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  • Playoff Predictions 2019/20

    What are your predictions for the standings in both conferences?

    I'll go first.

    East
    1. Philly
    2. Milwaukee
    3. Toronto
    4. Indiana
    5. Boston
    6. Orlando
    7. Brooklyn
    8. Detroit
    9. Atlanta

    West
    1. Denver
    2. Utah
    3. Houston
    4. LA Clippers
    5. Golden State
    6. Portland
    7. LA Lakers
    8. Dallas
    9. Spurs
    10. Sac

    I'm rooting for Sacramento out west but they just aren't able to win close or competitive games consistently yet and I think they'll find themselves in a lot of those.

  • #2
    Lol. 2018-19 Raptors changed the NBA forever...

    Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum each stated that they no plans to sit out games during the regular season, citing the competitive Western Conference playoff race.

    “We’re not some big super team. So I don’t think we have the luxury to sit out, especially with how competitive the West is going to be," Lillard told Joe Freeman of The Oregonian.

    Lillard admitted that he was tired after making it to the Western Conference finals last year.

    McCollum added that the Blazers cannot follow the Kawhi Leonard-load management plan.

    “The race in the Western Conference is extremely tight. I don’t know if we can afford to Kawhi it, so to speak. You’ll Kawhi your way out of the playoffs.
    https://basketball.realgm.com/wireta...ury-To-Sit-Out

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    • #3
      Cant argue with your list for the east, might switch the Bucks and 6ers but thats really all Id be confident to switch.

      West: 1 - Houston
      2 - LAC
      3 - LAL
      4 - Denver
      5 - Portland
      6 - Utah
      7 - Golden State
      8 - San Antonio

      Not a huge Denver fan after they lost to a depleted Portland in the playoffs. The Murray/Jokic 2-man game is lethal but I dont trust anyone else to create, plus they are a mediocre defensive team. Just seems like even though my top3 teams arent as complete or deep roster wise, they can just walk backwards into a lot of wins with their duos.

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      • #4
        I'm going to really mess this up, but here's my stab:


        East
        1. Milwaukee
        2. Philly
        3. Boston
        4. Orlando
        5. Toronto
        6. Indiana
        7. Brooklyn
        8. Miami
        9. Atlanta
        10. Detroit
        11. Chicago
        12. Washington
        13. Cleveland
        14. Charlotte
        15. NY


        West
        1. Denver
        2. Houston
        3. LAC
        4. Utah
        5. LAL
        6. Portland
        7. GSW
        8. San Antonio
        9. OKC
        10. Dallas
        11. Sacramento
        12. New Orleans
        13. Minny
        14. Memphis
        15. Phoenix

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        • #5
          golden wrote: View Post
          Lol. 2018-19 Raptors changed the NBA forever...



          https://basketball.realgm.com/wireta...ury-To-Sit-Out
          Yeah when you hear it framed like that by a high-end player like Lilard, to me it speaks to how good the Raptors were last year overall. We load managed Kawhi sitting him out a quarter of the season,and even on the games he played you could see he was conserving himself especially on defense. And yet we still got the 2 seed.

          The truth is that whole team was awesome and even though Kawhi was the best player, he wouldn't have made it without the high end play of the other guys. That team is largely still here (other than Danny), which makes me thing they'll surprise some people in a good way this year
          ==Glad to have doubted the doubters==

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          • #6
            1.Philly
            2.Milwuakee
            3.Indiana
            4.Toronto
            5.Boston
            6.Brooklyn
            7.Orlando
            8.Atlanta
            9.Miami
            10.Chicago
            11.Detroit
            12.Washington
            13.NYK
            14.Clevland
            15.Charlotte

            West
            1.Denver
            2.LAC
            3.Utah
            4.LAL
            5.Houston
            6.GSW
            7.Portland
            8.Dallas
            9.New Orelans
            10.San Antiono
            11.Sacremento
            12.Memphis
            13.OKC
            14.Minny
            15.Pheonix

            Good dam their is alot of good teams in the west. 8-14 in the West could all be tough games on any given night. My top 7 i think are pretty much locks IMO. But i could see Dallas, NO, SA, or Sacramento getting that final playoff spot.
            To be the champs you got to beat the champs

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            • #7
              East:

              1. Bucks
              2. 76ers
              3. Celtics
              4. Raptors
              5. Pacers
              6. Brooklyn
              7. Magic
              8. Bulls

              West:

              1. Nuggets
              2. Rockets
              3. Warriors
              4. Lakers
              5. Clippers
              6. Jazz
              7. Spurs
              8. Blazers
              What it do baybeeee!!

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              • #8
                1. sixers
                2. bucks
                3. celtics
                4. raps
                5. pacers
                6. magic
                7. nets
                8. heat
                9. pistons
                10. hawks
                11. bulls
                12. whizz
                13. knicks
                14. cavs
                15. hornets

                1. rockets
                2. clippers
                3. jazz
                4. lakers
                5. nuggets
                6. warriors
                7. blazers
                8. spurs
                9. mavs
                10. kings
                11. pelicans
                12. wolves
                13. thunder
                14. grizz
                15. suns

                i've seen quite a few pundits like the bulls as a sleeper playoff or fringe playoff team. they have a young talented roster but their infrastructure is rotten and they hate their coach. teams 6 through 10 are the east fringe playoff teams this year in my mind, with the bulls stuck in the purgatory between trying to make the playoffs and the tank brigade.

                the west is bonkers. i think those top 5 could finish in any order and all will be within a few games of one another.

