National. Basketball. Association. Welcome to 2018-2019 of the NBA! Want to be the best team? Beat Golden State. After Golden State's sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers this past season in the NBA Finals, they once again have proven to be the best (or at least the luckiest) team after being tested last year by my Houston Rockets. Some people seem to be done with the NBA with the dominance of the Golden State Warriors. Some even looking at Golden State almost like the NBA's version of the NFL's New England Patriots. Could an eventful and unpredictable season be in order to maybe get certain disappointed NBA fans back into the NBA? Who will become champions this season? We shall find out! This is the thread for the 2018-2019 season. Everything from the NBA Draft to the final NBA Finals game is fair game to discuss. So you want to get this thread started before the tip-off of any games this season? Then... GO! [UPDATE] In case you want a reminder of how each team will come into this 2018-2019 NBA season, here is a look at how the regular season ended last season: (BOLD Teams = 2017-2018 Playoff teams) ---EASTERN CONFERENCE: Final Standings (2017-2018 Season) --- ATLANTIC: Toronto (59-23), BOS (56-27), PHI (52-30), NY (29-53), BKN (28-54) CENTRAL: Cleveland (50-32), IND (48-34), MIL (44-38), DET (39-43), CHI (27-44) SOUTHEAST: Miami (44-38), WAS (43-39), CHA (36-46), ORL (25-57), ATL (24-58) --- WESTERN CONFERENCE: Final Standings (2017-2018 Season) --- PACIFIC: Golden State (58-24), LAC (42-40), LAL (35-47), SAC (27-44), PHX (21-61) SOUTHWEST: Houston (65-17), NO (48-37), SA (47-35), DAL (24-58), MEM (22-60) NORTHWEST: Portland (49-33), OKC and UTA (48-34 each), MIN (47-35), DEN (46-36) So this is something to look on as we get ready for the 2018-2019 season.