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JordansBulls
10-20-2010, 12:14 PM
Who wins the Northwest this season: Denver, Utah, Portland or OKC

Asssumming Melo stays in Denver and every team is healthy.

rockets-fan
10-20-2010, 12:24 PM
i still believe okc is overrated. i am entitled to my own opinion so dont bash me. imo just because they took they lakers to 6 games that isnt a reason to put them as the 2 seed...they didnt improve much roster wise from last year and there were upgrades in the west(as well as downgrades)...

dallas- chandler, improved roddy b

jazz- i belive that jefferson is gunna help them more than boozer so i think they will be better

rockets- yao is bak looking great, miller is a legit back up that can start if yao goes down,lee is the bak up sg we always wanted.

lakers- barners, blake...they improved definatly...

so i went off topic a little just had to get it out.

back to the topic, portland is gunna impress alot of people. i love roy and lamacrus will be better than he has been in seasons passed...when healthy, they are a really really good team imo.

x_notorious
10-20-2010, 12:24 PM
I'm going with Utah. They had a very good off-season with the additions of Bell and Jefferson and I think they may surprise some people this season.

PC
10-20-2010, 12:26 PM
I do think OKC is getting a bit overrated, I'm going with the Blazers here

dhopisthename
10-20-2010, 12:27 PM
I think utah will, I am sure alot of people will pick the thunder, but I don't see durant, green, sefolosha, and westbrook all playing 82 games this year, and with them all playing 82 last year they were still third in the division.

Gators123
10-20-2010, 12:28 PM
Portland

Bravo95
10-20-2010, 12:37 PM
Utah's the best team in that division.

tbone2171
10-20-2010, 12:40 PM
Cmon Man! Not saying we have a chance in hell, but why would you not put the Twolves in your poll?

Minimal
10-20-2010, 12:44 PM
Portland or Utah. Went with Portland. OKC will prolly win this poll, due to been overrated team.

The Miami Cheat
10-20-2010, 12:57 PM
i dont know why everyone saying OKC is overrated...i dont think so at all....i say OKC wins the northwest and if not then deff utah they having a great preseason

Brooklyn Mets
10-20-2010, 12:58 PM
im going with OKC.. Portland never seems to play to their potential.. Jazz have a legit shot.. if Denver loses Melo i think they drop heavily in the West.. OKC's two stars, Durant and Westbrook, play really well together and had some time to gel on team USA over the summer.. plus i see Harden having a good year this year which should put them ahead of the pack..

heathonater
10-20-2010, 01:00 PM
i think portland could win this division if camby stays healthy, roy doesnt get hurt again, and joel as well as greg are able to play in 65+ games. if healthy, the blazers frontcourt would be too much for any team in this division. i dont think okc has the frontcourt depth to win this division if portland can keep their big guys healthy.

Baller1
10-20-2010, 01:12 PM
A completely healthy Portland team would win, but if not, I'll take my Thunder.

Carey
10-20-2010, 01:17 PM
It's a tough and interesting division....I personally think a healthy Portland is the best team in the division but they've been hit hard injury wise. I'd also say defensively us and Portland are better but Utah and Denver are better offensively. We are probably the worst of the 4 offensively but we may have the best scorer in the league and we make up for our offensive shortcomings with hustle, chemistry and defense plus our young core has another year under their belt. Utah is the most complete offensive team in the league imo and are usually solid defensively. Denver is a little banged up but still very talented and capable of winning 50 games. I truly cant make a prediction at this point but ill say it will be very close.

DrDEADalready
10-20-2010, 01:22 PM
Jazz- They are really looking good this preseason. And I think we are going to turn some heads and surprise everyone

Sixerlover
10-20-2010, 01:28 PM
Utah. I'm not on the OKC bandwagon either. I actually think they get about 45-48 wins not 52-56 like the general population feels

Carey
10-20-2010, 01:47 PM
Alot of good motivation in here tho, i wish i could send this thread to my team lol. I do understand though, we have been overhyped because of age, KD, etc. but we are a good basketball team. Not a lock for a 2 seed but i think you could argue we are good enough to compete with any team in the West trying to get that 2 seed.

jimbobjarree
10-20-2010, 01:54 PM
I have respect for the OKC Thunder, and they could easily win it, but Portland and Utah (and Denver...but i presume Melo leaves) all finished above them last season, and all had players go down for stretches, while the Thunder stayed healthy for the most part. You have to feel, that if the Jazz and Blazers stay healthy, both should finish above the Thunder this year...which is why I dont get the whole Thunder bandwagon going on where theyre predicted as the second best team in the conference. I know Durant will continue to rape, but they only added Cole Aldrich.

also is the the NW division curse bound for OKC? (3 seasons ago Denver lost Nene/KMart, season after Jazz lost Deron/Boozer/Memo/AK for long periods, last season Blazers lost pretty much everyone)

my pick, I just like how these new pieces have fit for Utah. It just seems that the size and inside presence of Al suits us so much better than the outside pick and pop, stumpy armed Boozer (who's idea of defense is going for the strip, and then yelping when they score). If CJ continues to play well off the bench, memo comes back soon and Hayward pans out, we are a pretty deep team too.

but I have OKC, JAZZ and Blazers all on my league pass, and look forward to watching them all.

Baller1
10-20-2010, 01:55 PM
Alot of good motivation in here tho, i wish i could send this thread to my team lol. I do understand though, we have been overhyped because of age, KD, etc. but we are a good basketball team. Not a lock for a 2 seed but i think you could argue we are good enough to compete with any team in the West trying to get that 2 seed.

I really hope so.

THE_FLASH_21
10-20-2010, 02:01 PM
All i got to say is anyone can win it... Even the Twolves.. ;) LOL Nah Utah is stronger with more size and defense. AK is healthy, AL is playing all star ball, Deron is.. well Deron, Heyward is solid, and to me the key move for Utah was signing Raja bell..

THE_FLASH_21
10-20-2010, 02:02 PM
I have respect for the OKC Thunder, and they could easily win it, but Portland and Utah (and Denver...but i presume Melo leaves) all finished above them last season, and all had players go down for stretches, while the Thunder stayed healthy for the most part. You have to feel, that if the Jazz and Blazers stay healthy, both should finish above the Thunder this year...which is why I dont get the whole Thunder bandwagon going on where theyre predicted as the second best team in the conference. I know Durant will continue to rape, but they only added Cole Aldrich.

also is the the NW division curse bound for OKC? (3 seasons ago Denver lost Nene/KMart, season after Jazz lost Deron/Boozer/Memo/AK for long periods, last season Blazers lost pretty much everyone)

my pick, I just like how these new pieces have fit for Utah. It just seems that the size and inside presence of Al suits us so much better than the outside pick and pop, stumpy armed Boozer (who's idea of defense is going for the strip, and then yelping when they score). If CJ continues to play well off the bench, memo comes back soon and Hayward pans out, we are a pretty deep team too.

but I have OKC, JAZZ and Blazers all on my league pass, and look forward to watching them all.


