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Boston Faithful
07-26-2009, 03:11 PM
It seems obvious to me at this point.

Lakers, Spurs, Mavs and Blazers in the West
Celtics, Cavs, Heat and Magic in the East

If Lamar Odom really does sign with the Heat, even without Boozer, I still think they are the fourth best team in the East. If Boozer is traded to them, it only makes them more elite.

Obviously the Celtics, Cavs and Magic will blow the 6, 7 and 8 seeds out of the water.

And in the West, everyone was so equal last year, but the Spurs made SO many improvements and virtually traded nothing. It couldn't be more of a lock barring injuries that the Lakers and Spurs will advance. The Blazers were already the four seed last year, all their players are only going to get better (except probably Oden) and they just added a very good PG. The Mavs also added Marion and Gooden without giving anything up either.

Meanwhile, the Hornets, Nuggets, and Hawks all pretty much stood pat - the only real contenders to get into the second round. The Rockets, and Suns got drastically worse and after the Jazz trade Boozer I can't see them being more than the 7 or 8 seed.

What do you think? This could be the most predictable first round in playoff history.

hail2theskins21
07-26-2009, 03:16 PM
Wizards are better than the Heat, even if they do get Odom.

I think we have some really good depth that will get us a 4 seed this year.

Adding Oberto was a good move as well.

Arenas/Foye/Crittenton
Miller/Nick Young/Stevenson
Butler/Miller/McGuire
Jamison/Blatche/McGee
Haywood/Oberto/McGee

And we can still trade Mike James' 6.9 expiring contract to a team that wants to be a player in the 2010 summer of free agency. We could add another legitament piece for him, because 6.9 mill is highly valued especially for the 2010 summer.

Don't get me wrong i think the Heat are very good, I just think my Wiz are better.

Kakaroach
07-26-2009, 03:19 PM
Yes they are already semi-finals. That is exactly why the playoffs exist, so that all the other teams don't have a chance at winning at all. :pity:

LAKERRS24
07-26-2009, 03:24 PM
Yes they are already semi-finals. That is exactly why the playoffs exist, so that all the other teams don't have a chance at winning at all. :pity:

Everybody has a chance, every team starts with 0-0.

SidTheKid87
07-26-2009, 03:26 PM
the suns got drastically worse by losing who? Shaq who didn't fit in that system at all to begin with? The suns will make the playoffs.

Boston Faithful
07-26-2009, 03:36 PM
the suns got drastically worse by losing who? Shaq who didn't fit in that system at all to begin with? The suns will make the playoffs.

The Suns are horrible. First they trade Marion for Shaq. Then they traded away Diaw and Bell, two key system players for Jason Richardson, a ballhog who won't make much of a difference. They traded Shaq (an All-Star and 18 and 9 last year) to release Ben Wallace and probably Sasha Pavlovic.

They aren't going to be good at all. I'll be surprised if they win 40 games.

zo#33
07-26-2009, 03:37 PM
Lol.. its the nba.. everything can happen. injuries, players decling etc etc

itsripcity32
07-26-2009, 03:38 PM
whats the point of this thread. theres something called injuries. or did u forget what happened to kg

GREATNESS ONE
07-26-2009, 03:40 PM
Nuggets?

shonk688
07-26-2009, 03:43 PM
NO! Injuries thats all I have to say about that.

ink
07-26-2009, 03:46 PM
Yeah let's just cancel the season and the first round.

:pity:

Great unbiased thread.

:laugh:

There's very little reason to even play any games except the last 3 rounds. Save a lot of money and unnecessary time.

JWO35
07-26-2009, 03:48 PM
Of course it's already set...its the middle of the Off-season :D

Dirty30
07-26-2009, 03:50 PM
Wizards are better than the Heat, even if they do get Odom.

I think we have some really good depth that will get us a 4 seed this year.

Adding Oberto was a good move as well.

