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A fourth straight NBA Finals matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers feels as protected a guess as any for the upcoming season.

Former All-Star and present ESPN analyst Paul Pierce feels one other group goes to place themselves within the combine and finally find yourself because the final workforce standing, come June.

“The Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder will increase the Larry O’Brien trophy this yr, with Russell Westbrook being the MVP,” Pierce stated Thursday throughout ESPN’s “The Bounce.”

After getting bounced within the first spherical in 2016-17, following a forty seven-win marketing campaign, the Thunder hit it out of the park this summer time by buying Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to mix with Westbrook.

Bovada lists Oklahoma Metropolis as having the fifth-greatest odds of turning into champions, behind Golden State, Cleveland, the Boston Celtics, and San Antonio Spurs.