Jimbo u didnt add our "D" specialist RAJA :)

NBA-GMaster
10-20-2010, 02:04 PM
Denver Nuggets (if Melo remains on the team).. my 2nd choice would be Utah Jazz because of Dwill and Coach Jerry Sloan

Baller1
10-20-2010, 02:07 PM
I have respect for the OKC Thunder, and they could easily win it, but Portland and Utah (and Denver...but i presume Melo leaves) all finished above them last season, and all had players go down for stretches, while the Thunder stayed healthy for the most part. You have to feel, that if the Jazz and Blazers stay healthy, both should finish above the Thunder this year...which is why I dont get the whole Thunder bandwagon going on where theyre predicted as the second best team in the conference. I know Durant will continue to rape, but they only added Cole Aldrich.

also is the the NW division curse bound for OKC? (3 seasons ago Denver lost Nene/KMart, season after Jazz lost Deron/Boozer/Memo/AK for long periods, last season Blazers lost pretty much everyone)

my pick, I just like how these new pieces have fit for Utah. It just seems that the size and inside presence of Al suits us so much better than the outside pick and pop, stumpy armed Boozer (who's idea of defense is going for the strip, and then yelping when they score). If CJ continues to play well off the bench, memo comes back soon and Hayward pans out, we are a pretty deep team too.

but I have OKC, JAZZ and Blazers all on my league pass, and look forward to watching them all.

All the hype is based off of progression and development. I think that's where the fluctuation develops. Some feel the development of our young guys will put us over the top, while some feel reliance simply on development is not enough.

It's the way you look at it I guess.

Khalifa21
10-20-2010, 02:08 PM
If the Blazers get some luck when it comes to injuries it'll be them.

Lloyd Christmas
10-20-2010, 02:13 PM
I voted Portland and was suprised to see they have the most votes so far. I thought for sure everyone would be picking OKC.

goose15
10-20-2010, 02:13 PM
OKC

very tough division

jiggin
10-20-2010, 02:49 PM
if the teams remain healthy the blazers win it hands down.

they had as many wins as the healthy thunder last year and the blazers lost both centers for the season and brandon roy for a bunch of time.

Imagine what that team could if fully healthy? 50+ wins easy.

John Walls Era
10-20-2010, 02:53 PM
Utah. They have the best coached team and the perfect set of players to compliment each other. Why would Minni trade Al to their division rival? Al fits the Jazz better than Boozer because now they have a legit threat in the post. So they got better this summer despite losing Boozer.

John Walls Era
10-20-2010, 02:54 PM
^ I don't even need to mention they have the BEST PG in the NBA.

GodsSon
10-20-2010, 02:55 PM
As much as I'm tempted to say OKC, I'll go with Utah

pebloemer
10-20-2010, 03:07 PM
With Martin missing the first 2-3 months and Anderson missing the first month and a bit of regular season, it will be hard for Denver to mount much regular season success IMO. Overcoming the Melo drama will be a task on its own, but injuries to two key bigs will hurt their chances. Even if Melo stays, there are plenty of obstacles here.

Jazz look great in pre-season, but it is only pre-season. Nevertheless, I love the team they have. Sloan looks to have the ready for a big year.

Thunder won't be sneaking up on anybody this year, but they are still good enough to compete.

Portland's injury troubles have masked how good they actually can be. If they can stay healthy, they have the depth and talent to have a huge season.

But I'll take Jazz for my money.

Chacarron
10-20-2010, 03:29 PM
A healthy Portland is a very scary team.

dnewguy
10-20-2010, 03:29 PM
The thunder won't catch anyone by surprise this season, I think Utah wins the division.

Mplsman
10-20-2010, 04:09 PM
Cmon Man! Not saying we have a chance in hell, but why would you not put the Twolves in your poll?

For real atleast put em on the poll.

Bullsfan22
10-20-2010, 04:21 PM
portland

sciferguy
10-20-2010, 05:22 PM
I think everyone forgets the wolves are in the Northwest Division. As well they should. Portland if 80% healthy for the season....Utah if Portland can't remain healthy. Voted Blazers of course.

Blazers#1Fan
10-20-2010, 05:35 PM
A healthy Portland is a very scary team.
:clap:

a unhealthy portland team beat okc last year a healthy Portland team will win that division

Utah lost boozer got a ball hog jefferson and Bell who hasnt done anything since that one suns team with marion,amare,nash!

Denver is about to lose melo

OKC is still young but are alittle bit better

Portland has the best bench of all of them and a better starting lineup

aussie
10-20-2010, 07:17 PM
twolves

John Walls Era
10-20-2010, 07:43 PM
For real atleast put em on the poll.

Why? So you can vote for them?

CHANGO
10-20-2010, 07:49 PM
If everyone is healthy! I think that ...

1. Portland
2. OKC
3. Utah
4. Denver

IBleedPurple
10-20-2010, 07:59 PM
I voted Portland, but that was before I seen the comment if Melo stays (which is very unlikely)

I think Denver would win it still if Melo wasn't such a douche

Corey
10-20-2010, 08:05 PM
OKC.

Great scoring, improving defense, good coaching, youth.

The only thing they were seriously lacking was a defensive center, and experience. They drafted Aldrich who is very good on the defensive end, along with Ibaka's development and the return of Kristic and Collison?

This team is really, really good.

SEATTLEredsox
10-20-2010, 09:00 PM
If everyone is healthy! I think that ...

1. Portland
2. OKC
3. Utah
4. Denver

IF everyone stays healthy, i agree with this. I voted OKC, though, because I think they have a better chance to stay healthy than the Trailblazers.

Baller1
10-20-2010, 09:35 PM
Here's SI's predictions if anyone's interested:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/britt_robson/10/14/northwest.division.preview/index.html

Avenged
10-20-2010, 10:20 PM
"A healthy Portland team" seems to be one of the most over used phrases on PSD, but unfortunately it's the truth. I'll take the Blazers to win their division "if healthy", followed by OKC.

WolvesJagsOs
10-20-2010, 11:26 PM
Wolves will def turn some heads this year, they have improved alot.

But anyway, im gonna go with Utah.

todu82
10-21-2010, 09:37 AM
Oklahoma City

JordansBulls
10-21-2010, 12:06 PM
Oklahoma City

How good is their "D"?

THE_FLASH_21
10-21-2010, 12:41 PM
if the teams remain healthy the blazers win it hands down.

they had as many wins as the healthy thunder last year and the blazers lost both centers for the season and brandon roy for a bunch of time.

Imagine what that team could if fully healthy? 50+ wins easy.

Really hands down??? Deron and Al >>>> Roy and LA... AK, Okur, Miles weren't healthy last year neither.. So we could also say. Utah at full health would be unstoppable...

hvg
10-21-2010, 12:52 PM
I didn't realize how stacked the northwest was with good-but-not-great teams. It should be an interesting fight. I think Portland takes it. If Oden's healthy (after the first 2-3 months), it's probably not even close.

ace123
10-21-2010, 01:38 PM
My biggest beef is that y'all are out of your mind picking Portland. They were up and coming a few years ago, and since have not shown much consistency. I think they are trying to return to form, so don't expect them taking the division. I am interested to see Roy return to form. If they are consistently anything they are injured a lot.
In summary I think it will be the Thunder, and a slight chance for the Jazz to take it. The Thunder are injury free. Durrant is becoming the best in the league, and they are becoming a better team each year. The Jazz are a very consistent winner, and have well rounded team this year. Interested to see how Big Al fairs.

