NBA Prediction Thread: I can't believe we haven't had one of these yet. Pick division winners, the other five playoff teams, sixth man of the year, defensive player of the year and rookie of the year.
posted by HATER 187 to navel gazing at 04:01 PM - 9 comments
Hmm, lemme see if I can bang this out before the grubby-handed ankle-biters start beating the door down. Eastern Conference: Atlantic: Boston Central: Cleveland Southeast: Orlando other five playoff teams: Chicago, Detroit, Washington, Toronto and Atlanta (yeah, you read that last one right). Western Conference: Southwest: Houston (I don't think Dallas or San Antone give a rip about the reg. season any more) Pacific: Phoenix Northwest: Denver Other five: San Antonio, Dallas, Utah, Golden State and Memphis Sixth man of the year: Leandro Barbosa Defensive POY: Tyson Chandler ROY: Kevin Durant
posted by Ufez Jones at 06:39 PM on October 31
I know very little about the NBA, but here are my picks: East Central - Chicago Atlantic - Boston Southeast - Miami Other Playoff (no particular order) - Detroit, Cleveland, Indiana, New Jersey, Washington West Northwest - Denver Pacific - Phoenix Southwest - San Antonio Other Playoff (no particular order) - Utah, Dallas, Houston, L.A. Lakers, New Orleans Sixth man - Ginobili Defense - Duncan Rookie - Durant
posted by holden at 06:43 PM on October 31
East Atlantic-Boston Central-Detroit Southeast-Maimi The Other Five-Chicago, Clevland, New Jersey, Washington, New York West Northwest-Denver Pacific-Phoenix Southwest-Dallas The Other Five-San Antonio, Utah, Houston, Golden State, LA Lakers (provided Kobe stays) Sixth man-total homer pick-David Lee Defense-Ben Wallace wins and unprecented fifth award Rookie-Kevin Durant
posted by HATER 187 at 08:16 PM on October 31
Boston, Phoenix, Mavs. Need i say more? Ok ill throw in Detroit because theyre always in there, and the Bulls because i love that team of young talent.
posted by Jzsteinm at 06:45 AM on November 02
Ahhhh, my favorite time of year. When all the giant heads in Connectticut forget about my beloved Raptors and give them all the ammo in the world to improve. Them guys just don't watch any of their games outside of last years awful playoff series. My team has two teams - 11 players that can play 20 minutes or more, 2 wicked point guards and 2 scoring big men with a host of role players. No team in the East can shoot better, no team in the East is deeper. I just want to get it in writing - because they're all dead wrong. So: East Atlantic-Toronto Central-Chicago Southeast-Miami The Other Five-Detroit, Cleveland, New Jersey, Boston, Washington West Northwest-Denver Pacific-Phoenix Southwest-San Antonio The Other Five-Dallas, Utah, Houston, Golden State, Memphis
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:23 AM on November 02
Boston, Phoenix, Mavs. Need i say more? How about San Antonio, you know the team won the NBA championship last season. The NBA isn't a league that is so easy to predict anymore. Granted San Anton won it all last year, but how many people saw the Cav's in the finals, or Golden State coming out of the first round. After the magic run of Maimi two years ago the NBA has lured me back in for more shattered dreams and broken hearts.
posted by HATER 187 at 10:07 AM on November 02
C'mon, Weedy, let's not be silly. We're already a few days into the season and not a single team has dared to even challenge Boston to a game. We might as well just give them the trophy right now. That (admittedly jokingly) said, the Raps are gonna be a fun team to watch. And I do think that injuries to both Bosh and Bargnani is the only way that Bill Simmons' 39-win prediction is anywhere close to plausible.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:37 PM on November 02
Simmons likes to suggest that he "knows" the NBA. But, much like baseball and football, he only "knows" about 1/4 of the teams and just glosses over the fact that he has little to no idea about the remaing 75%. 39 wins? Well, I guess that 8 win swing would be the games against the all-powerful Celtics (check with me in January, when KG will be playing with Kedrick Perkins as his 2nd option thanks to P-squared and Ray Ray hiting the trainers table - that team's about as deep as a pie plate).
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:04 PM on November 02
I have to admit, part of me hopes that Boston's bigs don't get injured—if that team stays healthy this year, the Boston-Toronto dogfight for the division could be the stuff of legend.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:20 PM on November 05
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