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    Doesn't mean much. There's a difference between losing a guy at various times here and there throughout the course of a season and actually facing the fact that they won't have him until well after the all-star break. They definitely still have a solid roster, capable of playing +.500 ball, but I don't think the transition of replacing him almost full time with Hinrich/Teague is gonna be a seemless as people seem to think.

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    Default Re: 2012-13 EC regular season prediction game

    Mine, excluding division winning placement (i.e. actual records):

    1. Miami Heat
    2. Indiana
    3. NY Knicks
    4. Philla 76ers
    5. Detroit Pistons
    6. Boston Celtics
    7. Brooklyn Nets
    8. Atlanta Hawks
    9. Chicago Bulls
    10. Toronto Craptors
    11. Washington Wizards
    12. Cleveland Cavs
    13. Milwaukee Bucks
    14. Orlando Magic
    15. Charlotte Poopcats

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    1. Miami Heat
    2. Indiana Pacers
    3. Brooklyn Nets
    4. Boston Celtics
    5. Philadelphia 76ers
    6. New York Knicks
    7. Atlanta Hawks
    8. Milwaukee Bucks
    9. Detroit Pistons
    10. Washington Wizards
    11. Toronto Raptors
    12. Chicago Bulls
    13. Orlando Magic
    14. Cleveland Cavaliers
    15. Charlotte Bobcats

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    Miami
    Boston
    Brooklyn
    Indiana
    Philadelphia
    New York
    Chicago
    Toronto
    Atlanta
    Milwaukee
    Washington
    Cleveland
    Detroit
    Orlando
    Charlotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by SESSEL15
    Miami
    Boston
    Brooklyn
    Indiana
    Philadelphia
    New York
    Chicago
    Toronto
    Atlanta
    Milwaukee
    Washington
    Cleveland
    Detroit
    Orlando
    Charlotte
    Our first playoff bound prediction !

    Part of me hopes your right ! Dont see it.....but....

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    I see a lot of down on Chicago and high on Brooklyn.

    I see that backwards.

    Interestingly my take is Chicago will be fine - not first place but solid upper half behind Miami Boston Indy et al

    Brooklyn is a team I see some issues for. Chemistry wont be there right off the bat. Johnson always suspect of lazy defense. Gwal is old. Still on Dron. Is the big man Lope as real as the promise and money or does he coast on the big contract being the 4th option?? Too talented not to make the playoffs but a weak start to the season would not surprise me..... loosing some games to a team like Toronto when they are expected to win....

    Now hardly surprising cause I do have Washington a lot higher than most or all you.... but season will tell.
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    1. Miami Heat
    2. Brooklyn Nets
    3. Boston Celtics
    4. Philadelphia 76ers
    5. Indiana Pacers
    6. Chicago Bulls
    7. New York Knicks
    8. Atlanta Hawks
    9. Milwaukee Bucks
    10. Detroit Pistons
    11. Washington Wizards
    12. Toronto Raptors
    13. Cleveland Cavaliers
    14. Orlando Magic
    15. Charlotte Bobcats

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    Quote Originally Posted by keantona
    1. Miami Heat
    2. Brooklyn Nets
    3. Boston Celtics
    4. Philadelphia 76ers
    5. Indiana Pacers
    6. Chicago Bulls
    7. New York Knicks
    8. Atlanta Hawks
    9. Milwaukee Bucks
    10. Detroit Pistons
    11. Washington Wizards
    12. Toronto Raptors
    13. Cleveland Cavaliers
    14. Orlando Magic
    15. Charlotte Bobcats
    really?!?!

    care to share why? not being facetious, just curious about some of your predictions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jballer
    Our first playoff bound prediction !

    Part of me hopes your right ! Dont see it.....but....
    Somebody had to do it , lol

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    *Bump Thread*

    Not that this should change your mind but an interesting take.

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    25 Toronto Raptors
    For the first time in a long time, the Toronto Raptors acquired talent worth acquiring.

    By obtaining Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets, the Raptors not only showed that they are ready to move on from Jose Calderon, but they are also serious about competing and becoming a relevant team.

    It's either that or get left way behind in a stacked Atlantic Division. It's a given that they'll most likely end up behind four teams that could make the postseason, but it's a positive that they'll actually feature some solid talent worth relying on.

    Joining Lowry will be draft picks Terrence Ross and Quincy Acy, as well as Landry Fields, John Lucas III and Jonas Valanciunas, who was the Raptors' lottery pick from last year. Hopefully, the Olympics aren't a strong showing of what to expect next year, because Valanciunas didn't exactly impress anyone in his time with Lithuania.

    Then again, it's not as if Linas Kleiza ever plans on transferring his expertise in the international game to the NBA.

    Also, they gave Landry Fields $20 million. Sorry to bring it up.

    24. Detroit Pistons

    They're not exactly on par with their counterparts of the late-1980's or the mid-'2000's, but the 2012 Detroit Pistons can at least say they're on the right track to becoming a quality team.

