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StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 08:11 PM
Seeing that Free Agency is mostly over, this is how the Standings will most likely look like.
Atlantic Division:
y-New York Knicks 47-35
x-Brooklyn Nets 44-38
x-Boston Celtics 41-41
x-Philadephia 76ers 39-43
Toronto Raptors 29-53

Central Division:
y-Indiana Pacers 51-31
x-Chicago Bulls 41-41
Milwauke Bucks 40-42
Detriot Pistons 25-57
Clevland Caviliers 24-58

Southeast Division:
z-Miami Heat 57-25
x-Atlanta Hawks 47-32
Orlando Magic 24-58 (Howard sits out)
Washington Wizards 22-60
Charlotte Bobcats 16-66

Eastern Conference Standings:
1.Miami Heat
2.Indiana Pacers
3.Atlanta Hawks
4.New York Knicks
5.Brooklyn Nets
6.Boston Celtics
7.Chicago Bulls
8. Philadelphia 76ers

Playoffs: EC First Round
Miami vs. 76ers Miami wins 4-1
Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls Bulls win 4-3 (Healthy Rose)
Atlanta Hawks vs. Celtics Hawks win 4-2
New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets Knicks win 4-2

Playoffs: EC Semi-Finals
Miami vs. New York Miami wins 4-2
Atlanta vs. Bulls Bulls win 4-3

Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals
Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls Miami wins 4-0

Again, im not sure with the Magic situation, whether Dwight Howard will sit out through the Season, be traded, or actual play for the Magic. Rose will be Healthy near season's end so they will be playing back to their team's high level. Please give your opinions, no homer feelings, please.

GoPacers33
07-28-2012, 08:14 PM
Did Dan Gilbert finally give up and get rid of the Cavs

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 08:14 PM
Knick fans stop overating your team.

Sadds The Gr8
07-28-2012, 08:15 PM
The Raptors won't be that terrible, and the Knicks won't be that good.

ATL 3rd after losing JJ for scrubs? Boston 8th seed? what the ****? that list is full of fail.

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 08:15 PM
How can the celtics be lower than the sixers and hawks. do you watch either of their team? sixers ammestied elton brand, and hawks traded joe johnson. Not happening. Celtics over both of them.

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 08:16 PM
The entire nba forum is always something related to the knicks or about howard.

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 08:17 PM
Pacers are so overated they were a one hit wonder and didnt have any injuries

rocket
07-28-2012, 08:21 PM
Your list is actually the worst I've ever seen.

Eagles4Lyfe
07-28-2012, 08:21 PM
Like my boy saddy said I sense a bit of homerism. Also Bulls are without Rose untill like March, I don't care how good they played near the end losing a top 10 player is going to hurt you badly especially one that carried your team for a while.

Heat, Celtics, Pacers, Nets will be top 4.

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 08:24 PM
1. Miami
2. Boston
3. Pacers
4. Knicks
5. Nets
6. hawks
7. Bulls ( yes even without rose for most of the reason)
8. Wizards/ raptors

actually I hate to say it but hte knicks and nets could be higher up there. THe pacers were really lucky, all their starters played at least 62 games.

raptors could make the playoffs. Their best player messed more than half the season 35 games. Im sure in those games, the raptors could have at least won 30% of those games. So id say 10 more games could have been won. and if you look at their record, it would ahve been borderline playoff ( a couple games away from the sixers) . I think with their acquisitions ( lowry, fields, ross and valancuinas, that they could definatly make the playoffs ).

Lucky.
07-28-2012, 08:26 PM
Bucks have a better record than the Celtics. And the Cavs got kicked out of the league.

Cal827
07-28-2012, 08:27 PM
You know that it's an accurate mock standings, when one team isn't even freaking on it.

