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ChiTownFan92
10-21-2009, 10:45 PM
alright guys, the nba regular season is right around the corners...what are ur guys's rankings? include a record and a reason why.

Western Conference:
1.Los Angeles Lakers:63-19 (enough said..they will repeat as champs)
2.San Antonio Spurs:60-22 (additions of Jefferson and Mcdyess only strengthen this team)
3.Portland TrailBlazers:58-24 (Addition of Miller and already deep bench make this team very scary)
4.Utah Jazz:51-31 (one of the most complete teams in the NBA)
5.Dallas Mavericks:48-34 (if Marion and Gooden gel, they will win 5-10 more games, plus they have a deep bench)
6.Denver Nuggets:44-38 (deep team, can be higher if afflalo and ty lawson contribute well enough)
7.New Orleans Hornets:43-39 (trade for okafor is nice, but team has alot of question marks heading into the year)
8.Memphis Grizzlies:42-40 (the cellar dwellers of the decade step up and sneak into final playoff spot, the veteran additions of iverson and randolph are the perfect aids for this young team)
9.Phoenix Suns:41-41 (loss of shaq hurts, can frye and the thin bench step up?)
10.Golden State Warriors:38-44 (deep bench and addtion of steph curry can maybe add 10+ wins to their 29-53 mark of last year)
11.Los Angeles Clippers:33-49 (good bench additions and selection of blake griffin has this team 1-2 years away of making a playoff appearance)
12.Oklahoma City Thunder:28-54 (with durant playing up to his star potential, this young team will improve on last years poor record)
13.Houston Rockets: 27-55 (the addition of ariza for artest is appealing..but loss of yao ming for the year and t-mac for the first month will have this team reeling from the get go)
14.Minnesota T'wolves:19-63 (with all new bench and flynn taking over as starting PG..Al Jefferson and Kevin Love are only bright spots on this young and inconsisent roster)
15.Sacremento Kings:18-64 (kevin martin and veteran bench are only things that make this team look good on paper..on the court however, its a mess)


Eastern Conference:
1.Cleveland Cavaliers:65-17 (Shaq and Anthony Parker are perfect fits for this already great roster..the flexible bench is a plus too)
2.Boston Celtics:63-19 (Cleveland gets the edge because of the question marks at center of perkins and big baby...rasheed wallace and marquis daniels strengthen the team's roster)
3.Orlando Magic:58-24 (one of the best defensive teams in the nba just got better with additions of bass and vince carter...new additions to the bench adds sex appeal to the mix)
4.Washington Wizards:56-26 (the sleeper team of the nba will be the most improved and will have a safe guard rotation now with miller, foye, and nick young to keep arenas fresh and healthy)
5.Toronto Raptors:50-32 (with almost completely new roster, the team is improved with additions of turkoglu, jarrett jack and rookie addition of demar derozan)
6.Chicago Bulls:46-36 (derrick rose will show why he was the number one selection a year ago and will improve on his stellar rookie season..and having one of the best drafts this year isnt bad either)
7.Atlanta Hawks:45-37 (with starting lineup the exact same as last year and jamal crawford coming over..make this team scary once again for this year)
8.Detroit Pistons:42-40 (villanueva is a stepup over mcdyess and acquiring the second best 6th man in the nba in ben gordon propels this team back into the playoffs again)
9.Miami Heat:40-42 (if someone other than d-wade stepups and q-rich helps the bench..miami could squeak into the playoffs)
10.Philadelphia 76ers:37-45 (with soft offensive lineup still the same as last year, they still remain on the outside looking in, in the playoff picture)
11.Charlotte Bobcats:35-47 (team looks good on paper, but do they have enough offense to finally reach the playoffs for the first team in franchise history?)
12.Indiana Pacers:34-48 (as danny granger steps closer to superstar status, is the roster behind him good enough yet?)
13.New York Knicks:30-52 (still way too many question marks on this team to give this team any likeness)
14.Milwaukee Bucks:25-57 (michael redd can't do it all on this team..rookie bench only weakens this team)
15.New Jersey Nets:16-66 (worst team in the nba heading into the 2009-2010 season)

Tell me your thoughts guys

Young and Stupid
10-21-2009, 11:08 PM
The Nets are gonna make the playoffs, however I would prefer if you were right so that we can pick up the top-flight PF coming out of the 2010 draft, too bad.

Ebbs
10-21-2009, 11:25 PM
alright guys, the nba regular season is right around the corners...what are ur guys's rankings? include a record and a reason why.

