THE ELITE 8
(MUNTRADAMUS SEASON INVESTING GUIDE)
BEAST DOME NATION.
This year we are seeing more Super Teams. Jimmy Butler going to the Wolves, Melo + George going to the Thunder, with many more moves I am sure you have been hearing about all Summer.
With all of these Elite teams, we now have a very entertaining NBA. We have Harlem Globe Trotter teams going up against one another, while other squads do not stand a chance. While many say they are not in favor of this, I say this is going to be one of the most entertaining NBA seasons we have ever seen. Playoffs will be historic to watch.
Here is my Projected Elite 8 Broken Down in the West + East.
ROCKETS @ WARRIORS
The teams are matching up on Opening night, and there is a good chance both of these teams meet up again in the Playoffs. Warriors are obviously the stronger team with more team chemistry, but can things change? CP3 and James Harden are not going to play any defense, let us start with that. Durant cannot be stopped, Steph and Klay should dominate as well. Warriors will win that series and move on.
PELICANS @ THUNDER
Both of these teams have NBA Superstars and that is what it takes to make it this far. T’Wolves just missed the picture while the Spurs fall behind them as I can see this being the year all great things fall apart in San Antonio. Aldridge and Gasol cannot hold down the fort while Parker and the Guards are looking slower and slower each year. Kawhi can only do so much.
Back to Pelicans and Thunder. The Big man Combo of AD/DC which almost the same as AC/DC is going to be nearly impossible for every team to stop. I dream of having two big men who can dominate in a post as that type of basketball beats everyone. Jrue + Rondo are going to make a great backcourt when healthy and the Pelicans will be a very strong team. Thunder have a great trio, but no bench. The trio will split minutes evenly and always have one or two of these guys on the court at a time, but the depth is concerning. Also how can they stop all that big man power.
WIZARDS @ CLEVELAND
John Wall and Beal can do their thing and every game came down to the wire. This year Cleveland is a lot stronger, they can score from so many different ways and it is crazy that IT is coming back later in the year. Wizards have no chance. If they want to beat the Cavs next year, they need a superstar big man.
BUCKS @ BOSTON
Nobody can stop Kyrie on the Bucks, and Hayward should be able to put up nice numbers. The Bucks will have a lot of different scoring options but, Kyrie will control this game. Giannis could have his way in the series which would make things very interesting. In the end, Kyrie will show he is maybe the greatest PG of all time.
PELICANS vs. WARRIORS
The one thing the Warriors cannot do. Defend big men. Cousins and AD should have their way and this series can be the upset of all upsets. Warriors will have Tony Allen on Durant all game, which means Klay + Curry need to dominate, with Holliday likely matched up with Curry, Klay Thompson will have to do it for the Warriors, and I do not see him doing enough. While AD and DC dominate the paint.
BOSTON @ CLEVELAND
Kyrie Irving in a 4 game series has no chance to sustain enough star power. The Cavs are the strongest team in the NBA by a long shot and their depth is too much for the Celtics to handle. Lebron can dominate whenever he wants against Hayward, IT, Rose, Wade, Love and so many others make the Cavs the strongest team in the NBA by far.
PELICANS @ CAVS
DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis are going to be unstoppable again against the Cavs. With the paint locked down, and Tony Allen on Lebron James. The Guards will have to do a lot of scoring, but the guards do not play defense. In the end, Pelicans big men is a winning NBA Strategy that we have not seen in some time.
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