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JordansBulls
08-11-2010, 11:11 AM
What will be the most competitive "Division" this year?


Atlantic

Boston
Toronto
New Jersey
Philadelphia
New York


Central

Chicago
Milwaukee
Indiana
Detroit
Cleveland


Southeast

Miami
Orlando
Atlanta
Charlotte
Washington




Northwest

Denver
Portland
Oklahoma City
Utah
Minnesota


Pacific

LA Lakers
Phoenix
LA Clippers
Golden State
Sacramento


Southwest

Dallas
San Antonio
Houston
Memphis
New Orleans

S-Dot
08-11-2010, 11:12 AM
1. Southeast
2. Northwest
3. Southwest
4. Central
5. Pacific
6. Atlantic

mikealike305
08-11-2010, 11:17 AM
By far the southeast. Almost Everyteam there can make the plyoffs

REGular
08-11-2010, 11:24 AM
Not sure I understood the question, but I think Northwest or Southwest will have the best internal competition for division winner.

slyone_nyc
08-11-2010, 11:36 AM
Not sure I understood the question, but I think Northwest or Southwest will have the best internal competition for division winner.

southeast

PC
08-11-2010, 11:38 AM
Definitely northwest

NYKalltheway
08-11-2010, 11:39 AM
Northwest or Southwest(voted for this one)

Southwest teams will have pretty much similar win-loss %. (except Memphis)
Northwest teams might all make it to the playoffs (except Minnesota)

Kakaroach
08-11-2010, 11:39 AM
I gotta say the Northwest. The T-Wolves will be the worst team in basketball but all of the other 4 could and most likely will make the playoffs.

Khalifa21
08-11-2010, 11:41 AM
West: Northwest

East: Southwest

John Walls Era
08-11-2010, 11:41 AM
Southeast in the east

dhopisthename
08-11-2010, 11:42 AM
northwest. Denver, Portland, Oklahoma City, and Utah all have a chance to win the division

Minimal
08-11-2010, 11:47 AM
1. Northwest
Denver vs Portland vs Oklahoma vs Utah
2. Southeast
Miami vs Orlando, Atlanta vs Charlotte

black1605
08-11-2010, 11:49 AM
What will be the most competitive "Division" this year?


Atlantic

Boston
Toronto
New Jersey
Philadelphia
New York


Central

Chicago
Milwaukee
Indiana
Detroit
Cleveland


Southeast

Miami
Orlando
Atlanta
Charlotte
Washington




Northwest

Denver
Portland
Oklahoma City
Utah
Minnesota


Pacific

LA Lakers
Phoenix
LA Clippers
Golden State
Sacramento


Southwest

Dallas
San Antonio
Houston
Memphis
New Orleans

I bolded the teams I could see winning their division. Northwest has the most, so I am going with them as the most competitive division.

DCSportsIsPain
08-11-2010, 11:51 AM
This is about to become redundant, but the answer is clearly the Northwest and the Southeast. Four teams from each could make the playoffs.

Mr Moody
08-11-2010, 11:51 AM
i voted northwest. Quality teams in there

Hawkeye15
08-11-2010, 02:41 PM
Northwest easily. Wolves are a bottom 3 team this year probably, but the others are all 50 game winners potentially

Shammyguy3
08-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Northwest: Portland, Utah, Denver, OKC followed by
Southwest: Dallas, San Antonio, Houston followed by
Southeast: Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, Charlotte followed by
Pacific: LAL, Phoenix, LAC followed by
Central: Chicago, Milwaukee followed by
Atlantic: Boston, NY

Mane
08-11-2010, 02:50 PM
its gotta be the Northwest.

VIP1349
08-11-2010, 03:03 PM
It's been the Northwest the last few years and now the Thunder are right up there with the other teams, Southwest is good but most of them are teams that will end up 8th Seed area, our teams have a chance to be any where from 2-6.

Slimsim
08-11-2010, 03:25 PM
South East

JnasD
08-11-2010, 03:26 PM
Northwest and Southeast

Baller1
08-11-2010, 03:34 PM
Northwest.

masalex1205
08-11-2010, 03:55 PM
prob Northwest

IversonIsKrazy
08-11-2010, 04:44 PM
Atlantic, no doubt about that ;) hahaha
but seriously....

This always used to go to the SouthWest. But this year, it the other side of the coast

1) SouthEast
2) NorthWest
3) SouthWest

JordansBulls
08-11-2010, 04:49 PM
Central got a little bit tougher the past few days with Mcgrady to the Pistons and now Collison/Posey to the Pacers.

