The 2014/15 season is finally here! The first three regular season games tip off tonight, and the bulk of teams begin their seasons Wednesday. It brings to a close an active offseason full of trades and free agent signings that have reshuffled the power structure across the league. The Cavaliers added LeBron James and Kevin Love and are poised to jump from the lottery right into the title picture. The Pacers are in line to go in the opposite direction, minus Paul George, Lance Stephenson and with a host of short-term injuries to start the season. The Mavs might have passed the Rockets, but the Spurs stood pat atop the Texas triangle, and time will tell if they’ll remain atop the league.
The first Hoops Rumors poll of the 2014/15 regular season is a simple one that asks you to identify the team you think will win the championship this coming June. The list of choices here reflects the teams that most pundits believe have the best chances to lift the Larry O’Brien trophy, but perhaps you think a darkhorse will emerge. It wouldn’t be altogether surprising to see a team that isn’t on this list at least make Finals, if not win them, since there are only two Eastern Conference clubs listed here. In any case, if you support a write-in candidate for the title, let us know which team you have in mind in the comments section.