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JordansBulls
08-10-2009, 10:41 AM
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It is about that time now. We have tried to do this the past 2 seasons. We know things will constantly change but this process takes over a month to complete so it will help us in waiting on the season to begin where we as a forum vote on who will be ranked where, etc.

I.E.

#1 Seed 2008-2009 Season - Example (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258905)
#1 vs #8 seed in 2008-2009 Season - PSD Voting - Example (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262916)



With that in mind, who will be the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the 2009-2010 Season?

theimortalone
08-10-2009, 11:33 AM
Lol at the Toronto and ATL vote. Its probably gonna be Boston. Rondo/Allen/Pierce/Garnett/Wallace. That is one hell of a beasty lineup!

ManRam
08-10-2009, 11:34 AM
I voted for Boston. They can have it...we'll win game 7 on the road again when it counts ;)

jimbobjarree
08-10-2009, 11:46 AM
beantown

ya_boi
08-10-2009, 11:52 AM
Boston

bahama0811
08-10-2009, 11:55 AM
Cleveland.

Bluerapoileagle
08-10-2009, 11:59 AM
It's either gonna be Cleveland, Orlando or Boston. I voted for Cleveland because they were number one lats year and now they got Shaq.

THiiRTYONE
08-10-2009, 12:03 PM
1-3 between boston, clevland, orlando
4-6 between atlanta, toronto, washington
7-8 fight between charlotte, chicago, miami, philadelphia

ragee
08-10-2009, 12:25 PM
I think on paper, the Magic and the Celts are the best teams in the east but since I am a Magic fan, I am picking Orlando... It all depends on chemistry though... We have aquired some pretty good pieces this off season but we have yet to see them play together....

pebloemer
08-10-2009, 12:37 PM
1-3 between boston, clevland, orlando
4-6 between atlanta, toronto, washington
7-8 fight between charlotte, chicago, miami, philadelphia

I would put it more like:

1-3 Boston, Cleveland, Orlando (in no particular order)
4-8 - fight between Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Washington, Indiana

Between 4-8 I would say Atlanta and Miami have to be considered as they were in those spots last year and both teams will be improved next year IMO (Atlanta added Crawford, Miami has progression of Chalmers and Beasley). Philadelphia has Brand coming back and addition of Kapono, and they were in the mix last year. Charlotte and Chicago both finished the season very strong. Indiana has a young team an Granger emerged as a star last season (plus Dunleavy coming back). Toronto and Washington both have talented teams that struggled with injuries last season but have made lots of off-season moves (both are wildcards).

I'll take the Celtics as my number one vote. That will be hard team to face.

Jays Claw
08-10-2009, 12:39 PM
The Boston Celtics.

AIsixersFK
08-10-2009, 12:45 PM
boston.....cleveland has a small argument but that's about it. Orlando is knocking on the door to the argument

MJ-BULLS
08-10-2009, 12:48 PM
boston

Wilson
08-10-2009, 12:49 PM
Cleveland.

I think Boston are better in a seven game series, but over the course of a season I think their age could hold them back a bit.

Cleveland have aging players in the front court, but that should be countered with LeBron's dominance...

JordansBulls
08-10-2009, 12:52 PM
I think in the east the #1 will be huge especially this year. Whomever is the #2 seed between Boston, Cleveland and Orlando will have to play the #3 seed which will be one of them, whereas the #1 seed will only have to get thru one of them.

bogdanrom
08-10-2009, 12:53 PM
This is definitely between Orlando, Boston and Cleveland. I'm sorry no other team will get this spot(the way the teams look now, teams can change). Right now I feel like Boston has a slight advantage over both Cleveland and Magic. KG is back ,and adding Wallace is going to help with the bench scoring.

Gobstopper15
08-10-2009, 01:02 PM
I'm going with Boston for #1 if healthy. With injuries, most likely Cleveland.

dhalvarez
08-10-2009, 01:03 PM
1-3 between boston, clevland, orlando
4-6 between atlanta, toronto, washington
7-8 fight between charlotte, chicago, miami, philadelphia

I agree with this prediction.

