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Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Champions? 

Aaron Hager
Updated January 10, 2020 23.6k votes 3.3k voters 28.5k views 30 items
Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

It's never too early to start making 2020 NBA championship predictions. After a riveting 2019 NBA Finals, with the Toronto Raptors taking down the dynastic Golden State Warriors, and a wild offseason with many of the biggest stars in basketball switching teams, the NBA championship rankings are all over the place.

If you're making NBA playoff predictions for 2020, you have to consider 2019 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard heading to the Los Angeles Clippers and former Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis heading west to join LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers. In fact, most NBA Finals predictions for the 2019-2020 season run through Los Angeles with the Clippers and Lakers the betting favorites to win the title.

But the challegers remain strong, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks, who fell short last time looking to avenge their loss to the Raptors and Russell Westbrook and James Harden reteaming in Houston for another run at the title that has eluded them both. That's not to mention Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors, winners of three of the past five titles, looking to prove their dynasty is not done.

So make your picks for the teams you think have the best shot of becoming the next NBA champions. Who will win the NBA Finals for the 2019-20 season? And which teams belong nowhere near the top of the list? Vote below, then head over and check out some more predictions for the 2020 season, with top MVP picks and Rookie of the Year contenders.

Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Champions?
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2018-19 record: 37-45
2018-19 finish: Missed playoffs

2019-20 title odds: +300

Projected lineup: 

SF LeBron James
PF Anthony Davis
C DeMarcus Cousins
PG Rajon Rondo
SG Danny Green

Is this a championship team?
Milwaukee Bucks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Champions?
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2018-19 record: 60-22
2018-19 finish: Lost in Eastern Conference finals

2019-20 title odds: +500

Projected lineup: 

C Brook Lopez
PG Eric Bledsoe
SG Wesley Matthews
SF Khris Middleton
PF Giannis Antetokounmpo

Is this a championship team?
Los Angeles Clippers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Champions?
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2018-19 record: 48-34
2018-19 finish: Lost in first round of playoffs

2019-20 title odds: +325

Projected lineup: 

SG Landry Shamet
SF Kawhi Leonard
PF Paul George
C Ivica Zubac
PG Patrick Beverley

Is this a championship team?
Toronto Raptors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Champions?
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2018-19 record: 58-24
2018-19 finish: Won championship

2019-20 title odds: +3,300

Projected lineup: 

C Marc Gasol
PF Pascal Siakam
PG Kyle Lowry
SG Norman Powell
SF OG Anunoby

Is this a championship team?