Stan Van Gundy knows a thing or two about the NBA and what it takes to make a great team.
During his time coaching in the league, he led the Orlando Magic to the NBA Finals and ultimately achieved a record of 259-135.
Now Van Gundy is an analyst about the sport he loves and he is giving his two cents about the season ahead.
.@realStanVG's top 10 teams entering this season:
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Van Gundy has predicted the top 10 teams in the league just weeks before the 2022-23 season kicks off.
Like many other NBA experts, Van Gundy thinks the Milwaukee Bucks will be the best team in the league.
He also predicts that the reigning champion Golden State Warriors will be the second-best while the Los Angeles Clippers will surge to third, the Boston Celtics will be fourth, and the Philadelphia 76ers will be fifth.
Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, and Miami Heat will all populate the top ten.
Van Gundy’s opinion looks like many others.
What is it about the Bucks that has plenty of people excited?
Bucks Back On Top
The Bucks are only a couple of seasons removed from their Finals victory.
Since then, not much has changed: Giannis Antetokounmpo is as good as he’s ever been and the rest of the roster has stayed strong and consistent.
However, the team was without Khris Middleton a lot last season and that hurt them, especially in the postseason.
He is scheduled to return towards the beginning of the new year and there is hope he will help propel the team forward in a big way.
Antetokounmpo is driven to get his team back to the Finals and there are plenty of reasons to believe he could get that done.