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Old 01-07-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default Looking at the Eastern Conference

As far as the playoffs go:

4 locks: Celtics, Cavs, Magic, Hawks
2 probable: Raptors,Heat

Then you have a logjam with: Knicks, 76ers, Bobcats, Bulls, Pistons and Pacers battling for 2 spots (purposely left out the Wizards with Arenas out).

Based on what you've seen so far, how do you think it will shake out?
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
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Bobcats i'm REALLY confident in. Knicks much less so. But i'd go with them 7 and 8. And Knicks not cause i think we are so fantastic, just because i think the other teams are even more flawed.
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I think the 7/8 spots go to the Bobcats and............the Knicks!
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:43 PM   #4
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Default Re: Looking at the Eastern Conference

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As far as the playoffs go:

4 locks: Celtics, Cavs, Magic, Hawks
2 probable: Raptors,Heat

Then you have a logjam with: Knicks, 76ers, Bobcats, Bulls, Pistons and Pacers battling for 2 spots (purposely left out the Wizards with Arenas out).

Based on what you've seen so far, how do you think it will shake out?

Personally, I'd like to see Sixers and Wiz
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:44 PM   #5
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Default Re: Looking at the Eastern Conference

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As far as the playoffs go:

4 locks: Celtics, Cavs, Magic, Hawks
2 probable: Raptors,Heat

Then you have a logjam with: Knicks, 76ers, Bobcats, Bulls, Pistons and Pacers battling for 2 spots (purposely left out the Wizards with Arenas out).

Based on what you've seen so far, how do you think it will shake out?

so you put pistons in there, but no Bucks who is currently in the playoff .

there is absolutely no chance pistons make the playoff. tanking ftw
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:47 PM   #6
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Default Re: Looking at the Eastern Conference

Pacers and 76ers have no chance for the playoffs IMO. 76ers could make
it if they significantly improve somehow, but the Pacers are terrible.

It's up to the Bobcats, Bulls, Bucks and Knicks for that 7th and 8th spot. I could see the Knicks losing out if they start to blow their team up.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:49 PM   #7
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As far as the playoffs go:

4 locks: Celtics, Cavs, Magic, Hawks
2 probable: Raptors,Heat

Then you have a logjam with: Knicks, 76ers, Bobcats, Bulls, Pistons and Pacers battling for 2 spots (purposely left out the Wizards with Arenas out).

Based on what you've seen so far, how do you think it will shake out?

Surprised you didn't mention the Bucks. Redd could injury himself again and they could go back to winning.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:56 PM   #8
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Do I have to look?
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:21 PM   #9
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Surprised you didn't mention the Bucks. Redd could injury himself again and they could go back to winning.

I meant to type Bucks instead of Pacers, my bad. Sorry InspiredLebowski.
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:25 PM   #10
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I meant to type Bucks instead of Pacers, my bad. Sorry InspiredLebowski.

None needed. John Wall baby!
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:31 PM   #11
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None needed. John Wall baby!

He's going to the Nets. Hey, can we swap Henderson for Hansbrough?
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Default Re: Looking at the Eastern Conference

it is a disadvantage to the Easts good teams to play **** teams four times a year and then to play the really tough teams only twice a year. The West teams have to play the really tough teams four times a year and it does effect their win / loss somewhat but the will be better prepared come playoff time. The NBA should have changed this years ago. Just play each team the same number of times and let the records fall where they may.
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He's going to the Nets. Hey, can we swap Henderson for Hansbrough?

If we hadn't signed Dahntay Jones then maybe. I thought Henderson was one of the handful of players we could draft. Hansbrough's a fan favorite already though, like we knew he would be, and wouldn't want to give the fickle fair weather ill informed Indiana fans another reason to lash out at Bird.
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I like the Bobcats, Larry Brown has them playing defense..Stephen Jackson was a good addition. And the Bucks too.

1. Celtics
2. Cavs
3. Magic
4. Hawks
5. Heat
6. Raptors
7. Bobcats
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it is a disadvantage to the Easts good teams to play **** teams four times a year and then to play the really tough teams only twice a year. The West teams have to play the really tough teams four times a year and it does effect their win / loss somewhat but the will be better prepared come playoff time. The NBA should have changed this years ago. Just play each team the same number of times and let the records fall where they may.
the worst teams the last 3 or so years have all been in the west. POF
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