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    New Orleans Pelicans making the playoffs this season?

    I honestly believe they can bounce the Rockets or Grizzlies out of the playoffs for the last spot if they are healthy.

    Especially when you factor the development of Anthony Davis from an All Star to Superstar.

    Remember the Suns had 48 wins last season and didn't make the playoffs.

    I think that could happen with the Rockets or Grizzlies w/ one of them being 7th seed and the other being the 9th seed. I have a feeling Pelicans will be the 8th seed this year.

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    Rivers/Russ Smith
    Freddete/Darius Miller
    Salmons/James Southerland
    Anderson/Babbit
    Withey/Patric Young/Alexis Ajinca

    The Western Conference is stacked!
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    I think they could definitely be a surprise team. It'd have to take about 50 wins to make the playoffs in the west tho, I don't see pelicans doing that THIS YEAR

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    If the bench beyond Anderson sorts itself out we will be a force. Otherwise, we're on the outside looking in. Grizzlies have a better starting 5 and an underrated bench with Koufos, Carter, and some solid young guards. Rockets got worse and I see them as a team in the mix for falling out because they don't have much of a bench either, but we'll see.

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    who the **** knows in the west. the nuggets were a 57 win team before they went down, the Pelicans should be stacked Phoenix will likely be just as good. I honestly think the warriors, blazers and rockets will all have a hard time making the playoffs next year. the west is 11 deep.

    minny, utah, la and sac are the only bad teams and look at minnys lineup

    pekovich/dieng
    young/bennet
    wiggins/brewer
    martin/lavine
    rubio/barea

    not a playoff team yet but not a team to sleep on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEDean89 View Post
    who the **** knows in the west. the nuggets were a 57 win team before they went down, the Pelicans should be stacked Phoenix will likely be just as good. I honestly think the warriors, blazers and rockets will all have a hard time making the playoffs next year. the west is 11 deep.

    minny, utah, la and sac are the only bad teams and look at minnys lineup

    pekovich/dieng
    young/bennet
    wiggins/brewer
    martin/lavine
    rubio/barea

    not a playoff team yet but not a team to sleep on.
    I know!

    Pelicans and Nuggets finally healthy (Both with great starting line ups)

    Kings w/ a full year of Rudy Gay and Demarcus Cousins (Playing w/ Team USA together as well) will improve

    Suns another year together & new 6th man Isaiah Thomas

    Man the West is tough



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    If I was the NBA, I would have 32 teams.

    1) Have Seattle and Las Vegas as expansion teams in the West (Both would be major profit for NBA)

    2) Move Grizzlies to the East (Makes sense geographically)

    Problem solved: Parity.
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    New Orleans is probably the best example of how stacked the West is. They should be this years Suns. Near 50 win team that misses the playoffs.

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    then there would be 17 teams in the east in a 32 team league, you could only move either the Grizz or Pelicans. i think seattle and vancouver should be next in line for a team. they are close geographically but draw from completely different fanbases. i'm not in love with a team in vegas though i don't think it would be a bad spot either. still, seattle and vancouver are probably the 2 biggest untapped north american markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTBaByyy View Post
    I honestly believe they can bounce the Rockets or Grizzlies out of the playoffs for the last spot if they are healthy.

    Especially when you factor the development of Anthony Davis from an All Star to Superstar.

    Remember the Suns had 48 wins last season and didn't make the playoffs.

    I think that could happen with the Rockets or Grizzlies w/ one of them being 7th seed and the other being the 9th seed. I have a feeling Pelicans will be the 8th seed this year.

    Holiday
    Gordon
    Evans
    Davis
    Asik

    Rivers/Russ Smith
    Freddete/Darius Miller
    Salmons/James Southerland
    Anderson/Babbit
    Withey/Patric Young/Alexis Ajinca

    The Western Conference is stacked!
    solid starting 5, but their bench is among the worst in the NBA if not the worst!

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    No way is it the worst in the league, if only because they have one of the best 6th men in the league. But yeah, beyond Ryno it's thin. I'm optimistic for either Withey or Young giving us someone to bang, but the bench guards are all huge questions.

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    I think it's more realistic they bounce Mavs from 8th seed but most realistic they finish outside playoffs.
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    This is Kyrie's team, he won allstar game mvp last year. If Lebron doesn't want to cooperate he can be traded.
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    we wont make the playoffs but will be better than Rockets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Htownballa1622 View Post
    I think it's more realistic they bounce Mavs from 8th seed but most realistic they finish outside playoffs.
    You still mad about Parsons?

    Everything is back to normal, Mavs being the second best Texas team.

    We are looking at 3rd-5th seed, Rockets are just looking to make the playoffs



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    If they could find a good 3/d wing and have Gordon or Evans come off the bench they could be really good

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    Quote Originally Posted by flea View Post
    No way is it the worst in the league, if only because they have one of the best 6th men in the league. But yeah, beyond Ryno it's thin. I'm optimistic for either Withey or Young giving us someone to bang, but the bench guards are all huge questions.
    who Anderson ? id like to see how he bounces back from injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Htownballa1622 View Post
    I think it's more realistic they bounce Mavs from 8th seed but most realistic they finish outside playoffs.
    Care to explain your views?

    When I look at all the playoff teams from the West from last year Houston is the biggest question mark. They have two stars at the top but beyond that their team is looking rather slim. A different coach and I might feel differently but McHale has only proven to be rather inept.

    I am not saying they are a lock to miss the playoffs but they are the team that stands out compared to all the others.

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