Baller1
10-21-2010, 01:55 PM
How good is their "D"?

With Durant and Westbrook consistently improving defensively, Serge Ibaka getting increased minutes, and the addition of Cole Aldrich...

The Thunder will be a top 5 defense this season.

However, we lost our defensive specialist (assistant coach) to Chicago, and he was the huge factor in our defensive improvement last season. So we'll see how much that effects the team.

Reyes6
10-21-2010, 01:57 PM
Could be anybody's division. However, I'm going to go with Denver...

No Birdman for a while hurts the cause, but I feel like Carmelo will stay and the team will win between 54-58 games.

tbone2171
10-21-2010, 02:20 PM
Why? So you can vote for them?

No, because it's kind of a slap in the face.

Iron24th
10-21-2010, 05:56 PM
Utah,no doubt.

Punkindrublic03
10-21-2010, 06:20 PM
Jazz.

Big Al will become an all star playing with D-will... Coach Sloan will have his guys playing well as he always does... If they improve at all on the road this year, the Jazz are a team I like very much to rep the western conference in the Finals.

topdog
10-21-2010, 06:24 PM
T-I-M-B-E-R-W-O-L-V-E-S!

jk

Seriously, I think Utah will probably have the best record but OKC and Portland will also make the playoffs while Denver falls off w/ Melo eventually gone.

topdog
10-21-2010, 06:28 PM
I wonder how the release of Pritchard will affect Portland?

Al is an x-factor in Utah - I think it will work well once Memo is back.

Denver hinges on the Melo situation.

OKC will be a product of the "other guys" especially the bigs.

T-wolves could have at least been included since the other 4 teams are named, but no one should vote for them so it's whatever.

Mudvayne91
10-21-2010, 06:51 PM
If I understand that op right, everyone healthy and Melo stays, I'm going Denver. We were the 2nd best team in the West for the longest time last year until our bigmen got hurt. And we've added a few players.

However, I don't see Melo staying and our 2 big men are hurt. I really hope we tank the season for a lottery pick cause it's pretty obvious the Nugs aren't built to win w/o Melo.

heattiltheend94
10-21-2010, 07:28 PM
i think portland could win this division if camby stays healthy, roy doesnt get hurt again, and joel as well as greg are able to play in 65+ games. if healthy, the blazers frontcourt would be too much for any team in this division. i dont think okc has the frontcourt depth to win this division if portland can keep their big guys healthy.

I agree 100%

Kakaroach
10-21-2010, 07:59 PM
I think Melo will get dealt, and Portland has to prove they can stay healthy for a full season.

I think it'll come down to my Jazz and the OKC Thunder. I think people are hyping the Thunder up a lot, but its yet to be seen just how much they can improve.

StrandedCub
10-21-2010, 08:25 PM
Who wins the Northwest this season: Denver, Utah, Portland or OKC

Asssumming Melo stays in Denver and every team is healthy.

I can't believe only 11 people think Denver will win this division. Most people don't even have Denver in the discussion? Really?

Assuming Melo stays, like the original question is stated, I say Denver wins the division.

valade16
10-21-2010, 08:36 PM
I can't believe only 11 people think Denver will win this division. Most people don't even have Denver in the discussion? Really?

Assuming Melo stays, like the original question is stated, I say Denver wins the division.

Well look at it this way, last year the nuggets and jazz had only 3 more wins than the blazers, and the blazers had players miss 311 games due to injury...

Maybe they think that if the blazers dont have a ton of injuries they might be able to make up 3 games? :shrugs:

shep33
10-21-2010, 08:59 PM
Portland if healthy has a good shot, Denver if Melo's distraction doesn't cost the team, and they actually play defense, Utah if Jefferson can put up 20 and 10... but I'll take OKC by a slim margin though, I just think they have the least amount of questions to be asked about their team than the others.

Can Portland stay healthy?
Can the Nuggets mesh with Melo possibly being a distraction? (no shot if he gets traded)
Can Jefferson put up Boozer numbers, and can other guys hit outside shots now that Korver is gone? Does Bell still have the ability to defend at a high level?

All these teams are great, and all will be in the playoffs, however, OKC seems to have the fewest weaknesses. Durant is going to lead the league in scoring, Westbrook is a top pg now and is only getting better, they added size in Aldrich, Harden will be better, Ibaka is solid,k Green is versatile.

I just think they're the team to beat by a slim margin in that division...

xxcubs22xx
10-21-2010, 09:06 PM
Portland.

Kakaroach
10-21-2010, 09:18 PM
Yeah, all of these teams should get into the playoffs anyway, so it doesn't matter too much except for home court.

xPhillies08WSCx
10-21-2010, 09:26 PM
Hard to choose cause it's a pretty solid division, but I think Utah unless Brandon Roy has a breakout year like he was supposed to last year but some injuries set him back a little bit.

Ironman5219
10-21-2010, 09:27 PM
The team that wins will be the one that stays healthy. If all stay reasonably healthy here is my break down:

1) Utah by a few games: They have been the best team in the preseason, they are playing great Defense, Bell and Jefferson fix a lot of thier problems. ( yes they just beat the lakers twice in CA ) Great coach and solid bench. D-Will is the best point guard in the NBA and that makes everyone better when he's on the court.

2) OKC will be right behind the Jazz- Westbrook and Durrant are studs, Durrant may become one of the best players in the NBA, they will only be 1 or 2 games away from Utah.
3) Portland- They are streaky team that just can't seem to stay healthy. I think Rudy will be a big distraction. Can Oden stay on the floor?
4) Denver is a mess thanks to Mr Anthony. I think he's NY bound and will force his way out of Denver. Even if he plays, its clear his heart isn't in it. They still have a stud in the floor general in Bullups. Denver will not make the playoffs this year.

Carey
10-21-2010, 09:29 PM
I think Melo will get dealt, and Portland has to prove they can stay healthy for a full season.

I think it'll come down to my Jazz and the OKC Thunder. I think people are hyping the Thunder up a lot, but its yet to be seen just how much they can improve.

We'll seeing that the season has started yet isnt it yet to be seen how much anybody has improved? lol. I get the overhype but i think simply by the virtue of having a core under 25 years old all of them should come back at least slightly better players.

Kakaroach
10-21-2010, 09:41 PM
We'll seeing that the season has started yet isnt it yet to be seen how much anybody has improved? lol. I get the overhype but i think simply by the virtue of having a core under 25 years old all of them should come back at least slightly better players. Oh I think there is no doubt they will get better but people are predicting #2. A jump from #8 to #2 is pretty drastic, having said that though I wouldn't be at all surprised if they did end up winning the NW.

Carey
10-21-2010, 09:51 PM
Oh I think there is no doubt they will get better but people are predicting #2. A jump from #8 to #2 is pretty drastic, having said that though I wouldn't be at all surprised if they did end up winning the NW.