Arenas/Foye/Crittenton
Miller/Nick Young/Stevenson
Butler/Miller/McGuire
Jamison/Blatche/McGee
Haywood/Oberto/McGee

And we can still trade Mike James' 6.9 expiring contract to a team that wants to be a player in the 2010 summer of free agency. We could add another legitament piece for him, because 6.9 mill is highly valued especially for the 2010 summer.

Don't get me wrong i think the Heat are very good, I just think my Wiz are better.


:clap::clap::clap: Just looking at our roster makes me hyped for this upcoming season. But we may battle the hawks for the fourth spot. Without any injuries, we should be the 4th seed in the east

Catfish1314
07-26-2009, 03:55 PM
There are such things as injuries.

kingkobe
07-26-2009, 04:05 PM
Forgot about the Wizards, Hawks and Nuggets?

MSG34
07-26-2009, 04:10 PM
:laugh: This is hilarious. It's all settled then. We should just skip the entire NBA season and get right into the semi finals b/c it's truly impossible for any other team to get there :laugh:

yianni_19
07-26-2009, 04:11 PM
You are riight about the celtics cavs and magic makin it to the semi's but what u dont have is the raps. Even if odom signs with the heat i think that the raptors are still a stronger team overall and they will finish in that 3 or 4 hole guaranteed. Oncee again 3 team are riight to make the semi's mavs spurs and lakers. Although portland is a great young team with lots and lots of talent i just dont think theyre strong enough to take down the nuggets. Soo its gunna b East - Cavs Celtics Magic Raps and West - Lakers Spurs Mavs Nuggets

zambo4president
07-26-2009, 04:22 PM
The Bulls would take Miami. Maybe the Celtics.

Reyes6
07-26-2009, 04:28 PM
Well I'm sure everyone had last year's semifinals predicted :)

Lakers vs Rockets
Nuggets vs Mavericks

Hawks vs Cavs
Celtics vs Magic


I think the East will probably be something like that, but don't count out the Raptors, Wizards, Hawks, Bobcats, or Pacers.


In the West- Nuggets, Rockets, Suns, Spurs, Mavs... the usual can challenge. And Memphis and Thunder are just getting better.

JordansBulls
07-26-2009, 04:54 PM
It seems obvious to me at this point.

Lakers, Spurs, Mavs and Blazers in the West
Celtics, Cavs, Heat and Magic in the East

If Lamar Odom really does sign with the Heat, even without Boozer, I still think they are the fourth best team in the East. If Boozer is traded to them, it only makes them more elite.

Obviously the Celtics, Cavs and Magic will blow the 6, 7 and 8 seeds out of the water.

And in the West, everyone was so equal last year, but the Spurs made SO many improvements and virtually traded nothing. It couldn't be more of a lock barring injuries that the Lakers and Spurs will advance. The Blazers were already the four seed last year, all their players are only going to get better (except probably Oden) and they just added a very good PG. The Mavs also added Marion and Gooden without giving anything up either.

Meanwhile, the Hornets, Nuggets, and Hawks all pretty much stood pat - the only real contenders to get into the second round. The Rockets, and Suns got drastically worse and after the Jazz trade Boozer I can't see them being more than the 7 or 8 seed.

What do you think? This could be the most predictable first round in playoff history.

Who says Miami would be better than the Bulls?

IrespectNumber3
07-26-2009, 05:01 PM
Who says Miami would be better than the Bulls?

3-1 says so...Plus Odom Minus Gordon....

IrespectNumber3
07-26-2009, 05:04 PM
As a Heat fan...I say if the majority of the team is Healthy we can go in between 4-6...If we get Odom 4-5 is locked in...more so 4 then 5

Boston Faithful
07-26-2009, 06:19 PM
The Bulls would take Miami. Maybe the Celtics.

Oh yeah. Because they couldn't even beat a KG-less Celtics last year when they had Ben Gordon.

