This is a pretty straightforward play to kick the week off.
Nets to Win:
The Nets will be looking to build some offensive continuity as they prepare for life without Kyrie.
A home fixture against the Hornets’ feeble defense will provide them the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Charlotte are in for a good year with their young core, though a win against KD, Harden, and co is still a little while off for the young squad.
Knicks to Win:
Knicks have been dealt a very favourable draw to build confidence at the front end of the season, with back-to-back games against the Magic.
Orlando are at the infancy stage of their rebuild, though funnily enough, it’s hard to recall a time when they weren’t looking towards the lottery.
The Knicks are a different beast in front of a packed MSG, I can’t see them dropping the ball here.
Sixers to Win:
Philadelphia are playing with a chip on their shoulder, as Embiid and co are out to prove they are just as good, if not better without the services of one Ben Simmons.
Joel is a one-man wrecking ball and was odds on favourite to take out the regular season MVP last year before hurting his knee.
Sam Presti has priced together a talented young squad at OKC, a squad that is deliberately designed to finish in the bottom 3 of the West.