2021-22 NBA season preview: Predictions, picks and superlatives

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The 2021-22 NBA season begins on Tuesday with a nationally televised doubleheader featuring the league's four heaviest championship favorites, according to BetMGM: Brooklyn Nets at reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks (7:30 p.m. ET, TNT) and Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET, TNT).

Peruse the graphics below for the Yahoo Sports NBA team's season predictions, from MVP picks to the playoff field for both conferences and your 2022 champion. And that's just the start of our preview content.

NBA predictions: MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year. (Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports graphic)
NBA predictions: MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year. (Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports)
NBA predictions: Most Improved Player, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year. (Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports)
NBA predictions: Most Improved Player, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year. (Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports)
NBA predictions: Eastern Conference playoff teams and finals matchup. (Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports)
NBA predictions: Eastern Conference playoff teams and finals matchup. (Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports)
NBA predictions: Western Conference playoff teams and finals matchup. (Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports)
NBA predictions: Western Conference playoff teams and finals matchup. (Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports)
NBA predictions: Most disappointing team and most surprising team. (Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports)
NBA predictions: Most disappointing team and most surprising team. (Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports)
NBA predictions: Finals matchup, NBA champion and Finals MVP. (Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports)
NBA predictions: Finals matchup, NBA champion and Finals MVP. (Graphic by Michael Wagstaffe/Yahoo Sports)

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May all your wishes comes true this NBA season. See you on the other side of opening night.

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