CHANCES OF WINNING TITLE: 28%
Josh Cohen’s Analysis: After winning back-to-back championships and with LeBron James still the most prolific player in the game, it’s hard to discount the Heat as the favorites to three-peat. However, I continue to believe Dwyane Wade’s exhausted knee, Chris Bosh’s recent playoff impediments and a supporting cast deficient of size and speed may deny Miami from hoisting the trophy again.
Brooklyn’s disastrous start and the injury to Derrick Rose have improved the forecast immensely for the Heat, however, and there isn’t necessarily a juggernaut breeding out in the West.
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