Teams I think we will end up with a better record than.... Least to most confident.
Knicks, Pacers, Pistons (things have to go really wrong for these 3 teams, but there's a slight possibility).
Timberwolves (Yeah yeah Wiggins & KAT. I know. Rubio, Kevin Martin, Pekovic are walking injuries. Garnett really provides nothing. Andre Miller is laughable, and with Rubio likely ends up starting a good portion of games.
Nets (Something very unlikeable about that team. Love Thad Young though. Jack regressed badly last year. No DWill, not sure that matters, but still.... 38 wins last year, didn't / couldn't improve, think they went backwards).
Magic (a fun team, but that's really about it. Don't see anybody making drastic improvements. Defense & who can truly shoot is a problem)
Mavericks (They were able to salvage themselves a bit with DeAndre giving the cold shoulder. But nothing about that team screams anything significant, especially when you look at their 5 backups... Felton, Devin Harris, J. Anderson, Villanueva & Dalembert)
Nuggets (Lawson for Mudiay first year will be a big drop, considering he can't shoot. Also they are a Chandler or Gallinari injury away from Mike Miller playing 20+ mpg)
Trail Blazers (absolute putrid brand of basketball they will throw out there).
76ers (a given)
This is tough;
Sixers - Okafor and Noel are beastly, although the fit isn't great. The perimeter players are lacking and the defense will regress if Okafor plays heavy minutes. 15-18 wins.
Blazers - They should be respectable offensively, provided Lillard is healthy (stealth candidate for league leader in scoring?), but the defense will likely be a debacle. 18-23 wins.
T'Wolves - Half the team will spend their time in the hospital due to old age and injuries while the other half of the team is just too young to win games. 20-25 wins.
Nuggets - Maybe Malone can coach the team up to be a cohesive bunch unlike last year under Shaw. Decent depth, but will experience growing pains with Mudiay. 23-28 wins.
Magic - Team didn't have an identity, but I think they do now with Skiles. Historically he's improved his teams defensively overnight, but I'm unsure he'll be able to do it this roster. 23-28 wins.
Lakers - Best case scenario they win about 30 games, 27 is the realistic outcome and 23 is the worst case scenario. 23 wins still could mean giving away the lottery pick.