Which team is the most hyped for a wild ride in the playoffs?
The Boston Celtics are going to be in the middle of the pack at this point in the NBA season.
They’re only 3-4 in the conference, which has been a nightmare for the teams that are above them.
But if the Boston Celtics can get some much needed momentum heading into the postseason, they could have a real shot at an NBA title.
Here are the five teams that could be on the cusp of an NBA championship.1.
Isaiah Thomas, PF, Boston CelticsThe Houston Rockets are on the brink of a potential NBA title after they finished the regular season with a 3-2 record.
Thomas has been one of the most efficient players in the league over the past few years, averaging a career-high 24.2 points per game and making nearly half of his shots.
Thomas’ numbers could be even better if he can continue to play with the poise he showed last season.2.
Kyrie Irving, PF/C, Cleveland CavaliersThis might be the best year of Kyrie’s career.
He’s now the Cavs’ leading scorer at 21.8 points per contest, while also posting career highs in rebounds (8.2), assists (5.5) and steals (2.5).
Irving’s ability to get to the free throw line and finish at the rim is a huge reason why he is one of only five players in NBA history to average at least 20 points and seven assists in each of the past four seasons.
He is a key cog in Cleveland’s offense, which is the reason why the Cavaliers are currently atop the East standings.3.
LeBron James, PG, Cleveland BrownsA few teams are going through a period of transition.
The Cavs are not one of them.
After an offseason of tinkering with their roster and trading away stars in the hopes of adding a star, the Cavs are in the midst of a rebuilding process.
The Cavaliers finished the season in a rebuilding mode, but they could be poised for a bounce back year.
The roster is loaded, including Kevin Love, James Harden and Dion Waiters.
Cleveland will have to make a significant trade to make up for their past mistakes.4.
Nikola Pekovic, PF-C, Minnesota TimberwolvesThis is the second year in a row that the Minnesota Timberwolves are going into the playoffs in the same spot as they did last year.
Minnesota’s front office will be looking to make some major changes this offseason, but it is unlikely they will make drastic changes.
The Timberwolves’ roster is one that has struggled to score at a consistent level in recent seasons.
However, the team has a chance to make significant strides in the postseason this year, and that could make for some exciting games for the fans.5.
Otto Porter, PF1.
Joe Johnson, PF2.
Kevin Seraphin, PF3.
Otto Dansby, C4.
Jared Dudley, SF5.
Marcin Gortat, C