I personally think we will finish closer to 4, but i dont think its farfetched to say we could be a 2 seed, i've been consistent with saying that we have been overhyped but i dont think its a team in the west besides the Lakers that you can say is head and shoulders better then the Thunder, so we have a punchers chance at the #2 seed though i'd say its more likely we dont get it then it is that we do.

JordansBulls
10-22-2010, 12:35 AM
Well like last year the winner will be a 4 seed most likely.

Mudvayne91
10-22-2010, 12:56 AM
Well look at it this way, last year the nuggets and jazz had only 3 more wins than the blazers, and the blazers had players miss 311 games due to injury...

Maybe they think that if the blazers dont have a ton of injuries they might be able to make up 3 games? :shrugs:

And the Nugs were the 2nd best team in the West for the longest time before Karl left for his cancer treatments and our big men went down. We were easily the 2nd best team before those 2 things happened. Assuming Karl's health is alright, the Nugs could take the northwest with the current roster.

JordansBulls
10-22-2010, 09:00 AM
And the Nugs were the 2nd best team in the West for the longest time before Karl left for his cancer treatments and our big men went down. We were easily the 2nd best team before those 2 things happened. Assuming Karl's health is alright, the Nugs could take the northwest with the current roster.

When did Karl leave exactly???

benzni
10-22-2010, 09:24 AM
I think they all make the playoffs atleast

PHX2daDEATH
10-22-2010, 09:43 AM
ill go with OKC.. Durant is a top 3 player behind LBJ and Kobe.. Keeping that Core together and them having more experience is better then any off-season addition.. I do think they need a veteran on this team come playoff time..somebody who's been there and won....they have the pieces to make a move around the trade-deadline

Avenged
10-22-2010, 12:16 PM
Oh I think there is no doubt they will get better but people are predicting #2. A jump from #8 to #2 is pretty drastic, having said that though I wouldn't be at all surprised if they did end up winning the NW.

Not as drastic as it seems simply because OKC was 5 games back between grabbing the 2nd seed out West. The 6, 7, and 8th seed (Blazers, Spurs, Thunder) all had the same record at the end of last season and were just separated by tie breakers. With the 3rd and 4th seed [probably] taking a slight hit this season (Suns and Nuggets), OKC getting the 2nd seed is a lot more realistic than not.

JordansBulls
10-22-2010, 03:48 PM
ill go with OKC.. Durant is a top 3 player behind LBJ and Kobe.. Keeping that Core together and them having more experience is better then any off-season addition.. I do think they need a veteran on this team come playoff time..somebody who's been there and won....they have the pieces to make a move around the trade-deadline

Not sure if I can put Durant over Wade or Dwight just yet.

IBleedPurple
10-22-2010, 11:22 PM
When did Karl leave exactly???

Feb 16th I believe

soundjunkies2
10-22-2010, 11:35 PM
I went with the Jazz.. but any of those teams can win it. It will definitely be the toughest division in the NBA.

WolvesJagsOs
10-23-2010, 10:40 AM
Jazz will win this, unless there is a big injury to like Al jeff, Thunder have a solid chance as well as POR if they can stay healthy, im just not real high on the Nuggs i guess...

Wolves will make some rumble i think though, they have improved a ton, not sayin playoffs obviously lol, but they wont be an easy team to just push over anymore either i dont think.

godolphins
10-23-2010, 11:16 AM
OKC without a doubt, I don't why it's even close.

hihbidty
10-23-2010, 12:51 PM
None of the above

JordansBulls
10-23-2010, 02:44 PM
None of the above

Yeah Mnny is taking it.

BlazingJ
10-23-2010, 03:09 PM
Blazers.. if healthy. We had a higher seed than OKC with 300+ games missed to injury. They had 2 to nernard kristic. Portland is just as young, and will improve with wesley mathews and a comfortable andre miller and marcus camby.. Utah isn't athletic enough

IversonIsKrazy
10-23-2010, 03:47 PM
What aby Minny? There the team to beat! haha

Jazz lost a few solid role players and still don't have a solid back-up PG. OKC still has no big man, unless Aldrich becomes a huge blossom. If Melo stays with the Nugz, there are still a force, but K-Mart, Nene & Billups are 1 year older. So I went with Blazers, as long as they can stay relatively healthy, which we all know is a problem for them.

hihbidty
10-23-2010, 03:55 PM
What aby Minny? There the team to beat! haha

Jazz lost a few solid role players and still don't have a solid back-up PG. OKC still has no big man, unless Aldrich becomes a huge blossom. If Melo stays with the Nugz, there are still a force, but K-Mart, Nene & Billups are 1 year older. So I went with Blazers, as long as they can stay relatively healthy, which we all know is a problem for them.

More sarcasm,

Sure they deserve it or at least McFail deserves it.

Wolves will surprise everyone this year when they make the play-offs

If you are a betting man the wolves are a good Vegas bet with a huge pay out to make the play-offs. NBA historical stats prove on a consistent basis that if a team in the pre-season finishes in the top 8 in their respective conference they go on to make the play-offs at 75-80% rate.

So laugh all you want for now. Lets see who has the last laugh.

b_russ
10-23-2010, 04:48 PM
What aby Minny? There the team to beat! haha

Jazz lost a few solid role players and still don't have a solid back-up PG. OKC still has no big man, unless Aldrich becomes a huge blossom. If Melo stays with the Nugz, there are still a force, but K-Mart, Nene & Billups are 1 year older. So I went with Blazers, as long as they can stay relatively healthy, which we all know is a problem for them.

You don't consider Earl Watson a solid backup? Even if you answer no, you realize (baring injury) that Deron Williams will play about 40 minutes a night right?

jimbobjarree
10-23-2010, 04:50 PM
Utah isn't athletic enough

:laugh2: yeah cus athleticism got boston to the finals didnt it

WolvesJagsOs
10-23-2010, 05:29 PM
More sarcasm,

Sure they deserve it or at least McFail deserves it.

Wolves will surprise everyone this year when they make the play-offs

If you are a betting man the wolves are a good Vegas bet with a huge pay out to make the play-offs. NBA historical stats prove on a consistent basis that if a team in the pre-season finishes in the top 8 in their respective conference they go on to make the play-offs at 75-80% rate.

So laugh all you want for now. Lets see who has the last laugh.

Love the confidence, but its not gonna be easy, and i would not bet on us making the playoffs, but like i said, i think we surprise some people, and improve drastically from last year.

JordansBulls
10-24-2010, 11:04 AM
Feb 16th I believe

So the Nuggets were 36-18 at that point

http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/DEN/2010_games.html

tones1012
10-24-2010, 12:07 PM
Portland or Utah.Portland is competitive to others if they are healthy.Jefferson is the good reinforce for Utah .

Baller1
10-24-2010, 08:01 PM
More sarcasm,

Sure they deserve it or at least McFail deserves it.

Wolves will surprise everyone this year when they make the play-offs

If you are a betting man the wolves are a good Vegas bet with a huge pay out to make the play-offs. NBA historical stats prove on a consistent basis that if a team in the pre-season finishes in the top 8 in their respective conference they go on to make the play-offs at 75-80% rate.

So laugh all you want for now. Lets see who has the last laugh.

