2021-22 NBA season preview: Predictions, picks and superlatives
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.
2021 NBA draft recap
Goodwill: 'Alpha male' Cade Cunningham has runway to lead Pistons
Haynes: Jalen Green's Fresno upbringing motivates him to prove people wrong
Rohrbach: 2021 NBA draft report card
Peek: The 10 most impactful NBA rookies heading into the 2021-22 season
2021 NBA free agency recap
Rohrbach: 10 best contracts • 10 worst contracts • winners and losers
Goodwill: Is criticism of Lakers' moves fair or just another LeBron James narrative?
Goodwill: Chris Paul effect: NBA teams spend money on aging stars for chance at title run
2021 NBA summer league recap
Peek: Sharife Cooper, Jalen Johnson shedding 'risky' labels with dominant showing
Haynes: Davion Mitchell relying on unmatched work ethic to make statement with Kings
Peek: Cam Thomas' prolific scoring leads top rookie performances
2021 NBA offseason storylines recap
Rohrbach: Philadelphia 76ers not obligated to grant Ben Simmons' wishes
Goodwill: Kyrie Irving turning championship-minded Nets into total dysfunction
Rohrbach: John Wall testing limits of NBA's untradable contract
Haynes: Carmelo Anthony on chasing his first ring with the Lakers: 'It's a must have'
Goodwill: Karl-Anthony Towns comfortable among league's best big men
Major injury updates: Zion Williamson • Klay Thompson • Kawhi Leonard
2021-22 NBA season look-ahead
Rohrbach: Who will follow the Phoenix Suns as the NBA's next breakout team?
Goodwill: Kyrie Irving's vaccine stance could push limits of player empowerment
Rohrbach: The next NBA stars available beyond Ben Simmons and Damian Lillard
Schedule release: 16 must-watch matchups, starring Nets and Lakers
Hot Takes We Might Actually Believe
Brooklyn Nets should win the title, with or without Kyrie Irving
May all your wishes comes true this NBA season. See you on the other side of opening night.