Following one of the craziest offseasons in NBA history, it’s looking like things could go in an infinite number of ways once the regular season tips off. Several teams made numerous splashes in recent months, forcing many folks around the league to take notice of their eagerness to compete. While it’s still the Golden State Warriors‘ season to lose as we head into October, there’s no telling which other teams could emerge as contenders in 2017-18.
For now, let’s simply focus on what the playoff bracket could look like when April rolls around. With that in mind, here are my predictions for how the final postseason seedings will look in both the Western and Eastern Conferences when the 2018 NBA Playoffs begin.