The Timberwolves have absolutely no chance at making playoffs. I like them, and think they will improve a lot, but playoffs? Not a chance.

JordansBulls
10-24-2010, 09:20 PM
The Timberwolves have absolutely no chance at making playoffs. I like them, and think they will improve a lot, but playoffs? Not a chance.

Agreed

FaM0us Skins
10-24-2010, 09:25 PM
Okc

Gators123
10-25-2010, 11:44 AM
FWIW, the Pistons writer just did a preview of the Northwest Division.

http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/preview_nw_101025.html

Jay22Redd
10-25-2010, 11:54 AM
Oklahoma City is going to take the division. I think James Harden id going to be really good this year. Could become KD official sidekick.

JordansBulls
10-25-2010, 05:14 PM
FWIW, the Pistons writer just did a preview of the Northwest Division.

http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/preview_nw_101025.html

So he has Utah 1st, OKC 2nd, Denver 3rd and Portland 4th.

Baller1
10-25-2010, 05:54 PM
FWIW, the Pistons writer just did a preview of the Northwest Division.

http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/preview_nw_101025.html

Too many people are putting too much into our lack of size.

dwilly4rilly
10-26-2010, 03:36 AM
FWIW, the Pistons writer just did a preview of the Northwest Division.

http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/preview_nw_101025.html

First writer I've seen giving the Jazz the number one spot. We are gonna surprise some people this year.

JordansBulls
10-26-2010, 12:53 PM
First writer I've seen giving the Jazz the number one spot. We are gonna surprise some people this year.

Especially with the new look on the court and floor.:)

hihbidty
10-27-2010, 03:43 AM
The Timberwolves have absolutely no chance at making playoffs. I like them, and think they will improve a lot, but playoffs? Not a chance.


Agreed

NBA teams better bring their A games against the wolves otherwise they are going to get beat!

http://www.nba.com/video/channels/tnt_overtime/2010/10/21/fratello_sleepers_20101021.nba/

WolvesJagsOs
10-27-2010, 09:13 AM
^dude, I think we are going a little overboard here. I agree, we have improved a ton, but our season kinda depends on Beasley and Klove. If they reach those high expecations that people are saying that imo is reachable, but not that easy, depends on how far we go.

Foye
10-27-2010, 09:34 AM
More sarcasm,

Sure they deserve it or at least McFail deserves it.

Wolves will surprise everyone this year when they make the play-offs

If you are a betting man the wolves are a good Vegas bet with a huge pay out to make the play-offs. NBA historical stats prove on a consistent basis that if a team in the pre-season finishes in the top 8 in their respective conference they go on to make the play-offs at 75-80% rate.

So laugh all you want for now. Lets see who has the last laugh.

Lets be honest. Our chance of reaching the playoffs is at about 0.000000000001%. :facepalm:

In the East I would say we've got a 10% chance of reaching them because they East has a lot of crap teams after Miami, Orlando, Boston, Milwaukee, Chicago and Atlanta. (Yes, NY you are a crap team as well! Even with Amare. :D)

West is much deeper. It would be a miracle to reach the playoffs.

B2T:

Portland, if healthy, is the team to beat in the Northwest Division. OKC, Utah and Denver (with Melo) are all close, though.

Sly Guy
10-27-2010, 09:42 AM
great poll, probably the toughest division to call this year. I'm going with OKC because I firmly believe that they're the team that has the most room to develop from within, as none of the other teams have made any significant upgrades [Booze is interchangable with Al Jeff IMO]. Denver will likely suffer from all the 'melo speculation, Portland will and will always have Roy's health issues.

kingkenny01
10-27-2010, 09:56 AM
clearly the twolves

Carey
10-27-2010, 10:16 AM
People are making T'Wolves jokes but its no denying they are improved, by the acquisitions and how they played in the preseason. I think they'll win more games then people think(30 to 35).

JasonJohnHorn
10-27-2010, 10:18 AM
OKC has a solid roster, but I still think they are lacking depth in the rebounding and interior defence/offence department, which is HUGE, espcially in the west- and they have one dominant scorer, which doesnt usually work out well (Mcgrady, Stackhouse, Iverson, Gervin- Jordan is one of the few exceptions). Denver is going to have chemistry issues with Melo. We all saw how Toronto went down hill when Carter pulled this same $#!T a few years back, and it always happens when a player either demands a trade or gets put on the trading block. Unless they make a trade soon or get Melo to commit, it will be a while before Denver gets settled into their rotation. Utah may very well have what it takes. they have one of the best (if not the best) point guards in the league, a solid forward/center rotation with Okur, Milsap and Jefferson, and they have some guys on the wing who can shoot. Sounds good on paper, especially with Sloan doing the X's and O's.

But that said I gotta pick Portland. They have a great coach, they have one of the best shooting guards on the planet, they are three deep at center, have a great young power forward who is still improving and vet point guard to help mentor their young point guard. the situation with Fernadez isnt good, but hopefully they can smooth that out, because with him in the rotation they are pretty deep.

Baller1
10-27-2010, 10:23 AM
OKC has a solid roster, but I still think they are lacking depth in the rebounding and interior defence/offence department, which is HUGE, espcially in the west- and they have one dominant scorer, which doesnt usually work out well (Mcgrady, Stackhouse, Iverson, Gervin- Jordan is one of the few exceptions). Denver is going to have chemistry issues with Melo. We all saw how Toronto went down hill when Carter pulled this same $#!T a few years back, and it always happens when a player either demands a trade or gets put on the trading block. Unless they make a trade soon or get Melo to commit, it will be a while before Denver gets settled into their rotation. Utah may very well have what it takes. they have one of the best (if not the best) point guards in the league, a solid forward/center rotation with Okur, Milsap and Jefferson, and they have some guys on the wing who can shoot. Sounds good on paper, especially with Sloan doing the X's and O's.

But that said I gotta pick Portland. They have a great coach, they have one of the best shooting guards on the planet, they are three deep at center, have a great young power forward who is still improving and vet point guard to help mentor their young point guard. the situation with Fernadez isnt good, but hopefully they can smooth that out, because with him in the rotation they are pretty deep.

We were a top rebounding team in the league last year. Our best rebounder (Ibaka) will see a lot more floor time and we added the best rebounder in college from last year (Aldrich).

WolvesJagsOs
10-27-2010, 02:03 PM
clearly the twolves

damn dude, your so funny....I wish i was as funny as you.

JordansBulls
10-27-2010, 04:39 PM
Why no love Denver if Melo stays?

sodapopmops
10-27-2010, 11:36 PM
I sure hope tonight's nuggets jazz game will change some of your guy's oppinions on the nuggets! If they play all year like they did tonight they will win the division, have a shot to make it to the finals, and melo will re-sign! Go Afflalo MIP award!!! :clap:

bahama0811
10-27-2010, 11:38 PM
If Melo stays than the Nuggets are for real! With a healthy team the Nuggets could easily be the best team in the division.