Gators123
08-11-2010, 07:05 PM
Northeast

JordansBulls
08-12-2010, 12:54 AM
Northwest: Portland, Utah, Denver, OKC followed by
Southwest: Dallas, San Antonio, Houston followed by
Southeast: Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, Charlotte followed by
Pacific: LAL, Phoenix, LAC followed by
Central: Chicago, Milwaukee followed by
Atlantic: Boston, NY

The Pacific will be the toughest.:D

The Raven
08-12-2010, 06:45 AM
I can certainly see the Northwest division being very competitive this season

DenButsu
08-12-2010, 08:13 AM
Easily the Northwest, and it's not even close.

No other division in the league has four viable candidates who should be competing for the division title and are also all not only probable playoff teams, but should also be competing for 2/3/4/5 seeds.

S-Dot
08-12-2010, 09:47 AM
Central got a little bit tougher the past few days with Mcgrady to the Pistons and now Collison/Posey to the Pacers.

I really think those two teams will be competing for lottery positions.

ManRam
08-12-2010, 09:50 AM
Anyone who votes for anything but the Southeast or Northwest is crazy.

I said Southeast, because I think they have two of the top 3 or at worst top 4 teams in the league there...plus a possible 4-5 seed and a possible 7-8 seed.

7 votes for the Atlantic? Really?

xbrackattackx
08-12-2010, 09:56 AM
I went with Pacific. <3

You know it's a tough Division for my Lakers!

Heater4life
08-12-2010, 10:02 AM
I say Northwest with the Southeast in a close 2nd.

ManRam
08-12-2010, 10:02 AM
I went with Pacific. <3

You know it's a tough Division for my Lakers!

If by tough you mean a cakewalk? I think no other team besides the Lakers make the playoffs from that division.

xbrackattackx
08-12-2010, 10:04 AM
If by tough you mean a cakewalk? I think no other team besides the Lakers make the playoffs from that division.

I was being sarcastic..I hate the way sarcasm translates when you try and type it lol.

NBA-GMaster
08-12-2010, 10:20 AM
Southeast, Northwest and Southwest

DenButsu
08-12-2010, 10:39 AM
I said Southeast, because I think they have two of the top 3 or at worst top 4 teams in the league there...plus a possible 4-5 seed and a possible 7-8 seed.


But there is definitely more and clearer separation there than in the NW, which means in practical terms that as a whole the division is less competitive since really only 2 of its teams have a legit shot at taking the division title.

All 4 teams in the Northwest besides Minny have a legit shot at the division title, and above and beyond that, a very realistic shot at the 2 seed in the Western Conference.

cabernetluver
08-12-2010, 10:47 AM
If competitive is defined as winning the division, hands down, northwest.

BOSTON617
08-12-2010, 10:51 AM
1. Southeast
2. Northwest
3. Southwest
4. Central
5. Pacific
6. Atlantic

this* i meant to vote south east

ManRam
08-12-2010, 10:53 AM
But there is definitely more and clearer separation there than in the NW, which means in practical terms that as a whole the division is less competitive since really only 2 of its teams have a legit shot at taking the division title.

All 4 teams in the Northwest besides Minny have a legit shot at the division title, and above and beyond that, a very realistic shot at the 2 seed in the Western Conference.

I agree. A vote for either is definitely justifiable. I think the SW is more top heavy, but the NW definitely has more great teams. Atlanta and Charlotte won't compete for a title, and maybe all 4 teams in the NW can. But Miami and Orlando (in my opinion) are better than any team in the NW, and since I can also be a homer occasionally, I think that puts them at the top.

The SW could have the 1,2,4 and 8 seeds. The NW could have the 2,3,4,5. I just think that #1 (also since I do think Miami is the best team in the league) makes the difference.


I did see that the OP's question did say "competitive", not best. So that actually sways me towards the NW.

xDaDefenderx
08-12-2010, 11:07 AM
northwest. there are four really good playoff teams there.... and the twolves

JordansBulls
08-12-2010, 12:53 PM
I really think those two teams will be competing for lottery positions.

I think it depends on if they keep Prince and Rip around and if Mcgrady gets much time.

mikealike305
08-12-2010, 01:05 PM
southeast.... all teams have a shot at the postseason and 2 have a VERY good shot at the C'ship

JordansBulls
08-12-2010, 01:27 PM
southeast.... all teams have a shot at the postseason and 2 have a VERY good shot at the C'ship

Which two have a chance at the title?

ntat
08-12-2010, 01:27 PM
lol at whoever picked the central

ntat
08-12-2010, 01:32 PM
Anyone who votes for anything but the Southeast or Northwest is crazy.