Although I don't think that Cleveland or Olando are that much better than healthy Atlanta, Toronto, or Washington.

Toughest division will be the once Titanic division, with Boston, Toronto and Atlanta. Philly might give some problems too.

LAKERMANIA
08-10-2009, 01:03 PM
I think its going to be Boston, I think they're better than Cleveland to be honest

dhalvarez
08-10-2009, 01:05 PM
This is definitely between Orlando, Boston and Cleveland. I'm sorry no other team will get this spot(the way the teams look now, teams can change). Right now I feel like Boston has a slight advantage over both Cleveland and Magic. KG is back ,and adding Wallace is going to help with the bench scoring.

Boston does have the edge, although they have to stay healthy which might be hard.

predictions:

Orlando isn't going to be as good as everyone thinks.

dark horses: Atlanta, Toronto

69centers
08-10-2009, 01:15 PM
It's either gonna be Cleveland, Orlando or Boston. I voted for Cleveland because they were number one lats year and now they got Shaq.

Yes, but Boston was only a few games behind them and they were without KG for most of the year. Now it's KG back and Sheed.

heattiltheend94
08-10-2009, 01:37 PM
Boston,
Out of the three teams in the east, Cavs are the best against weak teams, but Orlando is the best against good teams, and the CEltics are in the middle

J-Relo
08-10-2009, 01:43 PM
give me Cavs

akesh99
08-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Boston does have the edge, although they have to stay healthy which might be hard.

predictions:

Orlando isn't going to be as good as everyone thinks.

dark horses: Atlanta, Toronto

x2

marques724
08-10-2009, 01:51 PM
Boston gets the one seed

JordansBulls
08-10-2009, 01:52 PM
I was going to go with Orlando but because Lewis misses the first ten games of the year, I went with Cleveland.

My reason is that since 2005 I've noticed that the team that has lost in the finals that the next year they get the #1 seed in their conference and/or best record.

In 2005 the Pistons lose in the finals and in 2006 they get the best record at 64-18.
In 2006 the Mavs lose in the finals and in 2007 they get the best record at 67-15
In 2008 the Lakers lose in the finals and in 2009 they get the best record in their conference
In 2009 the Magic lose in the finals and in 2010 they get .....

TheKing23
08-10-2009, 02:01 PM
Gonna be Cleveland.
Win 66 games and then add the one thing they have been missing, an inside presence with Shaq.

Who the hell voted for new Jersey?!

pebloemer
08-10-2009, 02:10 PM
I agree with this prediction.

Although I don't think that Cleveland or Olando are that much better than healthy Atlanta, Toronto, or Washington.

Toughest division will be the once Titanic division, with Boston, Toronto and Atlanta. Philly might give some problems too.

I think you have your divisions mixed up.

And last year, the division with Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, New Jersey and New York yielded less playoff teams than the other two.

I would think Orlando, Washington, Miami, Atlanta and Charlotte would be the toughest East division.

Mile High Champ
08-10-2009, 02:13 PM
Orlando for me.. Like their team from top to bottom..

clutchski
08-10-2009, 02:18 PM
As a raps fan, I don't see how we even have 5 votes..

I voted Boston, but think it's a really tough call between the top 3..Orlando is going to be really really good and I don't see Cleveland dropping from last year unless the Shaq acquisition turns into a major disaster.

scotttube
08-10-2009, 03:07 PM
Boston by a hair over Cleveland.

Nexus
08-10-2009, 03:07 PM
Cleveland won 66 games last year.

Lost: Pavlovic, B. Wallace
Gained: Shaq, Parker, Moon

I don't see how that team wins less than 66 games.