Now take away Gordon, add KG, Rasheed and Marquis Daniels to the Celtics and the Bulls really have a great shot. :rolleyes:

CELTICS4LYFE
07-26-2009, 06:21 PM
Of course it's already set...its the middle of the Off-season :D

exactly!!!!!! jus let those guys rest an watch the reg season from home :rolleyes:

GREATNESS ONE
07-26-2009, 06:21 PM
3-1 says so...Plus Odom Minus Gordon....

Odom?:rolleyes: getting ahead of ourselves aren't we also the offseason isn't dome yet and Boozer or Lee could easily be a Bull.

GREATNESS ONE
07-26-2009, 06:24 PM
Oh yeah. Because they couldn't even beat a KG-less Celtics last year when they had Ben Gordon.

Now take away Gordon, add KG, Rasheed and Marquis Daniels to the Celtics and the Bulls really have a great shot. :rolleyes:

I am not gonna go and say the Bulls will take the Celtics. The thing is that experience was gigantic and they are a very young team while the Celtics aged another year.

I still think the Celts take it in 6 but would not be surprised to see the Bulls win the series.

lorenz00
07-26-2009, 06:28 PM
watch out for my raptors...


1-8 magic vs pistons
2-7 cavs vs phil
3-6 celtics vs heat
4-5 raptors vs wiz

lets say 1 2 3 4 wins first round...

1 vs 4 magic vs raptors
2 vs 3 cavs vs celtics

raptors win vs magic
cavs wins vs celtics or celtics win its a tough one

raptors goes to the eastern confernce finals and lose

while the championship will be

Cavs/Celts vs La or spurs

jakesmail123
07-26-2009, 06:47 PM
wizard fans are really high on their team this year. good for you.

WoodbridgeSkins
07-26-2009, 06:51 PM
wizard fans are really high on their team this year. good for you.

Thanks.

itsripcity32
07-26-2009, 07:01 PM
watch out for my raptors...


1-8 magic vs pistons
2-7 cavs vs phil
3-6 celtics vs heat
4-5 raptors vs wiz

lets say 1 2 3 4 wins first round...

1 vs 4 magic vs raptors
2 vs 3 cavs vs celtics

raptors win vs magic
cavs wins vs celtics or celtics win its a tough one

raptors goes to the eastern confernce finals and lose

while the championship will be

Cavs/Celts vs La or spurs


a team that didn't even make the playoffs. yea right

bal_ravens
07-26-2009, 07:08 PM
Just like this year was set as Cavs and Lakers in the finals before the season started? Turned out to be right...

st3voness
07-26-2009, 07:10 PM
It's one thing to predict next season's playoff picture, but it's just silly to say it's set. We all know anything can happen.

But my Mavs will be making a huge splash in the 2010 off-season with the D.U.S.T chip to pair up with Nowitzki, Terry, Kidd, and Marion. Dallas will be a scary team this season and in 2010.

xwashableclothx
07-26-2009, 07:24 PM
what about the Nuggets?? they really didn't add anyone but they are right there with all those teams you listed

anything can happen though, Kobe, Dwight or some1 else could land wrong and break an ankle and that would end there hopes at winning a title

Pornstar86
07-26-2009, 08:59 PM
the suns got drastically worse by losing who? Shaq who didn't fit in that system at all to begin with? The suns will make the playoffs.

no they wont

Pornstar86
07-26-2009, 09:01 PM
The Bulls would take Miami. Maybe the Celtics.

you realize the heat were 3-1 versus bulls last season, and with beasley getting a starting spot this year bulls won't win

mikantsass
07-26-2009, 09:23 PM
It seems obvious to me at this point.

Lakers, Spurs, Mavs and Blazers in the West
Celtics, Cavs, Heat and Magic in the East

If Lamar Odom really does sign with the Heat, even without Boozer, I still think they are the fourth best team in the East. If Boozer is traded to them, it only makes them more elite.

Obviously the Celtics, Cavs and Magic will blow the 6, 7 and 8 seeds out of the water.

