Early Picks for 2021 NBA Season

Many people are looking forward to the next year's NBA, as many teams can dethrone the reigning champion Lakers. Although some teams are not in full power due to injuries, it is still an exciting game as no one would have thought that the Miami Heat will represent the East as a contender in the NBA Finals.

In the next season, teams are now preparing to grow their forces through trade and draft picks. Some teams are looking to land a free agency all-star caliber player. With all the threats looming around to dethrone the Lakers, they will not hand-over the throne without putting up a fight as they also strengthen their roster to defend their crown.

Here are the potential teams that might win the championship in 2021:

Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers will become a contender for the championship next season. Although their playoff run was collapsed due to the nuggets with a 3-1 advantage, they will come strong with better team coordination. They have great starters and bench players, as well as role players. They have a better lineup than the Lakers, but their team's downside is they don't have team chemistry on the floor.

With Tyronn Lue as their new coach, as Doc Rivers was fired and transferred to Philadelphia, they will figure out the problem and develop better team chemistry. They are planning to re-sign Montrez Harrel and Marcus Morris, Sr. If Paul George will improve his playoff game and have proper chemistry with Kawhi Leonard, they will have a significant chance of dethroning the lakers. You can visit the website here for the odds of the Clippers and Lakers for the next season.

Los Angeles Lakers

If we predict who will be the NBA champion next year, it would be the Lakers without question. We all saw the performance of Anthony Davis and LeBron James during the season, and they are very consistent from the start of the season up to the NBA Finals. Without question, they are the best duo in 2019 compared with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook, Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker, Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, and many more.

With Davis and James, they can lead a back-to-back championship with their role players and shooters like Alex Caruso, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danny Green, Avery Bradley, Dion Waiters, and Rajon Rondo. The Lakers franchise is looking for another player like Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, or Bradly Beal to add to their roster to strengthen their lineup for the next season.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference last season. With Giannis Antetokounmpo the MVP, they have a great season run in the Eastern Conference. They become the favorite team in Eastern Conference that would rival the Clippers and the Lakers in the NBA finals.

Many people expect the bucks, especially the NBA analyst, to reach the finals, but the Miami Heat stopped them. The downside of their win with Miami is Giannis Antetokounmpo was sitting on the bench. Suppose the Bucks re-sign Giannis Antetokounmpo with a supermax; in that case, they should improve their roster, get a role player, or an all-star player that would help Giannis Antetokounmpo in their offense, as well as their defense.

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have the worst record last season due to the injuries of their key players Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Kevon Looney. Many believe that the Golden State Warriors will be a contender next season with their healthy key players and the additional firepower that they acquired Andrew Wiggins through trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

With their second-round pick and the $17 million dollar trade exception, they can use it to get a decent role player to improve their roster. They can also use Andrew Wiggins with their second-round pick and incoming protected 1-3 picks to lure Giannis Antetokounmpo from the Milwaukee Bucks.

Dallas Mavericks

With the superstar Luka Doncic and the help of Kristaps Porzingis, they have a shot to be a contender next year if these players remain healthy during the entire season and playoffs. They were a threat to the Clippers until the ejection of Kristaps Porzingis and his injury. If Porzingis remains healthy during their games with the Clippers, they have a high possibility of winning that series.

If they get a clutch shooter in the next season, they will become a threat to take the championship next season. Luka can do everything, and Porzingis can play defense and position himself to take three or inside the paint. If they can add a role player in defense and a clutch shooter, the Dallas Mavericks will be hard to beat.


With the upcoming seasons, there will be many changes and potential team contenders that would threaten the reigning champions, the Lakers. The Lakers would never back down to any fight as long as LeBron James and Anthony Davis were on the team. The next season would be interesting as we might not know what will happen and what the players will do in free agency, plus the team's draft picks, and potential trades.

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