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Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?  

Aaron Hager
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UPDATE: The Toronto Raptors won the first championship in franchise history with a 4-2 series win over the Golden State Warriors. Head over make your 2020 NBA Finals predictions.

Before the 2019 NBA Playoffs is finally here, we're making our 2019 NBA Championships predictions. Make your bold playoffs predictions and vote for the underdog or stick with your favorite teams. Which team will most likely be the 2019 NBA Champions? 

Led by superstars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, defending champion Golden State Warriors have the best 2019 NBA championship odds. However, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, and Boston Celtics are all considered to be serious NBA Finals contenders. Other possible 2019 NBA championship teams include Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Los Angeles Lakers with LeBron James.  

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1
Toronto Raptors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?

Record: 58-24
Beat Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals to win championship

PG: Kyle Lowry
SG: Danny Green
SF: Kawhi Leonard
PF: Serge Ibaka
C: Jonas Valanciunas

2
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?

Record: 57-25
Lost to Toronto Raptors in NBA Finals

PG: Stephen Curry
SG: Klay Thompson
SF: Kevin Durant
PF: Dryamond Green
C: DeMarcus Cousins

3
Milwaukee Bucks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #2

Record: 66-22
Lost to Toronto Raptors in Eastern Conference finals

PG: Eric Bledsoe
SG: Malcolm Brogdon
SF: Khris Middleton
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
C: Brook Lopez

4
Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #4

Record: 53-29
Lost to Golden State Warriors in Western Conference semifinals

PG: Chris Paul
SG: James Harden
SF: Carmelo Anthony
PF: Marquese Chriss
C: Clint Capela

5
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #5

Record: 49-33
Lost to Milwaukee Bucks in Eastern Conference semifinals

PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Jaylen Brown
SF: Gordon Hayward
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Al Horford

6
Philadelphia 76ers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #6

Record: 51-31
Lost to Toronto Raptors in Eastern Conference semifinals

PG: Ben Simmons
SG: Markelle Fultz
SF: Robert Covington
PF: Dario Saric
C: Joel Embiid

7
Oklahoma City Thunder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #7

Record: 49-33
Lost to Portland Trail Blazers in first round of playoffs

PG: Russell Westbrook
SG: Terrence Ferguson
SF: Paul George
PF: Patrick Patterson
C: Steven Adams

8
Denver Nuggets is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #8

Record: 54-28
Lost to Portland Trail Blazers in Western Conference semifinals

PG: Jamal Murray
SG: Gary Harris
SF: Will Barton
PF: Paul Millsap
C: Nikola Jokic

9
Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #9

Record: 53-29
Lost to Golden State Warriors in Western Conference final

PG: Damian Lillard
SG: C. J. McCollum
SF: Jake Layman
PF: Al-Farouq Aminu
C: Jusuf Nurkic

10
Utah Jazz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #10

Record: 50-32
Lost to Houston Rockets in first round of playoffs

PG: Ricky Rubio
SG: Donovan Mitchell
SF: Joe Ingles
PF: Derrick Favors
C: Rudy Gobert

11
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #11

Record: 37-45
Missed playoffs

PG: Rajon Rondo
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF: LeBron James
PF: Brandon Ingram
C: Javale McGee

12
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #12

Record: 48-34
Lost to Denver Nuggets in first round of playoffs

PG: Patty Mills
SG: DeMar DeRozan
SF: Rudy Gay
PF: LaMarcus Aldridge
C: Pau Gasol

13
Indiana Pacers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #13

Record: 48-34
Lost to Boston Celtics in first round of playoffs

PG: Darren Collison
SG: Victor Oladipo
SF: Bogdan Bogdanovic
PF: Thaddeus Young
C: Myles Turner

14
Brooklyn Nets is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #14

Record: 42-40
Lost to Philadelphia 76ers in first round of playoffs

PG: DeAngelo Russell
SG: Allen Crabbe
SF: DeMarre Carroll
PF: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
C: Jarrett Allen

15
Los Angeles Clippers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #15

Record: 48-34
Lost to Golden State Warriors in first round of playoffs

PG: Patrick Beverley
SG: Avery Bradley
SF: Danilo Gallinari
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Marcin Gortat

16
Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #16

Record: 39-43
Missed playoffs

PG: Goran Dragic
SG: Rodney McGruder
SF: Josh Richardson
PF: Derrick Jones Jr.
C: Hassan Whiteside

17
Dallas Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #17

Record: 33-49
Missed playoffs

PG: Luka Doncic
SG: Dennis Smith Jr.
SF: Wesley Matthews
PF: Harrison Barnes
C: DeAndre Jordan

18
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #18

Record: 41-41
Lost to Milwaukee Bucks in first round of playoffs

PG: Reggie Jackson
SG: Reggie Bullock
SF: Stanley Johnson
PF: Blake Griffin
C: Andre Drummond

19
Orlando Magic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #19

Record: 42-40
Lost to Toronto Raptors in first round of playoffs

PG: D. J. Augustin
SG: Evan Fournier
SF: Jonathan Isaac
PF: Aaron Gordon
C: Nikola Vucevic 

20
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #20

Record: 36-46
Missed playoffs

PG: Jeff Teague
SG: Jimmy Butler
SF: Andrew Wiggins
PF: Taj Gibson
C: Karl-Anthony Towns

21
Charlotte Hornets is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #21

Record: 39-43
Missed playoffs

PG: Kemba Walker
SG: Jeremy Lamb
SF: Nicolas Batum
PF: Marvin Williams
C: Cody Zeller

22
Sacramento Kings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #22

Record: 39-43
Missed playoffs

PG: De'Aaron Fox
SG: Yogi Ferrell
SF: Buddy Hield
PF: Nemanja Bjelica
C: Willie Cauley-Stein

23
New Orleans Pelicans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #23

Record: 33-49
Missed playoffs

PG: Elfrid Payton
SG: Jrue Holiday
SF: E'Twaun Moore
PF: Nikola Mirotic
C: Anthony Davis

24
Washington Wizards is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #24

Record: 32-50
Missed playoffs

PG: John Wall
SG: Bradley Beal
SF: Otto Porter Jr.
PF: Markieff Morris
C: Dwight Howard

25
Phoenix Suns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Champions?
voting closed at #25

Record: 19-63
Missed playoffs

PG: Isaiah Canaan
SG: Devin Booker
SF: Trevor Ariza
PF: Ryan Anderson
C: Deandre Ayton