VIP1349
10-27-2010, 11:52 PM
If Melo' stays we are probably the most complete team in the Northwest. When you guys catch a Nuggets game and see what Arron Afflalo is all about you'll see what we mean. If Melo' leaves then yeah we probably drop down a bit, but until he does I think it's between us and OKC.

tp13baby
10-27-2010, 11:55 PM
yeah i remember no one knowing who aaron afflalo is. Im telling you he may be an outside chance at getting most improved.

JordansBulls
11-03-2010, 03:48 PM
I think Portland looks good. They have the balance inside and out.

SteveNash
11-03-2010, 04:51 PM
I think Portland looks good. They have the balance inside and out.

:nod:

Best player in the conference, balance inside and out. Depth and every position.

With Oden waiting to come in and dominate.

The only thing they're doing wrong is continuing to play Moody Fernandez.

JordansBulls
11-03-2010, 05:38 PM
:nod:

Best player in the conference, balance inside and out. Depth and every position.

With Oden waiting to come in and dominate.

The only thing they're doing wrong is continuing to play Moody Fernandez.

I think that is what is interesting about the division. All the best players are relatively close. Roy, Durant, Melo, Deron.

SteveNash
11-03-2010, 05:43 PM
Roy and Deron would be Tier 1.

Durant and Melo would be Tier 2.

Hawkeye15
11-03-2010, 06:53 PM
Portland imo.
In 2015, all Wolves
:)

JordansBulls
11-03-2010, 08:28 PM
Roy and Deron would be Tier 1.

Durant and Melo would be Tier 2.

What makes Roy and Deron above Durant and Melo?

IBleedPurple
11-03-2010, 10:08 PM
Roy and Deron would be Tier 1.

Durant and Melo would be Tier 2.

Terrible post. Try again

JordansBulls
11-04-2010, 08:45 AM
Terrible post. Try again

How would you rank them?

D-Block21-Chito
11-04-2010, 10:53 AM
I like Denver if Melo stays

Baller1
11-04-2010, 11:01 AM
Roy and Deron would be Tier 1.

Durant and Melo would be Tier 2.

:laugh2:

76erEaglePhils
11-04-2010, 01:34 PM
Cmon Man! Not saying we have a chance in hell, but why would you not put the Twolves in your poll?Because like you just admitted they have no chance in hell :facepalm:

JordansBulls
11-07-2010, 12:00 AM
I'm liking how Denver is playing right now.

heathonater
11-07-2010, 12:45 AM
this is definitely the best division in the western conference, and may be as strong as the southeastern division. barring oden and pryzbilla's health, i think portland can win this division. if they dont stay healthy though, this division will be wide open and come down to the last few games.

JordansBulls
11-07-2010, 06:02 PM
this is definitely the best division in the western conference, and may be as strong as the southeastern division. barring oden and pryzbilla's health, i think portland can win this division. if they dont stay healthy though, this division will be wide open and come down to the last few games.

I concur.

_KB24_
11-07-2010, 06:35 PM
Knew it was pre-mature to jump onto the Thunder bandwagon and label them the favorites in such a tough division. Denver is still my favorite with Melo and George Karl still in the picture. OKC, Portland, and Utah are all teams that are very streaky and when they get on a roll, are very tough to beat at any arena.

See it panning out like this:

1. Denver
2. Portland
3. OKC
4. Utah

With all of them making the playoffs. That's amazing.

xabial
11-07-2010, 06:41 PM
Its such a Coin Toss. They are all quality playoff Teams. I hope One Day Soon The East Gets as Deep as the West.

Crackadalic
11-07-2010, 06:55 PM
This is really hard those are some really good teams OKC are still young and they dont look hungry like they were last year denver is playing well but with the melo thing im not sure how long there going to last portland big man woes continue to hunt them and only if they can stay healthy utah looks like the reasonable pick but have been very inconsistent honestly it depends on who can stay healthy and have a lot of luck cause either one of those 4 teams can win the division but imo i pick utah

Baller1
11-07-2010, 07:56 PM
Now it seems like people are too quick to discredit the Thunder, after a full season of people being too quick to crown the Thunder.

There really needs to be a middle-ground found.

Kinglorious
11-07-2010, 09:26 PM
i had to give my vote to OKC. looking back at last season, they finished 50-32 - good enough for 4th best in the northwest...

4th best?! that's a damn good division...

anyway, i think with continued development, and avoiding the injury bug - they'll come out on top. they know what they can do and they can sure as hell do it again, and for years to come for that matter.

JordansBulls
11-08-2010, 09:07 AM
i had to give my vote to OKC. looking back at last season, they finished 50-32 - good enough for 4th best in the northwest...

4th best?! that's a damn good division...

anyway, i think with continued development, and avoiding the injury bug - they'll come out on top. they know what they can do and they can sure as hell do it again, and for years to come for that matter.

I think they need another big man from what I have seen.

JordansBulls
11-10-2010, 05:21 PM
Interesting thing here is one team looks great one week and bad the next and then another one springs forward and looks great while the others look bad.

SteveNash
11-10-2010, 05:34 PM
What makes Roy and Deron above Durant and Melo?

Intangibles.


Interesting thing here is one team looks great one week and bad the next and then another one springs forward and looks great while the others look bad.

What NW team has looked good this week?

JordansBulls
11-10-2010, 05:36 PM
Intangibles.



What NW team has looked good this week?

Utah thus far.

Jenceman
11-10-2010, 05:37 PM
Jazz.

ragee
11-10-2010, 05:50 PM
People started to forget about how good and how promising Portland is when OKC started to emerge... I voted for Portland... We got to the playoffs with all those injuries... This season, we are still winning games despite the lack of big men... Priz and Oden is coming back and we will be able to dominate the boards once again and as long as we can stay healthy, I do think we have a great chance on leading the division...

SteveNash
11-10-2010, 07:20 PM
Utah thus far.

Utah has actually looked pretty poor this week.

JordansBulls
11-10-2010, 11:21 PM
Utah just won in Miami and in Orlando in back to back games.

Bucsfan
11-11-2010, 02:11 AM
Utah has actually looked pretty poor this week.

how so? winning @miami and @ orlando on a back to back? not sure what else the jazz could have done

confused at how they have looked poor?

eggy10
11-11-2010, 02:36 AM
Hopefully he was being sarcastic when he said the Jazz have looked poor LOL!
or maybe he was just meant to say they looked poor in the first half of both games?

Boozerguy47
11-11-2010, 02:38 AM
Sonics?

JordansBulls
11-11-2010, 09:45 AM
Sonics?

The Thunder technically are the Sonics.

faze38
11-11-2010, 09:58 AM
The problem with them being all healthy is the Nuggets are at a disadvantage because they started th seaon unhealthy! If the Nuggets can stay within 3 games of the leader once Birdman and K-Mart come back they will over take the Northwest! So fir me I think they wil stay within 3 games and have to go with the Nuggets!

TheGoodGerman
11-11-2010, 10:08 AM
Utah. They look really nice and deep to me. Most of the people were sleeping on them and were underrating Millsap, AK47 (even if he's overpaid) and the addition of Al-Jeff. I think they will have a pretty good season. Also D-Will really improved himself imo.

