Thanks, Nejad. I didn’t foresee how much Budenholzer would raise the ceiling for the Bucks, but became a believer very early on. And I couldn’t have been more wrong about the Lakers this year in my Western Conference Predictions:

However, I did not think the Lakers would contend this year. All of my questions about the team — meme team unity and defense, Ingram making the jump, getting a decent rim protector as the back up center, Hart making the case to be a top 10 shooting guard, and Lonzo staying healthy — were answered with a resounding “NO!”

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