IversonIsKrazy
08-10-2009, 03:11 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers. They won 66 games last year, and they added Shaq, Parker, and Moon this season. IMO, Boston is going to have injury issues during the season with guys like KG & Sheed. And Lewis' 10 game suspension is going to result in 3 more losses than usual for the Magic.

I went with Cavs for this one.

theuuord
08-10-2009, 03:16 PM
Who the hell voted for new Jersey?!

Yi Jianlian.

Catfish1314
08-10-2009, 03:58 PM
I think a healthy Celtic team is still the best in the NBA. But I think Cleveland will win more games so the #1 seed goes to them.

JordansBulls
08-10-2009, 04:41 PM
How long should we keep this open? I had put a 3 day limit on the poll. Is that too long? Should I adjust it to 1 day for this scenario?

yanksknicksgmen
08-10-2009, 04:51 PM
Boston

masalex1205
08-10-2009, 05:05 PM
Cavs

Tdots-Guido
08-10-2009, 05:12 PM
I live in Toronto and i cannot see how the Raptors even have 1 vote let alone 8! Lol very funny! Obviously the Boston Celtics.

QuaLiThADoN
08-10-2009, 05:13 PM
it should be a race between boston and orlando not cleveland

oogaboogaman
08-10-2009, 05:18 PM
I went with Orlando. Wanted to say boston though but i feel like they are just getting too old. Wallace isnt much of an improvement anymore, his numbers sucked last year. and garnett just doesnt seam to be the same. Allen looks old and well he is old. And it is hard to see pierce and rando getting the shots that they deserve with that many ex allstars on the team. but who knows maybe the old guys can pull it off. but then again when LA did that with Malone and payton it didnt work out so well

Mavrix
08-10-2009, 05:51 PM
Cleveland won 66 games last year.

Lost: Pavlovic, B. Wallace
Gained: Shaq, Parker, Moon

I don't see how that team wins less than 66 games.
Dallas won 67 games in 06-07, kept it's core and only won 52 the season after.

It can happen.

sportsfreak475
08-10-2009, 06:07 PM
A New Jersey vote!......ha

bogdanrom
08-10-2009, 06:15 PM
How long should we keep this open? I had put a 3 day limit on the poll. Is that too long? Should I adjust it to 1 day for this scenario?

One day is good.

Hawkeye15
08-10-2009, 06:33 PM
Orlando for me. They have depth, youth, and are hungry after failing miserably in the finals to prove they belonged there. I see a 60 win season in them.

Mavrix
08-10-2009, 06:48 PM
How long should we keep this open? I had put a 3 day limit on the poll. Is that too long? Should I adjust it to 1 day for this scenario?1 day

3 days will take way to long

rhaas74
08-10-2009, 06:49 PM
I went with Cleveland, but there is no clear cut #1. I just feel Boston has some injury concerns and Orlando will be trying to get a feel for how VC will fit the team and it will take longer due to Lewis' suspension.

I feel Cleveland will perform better during the regular season, but it will be an even bigger toss up in the playoffs.

Mavrix
08-10-2009, 06:53 PM
Boston, Cleveland, and Orlando all have the potential to win 60 games this season :X

Same can be said about LA, San Antonio, and Dallas

Hawkeye15
08-10-2009, 06:58 PM
Boston, Cleveland, and Orlando all have the potential to win 60 games this season :X

Same can be said about LA, San Antonio, and Dallas

Dallas? Cmon man. Maybe Denver is in there, or Portland. But Dallas is a 50 win team, out again in the first round.

Mavrix
08-10-2009, 07:17 PM
Dallas? Cmon man. Maybe Denver is in there, or Portland. But Dallas is a 50 win team, out again in the first round.

