2020-2021 NBA Season Preview


Landon Kalie

The Los Angeles Lakers took home the Larry O’Brien Trophy as NBA champions this past October at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida. Last season was unlike any other with the season being cut short midway through March and then resuming July 31. This year, with the season starting a little bit later than usual because of the pushback from last season, teams will play a 72-game regular season as opposed to the regular 82. The season will go from December to June while having games on the teams’ home courts rather than at a neutral site again.

2020-2021 NBA Awards Predictions

MVP: Luka Doncic, PG, Dallas Mavericks

Rookie of the Year: Anthony Edwards, SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

Most Improved Player: Talen Horton-Tucker, SF, Los Angeles Lakers

After an amazing preseason the Lakers look like they found a hidden gem in the 2019 second-round pick from Iowa St.

Sixth Man of the Year: Lou Williams, SG, Los Angeles Clippers

Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Davis, PF, Los Angeles Lakers

Coach of the Year: Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics

Western Conference Standings Predictions

  1. Lakers
  2. Clippers
  3. Nuggets
  4. Mavericks
  5. Jazz
  6. Trail Blazers
  7. Warriors
  8. Suns
  9. Rockets
  10. Pelicans
  11. Grizzlies
  12. Timberwolves
  13. Spurs
  14. Kings
  15. Thunder

Eastern Conference Standings Predictions

  1. Nets
  2. Bucks
  3. Celtics
  4. Raptors
  5. 76ers
  6. Heat
  7. Hawks
  8. Wizards
  9. Magic
  10. Bulls
  11. Pacers
  12. Pistons
  13. Cavs
  14. Hornets
  15. Knicks

Prep senior Mac Dietrick is among the many NBA fans at Prep.

“I’m excited for the NBA season because there is going to be a lot of great teams and great players this year,” he said. “The regular season will be great, but I think the playoffs will be even better.”

There is excitement around the league through the media but also through the fans. The 2020-2021 NBA season is going to be a fun one!