JordansBulls
11-11-2010, 03:14 PM
The problem with them being all healthy is the Nuggets are at a disadvantage because they started th seaon unhealthy! If the Nuggets can stay within 3 games of the leader once Birdman and K-Mart come back they will over take the Northwest! So fir me I think they wil stay within 3 games and have to go with the Nuggets!

Denver needs to improve it's defense. How the hell do you give up 54 points in one quarter and get outscored by double?

the_jon
11-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Utah and Portland are both great teams but I went with Utah just because I like them better. Picking them now as the second seed behind the Lakers.

SteveNash
11-11-2010, 05:30 PM
how so? winning @miami and @ orlando on a back to back? not sure what else the jazz could have done

confused at how they have looked poor?

Losing to the Warriors, being down 18 against the Clippers before having to go to two overtimes to win, and being down 22 against the Heat before getting extremely lucky at the end of regulation with Millsap's threes.

That's not high quality play.

AK-47
11-11-2010, 08:59 PM
Losing to the Warriors, being down 18 against the Clippers before having to go to two overtimes to win, and being down 22 against the Heat before getting extremely lucky at the end of regulation with Millsap's threes.

That's not high quality play.

It doesn't matter how ugly the game is, all that matters is getting that W. And winning back to back in Miami and Orlando is a big deal. They handed both their first home lose and their first opponent to score over 100. The Heat and Magic also were 1 and 2 on team defense (not sure about ranking now).

SteveNash
11-11-2010, 09:08 PM
It definitely matters, if the Jazz think they can continually come back from huge holes they create for themselves, they have huge problems.

AK-47
11-11-2010, 09:23 PM
It definitely matters, if the Jazz think they can continually come back from huge holes they create for themselves, they have huge problems.

I am sure they don't think that. They will even get better. It's taken them a few games and they are continually starting to get better and gel as a team.

JordansBulls
11-11-2010, 11:13 PM
It definitely matters, if the Jazz think they can continually come back from huge holes they create for themselves, they have huge problems.

Against great teams on the road I don't think it is a problem, if they are down big at home that is a problem.

JordansBulls
11-12-2010, 11:40 PM
Damn Utah is balling.

futureman
11-13-2010, 12:23 AM
Losing to the Warriors, being down 18 against the Clippers before having to go to two overtimes to win, and being down 22 against the Heat before getting extremely lucky at the end of regulation with Millsap's threes.

That's not high quality play.

First off, these were 3 of the 4 best teams in the east that they beat on the road. You just don't go in there and blow them out, even if it's the lakers that are playing against them. Secondly, they made a lot of changes to the roster this summer so it is expected that they need to adjust somewhat.

shep33
11-13-2010, 12:42 AM
Utah IMO is the 2nd best team out west, and the fourth best team in the league... IMO still have the best pg in the league. I know CP3 is having a great year, but Dwill is just a beast... the difference between him anc CP3 or Rondo... is that Williams can score 30 a night if he wanted to, with ease mind you. No pg can check him because of his size and quickness... but instead of averaging 30 ppg, he goes out and gets 20+ppg, and 10+apg, with ease. Wasn't he the only play in NBA history to average like 25 and 12 for an entire series? On top of that, Millsap is a beast, really makes up for Boozer, and Jefferson has yet to hit stride. Only weakness may be at the 2 guard spot.

So yeah, I think Utah takes that division fairly easily. Easily the best home team in that division too.

Bucsfan
11-13-2010, 02:25 AM
Losing to the Warriors, being down 18 against the Clippers before having to go to two overtimes to win, and being down 22 against the Heat before getting extremely lucky at the end of regulation with Millsap's threes.

That's not high quality play.

i would rather be lucky now and good later...at the end of the year they are all still W's....

i kinda think your just a hater....its alright tho....nobody can deny that utah hasnt been impressive....show adversity and heart is a good thing...they have things to work on..but all the teams in the nba do 10 games into the season...we started rough but ill take 3 in a row on the road anyday....especially against those 3 teams

Baller1
11-13-2010, 04:08 AM
It's alright. The Thunder are going to pick it up.

Bucsfan
11-13-2010, 10:27 AM
It's alright. The Thunder are going to pick it up.

itts going to be a monday showdown in slc! should be a good one

Corey
11-13-2010, 10:46 AM
Once OKC's team defense gets up to par, they'll be one of the best teams in the West. They can score with anyone, they just need to defend.

JordansBulls
11-16-2010, 01:51 AM
Oklahoma has beaten Portland twice and now has won at Utah.

checkit
11-24-2010, 02:52 AM
okc

Baller1
11-24-2010, 03:06 AM
Oklahoma has beaten Portland twice and now has won at Utah.

And now at Boston and at Milwaukee, currently on a nice win streak.

JordansBulls
11-24-2010, 09:14 AM
And now at Boston and at Milwaukee, currently on a nice win streak.

Yep, they are putting it together now.

Raph12
11-24-2010, 03:42 PM
I think the Jazz pull it together to win it...

JordansBulls
11-26-2010, 06:09 PM
Portland had the 2nd most votes here, but now with Roy and for sure Oden out, it will be extremely tough for them.

AK-47
11-27-2010, 11:14 AM
The jazz are rolling also, both the Thunder and the Jazz are 8-2 out of their last 10. It's definitely going to be between them two down the stretch.

JordansBulls
11-27-2010, 01:47 PM
Agreed I think Portland is finished

Baller1
11-27-2010, 01:53 PM
Jazz still need to get Okur back, and OKC is waiting for Durant to find his touch. Should be a close race.

Soxfan54
11-27-2010, 02:21 PM
I think that OKC will, but they need to get a real bigman at the trade deadline. Ibaka is a 6th man on a good team, kritic can't rebound well enough, and green is really a 3 playing 4.

JordansBulls
11-27-2010, 05:21 PM
Jazz still need to get Okur back, and OKC is waiting for Durant to find his touch. Should be a close race.

I'm starting to wonder if you are the Jazz do you bring Okur off the bench or no?

Baller1
11-27-2010, 06:07 PM
I'm starting to wonder if you are the Jazz do you bring Okur off the bench or no?

It would depend largely on his willingness to take that role. If he is willing, then I'd definitely make him the sixth man.

Jumba
11-27-2010, 06:30 PM
Okur would start with limited minutes. Millsap will play nearly the same minutes he gets now. Okur I think would get about 20-25 min a night

iCOOKiE MONSTER
11-27-2010, 06:46 PM
If Okc can get a BiG, they'll own the division.
..and maybe the NBA.
there a complete team, just waiting on the piece

Bucsfan
11-27-2010, 11:43 PM
95% of teams are waiting for that piece...okc wont own the division...its a tough division...the jazz are only getting better...portland has wes matthews that will hlep replace roy...denver still has melo and billups...even if okc got a big guy they wouldnt "own" anybody...the west is tough

iCOOKiE MONSTER
11-28-2010, 12:03 AM
You'll see

Baller1
11-28-2010, 12:07 AM
95% of teams are waiting for that piece...okc wont own the division...its a tough division...the jazz are only getting better...portland has wes matthews that will hlep replace roy...denver still has melo and billups...even if okc got a big guy they wouldnt "own" anybody...the west is tough

Depends on the big man. A Kendrick Perkins or Nene would could allow us to take control of the division.

