Three Surprise Teams in the NBA That Will Battle For a Playoff Spot

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Three Surprise Teams in the NBA That Will Battle For a Playoff Spot

Every year there is a team that comes out of nowhere to shock the NBA world with their success. They are overlooked and underrated in all the preseason prognostications.

They are undervalued by the national audience. A lot of times they even begin slowly out of the gate and analysts begin to feel secure in their predictions of mediocrity before they emerge as a team to be reckoned with.

Last year, this team was the Denver Nuggets. While they were not generally predicted to be a bad basketball team, most preseason previews had them finishing without making the playoffs or with another early round defeat.

Of course, NBA fans are familiar with the success the Nuggets enjoyed in the 2008-2009 season, coming within two games of their first franchise NBA Finals appearance and giving the eventual champs all they could handle in the Western Conference Finals.

With the start of the 2009-2010 NBA season less than two weeks away, I would like to offer my prediction on three teams that I believe have the potential to surprise everyone and compete for a playoff spot.

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