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Old 08-01-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Default EC Final Standing ? Anyone willing to make bold predictions ?

Summer - down time - 6 weeks away from start of season.

I guess most of all the moves are made now Jennings is off board witht the Pistons. Perhaps Omar Asik is still in play but I dont see anyone in the east making that move.

Anyone wanna through down their conference predictions for posterity ?
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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1. Miami
2. Indiana
3. Chicago
4. Brooklyn
5. New York
6. Atlanta
7. Toronto
8. Detroit
9. Cleveland
10.Washington
11.Milwaukee
12.Boston
13.Orlando
14.Charlotte
15.Philadelphia
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Based on current rosters and assuming no other major moves are done:

1. Miami
2. Brooklyn
3. Indiana
4. Chicago
5. New York
6. Atlanta
7. Washington
8. Detroit
9. Cleveland
10. Toronto
11. Milwaukee
12. Boston
13. Charlotte
14. Philly
15. Orlando
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:11 AM   #4
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1. Miami
2. Indiana
3. Chicago
4. Brooklyn
5. New York
6. Atlanta
7. Toronto
8. Detroit
9. Cleveland
10.Washington
11.Milwaukee
12.Boston
13.Orlando
14.Charlotte
15.Philadelphia

WC
1. LAC
2. OKC
3. SAN
4. HOU
5. MEM
6. GS
7. LAL
8. DAL
9. DEN
10.NOP
11.UTA
12.MIN
13.POR
14.SAC
15.PHO

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WC
1. LAC
2. OKC
3. SAN
4. HOU
5. MEM
6. GS
7. LAL
8. DAL
9. DEN
10.NOP
11.UTA
12.MIN
13.POR
14.MIN
15.SAC


You got Minnesota twice.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:21 AM   #6
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1 Miami
2 Brooklyn
3 Indiana
4 Chicago
5 New York
6 Cleveland
7 Toronto (38 wins)
8 Detroit (37 wins)
9 Washington
10 Atlanta
11. Milwaukee
12. Boston
13. Charlotte
14. Philly
15. Orlando

My bold pick last year Detroit is no surprise to anyone.

My bold pick this year is the Cavs. Bynum plays a near All star season and with a big man of that efficiency all the other bits and pieces "go off like a bank". Tristan no long get as beat up unside and get real productive numbers with Earl Clark to add depth. Jarret Jack gives Irving the rest he needs - he no longer carries it all. JJ also spells DionW giving maturity to the back court.
The Cavs are a very dangerous team IF Bynum can play productive. I think Varej is back and healthy too is he not ????
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Am I the only one who thinks that Washington is going to be pretty good this year?

A healthy Wall and Beal looked really good to finish up last season. They have a couple solid (but not great) veterans in the frontcourt that can hold things down defensively and give a bit on offense. I wouldn't be surprised to see them even get a 6th seed if everyone can stay reasonably healthy.
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Am I the only one who thinks that Washington is going to be pretty good this year?

A healthy Wall and Beal looked really good to finish up last season. They have a couple solid (but not great) veterans in the frontcourt that can hold things down defensively and give a bit on offense. I wouldn't be surprised to see them even get a 6th seed if everyone can stay reasonably healthy.

Not sold yet.
Wall has been a disappointment so far, a few good stretches aside.

I also think their front court is aging and inconsistent.
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bluerap, Indiana and Chi are same division, so they can't place 2 and 3

Here's mine. Different but I don't think crazy.

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

And my dark horse twist call is that James gets injured and missed extended playing time at some point
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1. Miami
2. Indiana
3. Brooklyn
4. Chicago
5. New York
6. Detroit
7. Cleveland
8. Charlotte

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9. Washington
10. Atlanta
11. Toronto
12. Philadelphia
13. Boston
14. Orlando
15. Milwaukee
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Am I the only one who thinks that Washington is going to be pretty good this year?

A healthy Wall and Beal looked really good to finish up last season. They have a couple solid (but not great) veterans in the frontcourt that can hold things down defensively and give a bit on offense. I wouldn't be surprised to see them even get a 6th seed if everyone can stay reasonably healthy.

I dont think your off the mark at all.

I have them at 9th and thought highly of the nucleus last year. I struggled where to fit them in my ranking and you could very well be right.

They didnt do anything in the offseason so I think people are omitting them because there is no sex appeal. Wall and Beal for a whole season should make a difference. Their Euro shooting forward (janV?) needs to step up.

My current thinking is : Drummond Monroe et al (young) plus pieces added in Detroit > Washington; but there is the danger of inconsistency in Motwon and Washington will likely be "more consistent" if not more talented. Actually the same for Toronto too. Val Gay Derozan and additions > Washington mostly because I envision Toronto being a highly efficient team in D this season.

I could be wrong
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #12
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@ Greydawn and Chambs...

I admire your fortitude gentlemen.

But no team that has Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions as the 1 and 2 Point Guards is an 8th place team ; not even in the east.

See your pick Charlotte.

I mean I like the pick up of AlJ and and Kidd-Gilchrist is a great player in the making..... but look at the PGs you ignore below the Bobcats (new Hornets).

KLow/Augustin
John Wall
Jeff Teague /Lou Williams/ and wundergerman Schroeder in Atlanta.
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@ Greydawn and Chambs...

I admire your fortitude gentlemen.

But no team that has Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions as the 1 and 2 Point Guards is an 8th place team ; not even in the east.

See your pick Charlotte.

I mean I like the pick up of AlJ and and Kidd-Gilchrist is a great player in the making..... but look at the PGs you ignore below the Bobcats (new Hornets).

KLow/Augustin
John Wall
Jeff Teague /Lou Williams/ and wundergerman Schroeder in Atlanta.

I do have Washington seeded above Charlotte, so I don't ignore Wall there.

But yeah, lol, Charlotte, I know. But the rest of the bottom half of the East is so LOLable that everyone has a chance, and Charlotte with a young (but not as young as previously) nucleus and free of internal beef/tension/drama (other than sucking so hard for so long), has a chance.
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You said bold predictions, had to go off the charts a bit!

I expect Charlotte to have the best season of their franchise this coming season. Doubtful they even make the playoffs, but stranger things have happened. I'm a big Al Jefferson fan, and I'm thinking MKG and Biyombo will compliment him really well. Kemba Walker and Henderson need to elevate their games for this to be a playoff team, though.

But like I said, just being bold.
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1. Miami
2. Chicago
3. Brooklyn
4. Indiana
5. New York
6. Atlanta
7. Detroit
8. Cleveland
9. Washington
10. Boston
11. Toronto
12. Charlotte
13. Milwalkee
14. Philly
15. Orlando

I'll easily put a healthy D.Rose and the Bulls in second. They were in first the year before.

Brooklyn IMO is the better team than Chicago, but their starters are old and they can't be the regular season champs.

Indiana and NY take a step back while the Heat the beasts of the east.

Still going to take Atlanta in the playoffs, because I love Milsap as a player.

Boston is ahead of the Raps thanks to Rondo.
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