Western Conference:
1.Los Angeles Lakers:63-19 (enough said..they will repeat as champs)
2.San Antonio Spurs:60-22 (additions of Jefferson and Mcdyess only strengthen this team)
3.Portland TrailBlazers:58-24 (Addition of Miller and already deep bench make this team very scary)
4.Utah Jazz:51-31 (one of the most complete teams in the NBA)
5.Dallas Mavericks:48-34 (if Marion and Gooden gel, they will win 5-10 more games, plus they have a deep bench)
6.Denver Nuggets:44-38 (deep team, can be higher if afflalo and ty lawson contribute well enough)
7.New Orleans Hornets:43-39 (trade for okafor is nice, but team has alot of question marks heading into the year)
8.Memphis Grizzlies:42-40 (the cellar dwellers of the decade step up and sneak into final playoff spot, the veteran additions of iverson and randolph are the perfect aids for this young team)
9.Phoenix Suns:41-41 (loss of shaq hurts, can frye and the thin bench step up?)
10.Golden State Warriors:38-44 (deep bench and addtion of steph curry can maybe add 10+ wins to their 29-53 mark of last year)
11.Los Angeles Clippers:33-49 (good bench additions and selection of blake griffin has this team 1-2 years away of making a playoff appearance)
12.Oklahoma City Thunder:28-54 (with durant playing up to his star potential, this young team will improve on last years poor record)
13.Houston Rockets: 27-55 (the addition of ariza for artest is appealing..but loss of yao ming for the year and t-mac for the first month will have this team reeling from the get go)
14.Minnesota T'wolves:19-63 (with all new bench and flynn taking over as starting PG..Al Jefferson and Kevin Love are only bright spots on this young and inconsisent roster)
15.Sacremento Kings:18-64 (kevin martin and veteran bench are only things that make this team look good on paper..on the court however, its a mess)


Eastern Conference:
1.Cleveland Cavaliers:65-17 (Shaq and Anthony Parker are perfect fits for this already great roster..the flexible bench is a plus too)
2.Boston Celtics:63-19 (Cleveland gets the edge because of the question marks at center of perkins and big baby...rasheed wallace and marquis daniels strengthen the team's roster)
3.Orlando Magic:58-24 (one of the best defensive teams in the nba just got better with additions of bass and vince carter...new additions to the bench adds sex appeal to the mix)4.Washington Wizards:56-26 (the sleeper team of the nba will be the most improved and will have a safe guard rotation now with miller, foye, and nick young to keep arenas fresh and healthy)
5.Toronto Raptors:50-32 (with almost completely new roster, the team is improved with additions of turkoglu, jarrett jack and rookie addition of demar derozan)
6.Chicago Bulls:46-36 (derrick rose will show why he was the number one selection a year ago and will improve on his stellar rookie season..and having one of the best drafts this year isnt bad either)
7.Atlanta Hawks:45-37 (with starting lineup the exact same as last year and jamal crawford coming over..make this team scary once again for this year)
8.Detroit Pistons:42-40 (villanueva is a stepup over mcdyess and acquiring the second best 6th man in the nba in ben gordon propels this team back into the playoffs again)
9.Miami Heat:40-42 (if someone other than d-wade stepups and q-rich helps the bench..miami could squeak into the playoffs)
10.Philadelphia 76ers:37-45 (with soft offensive lineup still the same as last year, they still remain on the outside looking in, in the playoff picture)
11.Charlotte Bobcats:35-47 (team looks good on paper, but do they have enough offense to finally reach the playoffs for the first team in franchise history?)
12.Indiana Pacers:34-48 (as danny granger steps closer to superstar status, is the roster behind him good enough yet?)
13.New York Knicks:30-52 (still way too many question marks on this team to give this team any likeness)
14.Milwaukee Bucks:25-57 (michael redd can't do it all on this team..rookie bench only weakens this team)
15.New Jersey Nets:16-66 (worst team in the nba heading into the 2009-2010 season)

Tell me your thoughts guys

Wow did you just suggest Vince Carter makes them better Defensively...........
Sex appeal? get out more lol

ChiTownFan92
10-21-2009, 11:27 PM
Wow did you just suggest Vince Carter makes them better Defensively...........
Sex appeal? get out more lol

ahahha i was mostly talking about brandon bass but whatever and if i wasnt lying in this hospital bed for my 3rd day now, i wouldnt be doin this ahaha so get off me bud

JLynn943
10-22-2009, 01:58 AM
Take that Nets, Sacramento is moving up! :D

jd_azsportsfan
10-22-2009, 02:31 AM
Suns will make the playoffs wtf the grizz will not and our bench will surprize

BigEric
10-22-2009, 02:47 AM
Everyone is so low on the Kings. There is no way they improve only 1 game with new coach, new rookie stud, and improvments from bigs. There is just no way.