And in the West, everyone was so equal last year, but the Spurs made SO many improvements and virtually traded nothing. It couldn't be more of a lock barring injuries that the Lakers and Spurs will advance. The Blazers were already the four seed last year, all their players are only going to get better (except probably Oden) and they just added a very good PG. The Mavs also added Marion and Gooden without giving anything up either.

Meanwhile, the Hornets, Nuggets, and Hawks all pretty much stood pat - the only real contenders to get into the second round. The Rockets, and Suns got drastically worse and after the Jazz trade Boozer I can't see them being more than the 7 or 8 seed.

What do you think? This could be the most predictable first round in playoff history.


Wheres the love for the Wizards and Nuggets??

JordansBulls
07-26-2009, 10:34 PM
I think if Washington and Cleveland play that that would be a great matchup.

itsripcity32
07-26-2009, 10:38 PM
washington didn't even make the playoffs. even though they are a healthy team, the expectations for them are ridiculous.

Raps18-19 Champ
07-26-2009, 10:49 PM
Portland and Miami aren't really a sure spot.

Teams like the Bulls, Raptors, Hawks, Jazz, Nuggets and Suns might overtake Miami and Portland.

king4day
07-26-2009, 11:21 PM
The Suns are horrible. First they trade Marion for Shaq. Then they traded away Diaw and Bell, two key system players for Jason Richardson, a ballhog who won't make much of a difference. They traded Shaq (an All-Star and 18 and 9 last year) to release Ben Wallace and probably Sasha Pavlovic.

They aren't going to be good at all. I'll be surprised if they win 40 games.

I love when people judge a team that they don't follow.

pebloemer
07-26-2009, 11:39 PM
I love when people judge a team that they don't follow.

x2


Well I'm sure everyone had last year's semifinals predicted :)

Lakers vs Rockets
Nuggets vs Mavericks

Hawks vs Cavs
Celtics vs Magic


I think the East will probably be something like that, but don't count out the Raptors, Wizards, Hawks, Bobcats, or Pacers.


In the West- Nuggets, Rockets, Suns, Spurs, Mavs... the usual can challenge. And Memphis and Thunder are just getting better.

Glad someone posted last years semi's. I'm sure it was clearly predicted by everyone on PSD...

IrespectNumber3
07-27-2009, 12:10 AM
Im tired of Fanism...Theres a big difference between "WILL" "Maybe" and "Estimate"...If your team was one game or close to making the Semis or Made it before ...you can make an argument teams like...
Sixers, Hawks, Bulls, Heat <<Theyre all eligible and may get better YES...any one of these teams can overturn eachother....I just have a hard time seeing the Bulls getting better with there 2nd best player gone (Ben Gordon) which makes me doubt that...

Raptors Wizards so on...You guys didn't even make the playoffs? SO NO you guys aren't Favorite...The Wizards are better...but how much better...Whose to say all players are healthy the whole season?

Pistons are rebuilding...

Any ******* can say there team is going to the Semis but the only spots on hold are Celtics Magic and Cavs...and given a bad matchup any of these teams can get overthrown...

SHY* Happens lets face it...But be realistic

IversonIsKrazy
07-27-2009, 01:44 AM
MAVS N BLAZERS?? HA!
IF EVERY1 STAYS HEALTHY, this is how it is...

The top 3 in West are going to be Spurs, Lakers and Nugz, then Mavs & Blazers will follow meaning there going to play each-other in the first round.

I got Spurs, Mavs, Lakers, Nugz in the semi's for West.

The Eli3te 3 E3st (Cavs, Celtics, Magic) are for sure in, along with either ATlanta, Toronto, or Washington.

hail2theskins21
07-27-2009, 02:47 AM
Dont count the Wiz out!!

You guys cannot deny this one bit, a healthy Gilbert Arenas, Foye, Miller, Butler, Jamison, Haywood is very hard to stop!!!! Offensively at least.

We also have Young, and McGee who are both YOUNG studs. We will contend.

