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#1 MDI

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 10:58 AM

Basically predictions on how the standings will turn out this year. Heres mine

West

1) Lakers 60-22
2) OKC 58-24
3) Clippers 52-30
4) Spurs 50-32
5) Grizzlies 48-34
6) Jazz 47-35
7) Mavericks 45-37
8) Suns 42-40

I think Warriors and Rockets will be competitive but they'll miss the playoffs


East

1) Miami 59-23
2) Brooklyn 55-27
3) Indiana 51-31
4) New York 50-32
5) Philadelphia 44-38
6) Boston 42-40
7) Cleveland 41-41
8) Washington 39-43

I think Milwaukee will be competitive but they'll miss the playoffs. Derrick Rose's return is still unclear but Im guessing he returns around late January? if thats the case I dont think CHI makes the playoffs

Edited by MDI, September 18, 2012 - 11:00 AM.

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Id put the t-wolves at number 8

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 11:12 AM

Id put the t-wolves at number 8


thats where I had them too but looks like Rubio is gonna miss games uptil Christmas

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 12:01 PM

6) Boston 42-40
7) Cleveland 41-41

I'll eventually put out a list, not enough time right now...but really quick, Cleveland didn't change much at all from last season, when the finished 21-45. Unless Zeller and Waiters do big things and surprise everyone, I'm not really sure about them going .500 this season.

You could also argue that Boston could be a better team than they were last season. Ray Ray may be gone, but he was limping around all year long and being a liability out there, and replacing him with Jet was a great idea. Not only that, but they'll have Jeff Green back, they picked up Courtney Lee, and drafted two big men (Fab Melo and Jared Sullinger) that could actually overachieve, especially Sully. Plus, Pierce was injured for most of last season as well.

Derrick Rose's return is still unclear but Im guessing he returns around late January? if thats the case I dont think CHI makes the playoffs

If he returns in February, that's 36 games he'll play. That's quite a few to jump into the bottom four seeds (and possibly #4, depending on where they stand when he comes back). They have Kirk Hinrich, Nate Robinson, and Marquis Teague as their PG's, and honestly, that could be enough to keep them in the playoffs even if Rose decided he wants to wait until April. Just look at how they were playing with John Lucas and CJ Watson running the show. They went 18-9 without Rose.

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 12:14 PM

^ I think Chicago might just tank, seems like a lost year for them. But yea it really depends on when Rose is back, not sure how he'll be when he returns and how long it takes to get into NBA game shape

Boston seems like a Wild card they could be better but Im not banking on KG's and Pierce's healthy.

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 12:48 PM

I'm too lazy to do the East so here's my West standings for now.

1. Thunder
2. Lakers
3. Spurs
4. Clippers
5. Nuggets
6. Grizzlies
7. Mavericks
8. Warriors

Edited by bfc1125roy, September 18, 2012 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted September 18, 2012 - 01:37 PM

Basically predictions on how the standings will turn out this year. Heres mine

West

1) Lakers 60-22
2) OKC 58-24
3) Clippers 52-30
4) Spurs 50-32
5) Grizzlies 48-34
6) Jazz 47-35
7) Mavericks 45-37
8) Suns 42-40


No Nuggets?

Well, here's mine, and I probably forgot a team or two.

West

1. OKC : 63-19
2. Lakers : 59-23
3. Nuggets : 51-31
4. Spurs : 50-32
5. Clippers : 48-34
6. Grizzlies : 46-36
7. Mavericks: 43-39
8. Jazz : 41-41

East

1. Heat : 60-22
2. Pacers : 53-29
3. Celtics: 51-31
4. Knicks: 48-34
5. Nets : 46-36
6. 76ers : 45-37
7. Hawks: 43-39
8. Raptors : 40-42

- I don't know how competitive Chicago can be without Rose for that long (this time around), but they might just sneak into that 8th spot, maybe higher depending on how soon he gets back.

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 01:58 PM

West

1) Los Angeles Lakers
2) Oklahoma City Thunder
3) San Antonio Spurs
4) Memphis Grizzlies
5) Los Angeles Clippers
6) Dallas Mavericks
7) Minnesota Timberwolves
8) Denver Nuggets

East

1) Miami Heat
2) Boston Celtics
3) Indiana Pacers
4) Philadelphia 76ers
5) New York Knicks
6) Chicago Bulls
7) Brooklyn Nets
8) Milwaukee Bucks

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 02:00 PM

No Nuggets?

Well, here's mine, and I probably forgot a team or two.