Sevilla91
10-22-2009, 03:16 AM
Everyone is so low on the Kings. There is no way they improve only 1 game with new coach, new rookie stud, and improvments from bigs. There is just no way.

Kings are the worst team in the NBA. Sorry man

kEviN21
10-22-2009, 03:17 AM
Heat should make it into the playoffs. It's WADE. and Toronto won't win that many games.

Good predictions though can't wait for the season to begin

Raph12
10-22-2009, 03:21 AM
ChiTownFan92, in the words of my father, your rankings "es muy terrible" too much going on to go into detail...

My Rankings:

WESTERN CONFERENCE
1. Los Angeles Lakers: 65-19 ... after a slow start, they pick up steam and take the league's best record
2. San Antonio Spurs: 58-24 ... this team battles against several other teams to win HCA throughout the first two rounds
3. Portland Trailblazers: 57-25 ... with Roy and Oden's development this team jumps to #3 in the West
4. Denver Nuggets: 57-25 ... losing to the Blazers costs the Nuggets the third seed
5. Dallas Mavericks: 55-27 ... they get better, but so do the teams ahead of them
6. Utah Jazz: 52-30 ... Millsap steps up in Boozer's absence as this team battles to clinch a playoff seed
7. New Orleans Hornets: 51-31 ... losing another head-to-head PG battle with the Jazz costs this team
8. Phoenix Suns: 47-35 ... strong play after the Allstar break clinches the final playoff seed for this team
9. Memphis Grizzlies: 45-37 ... Iverson finally accepts the role as the team's 6th man and wins the SMOY award
10. Oklahoma City Thunder: 44-38 ... Durant leads the league in scoring while trying to make a run at the playoffs
11. Los Angeles Clippers: 42-40 ... strong play from the ROY Blake Griffin gives this team a much needed boost
12. Golden State Warriors: 23-59 ... Anthony Morrow's outstanding play wins him the MIP award, but PG issues cost this team
13. Houston Rockets: 22-60 ... with Yao' absence and McGrady's health still in question all season, this team does little damage
14. Minnesota Timberwolves: 20-62 ... Johnny Flynn and Al Jefferson show signs of things to look forward to in the near future
15. Sacramento Kings: 11-71 ... Tyreke Evans and Kevin Martin battle for leadership of this team all season long

EASTERN CONFERENCE
1. Boston Celtics: 64-18 ... the big 3/4/5 stay healthy long enough to nab the best record in the East
2. Orlando Magic: 61-21 ... MVP/DPOY Superman finally finds a trustee sidekick, Half-man/Half-Amazing, who finally delivers
3. Cleveland Cavaliers: 61-21 ... after losing the battle against the Magic during the season, this team is left with the third seed
4. Atlanta Hawks: 48-34 ... this team oust Washington and Chicago for the fourth seed
5. Washington Wizards: 45-37 ... with Arenas back and a new look this team finds the chemistry late in the season
6. Chicago Bulls: 44-36 ... with Rose's development and Deng's return, this team makes a splash felt throughout the league
7. Miami Heat: 39-43 ... Chalmers and Beasley's slight improvement take a bit of stress off of Wade's plate
8. Detroit Pistons: 39-43 ... they battle with Miami, Toronto and Philly for the last playoff seed
9. Toronto Raptors: 38-44 ... after a poor start, a late run is made at the playoffs, falling just short
10. Philadelphia 76ers: 36-46 ... Brand's return sparks strong play from this team, but lack of a strong PG costs them
11. Charlotte Bobcats: 33-49 ... late in March, lack of a go-to scorer pushes this team further and further from the playoffs
12. Indiana Pacers: 28-61 ... Granger has another great statistical season, but the one-man show is still an unsuccessful one
13. New Jersey Nets: 17-65 ... despite solid individual efforts, this squad lacks the vet leadership required to make a playoff run
14. Milwaukee Bucks: 17-65 ... Jennings surprises a few critics, but he is the only surprise on this team
15. New York Knicks: 13-69 ... outstanding individual play is in vain, this team fails to make a serious run at anything

Becks2307
10-22-2009, 03:42 AM
ChiTownFan92, in the words of my father, your rankings "es muy terrible" too much going on to go into detail...