They won 52 games last season without Marion

They kept everyone, got deeper on the bench and added arguably one of the most versatile players in Marion to the starting line up

Denver didn't do anything this offseason and lost Kleiza, Hunter, and their defensive specialist Dauntay Jones. If anything they're worse now and only won 4 games more than Dallas last season

People forget how close the western conference was last season. Seeds 2-8 were only within 6 games

Byronicle
08-10-2009, 07:19 PM
i know they did pretty well without garnett and i kno the celts beaten the cavs 2 years ago in the playoffs but the cavs are a different team now, and the celtics really only got Rasheed, he does play good defence, but its one person, a jump shooting big....Cavs got shaq, not as dominating but still pretty hard to play defence against that guy, with Big Z as a backup, thats pretty intense...

Hawkeye15
08-10-2009, 07:25 PM
They won 52 games last season without Marion

They kept everyone, got deeper on the bench and added arguably one of the most versatile players in Marion to the starting line up

Denver didn't do anything this offseason and lost Kleiza, Hunter, and their defensive specialist Dauntay Jones. If anything they're worse now and only won 4 games more than Dallas last season

People forget how close the western conference was last season. Seeds 2-8 were only within 6 games

they also got a rejuvinated, contract year out of Kidd. Stout play from their bench as well. Dirk is a stud. Howard will not get better. Marion is over the hill. I like Terry as a potent 6th man, but the top in the west only got better, outside Denver, and I really don't think Dallas will improve upon last season at all.
Denver will be right there with them, but I just can't see Dallas staying with LA, SA, or Portland. You could very well be right, the 4th seed is up for grabs now. Utah should be healthy again, but in reality, Dallas is not really a contender. They needed a ridiculous finish to win those 52 games.

unk88
08-10-2009, 07:26 PM
im a raps fan, but im sorry why do they have 8 votes???????? GOOOOOO cleaveland! I hate boston

Hawkeye15
08-10-2009, 07:26 PM
i know they did pretty well without garnett and i kno the celts beaten the cavs 2 years ago in the playoffs but the cavs are a different team now, and the celtics really only got Rasheed, he does play good defence, but its one person, a jump shooting big....Cavs got shaq, not as dominating but still pretty hard to play defence against that guy, with Big Z as a backup, thats pretty intense...

Rondo continues to improve, they still have Marquis Daniels on the table, Big Baby just resigned, and they were without KG for the last part of the year. I agree, that I don't think they will lead the conference in wins, but they are going to be one tough out if they are healthy.

B.JenningsMVP
08-10-2009, 08:57 PM
B0s

Drtino
08-10-2009, 09:12 PM
I feel bad for the fan who voted for NJ... He might be living in a different world, lol...sorry man.
Now for all those who think that the Celtics might end up owning the Eastern Conference, better start loading up on napkin boxes for your sobbing moments, The Celtics are not or will ever be like the team from 2 years back. Now Orlando and the Cavs are even hungrier, so don't be too disappointed for something that the rest of the world already knows.

torontosports10
08-10-2009, 09:16 PM
Knicks ftw

SeoulBeatz
08-10-2009, 10:09 PM
my bad posted in wrong threa,d thought this was 1-8

J_M_B
08-10-2009, 10:47 PM
I went with the Boston Celtics, but it really is a toss up between Orl, Cle, or Bos.

J_M_B
08-10-2009, 11:08 PM
They won 52 games last season without Marion

They kept everyone, got deeper on the bench and added arguably one of the most versatile players in Marion to the starting line up

Denver didn't do anything this offseason and lost Kleiza, Hunter, and their defensive specialist Dauntay Jones. If anything they're worse now and only won 4 games more than Dallas last season

People forget how close the western conference was last season. Seeds 2-8 were only within 6 games

They haven't sat on their hands this off season. They got Ty Lawson in this year's draft. As well as traded for Aaron Alfalo and Walter Sharp from the Detroit Pistons for a future round pick. I don't call that nothing. I know that's not that much, but they have been working to improve this off season. Also Linas Kleiza hasn't left Denver, he could still resign with the team. Which he most likely will do.

In my opinion, Denver is still a top three team in the West after this off season. I believe they have improved with the moves they have done this off season and they might not be done.