I mean, we all hate the cavs on this site (other than Arch Stanton), but geez :facepalm:

ACanadian
07-28-2012, 08:28 PM
I love NYK fans LMAO Raps with that record LOL Knicks with that record LMFAON i cant take you seriously anymore after this

marvILLous
07-28-2012, 08:30 PM
"This is how the standings will most likely look" Lmao this guy is a joker

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 08:31 PM
Apparantly the cavs are so bad and irrelevant that they dont even get mentioned in this " eastern conference rankings" Yet The knicks are all the way at the top after miami and the pacers.. yeah right

Bostonfan3388
07-28-2012, 08:32 PM
This is a joke thread right? Those projected standings just scream "I'm a homer."

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 08:32 PM
how can the magic even have a 24 win record. If howard doesnt play, and they lost ryan anderson, who the **** will score? they will have the worst record in the nba.

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 08:33 PM
how can the magic even have a 24 win record. If howard doesnt play, and they lost ryan anderson, who the **** will score? they will have the worst record in the nba.

BIG BABY 1st option will shock the world

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 08:34 PM
1. Miami
2. Boston
3. Pacers
4. Knicks
5. Nets
6. hawks
7. Bulls ( yes even without rose for most of the reason)
8. Wizards/ raptors

actually I hate to say it but hte knicks and nets could be higher up there. THe pacers were really lucky, all their starters played at least 62 games.

raptors could make the playoffs. Their best player messed more than half the season 35 games. Im sure in those games, the raptors could have at least won 30% of those games. So id say 10 more games could have been won. and if you look at their record, it would ahve been borderline playoff ( a couple games away from the sixers) . I think with their acquisitions ( lowry, fields, ross and valancuinas, that they could definatly make the playoffs ). wait so you are saying that i overrate my team, and you hate how they are at 4th, but now you say, 5 minutes later, they could be higher?

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 08:35 PM
Seeing that Free Agency is mostly over, this is how the Standings will most likely look like.
Atlantic Division:
y-New York Knicks 47-33
x-Brooklyn Nets 44-38
x-Boston Celtics 41-41
x-Philadephia 76ers 39-44
Toronto Raptors 29-53

Central Division:
y-Indiana Pacers 51-31
x-Chicago Bulls 41-41
Milwauke Bucks 40-42
Detriot Pistons 25-57
Clevland Caviliers 24-58

Southeast Division:
z-Miami Heat 57-25
x-Atlanta Hawks 47-32
Orlando Magic 24-58 (Howard sits out)
Washington Wizards 22-60
Charlotte Bobcats 16-66

Eastern Conference Standings:
1.Miami Heat
2.Indiana Pacers
3.Atlanta Hawks
4.New York Knicks
5.Brooklyn Nets
6.Boston Celtics
7.Chicago Bulls
8. Philadelphia 76ers

Playoffs: EC First Round
Miami vs. 76ers Miami wins 4-1
Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls Bulls win 4-3 (Healthy Rose)
Atlanta Hawks vs. Celtics Hawks win 4-2
New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets Knicks win 4-2

Playoffs: EC Semi-Finals
Miami vs. New York Miami wins 4-2
Atlanta vs. Bulls Bulls win 4-3

Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals
Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls Miami wins 4-0

Again, im not sure with the Magic situation, whether Dwight Howard will sit out through the Season, be traded, or actual play for the Magic. Rose will be Healthy near season's end so they will be playing back to their team's high level. Please give your opinions, no homer feelings, please.

Really? The magic wont have their best player playing, nor have ryan anderson, who the hell will score now? Turk of glue? Yeah, thats bs, they'll have practically no wins.

A healthy bargnani + lowry fields and valancunias only gets the raptors 6 more wins, while orlando has 24 wins? Yeah, no sense at all.

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 08:36 PM
:facepalm:
how can the magic even have a 24 win record. If howard doesnt play, and they lost ryan anderson, who the **** will score? they will have the worst record in the nba.

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 08:36 PM
29 wins for the raptors isnt even bad you cant expect every team to have a lot of wins. Some of the Chris Bosh teams didnt even make the playoffs so why is this raptors team going to make it?

and its the guys opinion everyone has one.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-28-2012, 08:37 PM
Sorry to rain on your parade Knicks fans, but your not winning the division with the Celtics in it. Hell, the Knicks could finish as low as fourth in the division. Stop overrating your team.

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 08:38 PM
29 wins for the raptors isnt even bad you cant expect every team to have a lot of wins. Some of the Chris Bosh teams didnt even make the playoffs so why is this raptors team going to make it?

and its the guys opinion everyone has one.

i think im finally agreeing with you :clap:

BullySixChicago
07-28-2012, 08:38 PM
Seeing that Free Agency is mostly over, this is how the Standings will most likely look like.
Atlantic Division:
y-New York Knicks 47-33
x-Brooklyn Nets 44-38
x-Boston Celtics 41-41
x-Philadephia 76ers 39-44
Toronto Raptors 29-53

Central Division:
y-Indiana Pacers 51-3
x-Chicago Bulls 41-41
Milwauke Bucks 40-42
Detriot Pistons 25-57
Clevland Caviliers 24-58

Southeast Division:
z-Miami Heat 57-25
x-Atlanta Hawks 47-32
Orlando Magic 24-58 (Howard sits out)
Washington Wizards 22-60
Charlotte Bobcats 16-66

Eastern Conference Standings:
1.Miami Heat
2.Indiana Pacers
3.Atlanta Hawks
4.New York Knicks
5.Brooklyn Nets
6.Boston Celtics
7.Chicago Bulls
8. Philadelphia 76ers

Playoffs: EC First Round
Miami vs. 76ers Miami wins 4-1
Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls Bulls win 4-3 (Healthy Rose)
Atlanta Hawks vs. Celtics Hawks win 4-2
New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets Knicks win 4-2

Playoffs: EC Semi-Finals
Miami vs. New York Miami wins 4-2
Atlanta vs. Bulls Bulls win 4-3

Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals
Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls Miami wins 4-0

Again, im not sure with the Magic situation, whether Dwight Howard will sit out through the Season, be traded, or actual play for the Magic. Rose will be Healthy near season's end so they will be playing back to their team's high level. Please give your opinions, no homer feelings, please.

Heat beat Bulls 4-0 please that won't happen if Rose, Noah and Deng won't play

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 08:39 PM
Sorry to rain on your parade Knicks fans, but your not winning the division with the Celtics in it. Hell, the Knicks could finish as low as fourth in the division. Stop overrating your team.

Saying the Knicks could win the atlantic isnt unfair at all, Celtics struggled at the start of last season and picked up, plus Paul and KG are a year older.

YoungOne
07-28-2012, 08:40 PM
41-41 :d

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 08:41 PM
29 wins for the raptors isnt even bad you cant expect every team to have a lot of wins. Some of the Chris Bosh teams didnt even make the playoffs so why is this raptors team going to make it?

and its the guys opinion everyone has one.

The raptors played no defense while bosh was on the roaster. Secondly, toroto best player ( bargnani ) missed 35 games. more than half he reason. and in the lineup, they were at leasta borderline .500 team. With their newest additions, theyre bound to be better offensively, while getting better defensively, and will have their best player healthy. A pg who actually can ply defense would change the dynamics alot. there wouldnt be a need for peopel to pick people up and double team and whatever. No need for zone to hide defensive defficentcies.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-28-2012, 08:41 PM
Saying the Knicks could win the atlantic isnt unfair at all, Celtics struggled at the start of last season and picked up, plus Paul and KG are a year older.

But yet they got better and are younger outside of Paul and KG. If the Celtics don't win the division I see Brooklyn winning it. And they struggled at the start of last season because PP and KG were out of shape thinking that there would be no season.

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 08:42 PM
:facepalm:

instead of facepalming, please tell me your reasoning for 24 wins?

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 08:43 PM
Sorry to rain on your parade Knicks fans, but your not winning the division with the Celtics in it. Hell, the Knicks could finish as low as fourth in the division. Stop overrating your team.

i knew that these standings would hurt some homers, but come on, age is not a factor? your first sign of change was when Paul Peirce didnt play his normal speed, Rondo starts getting too into himself, and KG considers retirement in a couple of years. but in a way,the C's should be higher considering they have recieved Fab Melo and JTerry...

