Predicting The Bottom 8 And Top 8 NBA Teams This Upcoming Season

This NBA season is set to be one of the most exciting years we have ever seen in the sport of basketball. Whether it be the awesome new crop of rookies coming into the league of the old faces in new jerseys we are eager to see, this year is going to be very interesting to say the least. Many teams have bolstered their rosters to the point of contention since last year and, with that, some teams are still going to be at the bottom of the standings when it's all said and done. The NBA looks a lot different than it did just a year ago and many new teams are much better, while others are less equipped to battle it out against the amazing talent around the league.

In this article, we will be predicting the eight worst and eight best teams for this upcoming season. Looking at factors such as new additions to the team, chemistry issues, and progression of players from years past, this is what the best and the worst teams in the league will most likely look like when playoff time rolls around in the spring.

As always, feel free to leave any thoughts you have about this topic in the comment section below, as we would love to hear your opinion on this matter.

Here are the bottom eight and top eight NBA teams for this upcoming season.

16 Top - Memphis Grizzlies

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

15 Bottom - Miami Heat

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

14 Top - Indiana Pacers

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

13 Bottom - Phoenix Suns

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

12 Top - Toronto Raptors

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

11 Bottom - Orlando Magic

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

10 Top - Boston Celtics

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

9 Bottom - Denver Nuggets

Cole Elsasser-USA TODAY Sports

8 Top - Los Angeles Clippers

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

7 Bottom - Sacramento Kings

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

6 Top - San Antonio Spurs

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

5 Bottom - Los Angeles Lakers

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

4 Top - Cleveland Cavaliers

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

3 Bottom - Philadelphia 76ers

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

2 Top - Golden State Warriors

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

1 Bottom - Brooklyn Nets

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets are not a very talented NBA team and will continue to be at the bottom of the standings. The Nets have a few guys who can score, such as Brook Lopez, but that is not enough considering the Nets went 21-61 last season, and had no draft pick for their struggles. They acquired Jeremy Lin this off-season to man the point guard position, but is Jeremy Lin the type of guy you want running your starting point guard spot? Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is the team’s only real talented young player and the best he can do is rebound some shots over the course of a game. Due to the Nets’ decision on trading away their draft picks for low impact guys the last couple years, the Nets have nothing to look forward to for a long, long time.

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