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2015-16 NBA predictions: Most of us don't see a Warriors repeat

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Will the Warriors repeat? Who will win MVP? Can anyone stop the Cavaliers in the East? Here are our expert predictions for the 2015-16 season.

The new NBA season officially begins on Tuesday, and you are too impatient to wait and see what happens. We understand your predicament, and because we are compelled to help you, we have elected to predict what will happen this season. Below you'll find our predictions for the final standings for both conferences plus award winners and the last two rounds of the playoffs.

Your prediction providers are Tom Ziller, Paul Flannery, Mike Prada, Ricky O'Donnell, Elena Bergeron, Zito Madu and Seth Rosenthal. Enjoy.

EAST STANDINGS

Here is how we think the Eastern Conference standings will shake out.

RANK ZILLER FLANNERY PRADA O'DONNELL BERGERON MADU ROSENTHAL
1 Cavs Cavs Cavs Cavs Cavs Cavs Cavs
2 Bulls Heat Hawks Bulls Bulls Bulls Heat
3 Wizards Hawks Wizards Hawks Hawks Wizards Hawks
4 Heat Wizards Bulls Wizards Wizards Hawks Bulls
5 Hawks Bulls Heat Heat Heat Raptors Raptors
6 Raptors Celtics Celtics Celtics Raptors Heat Wizards
7 Celtics Raptors Bucks Bucks Bucks Bucks Celtics
8 Bucks Bucks Pistons Pacers Celtics Celtics Magic
9 Pistons Pacers Raptors Magic Pacers Pacers Bucks
10 Pacers Pistons Pacers Raptors Magic Pistons Knicks
11 Knicks Magic Knicks Pistons Pistons Magic Pacers
12 Magic Hornets Magic Knicks Knicks Hornets Pistons
13 Nets Knicks Nets Nets Nets Knicks Hornets
14 Hornets Nets Sixers Sixers Sixers Nets Nets
15 Sixers Sixers Hornets Hornets Hornets Sixers Sixers

WEST STANDINGS

Here is how we think the Western Conference standings will shake out.

RANK ZILLER FLANNERY PRADA O'DONNELL BERGERON MADU ROSENTHAL
1 Warriors Warriors Thunder Warriors Warriors Thunder Warriors
2 Thunder Thunder Rockets Rockets Spurs Warriors Thunder
3 Rockets Clippers Warriors Clippers Rockets Clippers Rockets
4 Spurs Rockets Spurs Thunder Thunder Spurs Spurs
5 Clippers Spurs Clippers Spurs Clippers Rockets Clippers
6 Grizzlies Grizzlies Pelicans Grizzlies Pelicans Pelicans Jazz
7 Pelicans Pelicans Grizzlies Pelicans Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
8 Suns Jazz Jazz Jazz Jazz Suns Pelicans
9 Jazz Suns Suns Suns Kings Jazz Suns
10 Kings Nuggets Kings Nuggets Blazers Kings Wolves
11 Nuggets Kings Nuggets Kings Suns Wolves Nuggets
12 Mavs Blazers Blazers Wolves Lakers Lakers Lakers
13 Lakers Mavs Lakers Blazers Nuggets Nuggets Kings
14 Blazers Lakers Wolves Lakers Wolves Blazers Blazers
15 Wolves Wolves Mavs Mavs Mavs Mavs Mavericks

NBA FINAL FOUR

Here are the teams we each see make the conference finals.

TEAMS ZILLER FLANNERY PRADA O'DONNELL BERGERON MADU ROSENTHAL
East Cavs Cavs Cavs Cavs Cavs Cavs Cavs
East Wizards Heat Wizards Bulls Bulls Bulls Heat
West Warriors Warriors Warriors Warriors Warriors Warriors Spurs
West Thunder Clippers Spurs Clippers Spurs Thunder Thunder

FINALS & CHAMPIONS

Here are our Finals predictions. Predicted winner in bold.

TEAMS ZILLER FLANNERY PRADA O'DONNELL BERGERON MADU ROSENTHAL
East Cavs Cavs Cavs Cavs Cavs Cavs Cavs
West Thunder Clippers Warriors Warriors Spurs Thunder Spurs

AWARDS

And finally, here are our awards predictions.

AWARDS ZILLER FLANNERY PRADA O'DONNELL BERGERON MADU ROSENTHAL
MVP Durant Davis Durant James Davis Davis Harden
ROOKIE Okafor Mudiay Mudiay Towns Towns Mudiay Towns
DEFENSIVE Gobert Leonard Ibaka Green Leonard Leonard Leonard
SIXTH MAN Iguodala I. Thomas T. Evans I. Thomas T. Thompson I.Thomas I. Thomas
COACH Gentry Donovan McHale Kerr Popovich Gentry Snyder
MOST IMPROVED ... Meh Player we didn't see being any good
Porter Wiggins no idea Aaron Gordon
EXECUTIVE D. Griffin Buford Buford Griffin Griffin Buford Buford

Be sure to check out our comprehensive NBA preview for features on Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant, the NBA's youth movement and more.

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