Ultimately, the 2021 West Finals may come down to who gets healthy quicker. If Kawhi Leonard ends up making an appearance, the Clippers likely become the favorite. If the Suns get Chris Paul back in game 2 or 3, their chances increase. There are a lot of moving parts in this series which makes picking a winner difficult. However, I do think Phoenix has a distinct advantage.
When looking at these teams’ rosters, Phoenix just has a bevy of young, athletic talent. Ayton and Booker are obviously the centerpieces but players like Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson and even Payne and Saric have been effective and essential to Phoenix’s success. Throw in veterans like Jae Crowder and Torey Craig and Phoenix’s advantage in terms of depth is huge. So with that logic in place, my 2021 West Finals prediction is….
Suns in 7