Sunday, October 11, 2009

NBA Preseason Predictions

The NBA regular season is coming up. Along with 12 other unpaid people, I am excited. Math is reason.

East
Atlantic
Boston (Sheed + Big 3 + Rondo) Overall: 2
Toronto (Foreignness + Bosh) Overall: 5
New Jersey (Young - VC + ruggedness)
Philadelphia (Youth - Miller+ Brand's achiness)
New York (Worst team + worst team + worst team)

Central
Cavs (Shaq + another year of Lebron aging + expiring Lebron contract) Overall: 1
Chicago (Rose + Deng's return) Overall: 4
Detroit (Gordon + Villanueva < Sheed + Iverson (really Billups) + McDyess)
Indiana (Boring + Decent = last year again)
Milwaukee (Michael Redd + Brandon Jennings = 105 points?)

Southeast
Orlando (Vincanity + (new) Superman + healthy Jameer) Overall: 3
Washington (Healthy stars + key additions = Most improved team) Overall: 6
Atlanta (Plenty of bodies + Joe Johnson) Overall: 7
Miami (DWade + clean(ish) soph. Beasley) Overall: 8
Charlotte (Lack of star power + average youth = same old Bobcats)

West

Northwest
Portland (Roy = Most underrated player in NBA) Overall: 3
Utah (Millsap + Boozer = starter?) Overall: 4
Denver (Western Conference + Melo = anywhere between 1st and 8th) Overall: 6
Oklahoma City (Durant + Green + Westbrook + Harden = maybe next decade)
Minnesota (Rubio mess + Sessions signing + Flynn/Lawson draft = how many pgs do you need?)

Pacific
LA Lakers (Kobe + League's best front court = #1 again) Overall: 1
Golden State (Ellis healthy + Curry addition + Randolph improvement = team to watch) Overall: 5
LA Clippers (Griffin > Randolph)
Phoenix (Amare's health + Nash/Hill's aging legs = +/- 10 wins)
Sacramento (? + ? = last)

Southwest
San Antonio (Jefferson = best off season move, Duncan = legend, Ginobili = best 6th man) Overall: 2
Dallas (Marion = not enough) Overall: 7
New Orleans (CP3 = best pg CP3 not = one man show) Overall: 8
Houston (McGrady's injury + Yao's injury = Ariza/Brooks 1-2 combo?)
Memphis (ball hog + ball hog + ball hog + ball hog = 15 wins?)

Finals: LA Lakers over Boston Celtics (4-2)

MVP: Lebron James
Rookie of the Year: Tyreke Evans
Defensive Player of the Year: Dwight Howard
Most Improved Player: Anthony Randolph
6th Man: Manu Ginobili
Coach: Nate McMillan

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