Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > NBA Forum

NBA Forum NBA Message Board - NBA Fan Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-06-2017, 09:26 PM   #1
INDI
Local High School Star
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,130
Default 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Cavs
Celtics
Wizards
Toronto
Bucks
That leaves 5 spots wide open.

The other three playoff teams Hawks, Pacers, and Bulls all lost their core players and no longer have an advantage over any of the non playoff teams in the east.

My predictions are Brooklyn makes it in. They are the only team in the east outside of the top 5 that seems to be on an uptick. I also like the sixers but the youthfulness and injury bug makes me hesitate (atleast for this season).
INDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 09:34 PM   #2
MrFonzworth
Sam "The Shooter" Hyde
 
MrFonzworth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2,811
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

The Nets are ready to take the NBA by storm. ECF if everything goes right.
MrFonzworth is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 09:38 PM   #3
scuzzy
Life After L.A.
 
scuzzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 6,785
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Nets Nuggets Finals


/thread
scuzzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 09:41 PM   #4
k0kakw0rld
The Special One
 
k0kakw0rld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: GOATHAM CITY
Posts: 5,858
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrFonzworth
The Nets are ready to take the NBA by storm. ECF if everything goes right.
Agreed
k0kakw0rld is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 10:06 PM   #5
INDI
Local High School Star
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,130
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrFonzworth
The Nets are ready to take the NBA by storm. ECF if everything goes right.

Not if your talking about the next decade. They can make it as high as a 6th seed though. That's a testament to how sorry the east is this year.
INDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 10:07 PM   #6
MrFonzworth
Sam "The Shooter" Hyde
 
MrFonzworth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2,811
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Quote:
Originally Posted by INDI
Not if your talking about the next decade. They can make it as high as a 6th seed though. That's a testament to how sorry the east is this year.
I'm talking about THIS YEAR, here and now. They've been making the right moves & D-Lo is gonna take the next step. His impact goes beyond what the casual fans can see.
MrFonzworth is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 10:15 PM   #7
Orlando Magic
NBA sixth man of the year
 
Orlando Magic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 7,883
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Orlando Magic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 10:19 PM   #8
INDI
Local High School Star
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,130
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrFonzworth
I'm talking about THIS YEAR, here and now. They've been making the right moves & D-Lo is gonna take the next step. His impact goes beyond what the casual fans can see.

Cavs and Celtics a lock for that and the wizards play a tough 3rd fiddle. Best Brooklyn can do is a playoff birth but ECF I'm not sure of what's in the kool-aid
INDI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 10:28 PM   #9
fourkicks44
Sixers' Hype Man
 
fourkicks44's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Super Dario World
Posts: 1,942
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Orlando Magic

I'm quite confident that the Sixers will make it to the 8th seed.

But after 2 preseason games I can see even more clearly now how important Joel Embiid is to this team. I'm talking about defense particularly.

A healthy Jojo and I see the 76ers in a 4/5 playoff with the Bucks.

I think Toronto will fall off a bit, especially if they get injuries.
fourkicks44 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 11:07 PM   #10
jalbert009
Made that high school varsity squad
 
jalbert009's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Earth
Posts: 721
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Hornets Walker / Dwight
Heat Dragic / Whiteside

Then fighting for 8th seed is 76ers, Pistons and Knicks.
jalbert009 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 11:10 PM   #11
HylianNightmare
The Magic are a trash
 
HylianNightmare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 15,786
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Heat
Hornets
Posting
Nets
Knicks
HylianNightmare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 11:16 PM   #12
Dr. Cheesesteak
National High School Star
 
Dr. Cheesesteak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,279
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Hornets are in, due to their traditional "playoffs every other year" routine.

Sixers and Heat should make the other 2 spots. Granted, these 3 teams won't necessarily be the bottom 3 seeds. Toronto probably takes a big dip and I'm big on Sixers or Hornets creeping around that 4-5 seed.

Knicks, Pistons, and maybe even the Nets could make some noise as well. But my money is currently on Cavs, Celts, Bucks, Wiz, Hornets, Sixers, Raptors, Heat.
Dr. Cheesesteak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 11:22 PM   #13
NBAGOAT
Great college starter
 
NBAGOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: North Korea
Posts: 3,724
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

hornets should be in but are in some trouble. They have no depth at pg and Batum who is crucial for their playmaking just got injured. I feel like the Heat are a lock for the playoffs and only need to go .500. Whiteside/Dragic with their good role players and Spoelstra coaching is definitely enough. Comes down to Philly and Det for the last spot for me. Philly's def more promising but they're young and Embiid is crucial.
NBAGOAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 11:30 PM   #14
D-Wait
National High School Star
 
D-Wait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,050
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Propably Miami, Detroit and Charlotte.

Wouldn't shock me if the Sixers made it though. (assuming Embiid healthy and playing like an all-star)

Last edited by D-Wait : 10-06-2017 at 11:36 PM.
D-Wait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2017, 12:17 AM   #15
FreezingTsmoove
The Sheriff
 
FreezingTsmoove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 8,276
Default Re: 5 teams a lock for the playoffs in the East. Who else gets in?

Cavs
Celtics
Nets
Raptors
Heat
FreezingTsmoove is online now   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:


Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:11 PM.




NBA BASKETBALL FORUM KEY LINKS:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
Search Site

FOLLOW US
Twitter
Facebook


















Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy