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Toastyy
07-14-2012, 07:00 PM
Project who you think will make the playoffs and at what seed in each conference for the upcoming season

Western Conference:
Thunder
Lakers
Clippers
Spurs
Nuggets
Warriors
Blazers
Wolves

Eastern Conference:
Heat
Pacers
Bulls
Knicks
Celtics
Hawks
Wizards
Bucks

Jtirado16
07-14-2012, 07:03 PM
You have the bulls to high. And you didn't put the nets in

Toastyy
07-14-2012, 07:11 PM
Bulls made the 1 seed with a lot of injuries this year and drose is ahead of schedule on his recovery so he should be back before the end of the season and unless the Knicks learn to work together some how I don't see any other team going higher and as for the Nets I don't see them making the playoffs unless brooks can stay healthy

Toastyy
07-14-2012, 07:11 PM
Brook* (Lopez)

Jtirado16
07-14-2012, 07:13 PM
I have the wizards out and the nets in. Ans what are your nba finials predictions

StarvingKnick22
07-14-2012, 07:14 PM
damn you beat me to it :eyebrow:

Toastyy
07-14-2012, 07:14 PM
That could very well happen I'm a wall fan so I'd like to see him and beal get it together

Jtirado16
07-14-2012, 07:15 PM
I think they could. If anything they could get an 8 seed. Knock out the bucks. And then nets and wizards get in.

StarvingKnick22
07-14-2012, 07:15 PM
i call telling the Mock records and How the playoffs will go! but after FA season ends

DoMeFavors
07-14-2012, 07:28 PM
Only doing East

Miami
Boston
Indiana
Brooklyn
New York
Chicago
Atlanta
Sixers

Which means BK vs NY first round matchup

Also dont get how the Nets have 2 all stars and Gerald Wallace and Lopez but Wizards a bottom feeder who added Ariza and Okafor both on the Hornets who sucked are a playoff team.

DoMeFavors
07-14-2012, 07:32 PM
Also there is no way Both LA teams can be 2 and 3 top 3 teams are winners of their divison

Toastyy
07-14-2012, 07:32 PM
Only doing East

Miami
Boston
Indiana
Brooklyn
New York
Chicago
Atlanta
Sixers

Which means BK vs NY first round matchup

Also dont get how the Nets have 2 all stars and Gerald Wallace and Lopez but Wizards a bottom feeder who added Ariza and Okafor both on the Hornets who sucked are a playoff team.

Boston at #2 really? They lost ray and KG and pierce aren't getting any better, Indy got a new backup center, augustin and are probably getting mayo, I wouldn't be suprised if they got the 1 seed

Jtirado16
07-14-2012, 07:33 PM
I like the way you did that. Good mock prediction

Jtirado16
07-14-2012, 07:35 PM
Indiana will not get number 1. That's the heat for sure.

DoMeFavors
07-14-2012, 07:35 PM
Boston at #2 really? They lost ray and KG and pierce aren't getting any better, Indy got a new backup center, augustin and are probably getting mayo, I wouldn't be suprised if they got the 1 seed

Because Bostons winning the atlantic and its a full 82 game season where they can rest more. Plus added Jeff Green and Jason Terry not taking away anything from Ray but those two are good.

StarvingKnick22
07-14-2012, 07:37 PM
Only doing East

Miami
Boston
Indiana
Brooklyn
New York
Chicago
Atlanta
Sixers

Which means BK vs NY first round matchup

Also dont get how the Nets have 2 all stars and Gerald Wallace and Lopez but Wizards a bottom feeder who added Ariza and Okafor both on the Hornets who sucked are a playoff team.

OMG i know your a homer and all, but if the Nets even have a chance, theywill be atleast the 6th seed.

Toastyy
07-14-2012, 07:38 PM
And not only did the wizards add ariza and okafor, they added beal along with squiring nene at the end of last year. With a young developing Backcourt like that they are much better then last year already

DoMeFavors
07-14-2012, 07:40 PM
And not only did the wizards add ariza and okafor, they added beal along with squiring nene at the end of last year. With a young developing Backcourt like that they are much better then last year already

I see no winners or proven players on that team. Adding Beal he is a rookie! I dont see where they got much better..according to you thats a 7th seed which is around .500, I cant see it happening.

