Summer Forecast: 2015-16 projections

What will the future hold for 2015-16 in the NBA? From MVP and Rookie of Year races to best/worst newcomers and all the way through the playoffs, our expert panel has been busy making its predictions for another exciting season on the court. Check below for all our Summer Forecast projections.

Eastern Conference projections

LeBron and the Cavs look to have the inside track to the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed, but could another team challenge King James & Co. for the crown?

Western Conference projections

Can anyone unseat the defending champs in Golden State atop the West? Our panel makes its projections for 2015-16 in a reloaded Western Conference.

Rookie of the Year

Top two overall picks Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell are among a host of first-year players vying for the award. Our panel breaks down who will take home the hardware.


Which NBA superstar will emerge as the MVP in 2015-16? Our experts make their picks.

Best/worst newcomers

Plenty of players are calling new cities home for the 2015-16 season. Which will make the biggest impact, and which additions will quickly wear out their welcomes?

Team Turnaround/Team Turmoil

Which teams are ready to make the jump, and which are preparing for a 2015-16 season full of turbulence?

Future of Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant

Will Kobe call it quits after 2015-16? Will KD stay in OKC beyond this season? Our panel makes its picks.

Eastern Conference champs

Will Cleveland repeat as East champs or could another contender take the throne in 2015-16?

Western Conference champs

The Warriors rolled to the Western Conference crown in 2014-15. But in a reloaded West, can the defending champs pull it off again?

NBA champions

Who will be hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy next June? Our Summer Forecast panel predicts the crowning of a new king in 2016.