The new NBA season is now just weeks away and the predictions are flying all over the place.
Many people have plenty of ideas about what will happen and who will win the most games, the least, and who will go all the way to the Finals.
While the fans have a lot of thoughts about what’s ahead for the league, so do the NBA analysts.
ESPN’s Stat-based win projections for the East:
1. BOS – 53.9
2. MIL – 49.5
3. PHI – 48.3
4. TOR – 47.4
5. ATL – 46.2
6. MIA – 45.9
7. BKN – 45.6
8. CLE – 42.9
9. NYK – 41.5
10. CHA – 40.8
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ESPN has released its list of projected wins for the Eastern Conference.
The Charlotte Hornets come in at number ten on the list with 40.8 wins, followed by the New York Knicks (41.5), Cleveland Cavaliers (42.9), the Brooklyn Nets (45.6), and Miami Heat with 45.9 wins.
The top of the chart consists of the Atlanta Hawks with 46.2 wins, Toronto Raptors with 47.4, Philadelphia 76ers with 48.3, Milwaukee Bucks with 49.5, and, finally, the Boston Celtics with 53.9 wins.
ESPN isn’t the only outlet predicting a big season for the Celtics but there are some surprising choices on this list.
ESPN’s Look At The East
How would Cleveland fans feel if their team walked away with 43 wins?
What would the followers of the Nets say if Kevin Durant and his squad secured just 46 victories?
There are a few teams on the list that need to win big in the season ahead in order to meet expectations and appease the fans.
Many predictions have been made about the 2022-23 season but there is a lot of agreement that the Celtics and Bucks will sit towards the top of the Eastern Conference.
The Celtics, of course, will be trying to make the Finals again and the Bucks will be eager to get their second ring.
The East is going to be wild this year so fans better be prepared.