In the Western Conference I believe the seeding will be:
1. Golden State
2. San Antonio
4. Oklahoma City
I do not have Utah making it after losing Hayward. I do not have the Clippers making it, because Chris Paul is gone. Paul, the Clippers leader and best player elevated Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan's games tremendously. I do not have Memphis making it either, although they'll fight hard for the 7-8 seed. I do not have the Lakers making it, even with Lonzo Ball. Dallas, Sacramento, and Phoenix will be unable to compete this year, because the West is so impressive.
In the Eastern Conference I think the playoffs will look like:
The Pistons will just miss out on the 8 seed. The Nets will look better than last year with Dangelo Russell leading the way. The Pacers, Bulls, Hawks, and Knicks are rebuilding. And the Magic seem to be in an abyss, since they never take a step forward
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