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                • #9
                  chris wrote: View Post
                  1. sixers
                  2. bucks
                  3. celtics
                  4. raps
                  5. pacers
                  6. magic
                  7. nets
                  8. heat
                  9. pistons
                  10. hawks
                  11. bulls
                  12. whizz
                  13. knicks
                  14. cavs
                  15. hornets

                  1. rockets
                  2. clippers
                  3. jazz
                  4. lakers
                  5. nuggets
                  6. warriors
                  7. blazers
                  8. spurs
                  9. mavs
                  10. kings
                  11. pelicans
                  12. wolves
                  13. thunder
                  14. grizz
                  15. suns

                  i've seen quite a few pundits like the bulls as a sleeper playoff or fringe playoff team. they have a young talented roster but their infrastructure is rotten and they hate their coach. teams 6 through 10 are the east fringe playoff teams this year in my mind, with the bulls stuck in the purgatory between trying to make the playoffs and the tank brigade.

                  the west is bonkers. i think those top 5 could finish in any order and all will be within a few games of one another.
                  I dunno about that. Thad young and satoransky are both really solid pick ups. And they seem to have bought into Boylen at the end of last year he expects them to play hard and if they can buy into that and put it all out on the court every night i could see a 40 win team
                  To be the champs you got to beat the champs

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                  • #10
                    Well..... at least 538's computer respects us. 4th in the East this year sounds about right.

                    FWIW, their model had the Raps or Bucks winning it all last year and even 538's editors had a hard time believing it.




                    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com...a-predictions/

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                    • #11
                      bertarapsfan wrote: View Post

                      I dunno about that. Thad young and satoransky are both really solid pick ups. And they seem to have bought into Boylen at the end of last year he expects them to play hard and if they can buy into that and put it all out on the court every night i could see a 40 win team
                      did they? i can't say i paid too much attention but their record was consistently putrid all season under both coaches.

                      i agree they have the talent to win 40 games but that will be up to whether boylen is willing to soften up. that coaching style has a pretty limited shelf life in this league, and usually it starts with success before players tune them out (thibs, skiles, etc). this guy started with 3 hour practices featuring suicide sprints and knuckle pushups from day 1 like he was bob knight coaching the 85 hoosiers. good luck with that in 2019.

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                      • #12

                        1. Bucks
                        2. Hinkies
                        3. Pacers.
                        4. Raps
                        5. Chowda's
                        6. Nets.
                        7. Magic
                        8. Heat
                        9. Pistons
                        10. Hawks
                        11. Bulls
                        12 . Whiz
                        13. Knicks.
                        14. Cavs
                        15. HornetsBobNetCats

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                        • #13
                          1. Bucks
                          2. 76ers
                          3. Pacers
                          4. Raps
                          5. Celtics
                          6. Nets
                          7. Magics
                          8. Pistons
                          9. Heat
                          10. Bulls
                          11. Hawks
                          12 . Wizards
                          13. Knicks
                          14. Cavs
                          15. Hornets

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                          • #14
                            East

                            1. 6ers
                            2. Bucks
                            3. Pacers
                            4. Raptors
                            5. Celtics
                            6. Heat
                            7. Nets
                            8. Magic
                            9. Bulls
                            10. Pistons
                            11. Hawks
                            12. Wizards
                            13. Knicks
                            14. Cavs
                            15. Hornets

                            West

                            1. Clippers
                            2. Rockets
                            3. Nuggets
                            4. Jazz
                            5. Warriors
                            6. Lakers
                            7. Spurs
                            9. Blazers
                            8. Mavericks
                            9. Grizzlies
                            10. T Wolves
                            11. Kings
                            13. Pelicans
                            14. Thunder
                            15. Suns

                            It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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                            • #15
                              KeonClark wrote: View Post
                              East

                              1. 6ers
                              2. Bucks
                              3. Pacers
                              4. Raptors
                              5. Celtics
                              6. Heat
                              7. Nets
                              8. Magic
                              9. Bulls
                              10. Pistons
                              11. Hawks
                              12. Wizards
                              13. Knicks
                              14. Cavs
                              15. Hornets

                              West

                              1. Clippers
                              2. Rockets
                              3. Nuggets
                              4. Jazz
                              5. Warriors
                              6. Lakers
                              7. Spurs
                              9. Blazers
                              8. Mavericks
                              9. Grizzlies
                              10. T Wolves
                              11. Kings
                              13. Pelicans
                              14. Thunder
                              15. Suns
                              Can see you were having a hard time with the West standings. You have Blazers and Grizzlies both at 9, but not really.. and you forgot about #12, which I assume is the Kings?

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