NBA Podcast: Drafting the Teams Most Likely to Win a Title in the Next 5 Years

NBA Podcast: Drafting the Teams Most Likely to Win a Title in the Next 5 Years

This article is part of our Fantasy Basketball Podcast series.

Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha for a special exercise in forecasting. The guys go back and forth drafting the 12 teams (six each) they believe have the best shot to win at least one NBA title over the next five years (so, from now through the 2025-26 season).

For each pick, Nick and Alex make the case for why the team can win a title, as well as discuss what could prevent it from getting the job done. After running through a few honorable mentions, the guys finish out by debating the teams least likely to win in the next five years.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
Nick Whalen
RotoWire's NBA Editor and host of the RotoWire NBA Podcast. Nick was awarded the FSWA Best Podcast -- All Sports award in 2017 and 2018. Many years ago, Stromile Swift gave Nick his unbelievably sweaty headband after a preseason game. Despite its failure to match his school colors, Nick went on to wear that headband for the entirety of his sixth grade basketball season. Catch Nick on Twitter @wha1en.
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