My Rankings:

WESTERN CONFERENCE
1. Los Angeles Lakers: 65-19 ... after a slow start, they pick up steam and take the league's best record
2. San Antonio Spurs: 58-24 ... this team battles against several other teams to win HCA throughout the first two rounds
3. Portland Trailblazers: 57-25 ... with Roy and Oden's development this team jumps to #3 in the West
4. Denver Nuggets: 57-25 ... losing to the Blazers costs the Nuggets the third seed
5. Dallas Mavericks: 55-27 ... they get better, but so do the teams ahead of them
6. Utah Jazz: 52-30 ... Millsap steps up in Boozer's absence as this team battles to clinch a playoff seed
7. New Orleans Hornets: 51-31 ... losing another head-to-head PG battle with the Jazz costs this team
8. Phoenix Suns: 47-35 ... strong play after the Allstar break clinches the final playoff seed for this team
9. Memphis Grizzlies: 45-37 ... Iverson finally accepts the role as the team's 6th man and wins the SMOY award
10. Oklahoma City Thunder: 44-38 ... Durant leads the league in scoring while trying to make a run at the playoffs
11. Los Angeles Clippers: 42-40 ... strong play from the ROY Blake Griffin gives this team a much needed boost
12. Golden State Warriors: 23-59 ... Anthony Morrow's outstanding play wins him the MIP award, but PG issues cost this team
13. Houston Rockets: 22-60 ... with Yao' absence and McGrady's health still in question all season, this team does little damage
14. Minnesota Timberwolves: 20-62 ... Johnny Flynn and Al Jefferson show signs of things to look forward to in the near future
15. Sacramento Kings: 11-71 ... Tyreke Evans and Kevin Martin battle for leadership of this team all season long

EASTERN CONFERENCE
1. Boston Celtics: 64-18 ... the big 3/4/5 stay healthy long enough to nab the best record in the East
2. Orlando Magic: 61-21 ... MVP/DPOY Superman finally finds a trustee sidekick, Half-man/Half-Amazing, who finally delivers
3. Cleveland Cavaliers: 61-21 ... after losing the battle against the Magic during the season, this team is left with the third seed
4. Atlanta Hawks: 48-34 ... this team oust Washington and Chicago for the fourth seed
5. Washington Wizards: 45-37 ... with Arenas back and a new look this team finds the chemistry late in the season
6. Chicago Bulls: 44-36 ... with Rose's development and Deng's return, this team makes a splash felt throughout the league
7. Miami Heat: 39-43 ... Chalmers and Beasley's slight improvement take a bit of stress off of Wade's plate
8. Detroit Pistons: 39-43 ... they battle with Miami, Toronto and Philly for the last playoff seed
9. Toronto Raptors: 38-44 ... after a poor start, a late run is made at the playoffs, falling just short
10. Philadelphia 76ers: 36-46 ... Brand's return sparks strong play from this team, but lack of a strong PG costs them
11. Charlotte Bobcats: 33-49 ... late in March, lack of a go-to scorer pushes this team further and further from the playoffs
12. Indiana Pacers: 28-61 ... Granger has another great statistical season, but the one-man show is still an unsuccessful one
13. New Jersey Nets: 17-65 ... despite solid individual efforts, this squad lacks the vet leadership required to make a playoff run
14. Milwaukee Bucks: 17-65 ... Jennings surprises a few critics, but he is the only surprise on this team
15. New York Knicks: 13-69 ... outstanding individual play is in vain, this team fails to make a serious run at anything


hahahahah lol so we are going to drop 19 wins from last year....i doubt very very much we will have more than 13 wins by xmas

Raph12
10-22-2009, 03:46 AM
hahahahah lol so we are going to drop 19 wins from last year....i doubt very very much we will have more than 13 wins by xmas

Doubt that, every team in the league got better... except for NY.

BigEric
10-22-2009, 04:11 AM
Kings are the worst team in the NBA. Sorry man

There is no way we are worse than the Timberwolves. I also believe we are better than the Bucks, Nets, Knicks, and Warriors. Just wait for the season to start.

todu82
10-22-2009, 04:37 AM
East

1) Cleveland
2) Boston
3) Orlando
4) Miami
5) Toronto
6) Atlanta
7) Chicago
8) Detroit

West

1) L.A. Lakers
2) San Antonio
3) Portland
4) Dallas
5) Denver
6) Utah
7) New Orleans
8) Phoenix

bigsams50
10-22-2009, 06:53 AM
Charlotte will make the playoffs this year

PlumCherry
10-22-2009, 01:32 PM
Has anyone seen this? I found a surprisingly unbiased preview of the Eastern Conference by Jon Rothstein of the Knicks. Most of his picks make sense but a lot remains to be seen (Rasheed in Boston...Shaq in Cleveland). Unfortunately I can't find the West preview they might have done. Pretty good breakdown overall, check it out...

