View Full Version : A visual representation of East and West in the NBA

01-24-2010, 08:47 AM
As of 1/24/2010


01-24-2010, 09:40 AM
Posting images not allowed, mod! :no:

01-24-2010, 11:15 AM
Posting images not allowed, mod! :no:

:laugh2: Might wanna go back and read that rule again.

01-24-2010, 11:17 AM
:laugh2: Might wanna go back and read that rule again.

I thought we couldn't either. I've had images changed to links only before.

01-24-2010, 11:19 AM
it's getting confusing with the colors

01-24-2010, 11:19 AM
lets see if the southwest can get all 5 teams in this year

01-24-2010, 11:41 AM
Posting images not allowed, mod! :no:


01-24-2010, 12:00 PM
lets see if the southwest can get all 5 teams in this year That would be just insane, but I don't think it happens anyway.

Thanks Den, I like how the Jazz are so up top lol.

01-24-2010, 12:03 PM



01-24-2010, 09:33 PM
Just for the record, everyone, the only people who ARE allowed to post images (and this is mainly reserved for game threads, etc., to make the top post look nicer) are mods and TMs. I posted the image at the top of this link for the sake of convenience, but if it will make you guys feel more comfortable, I'll switch it to a regular url link.


it's getting confusing with the colors

Really? That was kind of the whole point. So it's easy to see at a glance how the East (yellow) stacks up against the West (blue), and where playoff teams (light colors) stack up against lottery teams (dark colors).

I did this up just for myself to see what it would look like, but I just thought the effect of the 7th (Dallas) through 16th (N.O.) spots in the league being solidly blue (with the exception of Miami at 15th), and the 17th (Toronto) throuh 27th (Washington) being solidly yellow (with the exceptions of LAC at 20th and Sac at 25th), was pretty striking.

If the seeding were league based and not conference based in the NBA, and the postseason started today, there would be 11 WC teams and 5 EC teams in the playoffs. And the Grizz, Thunder and Hornets, who would not currently make the postseason cut in the West, would securely be playoff teams in the East.

01-24-2010, 10:14 PM
LMFAO at only 5 East teams in the top half of the graph, yet 4 of the Top 6 teams are EC teams.

West has always been more competitive, but now Atlanta has added themselves to the group of elite teams in the league, I don't buy completely into it just yet, but we'll see come playoffs.

01-24-2010, 11:04 PM
2008: Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Hornets
Last Year: Chicago Bulls and Portland TrailBlazers

I think Oklahoma City Thunders and Charlotte Bobcats for this year..

01-24-2010, 11:10 PM
Bobcats are 0-3 vs the Magic, 0-2 vs the Celtics and just got blown out by the Hawks on Friday, they're 2-1 against the Cavs, but idk how much I'd buy into that before seeing them play once more now that both teams are in mid-season form. Doubt they make much noise in the playoffs against any of these teams.

01-24-2010, 11:44 PM
I'm honestly not being a Homer, but the Toronto Raptors. Watch out of these guys.They are playing the best basketball of the season. Bargnani is finally playing like the guy we wanted him to. Bosh is putting up career numbers.

I'd really like to see Portland Trail Blazers make some noise in the playoffs. They've been playing such great basketball despite their unfortunate situation. Not having Oden, Pryzbilla, Batum and Outlaw for majority of the season, just getting Rudy Fernandez back.

Nate McMillan has done such a great job this season.

He and Rick Adleman are my front runners for Coach of the Year.