I said Southeast, because I think they have two of the top 3 or at worst top 4 teams in the league there...plus a possible 4-5 seed and a possible 7-8 seed.

7 votes for the Atlantic? Really?
I initially voted for the Southwest, because i figured he meant which group will be the closest, and last season 4 teams won 40 games, and Memphis will continue to imrpove and the Hornets will get better with CP3 coming back. But when i look again I think the Northwest will be probably the closest with the best "group" of teams.

mikealike305
08-12-2010, 01:56 PM
Which two have a chance at the title?

MIA and Orlando

jrodmesche
08-12-2010, 03:00 PM
southeast by far

DenButsu
08-12-2010, 08:40 PM
I agree. A vote for either is definitely justifiable. I think the SW is more top heavy, but the NW definitely has more great teams. Atlanta and Charlotte won't compete for a title, and maybe all 4 teams in the NW can. But Miami and Orlando (in my opinion) are better than any team in the NW, and since I can also be a homer occasionally, I think that puts them at the top.

The SW could have the 1,2,4 and 8 seeds. The NW could have the 2,3,4,5. I just think that #1 (also since I do think Miami is the best team in the league) makes the difference.


I did see that the OP's question did say "competitive", not best. So that actually sways me towards the NW.

Do you really think there's that much separation between Orlando and the top 4 in the NW? I don't buy that at all. Sure, the Magic may have won more games in the last couple of years, but in the EC over that time it's been comparatively easy for the top teams to inflate their win numbers by feeding of the large quantity of easy meat at the bottom of the conference.

jiggin
08-12-2010, 09:20 PM
northwest without a doubt.

SOOOO many good teams that would easily make the payoffs or finish first or second in the east. win loss records the last couple years show that. very few teams in the east would make the playoffs if the two conferences were tied together.

NW has some killer talent. It should be a good battle this year and fun to watch.

ALL_i-Do_is-Win
08-12-2010, 09:47 PM
Northwest
no question!
possiable 2nd and 3rd and 4th seed from west in same division
Denver
Portland
Oklahoma City
Utah can play the playoffs, i think they will

soonabooma
08-13-2010, 12:27 AM
northwest. Denver, Portland, Oklahoma City, and Utah all have a chance to win the division

Exactly. No division has a stronger top 4 than the NW. Some other divisions could have a really good 2, MAYBE 3 team race. But honestly, pretty much every division has at least one bad team, but how many can say they have 4 teams capable of winning the divison with 50+ wins?

bahama0811
08-13-2010, 12:28 AM
Easy answer, Northwest.

Highlight
08-13-2010, 12:47 AM
1. Southeast
2. Northwest
3. Southwest
4. Central
5. Pacific
6. Atlantic

Agreed.

Blue Magic
08-13-2010, 02:32 AM
most competitive = NW
best = SE

JordansBulls
08-18-2010, 11:12 PM
Do you really think there's that much separation between Orlando and the top 4 in the NW? I don't buy that at all. Sure, the Magic may have won more games in the last couple of years, but in the EC over that time it's been comparatively easy for the top teams to inflate their win numbers by feeding of the large quantity of easy meat at the bottom of the conference.

The same can be said from #9-15 in the West. I agree the top 8 in the west are better, but the top 3 in the East have been completely better.

heathonater
08-18-2010, 11:39 PM
the northwest will be the most competitive division, and i could see it coming down to the last few games to determine the division winner.

thekmp211
08-19-2010, 12:04 AM
northwest. not only does it have four playoff-probable teams, but few people would be surprised by any of those team making a deep run in the playoffs. poor minnesota.

Sly Guy
08-19-2010, 09:53 AM
the atlantic....Almost all the teams have the potential for worst record in the league. Oh man, it's gonna be like cheering on a snail race.

JordansBulls
08-19-2010, 10:18 AM
the atlantic....Almost all the teams have the potential for worst record in the league. Oh man, it's gonna be like cheering on a snail race.

Except for maybe Boston.

Dr.J>YOU
09-05-2010, 05:49 PM
Atlantic

DWills
09-05-2010, 07:43 PM
Atlantic

^^^ lol

goin with the southeast altho tbh i dont know how competitive its gonna be to win the division.....does anyone really think the heat wont win that division???

edit: i guess that means im goin with the northwest

_KB24_
09-05-2010, 08:04 PM
Southwest, what else is new? :shrug: