The NBA playoffs: all 16 contenders reviewed and ranked

As the postseason tips off over the weekend, will the Warriors take a third straight title or can Giannis Antetokounmpos Bucks step up? It feels incredibly strange to look at the NBA playoffs and realize that, for the first time what seems like a lifetime, LeBron James wont be a part of the proceedings. Thanks to a freshman campaign with the Los Angeles Lakers that was so stressful that team president Magic Johnson shocked the basketball world by that actually did make it, based on their regular season performance and the opponents that they have drawn. 1) Golden State Warriors So they didnt even finish with the best regular-season record in the league this time around and had to settle …