If we're healthy were gunna be up there with the CAVS who i desperately want to play after having beat us 3 years in a row. (Congrats cavs fans)

Basketball in DC willl be good this year

sargon21
07-27-2009, 03:44 AM
west -- nuggets
east-- washington, hawks

Giants-49ers-Ws
07-27-2009, 04:21 AM
mavs aint goin nowhere...i think the hedo loss is really going to hurt the Magic...blazers are no sure thing

dee279
07-27-2009, 04:36 AM
Well did you expect Orlando to make it to the finals? If your answer was no, then NO!! because anything can happen.

Wiz kids
07-27-2009, 04:51 AM
Wiz are a deep team w/ three all-stars and infused youth. The bulls lost IMO their best player in Ben Gordon, but if they can get Boozer who knows. Miami lacks depth, but if Beasley can be more consistent than they'll be better. The Hawks are loaded and a team on the rise the Wiz and Hawks will contend for the 4th seed.

nearyG
07-27-2009, 04:53 AM
the raptors are way better than miami

IrespectNumber3
07-27-2009, 07:56 AM
Ok...When was the last time the Raptors or the Wizards made it to the Semis??? Raptors had no Center...Wizards are Always injured...whose not to say it wont happen again...Some teams are just Cursed...Memphis Wizards Raptors Bucks...Teams that find it hard to get into the playoffs let alone Semi's....

EVERY YEAR these teams make moves and don't get that much better...So now all of a sudden they win the NBA Finals...
I can respect...We "may" be better next year but lets wait and see...

I don't respect last placed teams who think there better then everybody else...just because they made trades.

The Heat were 4-0 against the Wiz last year

The Wizards and Raptors may have a shot at the playoffs but to say Semis...U have to be kidding me

j-mart
07-27-2009, 08:28 AM
I don't think that either Portland or Miami are a lock. I'll wait until the offseason is complete before assessing how seedings 4-8 end up in the East.

Orlando is a Vince Carter ankle sprain away from missing the playoffs :)

Mile High Champ
07-27-2009, 08:43 AM
way too early for this..

blazerman
07-27-2009, 09:29 AM
whats the point of this thread. theres something called injuries. or did u forget what happened to kg

Even with an injured KG didnt they still win about 60 games and make it to the east semi's. Not likely he has a another injury.

Do you think LA still makes it to the WCF's if Kobe goes down, hell no. Or do you think these teams make it out of the first rd without Orlando without Howard or Cleveland without LBJ or Denver without Billups or Dallas without Dirk or the Spurs without Duncan or Parker.

We all know that you can kiss your season goodbye if your star goes down, some teams could still compete but not contend for the title realistically.

If healthy I think the Nuggets have a spot in the semi's, just because some teams make a decent signing in the offseason doesnt mean they get a free pass to the next rd. The Nuggets havent done s**t this summer but they'll still be better than most teams and will be within 3 games of the top seed in my opinion(so will the Blazers)

boogieman
07-27-2009, 09:52 AM
It seems obvious to me at this point.

Lakers, Spurs, Mavs and Blazers in the West
Celtics, Cavs, Heat and Magic in the East

If Lamar Odom really does sign with the Heat, even without Boozer, I still think they are the fourth best team in the East. If Boozer is traded to them, it only makes them more elite.

Obviously the Celtics, Cavs and Magic will blow the 6, 7 and 8 seeds out of the water.

And in the West, everyone was so equal last year, but the Spurs made SO many improvements and virtually traded nothing. It couldn't be more of a lock barring injuries that the Lakers and Spurs will advance. The Blazers were already the four seed last year, all their players are only going to get better (except probably Oden) and they just added a very good PG. The Mavs also added Marion and Gooden without giving anything up either.

Meanwhile, the Hornets, Nuggets, and Hawks all pretty much stood pat - the only real contenders to get into the second round. The Rockets, and Suns got drastically worse and after the Jazz trade Boozer I can't see them being more than the 7 or 8 seed.

What do you think? This could be the most predictable first round in playoff history.