    Through an excellent draft where they took center Andre Drummond, power forward Khris Middleton and guard Kim English, the Pistons have surrounded a young, talented roster with even more talent that could potentially change the outlook of this team for the better.

    You may not have noticed, but the Pistons started to look really good by season's end and will be looking to carry that momentum into the coming season.

    While the Pistons didn't do much in terms of free agency, they're more reliant on the roster they have instead of pursuing players who could potentially make the team better. It's not that bad of an idea considering the team is sporting the likes of Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe.

    However, the team did trade away Ben Gordon for Corey Maggette, and that's always a good thing.

    21 Milwaukee Bucks

    I can't believe I'm saying it, but who else is excited for Milwaukee Bucks basketball?

    In recent years, the Bucks have been playing this incoherent and jumbled mess of a game on the offensive end. Even with Brandon Jennings running the point, the Bucks couldn't snap out of this offense that set a limit at 95 points as its max. They were a good defensive team, but their offense was too inconsistent to support the entire team.

    That may change this season. Set to play in their first full season together, Jennings and Monta Ellis combine to form one of the league's most dynamic backcourts. Jennings' abilities as a shooter and Ellis' abilities to drive means that there should be little discrepancy between the two when it comes to finding their spots on the floor.

    The Bucks will be coming out the gates with a slightly new roster with Samuel Dalembert set to replace Andrew Bogut and rookie John Henson looking to make his voice heard as the team's resident shot-blocker

    20 Washington Wizards

    Month by month goes by, and the Washington Wizards are appearing less like the laughingstock of the NBA and more like a team that's striving for relevance.

    They took another step in the right direction this offseason. They utilized the draft to fill in a void at the two by selecting Bradley Beal and traded the contract of Rashard Lewis for Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza.

    With Okafor and Ariza possibly joining Nene Hilario in the starting frontcourt next year, the Wizards suddenly don't look all that bad. Also, with the Orlando Magic losing a lot of ground and going into rebuilding mode, the Wizards could take advantage and become the third-best team in a division that may only have one postseason team.

    The Wizards will continue to rely on young talent to get them to the next level, as they will also be continuing to keep a close eye on the development of Trevor Booker, Kevin Seraphin, Jordan Crawford and Jan Vesely.

    Most of all, they'll be looking to John Wall to begin taking the next step

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    I'll throw my name into the hat. Most likely to be very wrong.

    1 Heat
    2 Celtics
    3 Nets
    4 Pacers
    5 Bulls
    6 Knicks
    7 Hawks
    8 76ers
    9 Bucks
    10 Raptors
    11 Pistons
    12 Wizards
    13 Cav's
    14 Magic
    15 Bobcats

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    1 Heat
    2 Celtics
    3 Pacers
    4 Knicks
    5 Nets
    6 76ers
    7 Bulls
    8 Hawks
    9 Wizards
    10 Bucks
    11 Cavs
    12 Raptors
    13 Pistons
    14 Bobcats
    15 Magic

    I'm not entirely sure, but atm I do think the wizard will be much improved this season (largely depends on Wall finally having some talent and players with correct attitudes around him), Cavs/Raps/Pistons all seem about the same to me right now. Nets at 5 (haven't seen them play, i like the backcourt, not sold on their frontcourt)
    - actual result will probably be very different

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

    Celtics are a year older and they finished last season stronger than expected.
    NY and Nets are more talented than Indiana or Philly.
    I rank Toronto above the tanking teams.

    BTW, longing for next fantasy season.

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

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    Default Re: 2012-13 EC regular season prediction game

    1. Miami Heat
    2. Indiana Pacers
    3. Brooklyn Nets
    4. Boston Celtics
    5. New York Knicks
    6. Philadelphia 76ers
    7. Chicago Bulls
    8. Atlanta Hawks
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    9. Milwaukee Bucks
    10. Washington Wizards
    11. Detroit Pistons
    12. Toronto Raptors
    13. Orlando Magic
    14. Cleveland Cavaliers
    15. Charlotte Bobcats

    -I think Miami is a no brainer for the #1 spot.
    -Pacers were very solid last year and had a good playoff showing, can't see another team being better than them (regular season) other than Miami.
    -Brooklyn's record depends on their health, but they added Joe Johnson and should finish ahead of Boston because of the age factor.
    -I think Boston is probably the 2nd best team in the East but their age and injuries will play a factor in their regular season record.
    -Knicks have Two superstars, and added veteran depth. With Linsanity over, its time for the two superstars to step it up.
    -Philly lost their best player but have great depth behind him, and added the 2nd best Center in the league.
    -Chicago will struggle early, but when/if Rose comes back, they'll be able to sneak into the playoffs. Record depends on how quickly Rose returns to game action/100%.
    -Atlanta is still a pretty talented team, but they'll be in a battle for the last spot.

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