DoMeFavors
07-14-2012, 07:41 PM
OMG i know your a homer and all, but if the Nets even have a chance, theywill be atleast the 6th seed.

HOW DO YOU KNOW?

Have you seen them play..atleast the 6th seed is a stupid thing to say because what your saying is they have no chance at being a 5 seed or higher. Nets have a good team.

Toastyy
07-14-2012, 07:43 PM
I can't see Boston being a #2 seed either, the pacers are an all around better team and still adding pieces

DoMeFavors
07-14-2012, 07:44 PM
I can't see Boston being a #2 seed either, the pacers are an all around better team and still adding pieces

Pacers had NO injuries at all last year in a season where most teams did have a lot of injuries, to me they are kind of overated but still have a nice team.

Delusional
07-14-2012, 07:49 PM
West:

1. Oklahoma City
2. L.A. Lakers
3. San Antonio
4. L.A. Clippers
5. Denver
6. Memphis
7. Phoenix
8. Dallas

East:

1. Miami
2. Boston
3. Indiana
4. Chicago
5. Brooklyn
6. New York
7. Philadelphia
8. Atlanta

keetyweedy
07-14-2012, 07:50 PM
east
mia
bos
ind
chi
nyk
bk
atl
phi



west
okc
sas
lac
lal
dal
mem
den
min

Toastyy
07-14-2012, 07:51 PM
Your right they didn't have injuries, but Boston made it to the conference finals game 7 due to injuries on the bulls hawks and heat, hardly makes them a 2 seed this year

Kingz4L
07-14-2012, 07:55 PM
Heat 64-18
Bulls 58-24
Celtics 52-30
Nets 51-31
Pacers 50-32
Knicks 48-34
Wizards 45-37
Bucks 42-40

Thunder 61-21
Lakers 58-24
Spurs 56-26
Clippers 55-27
Mavs 52-30
Memphis 48-34
Timberwolves 46-36
Suns 43-39

LAKERMANIA
07-14-2012, 08:00 PM
West:
1. OKC
2. Lakers
3. Spurs
4. LA Clippers
5. Memphis
6. Nuggets
7. Mavs
8. T-Wolves

East:
1. Miami
2. Indiana
3. Knicks
4. Nets
5. Celtics
6. Bulls
7. Hawks
8. 76ers

celtics 34
07-14-2012, 08:03 PM
Your right they didn't have injuries, but Boston made it to the conference finals game 7 due to injuries on the bulls hawks and heat, hardly makes them a 2 seed this year

Yea because the celtics dint have injuries and a player that was s suppose to be the one controlling the bench miss the whole year

BoSox47
07-14-2012, 08:09 PM
Boston at #2 really? They lost ray and KG and pierce aren't getting any better, Indy got a new backup center, augustin and are probably getting mayo, I wouldn't be suprised if they got the 1 seed

They added terry, have jeff green coming back who didnt play last year, and chris wilcox coming back who played well for us but got injured... Our bench just got a whole lot better. This years celtics bench could give last years bobcat starters a run for their money.

Lakerhead4ever
07-14-2012, 08:13 PM
Teams are still signings players. What's the point of thread?

Toastyy
07-14-2012, 08:19 PM
They added terry, have jeff green coming back who didnt play last year, and chris wilcox coming back who played well for us but got injured... Our bench just got a whole lot better. This years celtics bench could give last years bobcat starters a run for their money.

Really your basing this off bench? Terry is old and declining, green hasn't played in a year and Wilcox is a scrub, there bench is average at best. Indianas bench is augustin mayo mihinmi hansborough Stevenson and barbosa, they kill Boston's bench

Jarvo
07-14-2012, 08:29 PM
East

Heat
Pacers
Celtics
Bulls
Knicks
Sixers
Nets
Bucks

West

Lakers
Thunder
Spurs
Clippers
Grizzlies
Nuggets
Wolves
Jazz

THE MTL
07-14-2012, 09:15 PM
Everyone essentially has the same teams and same seeds give or take the 8th seed.

I will say that the Celtics wont be the second seed. Not because they dont have the talent for it. Take wont go after such a seed in my opinion. They'll def sit guys at the end of the season as well as giving KG and possibly Pierce periodic rests throughout the season.

knicks=love
07-14-2012, 09:50 PM
Also there is no way Both LA teams can be 2 and 3 top 3 teams are winners of their divison

wrong. the division winners have to have a top 4 seed so both LA teams can be in the top 3.

knicks=love
07-14-2012, 09:56 PM
East
Heat
Celtics
Pacers
Knicks
Sixers
Nets
Bulls
Bucks

West
Thunder
Lakers
Spurs
Clippers
Grizzlies
Wolves
Nuggets
Jazz

Fnom11
07-14-2012, 10:26 PM
Heat 64-18
Bulls 58-24
Celtics 52-30
Nets 51-31
Pacers 50-32
Knicks 48-34
Wizards 45-37
Bucks 42-40

Thunder 61-21
Lakers 58-24
Spurs 56-26
Clippers 55-27
Mavs 52-30
Memphis 48-34
Timberwolves 46-36
Suns 43-39

A Rose-less bulls will win 58 games? Serious?

Cal827
07-14-2012, 10:31 PM
East:

Bucks
Heat
Celtics
Pacers
Brooklyn
Knicks
Bulls
Raptors

West:
OKC
LAL
LAC
MEM
DEN
SAS
MIN
GS

seikou8
07-14-2012, 10:37 PM
knicks win the championship finals mvp and best player in the nba carmelo win it against okc thank you good night:D

Losoway
07-14-2012, 10:39 PM
MIAMI
KNICKS
Celtics
indiana
Nets
sixers
altanta
chicago

west is too even matched .

Losoway
07-14-2012, 10:39 PM
i honestly dont see the bulls making the playoffs or if they do . probably 7-8 seed

mdm692
07-14-2012, 10:41 PM
The Suns will play the Lakers in the playoffs BOOK IT!!! Too good of a story line from a business perspective for it not to happen.

xxplayerxx23
07-14-2012, 10:43 PM
Ill do the east
1.Heat
2.Boston
3.Knicks
4.Indy
5.Nets
6.76ers
7.Bulls
8.Toronto

69centers
07-14-2012, 10:52 PM
Boston at #2 really? They lost ray and KG and pierce aren't getting any better, Indy got a new backup center, augustin and are probably getting mayo, I wouldn't be suprised if they got the 1 seed

- Ray but + Terry, + Wilcox, + Jeff Green, and + (possibly Courtney Lee)

KG not getting better? He just put up his best playoff stats in years.

Mark my words, Indiana will not be a 1 seed in the East.


I can't see Boston being a #2 seed either, the pacers are an all around better team and still adding pieces

Ludicrous


East:

Bucks
Heat
Celtics
Pacers
Brooklyn
Knicks
Bulls
Raptors


Although, not quite as ludicrous as the Bucks winning the East. :facepalm:

Toastyy
07-15-2012, 12:32 AM
- Ray but + Terry, + Wilcox, + Jeff Green, and + (possibly Courtney Lee)

KG not getting better? He just put up his best playoff stats in years.

Mark my words, Indiana will not be a 1 seed in the East.



Ludicrous



Although, not quite as ludicrous as the Bucks winning the East. :facepalm:

Wilcox is trash, kg put up above his average numbers in the playoffs while playing center against Atlanta Philly and Miami, let's look at it, horford Atlantas center missed the first few games and came back after a good 4-5 months off injury, not very impressive. Spencer Hawes, the second softest big man in the NBA next to amare, not very impressive. Miami was without bosh for the first few and started Udonis at center, both are undersized and weak, not very impressive. So to answer your question no, Garnett is not getting better, wait till this season and you'll see, he got a contract that was well over what he should have

Jays Claw
07-15-2012, 12:43 AM
Hmm... seems like a lot of you guys are underrating the Raptors. I see them anywhere from the 6th seed, to the 8th.

aussie
07-15-2012, 12:51 AM
Also there is no way Both LA teams can be 2 and 3 top 3 teams are winners of their divison

that is a false statement

Sportfan
07-15-2012, 02:49 AM
OP is a dumbass
Rondo>>Hill
JT/Avery>George
Pierce>Granger
Bass<West
KG>Hibbert

Deron>Wall
JJ>>Beal
Wallace>Ariza
PF<Okafor
Nene=Brook

Boston on paper is better than Indy and NJ is better than washington

TylerSL
07-15-2012, 03:04 AM
Full predictions next years playoffs

West

1.Oklahoma City
2.Los Angeles Lakers
3.San Antonio
4.Los Angeles Clippers
5.Memphis
6.Minnesota
7.Denver
8.Utah

West Quarters

1.Oklahoma City vs 8.Utah-OKC in 4

2.Los Angeles Lakers vs 7.Denver-LAL in 5

3.San Antonio vs 6.Minnesota-SAS in 7

4.Los Angeles Clippers vs 5 Memphis Grizzlies-LAC in 7

West Semis

1.Oklahoma City vs 4.Los Angeles Clippers-OKC in 5

2.Los Angeles Lakers vs 3.San Antonio-LAL in 6

West Finals

1.Oklahoma City vs 2.Los Angeles Lakers-OKC in 7



East

1.Miami
2.Indiana
3.Boston
4.New York
5.Chicago
6.Brooklyn
7.Philadelphia
8.Atlanta

East Quarters

1.Miami vs 8.Atlanta-Miami in 4

2.Indiana vs 7.Philadelphia-Philadelphia in 6

3.Boston vs 6.Brooklyn-Boston in 5

4.New York vs 5.Chicago-New York in 7

East Semis

1.Miami vs 4.New York-Miami in 5

3.Boston vs 7.Philadelphia-Boston in 7

East Finals

1.Miami vs 3.Boston-Miami in 7


NBA Finals
1.Miami vs 1.Oklahoma City-Miami in 6

Vinny642
07-15-2012, 03:38 AM
Amazing rankings

jason17
07-15-2012, 09:22 AM
HOW DO YOU KNOW?

Have you seen them play..atleast the 6th seed is a stupid thing to say because what your saying is they have no chance at being a 5 seed or higher. Nets have a good team.

You are underrating the wizards . They added two pieces that can really help .

TheBatchelor213
07-16-2012, 02:27 AM
Horrible projections from OP

D1JM
07-16-2012, 02:40 AM
i honestly dont see the bulls making the playoffs or if they do . probably 7-8 seed

Rose hardly played last season and they got the best record in the nba. What
Makes you think they won't make playoffs?

Monta is beast
07-16-2012, 03:03 AM
1) Thunder
2) Lakers
3) Spurs
4) Grizzlies
5) Clippers
6) Warriors
7) Nuggets
8) T-Wolves

WickedBadMan
07-16-2012, 04:06 AM
East:
Heat
Celtics
Nets
Pacers
Knicks
76ers
Cleveland
Washington/Toronto/Bulls (Undecided)

West:
Thunder
Lakers
Spurs
Clippers
Memphis
Denver
Minnesota
New Orleans

GoPacers33
07-16-2012, 06:47 AM
OP is a dumbass
Rondo>>Hill
JT/Avery>George
Pierce>Granger
Bass<West
KG>Hibbert

Deron>Wall
JJ>>Beal
Wallace>Ariza
PF<Okafor
Nene=Brook

Boston on paper is better than Indy and NJ is better than washington

Really? 3 years ago for KG but I think Hibbert and George are going to breakout into stars this year

DitchDat
07-16-2012, 07:12 AM
Celtics will still finish fourth and definitely above the Bulls.

Knicks21
07-16-2012, 07:16 AM
Really? 3 years ago for KG but I think Hibbert and George are going to breakout into stars this year

KG is better than Hibbert, but JT and Avery are not better than George.

AllAbout18
07-16-2012, 08:25 AM
East
1. Heat (obvious)
2. Pacers (young team continuing to improve)
3. Celtics (lack of other great teams and more depth keeps Celtics near top)
4. Bulls (d-rose makes earlier comeback then expected)
5. Knicks (knicks finally figure it out, melo and stat work well together)
6. Hawks (healthy Al Horford and improved Teague keeps hawks in mix)
7. Bucks (young back court of jennings-ellis can put lots of pts on the board)
8. Nets (addition of joe johnson puts the nets over the hump and into the playoffs)

1st round
Heat vs Nets (Heat in 5)
Pacers vs Bucks (Pacers in 4)
Celtics vs Hawks (Celtics in 5)
Bulls vs Knicks (Bulls in 7)

East Semis
Heat vs Bulls (Heat in 7, healthy D-Rose makes it a series)
Pacers vs Celtics (Celtics in 6, to much veteran experiance)

East Finals
Heat vs Celtics (Celtics in 6. Similar series to this past year, but Celtics figure out a way to close it out in the Garden. Heat have added Ray and Lewis from last year's team, Celtics have added the Jet, Bradley, Jeff Green, Wilcox, Sullinger, and possibly Courtney Lee)

West
1. Thunder (obvious)
2. Spurs (continue to surprise despite old age during the reg season)
3. Lakers (nash and kobe dont click at first, but great veterans figure it out)
4. Grizzlies (key players are finally healthy, good, young team)
5. Clippers (dont see much improvement from last year, healthy billups can change that)
6. Jazz (scary frontcourt depth, jefferson figures it out on defensive end)
7. Mavericks (a new identity around dirk, but mavs find a way to make it in the playoffs)
8. Nuggets (lack of a go-to player keeps Nuggets this low)

1st round
Thunder vs Nuggets (Thunder)
Spurs vs Mavericks (Mavs)
Lakers vs Jazz (Lakers)
Grizzlies vs Clippers (Grizzlies)

West Semis
Thunder vs Grizzlies (Thunder)
Lakers vs Mavs (Lakers)

West Finals
Thunder vs Lakers (Lakers in 6)

NBA FINALS
CELTICS VS LAKERS (CELTICS IN 7. Celtics close out the series in the 7th game on their home court. Puts an end to a 6 year run dominated by the Celtics and Lakers, who end up with 2 championships apiece. KG, the Jet, Nash, and Metta all retire after the series. Kobe and Pierce stay to help their teams transition into the next era.

BklynKnicks3
07-16-2012, 08:50 AM
1)heat
2)ny
3)boston
4)indiana
5)nj
6)bucks
7)wizards
8)atl

LongIslandIcedZ
07-16-2012, 08:52 AM
Miami
New York
Indiana
Boston
Brooklyn
Bulls
Hawks
Bucks

nbrod
07-16-2012, 10:50 AM
Miami
Indiana
Boston
Bulls
New York
Nets
Sixers
Wizards

nbrod
07-16-2012, 10:54 AM
Some people not putting the sixers in. They fell apart in the second half of the season but making the playoffs was a good experience for the young players on that team. They'll be more mature so I could see them at the 6-8 seed. I see jrue taking a step up now that Williams is gone and turner can also see a pretty big improvement. The younger plays will have to make up for Brands post d but this could be a dangerous team

Blitzbolt
07-16-2012, 11:01 AM
Daum the first poster has the Blazers Wolves and Warriors in the playoffs but no Memphis :(

AndyfromNeptune
07-16-2012, 11:32 AM
1. Miami Heat
2. New York Knicks
3. Boston Celtics
4. Brooklyn Nets
5. Chicago Bulls
6. Philadelphia 76ers
7. Atlanta Hawks
8. Toronto Raptors

I want to put the Wizards as the 8th seed, but I personally don't think they have the maturity to do it.

strahan92osi72
07-16-2012, 12:06 PM
1. Heat
2. Celtics
3. Knicks
4. Pacers
5. Sixers
6. Bucks
7. Bulls
8. Nets/Raptors/Wizards/Hawks- anyone's guess

1. Thunder
2. Lakers
3. Clippers
4. Spurs
5. Grizzlies
6. Warriors
7. Nuggets
8. Jazz/Mavs/Wolves- battle it out.

GeekInThePink
07-16-2012, 12:29 PM
Can someone tell me why almost nobody is picking the Raptors?

C - Jonas/A. Johnson
PF - Bargnani/Davis/Acy
SF - DeRozan/Fields/Ross
SG - Ross/Fields/DeRozan
PG - Lowry/Calderon/Uzoh

I did this off the top off my head, so some many be wrong, but thats an incredibly solid looking team too me.

Sinestro
07-16-2012, 12:40 PM
I'll take a shot at it
West
Thunder
Spurs
Lakers
Clippers
Grizzlies
Nuggets
Wolves
Mavericks

East (Much Tougher IMO)
Heat
Pacers
Knicks
Celtics
Nets
Bulls
Hawks
76ers

Hawkeye15
07-16-2012, 12:57 PM
meh, I will throw out guesses when the rosters are much more complete.

Hawkeye15
07-16-2012, 12:57 PM
Daum the first poster has the Blazers Wolves and Warriors in the playoffs but no Memphis :(

haha, no way all that happens. Losing Mayo won't kill them.

JOhnnyTHaJet
07-16-2012, 01:00 PM
Eastern Conference:
1. Miami (Best team in the NBA, they'll be the #1 seed, especially with the Bulls hurting)

2. Boston (Although older they somehow get a boost from there youth and the emergence of Jeff Green)

3. Indiana (They win their division thanks to the Bulls not having DRose for a good amount of time, I think they wont be as good as last year though)

4. Brooklyn (Yeah yeah "I'm a homer" but the East is a bit weak at the top, the Nets have a very complete starting 5 and good bench, they have the ability to get here.)

5. Knicks (I think the Knicks are a very good team, but they are inconsistent to say the least, I think they just make the 5th seed with Chicago and Phillys runs falling short.)

6. Chicago (DRose is out for almost half of the season, thats huge, they will just make the playoffs IMO and I believe 6th is generous)

7. Philly (Great young team but again I think they fall short at the end of the year. They are a very up and down team but a threat to anyone.)

8. Bucks (I think the Bucks will be fighting with the Cavs to get this 8th spot but they just might slip by. They finally have some depth and a big man, with their two guards I think they can get here.)

Western Conference:
1. Thunder (2nd Best team in the NBA, they'll be looking to revenge their defeat in the NBA finals.)

2. Lakers (They improved a lot with Nash, as long as they get some depth they should be here.)

3. Spurs (The Spurs prove yet again they are a top team in the NBA, problem is they're getting older, even with that depth. They're dangerous but their age in 82 games will catch up with them.)

4. Clippers (I cant figure out the Clippers, they can be a 4 seed or an 8th seed, but I think they figure it out this year and stay healthy. Their guards and bench are improved and I think they'll threat any of these top seeds.)

5. Denver (I believe in the Nuggets, theyre complete all over and youth should help they get this seed in the final month or so.)

6. Memphis (I love Memphis but without Mayo I think they fall off just a bit, theyre still a GREAT team but they need to pray their big men hold up well)

7. Minnesota (The TWolves are going to break out this year, I think Rubio will be okay coming off his knee surgery and with the addition of Batum they should be a pretty complete and exciting team.)

8. Dallas (IMO Dallas is lucky to get here, although they added some decent pieces I just dont see them being better than last year. They better hope their age doesnt effect them as bad as I think it might.)

Matter.
07-16-2012, 01:16 PM
Really Raptors Cant Contend for 8th?
They have a decent lineup... tho...

GoPacers33
07-16-2012, 05:54 PM
1. Miami Heat
2. New York Knicks
3. Boston Celtics
4. Brooklyn Nets
5. Chicago Bulls
6. Philadelphia 76ers
7. Atlanta Hawks
8. Toronto Raptors

I want to put the Wizards as the 8th seed, but I personally don't think they have the maturity to do it.
No Pacers -____- !!!!!!!! Really


This is I how see it
1.Heat
2.Pacers
3.Knicks
4.Bulls
5.Celtics
6.Nets
7.Hawks
8.Raptors

fadedmario
07-16-2012, 05:56 PM
I wouldn't be shocked if the Pistons secured a 7-8 seed.