Yeah, it's kinda like old school 80's NBA with the same teams always making it. As always though, except for the Celtics, an injury could knock any one of these teams out of contention.

Lakergirl24
07-27-2009, 09:57 AM
Injuries always effect every season (ie. Spurs, Celtics, Rockets, etc) so you really never can tell who will make it to the second round.

Kakaroach
07-27-2009, 12:36 PM
Everybody has a chance, every team starts with 0-0. Thats exactly what I meant lol. Notice the :pity: smiley. And yea injuries can happen and immediately cripple a team, such as Manu with the Spurs and KG with the Celtics.

Dirty30
07-27-2009, 12:57 PM
Ok...When was the last time the Raptors or the Wizards made it to the Semis??? Raptors had no Center...Wizards are Always injured...whose not to say it wont happen again...Some teams are just Cursed...Memphis Wizards Raptors Bucks...Teams that find it hard to get into the playoffs let alone Semi's....

EVERY YEAR these teams make moves and don't get that much better...So now all of a sudden they win the NBA Finals...
I can respect...We "may" be better next year but lets wait and see...

I don't respect last placed teams who think there better then everybody else...just because they made trades.

The Heat were 4-0 against the Wiz last year

The Wizards and Raptors may have a shot at the playoffs but to say Semis...U have to be kidding me



Wow just because the heat sweeped us last year doesn't mean that they are better than us. We sweeped them 2 years ago when they we were horrible and now look what happened the following year, they got the 5th seed and they swept our injury plagued team. What im trying to say is that you have to forget about the past and look at the future... realistically.

bahama0811
07-27-2009, 01:00 PM
The Nuggets are better than the Mavs and the Blazers.

Lebronmylasthop
07-27-2009, 02:40 PM
no way are the nuggets better than the Blazers.... the blazers are the thrid best team in the west with the "spunky" Greg Oden Coach K said he saw and if Coach K is impressed by a player then u better believe he's right.The blazers have a great great young team and they are gonna b the team to beat in the future with the talent they keep pullin in

Raph12
07-27-2009, 03:18 PM
It seems obvious to me at this point.

Lakers, Spurs, Mavs and Blazers in the West
Celtics, Cavs, Heat and Magic in the East

If Lamar Odom really does sign with the Heat, even without Boozer, I still think they are the fourth best team in the East. If Boozer is traded to them, it only makes them more elite.

Obviously the Celtics, Cavs and Magic will blow the 6, 7 and 8 seeds out of the water.

And in the West, everyone was so equal last year, but the Spurs made SO many improvements and virtually traded nothing. It couldn't be more of a lock barring injuries that the Lakers and Spurs will advance. The Blazers were already the four seed last year, all their players are only going to get better (except probably Oden) and they just added a very good PG. The Mavs also added Marion and Gooden without giving anything up either.

Meanwhile, the Hornets, Nuggets, and Hawks all pretty much stood pat - the only real contenders to get into the second round. The Rockets, and Suns got drastically worse and after the Jazz trade Boozer I can't see them being more than the 7 or 8 seed.

What do you think? This could be the most predictable first round in playoff history.

If Heat do not get Odom or Boozer they'll be lucky to get 5th, last season Wade hated having to carry them all season, doubt he puts up with it this season, which is why he's pushing Riley to get someone to help him out. West is no where near determined, Lakers and Spurs probably got the top 2 seeds, but Denver, Portland, Dallas, Pheonix, Utah and New Orleans will look quite different next season so determining who'll get the 3rd and 4th is not only impossible to do at this point but it's stupid and that is not even taking injuries into account. The offseason isn't near over and you are already predicting the semifinalists, we can have this conversation in April 2010.

haircanada
07-27-2009, 03:22 PM
its kinda like what kevin garnett said..hmmmmm... ANYTHING IS POOOOOOSSSSSSSSSIIBBBBLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!

ElMarroAfamado
07-27-2009, 03:59 PM
oh god here we go with people talking about the spurs again.............