Part 1

http://video.msg.com/Videos/New-York-Knicks/VKm_FT97qCbS5a7K1S_pjrShM0sCJkrL

Part 2

http://video.msg.com/Videos/New-York-Knicks/JH5gSamAec_1kNFlLXBknj2mYwRLsA1o

Hoopsadvocate
10-22-2009, 06:00 PM
Western Conference:
1.Los Angeles Lakers:63-19 (Artest will take a little getting used to but with most of the core still there they have very little road blocks on the way back to the playoffs)
2.Denver Nuggets:59-23 (Billups keeps the team on track ty lawson and affalo give them enough to stay number 2 but just barely)
3.Portland TrailBlazers:58-24 (Oden finally shines and Alridge and Fernandez only get better)
4.Dallas Mavericks:56-26 (Marion has a great pg once again and will regain allstar like form giving the Mavs enough fire power to contend with anyone in the West)
5.San Antonio Spurs:52-30 (Dont think everyone will stay healthy throughout the season if not they would have been 2nd)
6.New Orleans Hornets:50-32 (Okafor will see a slight increase in stats with CP3 and julian wright and Marcus thorton will help)
7.Utah Jazz:47-35 (I think a trade is coming and it will bring down there wins for the season but they would have one just enough to get in the playoffs)
8.Phoenix Suns:44-38 (Frye will deliver in Shaqs absence to give nash, amare, j rich, and hill the boost they need to get back in the playoffs)
9.Los Angeles Clippers:39-43 (They make good improvements but not enough for a playoff spot)
10.Golden State Warriors:38-44 (still a young team looking to develop a couple trades will also hurt their record)
11.Memphis Grizzlies:37-45 (not enough ball to go around)
12.Oklahoma City Thunder:28-54 (Durant will shine but still too young to do any real damage)
13.Houston Rockets: 27-55 (no go to guy anymore they will struggle but come up with some surprising wins)
14.Sacremento Kings:22-60 (look somewhat good on paper but they just won produce in the packed western conference)
15.Minnesota T'wolves:16-66 (injuries will hurt them if not they could have been close to 10)

Eastern Conference:
1.Orlando Magic:62-20 (Best bench in the NBA hands down there main guys will be well rested to dominate this season)
2.Boston Celtics:60-22 (Rasheed proves to be the best summer addition as far as contenders go a healthy big three makes them scary going into the playoffs, M Daniels provides a surprising spark as well)
3.Cleveland Cavaliers:60-22 (Lost the tie breaker to Boston so there 3rd. Shaq helps but not where they needed it the most)
4.Atlanta Hawks:54-28 (they will sort of become this seasons version of the Orlando Magic, a young team that has matured unexpectedly and ready to give contenders a run for their money.)
5.Toronto Raptors:49-33 (they struggle at first but begin to gel and give a lot of teams trouble once they realize how to use Turk and jack better)
6.Miami Heat:44-38 (Slight improvement from the three young guns ,Mario,Beasley, and Cook, will give Wade enough help to stay in middle of the pack)
7.Washington Wizards:44-38 (Miami will have the tie breaker so washington is 7th. Arenas stays healthy but other players dont still agent 0 has enough help to get back into the playoffs)
8.Detroit Pistons:41-41 (They just wont say die, they fight tooth and nail to keep the last spot)
9.Chicago Bulls:40-42 (Just miss the playoffs. They will realize how much they needed BG7 when they lose a couple close games that could have got them a playoff spot)
10.Philadelphia 76ers:37-45 (Brand shows his age and the loss of A Miller shows)
11.Indiana Pacers:34-48 (Not consistent enough to get the W's needed)
12.Charlotte Bobcats:33-49 (Chandler misses some games and doesnt do to great in the Larry Brown system when hes healthy. Just not strong enough in the stronger East)
13.New Jersey Nets:25-57 (look decent on paper but they dont gel well without a true vet offensive/def presence.)
14.New York Knicks:19-63 (At least theres 2010)
15. Milwaukee Bucks: 17-65 (B jennings does alright but they dont have the will to win)

lakersfan211
10-22-2009, 06:20 PM
alright guys, the nba regular season is right around the corners...what are ur guys's rankings? include a record and a reason why.

