ESPN new season regression team prediction: Lakers Rockets top two Knicks again on the list

ESPNnewseasonregressionteamprediction:LakersRocketstoptwoKnicksagainonthelist
OnAugust20th,Beijingtime,ESPN’snewseasonpredictionisstillcontinuing.Today’slaunchisthepredictionofthebiggestteaminthenewseason.TheLakers,wholostPaulGasol,wereatthetopofthelist,andtheRocketswhosentawayseveralmainplayersinthesummerwererankedsecond.PaulGeorge’sseriousinjurymadethePacersthirdandtheNets.Rankedfourth,theKnicks,whorankedfifthinyesterday’sprogresslist,madethelistagain,alsorankingfifth.1.LosAngelesLakerswonvotes:101Lastseason’srecord:27-55,West14thESPNpredictedrecord:30-52,West12thlostGasoltogivetheLakersacertaindiscountontheinsidestrength,butKobeBryantThespecialreturnistomakesomefansbelievethattheLakerscancreategoodresults.IncludingahealthyteaminsideNash,coupledwiththereturnofKobe,theLakerswillcertainlybeabletocreatesomewinningstreak,otherscan,Kobecan!Somenetizenscommentedthisway.2.HoustonRocketswonvotes:72Lastseason’srecord:54-28,Westtiedfor4thESPNforecastrecord:49-33,West8thRocketslostOmoAsik,JeremyLinandChandlerinthesummerSeveralofParsons’generalshavediscountedtheirdepth.Netizensalsobelievethatthiskindofoperationhasreallyfailedinthefiercelycompetitivewest.LosingAsik,JeremyLinandParsons,butonlygettingAriza,theRocketsmusthavebecomeweakerinthestrongwest.Netizenscommented.3.IndianaPacersvotes:68Lastseason’srecord:56-26,Eastern1stESPNpredictedrecord:38-44,Eastern9thGeorge’sseriousinjuryhasleftthePacerswithathickshadowoverthenewseason’sprospects,RoyHibbert’sstatusisalsoabigquestionmark.UnlessHibbert’sstatecanbechangeddramatically,Ireallycan’tseeanyreasonforthePacerstothinkthatinthecaseoflosingGeorgeandLance,theyarestillinthetopthreeintheEast.Netizenscommented.4.BrooklynNetsvotes:46Lastseason:44-38,5thEasternConferenceESPNprediction:39-43,8thEasternConferenceNetslostPaulPierceandSeanLivingstoninthesummer,butTheyhavelittlereinforcement,whichmakesnetizensnotoptimisticabouttheirstateofthenewseason.LosingPierceandLivingstonisverydamagingtotheNets.IhopecoachHollinswhodefendstheplayercanmaximizethepotentialofthedigging.Netizenscommented.5.NewYorkKnicksvotes:42Lastseason’srecord:37-45,9thinEasternConferenceESPNforecastrecord:37-45,10thinEasternConference.Interestingly,theKnicksalsorankedinthelistofthemostimprovedyesterday’sselection.Inthefifthposition.However,somenetizensbelievethatundertheoperationofPhilJackson,theKnicksarelikelytoturnover.Callmecrazy,buttheKnickswilldefinitelybebetterthantheNetsnextseason!Onenetizencommented.  Inadditiontotheabove5teams,theteamsranked6-10are:Kings(32votes),Timberwolves(12votes),Pistons(10votes),Warriors(8votes),Bucks(6votes).(Bigspeakers)