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Old 11-14-2008, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default What's going on with the West?

It's still very early in the season, but right now, the West is only 12-24 against the East. Are we seeing a little more parity between the conferences, is this an anomaly, or just a result of an early schedule?
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:42 PM   #2
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It's still very early in the season, but right now, the West is only 12-24 against the East. Are we seeing a little more parity between the conferences, is this an anomaly, or just a result of an early schedule?
The east is getting better.Cle,orl(howard improving,lewis 2nd year with team),Hawks, etc... Last year was just crazy.
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: What's going on with the West?

Lakers, Suns, Jazz....everybody else, not doing so well at this point.
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:33 PM   #4
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still too early.
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:37 PM   #5
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still too early.


What he said.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:10 PM   #6
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Default Re: What's going on with the West?

althought it doesnt have a direct impact on the floor, the fact that darius miles is not in the western conference anymore ahs to be a big boost mental every team the east steps on the court. that and jamal crawford is improving once again
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: What's going on with the West?

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It's still very early in the season, but right now, the West is only 12-24 against the East. Are we seeing a little more parity between the conferences, is this an anomaly, or just a result of an early schedule?

Dont you worry about us, MaxFly, we're coming back at ya.

real answer:
partly health issues (spurs, blazers, etc), partly reorganized teams (clipps, rockets, denver, warriors, etc)
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:16 PM   #8
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Default Re: What's going on with the West?

Some teams are as strong as them seem. especially spurs, hornets, mavs.

its okay its a better balance.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:17 PM   #9
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Default Re: What's going on with the West?

East teams are getting better, and some west teams are getting worse.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:29 PM   #10
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Default Re: What's going on with the West?

the east is actually getting better. the top of the west is still as strong as ever... but the bottom of the east is vastly better then the bottom of the west.

the clippers, thunder, t-wolves, and grizzlies, collectively are worse then the wizards, nets, bobcats, and bucks

teams with new acquistions such as houston and denver are still figuring things out (though denver looks pretty good already with billups)

elite teams san antonio and dallas are no longer elite, though san antonio could get there when manu and tony get back.

golden state took a huge step back with the combined loss of baron davis and monta ellis (due to injury). and baron davis going to the clips didn't have the opposite effect on the clippers (they look terrible so far)

in terms of the east the bucks, knicks, heat, pacers, and atlanta all improved more then people expected- so far there aren't really any teams out west that have improved more then was expected.

the changes are all to the middle-bottom of the conferences though- the top is still stronger in the west i suspect, especially because i feel the pistons took a step back with the iverson-billups trade (albeit not a big one).

the win-loss record of east v west will swing though once key injured players return- but i would not be surprised if the east ends up having a winning record vs the west due to stronger non-playoff teams in the east.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:23 PM   #11
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East teams are getting better, and some west teams are getting worse.

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Old 11-15-2008, 02:49 AM   #12
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Tonight, Utah lost to the Bobcats?
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:53 AM   #13
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Tonight, Utah lost to the Bobcats?
What's funny about that? Utah is a weak road team.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:58 AM   #14
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Knicks have as many wins vs the West this year as they had all of last year

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Old 11-15-2008, 03:14 AM   #15
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Tonight, Utah lost to the Bobcats?
They were playing without AK47, Deron Williams, AND Okur.

If they pulled out a win @ charlotte, I would've been shocked.
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