5 Bold Predictions for the Second Half of the NBA Season

Jordan Cohn
February 18, 2020 - 2:08 pm
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Several of the NBA’s top storylines have already practically been sorted out at this point.

It’s not bold to say that the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers are favorites heading into the second half of the season. It doesn’t require too much audacity to call Giannis Antetokounmpo the favorite to reel in back-to-back MVP awards. You won’t turn too many heads saying that Nick Nurse is a lead candidate for the Coach of the Year awards.

However, if you dig deeper, there are definitely some possible scenarios that make the second half of the NBA season more intriguing. Here are five of those stories and how they could ultimately turn out.

James Harden and Russell Westbrook are the stars of the Rockets. Photo credit (Bob Levey/Getty Images)
The Sixers had a disappointing first half. Photo credit (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Can Ja Morant and the Grizzles hold onto a postseason spot? Photo credit (Christian Petersen/Getty Images )
Zion Williamson has had a dominant start to his NBA career. Photo credit (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Could LeBron James and J.R. Smith reunite in Los Angeles? Photo credit (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

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