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NBA Predictions, Year 4

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Atlantic Division

3) Boston Celtics..............59-23
Toronto Raptors...............40-42
Philadelphia 76ers............38-44
New York Knicks..............30-52
New Jersey Nets..............20-62

Central Division

2) Cleveland Cavaliers.........62-20
5) Chicago Bulls...................44-38
6) Detroit Pistons.................44-38
Indiana Pacers.....................39-43
Milwaukee Bucks..................25-57

Southeast Division

1) Orlando Magic..................63-19
4) Atlanta Hawks..................45-37
7) Washington Wizards..........42-40
8) Miami Heat.......................40-42
Charlotte Bobcats.................35-47

Northwest Division

3) Portland Trailblazers.........57-25
4) Denver Nuggets...............52-30
6) Utah Jazz.........................44-38
Oklahoma City Thunder........29-53
Minnesota Timberwolves.......28-54

Pacific Division

1) Los Angeles Lakers...........63-19
8) Phoenix Suns...................37-45
Los Angeles Clippers............33-49
Golden State Warriors..........32-50
Sacramento Kings................20-62

Southwest Division

2) San Antonio Spurs............60-22
5) Dallas Mavericks...............51-31
7) New Orleans Hornets.........43-39
Houston Rockets...................33-49
Memphis Grizzlies.................22-60

MVP: LeBron James
COY: The coach of whatever team has the most surprising year (I’d bet it’s Rick Adelman)
DPOY: Dwight Howard
ROY: Tyreke Evans
6th Man: Manu Ginobili

Lakers over Celtics in the Finals
[ Edited by LA9erFan on Oct 20, 2009 at 10:56 PM ]
I appreciate the ROY to Tyreke and all but 20 wins for the kings...

Come on man
All that is way to much for me. I'll sum it up in 5 words: "We win it all, again."




Wizards with 40 wins
Originally posted by marshniners24:
I appreciate the ROY to Tyreke and all but 20 wins for the kings...

Come on man

You guys won 17 games last year, and that was with half of a season with Salmons & Miller. Young teams generally struggle for wins, and I don't think the Kings will be any exception. I'll be surprised if they win more than 25.

As for the Wizards, they get Gilbert Arenas & Brendan Haywood back, and added Mike Miller & Randy Foye for basically nothing. And Flip Saunders almost always wins 45+ games. The last time Arenas was healthy, they won 43 games. Heck, the "experts" (ahem) at ESPN have them getting the #5 seed.

These are just guesses, anyway. Almost nothing's based on observation at this point.
[ Edited by LA9erFan on Oct 21, 2009 at 6:44 AM ]
Timberwolves over the Celtics in the finals


Seriously though

Celtics vs Spurs in the finals but i cant decide who to pick to win
[ Edited by valrod33 on Oct 21, 2009 at 9:21 AM ]
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I predict I won't watch a single regular season game this year. I realize Houston doesn't have the star power of year's past, but not one game on TV? Ridiculous.
The NBA - where 4 teams happens...apparently.
Originally posted by TX9R:
I predict I won't watch a single regular season game this year. I realize Houston doesn't have the star power of year's past, but not one game on TV? Ridiculous.
The NBA - where 4 teams happens...apparently.

But the problem is that until/unless T-Mac comes back, you probably have the worst star power in the league. Trevor Ariza might be your most recognizable player. Even the worst teams have guys like Kevin Durant or Al Jefferson...or an exciting rookie like Tyreke Evans.

That being said, I think that there's a good chance that the Rockets win more than the 33 that I predicted here. They still play great defense, and have really good ball movement. I think that Adelman is the favorite for COY.


Over the Magicians.
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by TX9R:
I predict I won't watch a single regular season game this year. I realize Houston doesn't have the star power of year's past, but not one game on TV? Ridiculous.
The NBA - where 4 teams happens...apparently.

But the problem is that until/unless T-Mac comes back, you probably have the worst star power in the league. Trevor Ariza might be your most recognizable player. Even the worst teams have guys like Kevin Durant or Al Jefferson...or an exciting rookie like Tyreke Evans.

That being said, I think that there's a good chance that the Rockets win more than the 33 that I predicted here. They still play great defense, and have really good ball movement. I think that Adelman is the favorite for COY.

And that's my biggest gripe with the NBA that you don't see in the NFL, the star power and marketing of individuals in what's supposed to be a great team game. While there may not be the one guy that goes for 25 every night, Houston has 4-5 guys that any one can go for 20 or so and all are capable of scoring in double figures as evidenced last year.
I actually think w/o Yao clogging the middle and having there as a crutch that Houston will be one of the more exciting teams in the league. Or they could be terrible, but to completely shut out a team that's been in the playoffs the last decade on TV is terrible. What if they are the surprise team? Won't matter, no one will see them.
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East

1) Boston - (66-16)
2) Cleveland- (63-19)
3) Orlando- (60-22)
4) Atlanta- (47-35)
5) Washington- (45-37)
6) Toronto- (44-38)
7) Philadelphia- (43-39)
8) Miami- (39-43)
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9) Chicago- (37-45)
10) Detroit- (35-47)
11) Indiana- (35-47)
12) New York- (34-48)
13) New Jersey- (23-59)
14) Milwaukee- (20-62)
15) Charlotte- (16-66)


West
1) LA Lakers- (65-17)
2) San Antonio- (60-22)
3) Dallas- (55-27)
4) Portland- (52-30)
5) Denver- (52-30)
6) New Orleans- (48-34)
7) Utah- (48-34)
8) Phoenix- (42-40)
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9) Houston- (37-45)
10) LA Clippers- (33-49)
11) Golden State- (33-49)
12) Oklahoma City- (28-54)
13) Sacramento- (26-56)
14) Minnesota- (23-59)
15) Memphis- (21-61)


MVP: LeBron James
COY: Flip Saunders
DPOY: LeBron James
ROY: Tyreke Evans
6th Man: Manu Ginobili


Celtics over Lakers in the NBA Finals in 7 games
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Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Wizards with 40 wins

They will have way more than 40 wins.
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Atlantic Division

3) Boston Celtics..............57-25
Toronto Raptors...............43-39
Philadelphia 76ers............38-44
New Jersey Nets..............30-52
New York Knicks..............23-59

Central Division

2) Cleveland Cavaliers.........62-20
4) Detroit Pistons...................46-36
6) Chicago Bulls.................44-38
Indiana Pacers.....................39-43
Milwaukee Bucks..................25-57

Southeast Division

1) Orlando Magic..................64-18
5) Atlanta Hawks..................45-37
7) Washington Wizards..........43-39
8) Miami Heat.......................40-42
Charlotte Bobcats.................35-47

Northwest Division

3) Portland Trailblazers.........54-28
4) Denver Nuggets...............52-30
6) Utah Jazz.........................44-38
Oklahoma City Thunder........29-53
Minnesota Timberwolves.......25-57

Pacific Division

1) Los Angeles Lakers...........66-16
8) Phoenix Suns...................37-45
Los Angeles Clippers............33-49
Golden State Warriors..........32-50
Sacramento Kings................20-62

Southwest Division

2) San Antonio Spurs............60-22
5) Dallas Mavericks...............48-34
7) New Orleans Hornets.........43-39
Houston Rockets...................33-49
Memphis Grizzlies.................22-60

MVP: LeBron James
COY: Phil Jackson
DPOY: Dwight Howard
ROY: Blake Griffin
6th Man: Manu Ginobili

Magic over the Lakers in the Finals
crzy,

LeBron over Howard for DPOY?