Western Conference:
1.Los Angeles Lakers:63-19 (enough said..they will repeat as champs)
2.San Antonio Spurs:60-22 (additions of Jefferson and Mcdyess only strengthen this team)
3.Portland TrailBlazers:58-24 (Addition of Miller and already deep bench make this team very scary)
4.Utah Jazz:51-31 (one of the most complete teams in the NBA)
5.Dallas Mavericks:48-34 (if Marion and Gooden gel, they will win 5-10 more games, plus they have a deep bench)
6.Denver Nuggets:44-38 (deep team, can be higher if afflalo and ty lawson contribute well enough)
7.New Orleans Hornets:43-39 (trade for okafor is nice, but team has alot of question marks heading into the year)
8.Memphis Grizzlies:42-40 (the cellar dwellers of the decade step up and sneak into final playoff spot, the veteran additions of iverson and randolph are the perfect aids for this young team)
9.Phoenix Suns:41-41 (loss of shaq hurts, can frye and the thin bench step up?)
10.Golden State Warriors:38-44 (deep bench and addtion of steph curry can maybe add 10+ wins to their 29-53 mark of last year)
11.Los Angeles Clippers:33-49 (good bench additions and selection of blake griffin has this team 1-2 years away of making a playoff appearance)
12.Oklahoma City Thunder:28-54 (with durant playing up to his star potential, this young team will improve on last years poor record)
13.Houston Rockets: 27-55 (the addition of ariza for artest is appealing..but loss of yao ming for the year and t-mac for the first month will have this team reeling from the get go)
14.Minnesota T'wolves:19-63 (with all new bench and flynn taking over as starting PG..Al Jefferson and Kevin Love are only bright spots on this young and inconsisent roster)
15.Sacremento Kings:18-64 (kevin martin and veteran bench are only things that make this team look good on paper..on the court however, its a mess)


Eastern Conference:
1.Cleveland Cavaliers:65-17 (Shaq and Anthony Parker are perfect fits for this already great roster..the flexible bench is a plus too)
2.Boston Celtics:63-19 (Cleveland gets the edge because of the question marks at center of perkins and big baby...rasheed wallace and marquis daniels strengthen the team's roster)
3.Orlando Magic:58-24 (one of the best defensive teams in the nba just got better with additions of bass and vince carter...new additions to the bench adds sex appeal to the mix)
4.Washington Wizards:56-26 (the sleeper team of the nba will be the most improved and will have a safe guard rotation now with miller, foye, and nick young to keep arenas fresh and healthy)
5.Toronto Raptors:50-32 (with almost completely new roster, the team is improved with additions of turkoglu, jarrett jack and rookie addition of demar derozan)
6.Chicago Bulls:46-36 (derrick rose will show why he was the number one selection a year ago and will improve on his stellar rookie season..and having one of the best drafts this year isnt bad either)
7.Atlanta Hawks:45-37 (with starting lineup the exact same as last year and jamal crawford coming over..make this team scary once again for this year)
8.Detroit Pistons:42-40 (villanueva is a stepup over mcdyess and acquiring the second best 6th man in the nba in ben gordon propels this team back into the playoffs again)
9.Miami Heat:40-42 (if someone other than d-wade stepups and q-rich helps the bench..miami could squeak into the playoffs)
10.Philadelphia 76ers:37-45 (with soft offensive lineup still the same as last year, they still remain on the outside looking in, in the playoff picture)
11.Charlotte Bobcats:35-47 (team looks good on paper, but do they have enough offense to finally reach the playoffs for the first team in franchise history?)
12.Indiana Pacers:34-48 (as danny granger steps closer to superstar status, is the roster behind him good enough yet?)
13.New York Knicks:30-52 (still way too many question marks on this team to give this team any likeness)
14.Milwaukee Bucks:25-57 (michael redd can't do it all on this team..rookie bench only weakens this team)
15.New Jersey Nets:16-66 (worst team in the nba heading into the 2009-2010 season)

Tell me your thoughts guys

the nuggets only winning 44 games , a little puzzled by that , the wizards winning 56 games i think your smokin somthing , the raptors winning 50 games , i know they got hedo bu i dont think they win 50 maybe 40-45 range , the grizz making the playoffs that aint gonna happen , your other predictions are about right though .