West

1. OKC : 63-19
2. Lakers : 59-23
3. Nuggets : 51-31
4. Spurs : 50-32
5. Clippers : 48-34
6. Grizzlies : 46-36
7. Mavericks: 43-39
8. Jazz : 41-41

East

1. Heat : 60-22
2. Pacers : 53-29
3. Celtics: 51-31
4. Knicks: 48-34
5. Nets : 46-36
6. 76ers : 45-37
7. Hawks: 43-39
8. Raptors : 40-42

- I don't know how competitive Chicago can be without Rose for that long (this time around), but they might just sneak into that 8th spot, maybe higher depending on how soon he gets back.




ahhh you're right Denver! Hmm I think they might take the 8 spot then lol I completely forgot about them

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 07:58 PM

West:
1) Oklahoma City Thunder
2) LA Lakers
3) San Antonio Spurs
4) Los Angeles Clippers
5) Memphis Grizzlies
6) Denver Nuggets
7) Minnesota Timberwolves
8) Dallas Mavericks

East:
1) Miami Heat
2) Indiana Pacers
3) Boston Celtics
4) New York Knicks
5) Brooklyn Nets
6) Philadelphia 76ers
7) Chicago Bulls
8) Atlanta Hawks

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Posted September 18, 2012 - 08:04 PM

Lakers
Thunder
Clippers
Spurs
Nuggets
Grizzlies
Mavs

Phoenix, Golden State, Minnesota and Utah will all fight for that last spot. Records will be too close and it'll likely come down to the final week of the season. My money is on Minnesota.

Miami
Boston
Indiana
New York
Philadelphia
Brooklyn
Chicago
Washington
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Posted September 19, 2012 - 06:09 AM

1. Spurs
2. Lakers
3. Thunder
4. Clippers
5. Nuggets
6. Grizzlies
7. Mavericks
8. Wolves/Rockets

I put spurs at top cause they always have the greatest chemistry and teamwork but no athleticism (BORING)

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 09:36 PM

West:

1.Lakers
2.Thunder
3.Spurs
4.Clippers
5.Nuggets
6.Grizzlies
7.Mavs
8.Wolves

East:
1.Heat
2.Pacers
3.Knicks
4.Nets
5.Celtics
6.76ers
7.Bulls
8.Hawks
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Posted September 21, 2012 - 10:31 PM

1. Lakers
2. Thunder
3. Spurs
4. Clippers
5. Nuggets
6. Grizzlies
7. Mavericks
8. Rockets

1. Heat
2. Pacers
3. Celtics
4. Sixers
5. Nets
6. Bulls(if rose is out)
7. Knicks
8. Hawks

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 07:31 PM

West

1. Thunder
2. Lakers
3. Spurs
4. Clippers
5. Nuggets
6. Grizzlies
7. Timberwolves
8. Mavericks

East

1. Heat
2. Pacers
3. Celtics
4. Knicks
5. Nets
6. 76'ers
7. Bulls
8. Hawks

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:03 PM

West

1. Lakers
2. Thunder
3. Clippers
4. Spurs
5. Nuggets
6. Mavericks
7. Blazers
8. T-Wolves

East

1. Heat
2. Pacers
3. Knicks
4. Celtics
5. Nets
6. Bulls
7. 76'ers
8. Hawks

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:23 PM

West

1. Lakers
2. Thunder
3. Clippers
4. Spurs
5. Nuggets
6. Mavericks
7. Blazers
8. T-Wolves

East

1. Heat
2. Pacers
3. Knicks
4. Celtics
5. Nets
6. Bulls
7. 76'ers
8. Hawks


Why the Bulls above the 76'ers and the Knicks so high?

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 07:00 PM

Why the Bulls above the 76'ers and the Knicks so high?


I think the Bulls will hold down the fort and have a reasonable record leading up to the all-star break, then make a good run in the second half of the season sparked by Rose's return.

The Knicks I think will play well this year and take the Atlantic division because the Celtics will be in small decline. The Knicks "being so high" is not really anything to write home about because their conference is trash.

Philly is a good young team, but it will depend how Bynum does as a #1 option. If he plays the way he's expected to, I see Philly climbing as high as the 4th seed.

But thinking about my rankings, does anyone remember the rules for seeding when it comes to the playoffs? Top 3 are division winners followed by best records after that?

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 08:01 PM

You're underestimating the Celtics.

They've reloaded well.

Yes to your last sentence / question too.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 09:35 PM

East:

1.Heat
2.Celtics
3.Pacers
4.Knicks
5.Nets
6.76ers
7.Wizards
8.Raptors

West:

1.Lakers
2.Thunder
3.Spurs
4.Clippers
5.Nuggets
6.Grizzlies
7.Kings
8.Mavs

Edited by LikeABosh, September 29, 2012 - 09:36 PM.





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