This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.Will this year's NBA Finals feature the usual suspects? Will it be business as usual in the 2018 MVP race? It's easy to take the path of least resistance and follow conventional wisdom with predictions like a Cavs/Warriors rematch, but why not take some risks?
Here are five bold predictions as we head into post All-Star break action:
1. The Nuggets are poised to make some noiseAfter taking care of the Bucks before the All-Star break, the Nuggets sit at 32-26, tied with Portland for sixth place in the West. They're 7-3 over their last ten contests, including wins over San Antonio, Golden State and Oklahoma City.
Let's assume the Nuggets stay right where they are and draw the Spurs in Round 1. Denver is 1-2 against San Antonio thus far, but in the first two games the Nuggets were battling injuries at multiple positions. The two teams will meet for the final time in their first contests after the break in what
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