The Playoffs are here. These are your top 5 sleeper teams.
5. Milwaukee Bucks
The young bucks are not a team to undervalue in these playoffs. They have a lot of length and size to their advantage. Playing the raptors in the first round, a team they match accordingly to. The fact that raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is coming back from a broken wrist. Although this doesn't sound like much of a deal, I can guarantee bucks guards Brogdon, and point forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will take full advantage of. The rise of Australian Center Thon Maker will also make matters worse for Toronto, if Maker can get some valuable playing time. To conclude don't be surprised if these bucks make Toronto struggle or even advance to the next round.
4. Toronto Raptors
I understand after just talking about how the Bucks could possibly beat the Raptors, how you make think Toronto will not go far. If the raptors can take on the
bucks and advance, they will most likely be playing Cleveland. If it is any team to take down the Cavs, it would be the Raptors. Having a group of guys with elite chemistry and playoff experience, with lots of talent and veterans. I certainly cannot say the Cavaliers have an easy route. The wizards and Celtics having unbelievable seasons, the raptors have not been given the credit they deserve with almost identical season records. This is because they are underrated but primarily because people are used them being a great regular season record team.
Call me crazy but the Raptors chance of going to the Finals is about as good as it gets.
3. Houston Rockets
The leader of the team, possible MVP candidate, James Harden. Facing the team of Russel Westbrook and the Thunder. Westbrook who has been battling James for MVP all season. The rockets may have the toughest road to the finals, most likely playing the spurs, and warriors if the advance. Although it is the hardest route the rockets wouldn't want it any other way. James Harden and his supporting cast has led the team this far, and won't be looking for any first or second round exits without putting up a battle. The rockets are the last team to count out in these playoffs.
2. Washington Wizards
Said to be the most high scoring offensive in the league led by stars John Wall and Bradley Beal. The Washington Wizards without a doubt should be able to take care of business against the Hawks. The Celtics is probably the team they would play next. The Celtics are very inconsistent and I don't believe their ready for prime time. The wizards may have one of the easiest routes to the Eastern Conference Finals, that is if they show up to handle the Celtics. The wizards behind the raptors in my opinion have the second best chance of defeating the Cavs. The wizards if they get hot take down the Celtics, and Cleveland, may be in serious contention for a title.
1. Utah Jazz
The Jazz are the one most not talked about teams. They are in unselfish basketball team that doesn't get a lot of hype, much like the spurs. The Jazz are a great three point shooting team from every position. Utah should be able to handle the Clippers pretty easily in the first round. Their next team will be the warriors. My prediction is the unheard of Utah Jazz will take down the warriors in seven games, possibly six. That will be the biggest upset of the season. Although they may not make it to the finals, they certainly could, and surely will compete for it. So I think its safe to say if the Jazz pull of the miraculous upset of Golden State, they are your Number 1 sleeper team.