With the NBA season entering the month of April, we will begin to see teams start to separate themselves from being playoff “contenders” or playoff “pretenders.” The NBA trade deadline has come and gone and now, we will begin to see who actually has a real shot to win a title.
While many are looking at some of the top teams in both conferences as the favorites to be NBA champions, there are still plenty of teams who are flying under-the-radar. These are the most dangerous teams come playoff time and could be teams that could sneak into the NBA Finals and have a real shot at winning a title.
Last year, we saw the 5-seed Miami Heat go on a dominant run in the NBA Bubble and become the first 5-seed to make it to the NBA Finals.
That Heat team was definitely a sleep team to make the NBA Finals, especially with the Milwaukee Bucks having the best record in the league, as well as other teams like the Raptors and Celtics all having championship aspirations.
This year, there are a handful of teams in the playoff picture right now in both conferences that have a real chance to make a similar run to The Finals that the Miami Heat made last year, but nobody is talking about these teams.
With that said, let’s take a look and analyze the four biggest sleepers that could contend for a championship this season.