court. This is another case of possible future bench players like Joe Harris and Wilson Chandler getting good minutes and practice on the court with Kyrie and KD injured. It is assumed that Kevin Durant will play the 4 spot, Dinwiddie will play 2 guard, and LeVert will play at the 3 spot. Again, that means if they went with that lineup they would have players like Joe Harris and Wilson Chandler coming off the bench, not to mention the hopeful return of Garrett Temple. All of this, plus a good selection with the 20th pick of the draft, should lead to a solid 2020-21 season.

It is very likely that these two teams will go far in the playoffs next season if the coaching staff does well and the players have good chemistry with each other, we'll just have to wait and see.

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