JordansBulls
11-28-2010, 04:57 PM
It would depend largely on his willingness to take that role. If he is willing, then I'd definitely make him the sixth man.

Well I think for them to beat LA or San Antonio this needs to happen.

Dr Cyanide 28
11-28-2010, 05:24 PM
gimme deron williams and utah

JordansBulls
11-30-2010, 11:31 AM
Utah vs OKC would be a great 1st round series this season.

Baller1
11-30-2010, 11:55 AM
Utah vs OKC would be a great 1st round series this season.

I personally don't think it will happen, because I see them both getting a top seed, but we'll see. I really want to see this series as well.

jimbobjarree
11-30-2010, 12:39 PM
nah screw the 1st round, it would be a great 2nd round

Go_NUGGETS
11-30-2010, 01:11 PM
Nuggets....Even without Melo we can still beat these teams.

JordansBulls
11-30-2010, 05:58 PM
I personally don't think it will happen, because I see them both getting a top seed, but we'll see. I really want to see this series as well.

Well I think it is obvious that the Lakers and Spurs will be top seeds along with maybe Dallas as the 3rd other top seed and then your 4th and 5th may end up from the same divisions.

Baller1
11-30-2010, 06:06 PM
Nuggets....Even without Melo we can still beat these teams.

No.

jimbobjarree
11-30-2010, 06:10 PM
lol

Baller1
01-23-2011, 01:54 PM
I don't understand what happened to Utah, they are struggling mightily.

_Supreme_
01-23-2011, 01:59 PM
I don't understand what happened to Utah, they are struggling mightily.

Slumps happen :shrug:

They'll get out of it sooner or later.

Bravo95
01-23-2011, 02:02 PM
Utah's the best team in that division.
A bit of a roller-coaster but I'll stick by it.

Baller1
01-23-2011, 02:03 PM
Slumps happen :shrug:

They'll get out of it sooner or later.

Yeah I know, but it's been a pretty ugly couple of weeks for them. They haven't exactly been losing to the best competition out there.

There's no doubt in my mind they'll pick it back up, I just don't know what's going on with them right now.

JordansBulls
01-23-2011, 10:47 PM
A bit of a roller-coaster but I'll stick by it.

Been having bad losses lately.

dhopisthename
01-23-2011, 11:06 PM
the jazz have looked sad, if they don't fix it soon they will be lucky to make the 8th seed. you shouldn't lose to nj and the wizards if you plan to get a high seed

JordansBulls
01-25-2011, 12:05 AM
the jazz have looked sad, if they don't fix it soon they will be lucky to make the 8th seed. you shouldn't lose to nj and the wizards if you plan to get a high seed

They aren't going to drop to the 8th seed. Only teams who make it for sure over them are LA, SAS, Dal, Oklahoma, New Orleans.

Teams like Denver, Portland, Memphis and Phoenix and even Houston are on the fence.

JordansBulls
02-01-2011, 06:12 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/standings/_/group/2

heathonater
02-01-2011, 07:35 PM
okc should win the division at this point. utah has struggled of late and god knows what will happen with melo and denver. and portland just has too many key players injured for them to be a factor. i highly doubt roy sees the court again this year.

d nuggets fan
02-01-2011, 08:05 PM
Melo stays and Denver takes the division. Denvers bigs are finally getting healthy and playing. Tired of seeing close small ball games with team like OKC. Wait til they see our bigs.

drew_ellis_23
02-01-2011, 08:18 PM
Portland or Utah. Went with Portland. OKC will prolly win this poll, due to been overrated team.

OKC is Overrated? Nah thats Miami. I went with OKC cause well Portland isnt, and wont be healthy so why assume it? They are about a week from trading Pryz and Miller too.

JordansBulls
02-02-2011, 10:32 AM
Melo stays and Denver takes the division. Denvers bigs are finally getting healthy and playing. Tired of seeing close small ball games with team like OKC. Wait til they see our bigs.

They are quite behind right now.

bahama0811
02-02-2011, 10:35 AM
They are quite behind right now.

The Nuggets are only 2 1/2 games back, that's not much.

SteBO
02-02-2011, 10:38 AM
The Nuggets are only 2 1/2 games back, that's not much.
Despite the last two losses. They've been playing pretty well. Should 'Melo stay or go, Denver has a decent chance at it.

TheDiggler
02-02-2011, 10:58 AM
Jazz. If we stay healthy.

JordansBulls
02-02-2011, 12:19 PM
Despite the last two losses. They've been playing pretty well. Should 'Melo stay or go, Denver has a decent chance at it.

I would rather him stay there unless he is coming to Chicago of course. Makes the western playoffs more competitive.

SteBO
02-02-2011, 12:20 PM
I would rather him stay there unless he is coming to Chicago of course. Makes the western playoffs more competitive.
True. I think Denver isn't far away from being title contenders. They were in the WCF a couple years ago.

KmB728
02-02-2011, 12:28 PM
I think the Thunder will take it

Baller1
02-02-2011, 12:47 PM
I think we got it. Despite some bad losses, we've stayed pretty consistent throughout the season while Utah and Denver have not. I think we can keep the lead.

dhopisthename
02-02-2011, 01:27 PM
if the teams don't dramatically change then I would geuss that okc will win barring injury to durant or westbrook for any significant period

bahama0811
02-02-2011, 01:28 PM
I agree with the majority, I think the Thunder win barring injury.

JordansBulls
02-02-2011, 11:24 PM
I agree with the majority, I think the Thunder win barring injury.

Starting to look that way. At least they get HCA in round 1.

JordansBulls
02-23-2011, 05:33 PM
Looks like Oklahoma City has it now.

4 Oklahoma City 36 19 .655 9
5 Portland 32 24 .571 14

7 Denver 33 25 .569 14
8 Utah 31 26 .544 15

bahama0811
02-23-2011, 05:35 PM
Yep, OKC should be able to run away with it. However, don't sleep on the Nuggets. If they can mesh it could get close.

hyb152
02-23-2011, 05:47 PM
Portland is the team to watch out for, especially if they get Gerald Wallace.

valade16
02-23-2011, 06:06 PM
Yep, OKC should be able to run away with it. However, don't sleep on the Nuggets. If they can mesh it could get close.

Run away with it? Laughable. Portland is 4 games out and roy, oden, and camby all hurt and now they get camby and roy back AND add gerald wallace amd OKC runs away with it?

Okc might be the most overrated team ever

J-Relo
02-23-2011, 06:10 PM
not Utah

DwayneMVPwade
02-23-2011, 06:19 PM
Okc

kingkenny01
02-23-2011, 06:22 PM
two trades basically pillaged the northwest of three of the top players

Baller1
02-23-2011, 07:18 PM
Run away with it? Laughable. Portland is 4 games out and roy, oden, and camby all hurt and now they get camby and roy back AND add gerald wallace amd OKC runs away with it?

Okc might be the most overrated team ever

:laugh2:

JordansBulls
02-24-2011, 08:45 PM
Can Portland compete with GForce now?

Baller1
04-07-2011, 11:45 PM
:bow:

;)