Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 marks the start of another NBA season. It symbolizes the slow elevation of my stress level and a gradual decline in my grades as I get swept away with watching every game being broadcasted. The 2015-2016 NBA season brings with it a lot of expectations and anticipation from fans around the world.
The Golden State Warriors are hot off of a 2015 NBA Championship, and Stephen Curry is coming off his best season yet. The prospects for success are high and I believe that it’ll be a season worth watching. The Houston Rockets are a team to look out for as they rallied to overcome a 1-3 playoff series deficit, to win the series in seven against the Los Angeles Clippers, which helped to not only confirm their performance as a team, but also showcase James Harden as an MVP contender. The Los Angeles Clippers are another story. They have been struggling for years. The addition of Chris Paul in 2011 has helped the Clippers get off their feet, but team chemistry and lack of consistency have always held them down. The Clippers rely immensely on Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and Deandre Jordan to carry the weight of the team, but with all players lacking experience in pressure situations, they crumble each and every time.
The San Antonio Spurs were the reigning 2014 NBA Champions, but failed to meet expectations when they lost the 1st round series against the Clippers. The San Antonio Spurs are a veteran team who have an excellent support system in both coaching staff and management. Their initial failure was discouraging, but their fans remain optimistic; the Spurs appear to have a bright future in view of the fact that LaMarcus Aldridge, a power forward, has been added to the team and Kawhi Leonard, as the recipient of the 2014 NBA Finals MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards, has a promising future of growth and success.
Western Conference Finals: San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors
Eastern Conference Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat
NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
MVP: Stephen Curry
Rookie of the Year: Karl-Anthony Towns
Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Davis
Sixth Man of the Year: Isaiah Thomas
Most Improved Player: Otto Porter
Coach of the Year: Gregg Popovich