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 08:46 PM
instead of facepalming, please tell me your reasoning for 24 wins?

can YOU please give me a legit anwser on why you think they will win less? we all saw what Big Baby and J.J. Reddick could do...

Cal827
07-28-2012, 08:47 PM
So who is the random team that gives Philly 83 games played?

Also, why do the Knicks get a 2 game break over everyone else? Homer.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-28-2012, 08:47 PM
i knew that these standings would hurt some homers, but come on, age is not a factor? your first sign of change was when Paul Peirce didnt play his normal speed, Rondo starts getting too into himself, and KG considers retirement in a couple of years. but in a way,the C's should be higher considering they have recieved Fab Melo and JTerry...

It was supposedly a factor last year, the year before last year, the year before that, yet they still have won the division all of those years. Lets also forget the fact that they made it to the ECF and had the defending champions on the brink of elimination twice and they still got better.

Then again you're the poster that said that the Hornets shouldn't draft Davis because they already have Emeka and Kaman.

GoPacers33
07-28-2012, 08:50 PM
Pacers are so overated they were a one hit wonder and didnt have any injuries

Says the Nets fan

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 08:50 PM
Atlantic Champions Brooklyn Nets
Central Champions: Indiana Pacers
South East Champions:Miami Heat

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 08:51 PM
can YOU please give me a legit anwser on why you think they will win less? we all saw what Big Baby and J.J. Reddick could do...

you asked a question on top of a question to avoid answering one? smart.

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

redick didnt do much at all. he had solid numbers. Davis stepped up, but that wont be enough to win 24 games. They wont have ryan anderson as well.
Davis looks like he'll be their leading scorer. thats about it. Every team has one player that has some high stats, but there are still lottery teams.

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 08:52 PM
It was supposedly a factor last year, the year before last year, the year before that, yet they still have won the division all of those years. Lets also forget the fact that they made it to the ECF and had the defending champions on the brink of elimination twice and they still got better.

Then again you're the poster that said that the Hornets shouldn't draft Davis because they already have Emeka and Kaman.

yeah, two great centers bro. but i never new they had plans to move kaman.

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 08:53 PM
Says the Nets fan

Yeah Nets had the most season ending injuries,line up changes, and man power games lost...Pacers had like the opposite of that

rocket
07-28-2012, 08:56 PM
Yeah Nets had the most season ending injuries,line up changes, and man power games lost...Pacers had like the opposite of that

Pacers are better than the Nets.

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 08:59 PM
Pacers are better than the Nets.

Pacers are nobodys in my mind, when Nets are going to face them on the calendar I have that marked down as an easy win.

Giannis94
07-28-2012, 09:00 PM
someone simmed a few seasons on nba live

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 09:01 PM
Pacers are nobodys in my mind, when Nets are going to face them on the calendar I have that marked down as an easy win.

remember, on paper your team looks good, but thats only on paper. Otherwise, the nets could be like the knicks, where a melo-stat-chandler trio doesnt work out as planned :laugh2:

tp13baby
07-28-2012, 09:01 PM
Boston will win that division by 5 games at least and be in the conference finals. The team got alot better.
Atlanta is barely better than Washington.
WORST THING ABOUT THIS. How does the 76ers make it with a worse record than the Bucks in the standings. I dont know how the 76ers play 83 games either.

justinnum1
07-28-2012, 09:06 PM
remember, on paper your team looks good, but thats only on paper. Otherwise, the nets could be like the knicks, where a melo-stat-chandler trio doesnt work out as planned :laugh2:

lmao

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 09:07 PM
remember, on paper your team looks good, but thats only on paper. Otherwise, the nets could be like the knicks, where a melo-stat-chandler trio doesnt work out as planned :laugh2:

oh! i see now, so your not a person who hates knick fans, you hate the Knicks in general. i thought laker fans liked the Knicks... DoMeFavors, this laker guy is a troll, dont respond to him.

knicks=love
07-28-2012, 09:11 PM
47-33 doesn't even add up to 82 games.. :facepalm:

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 09:14 PM
47-33 doesn't even add up to 82 games.. :facepalm:

um, what?

29$JerZ
07-28-2012, 09:14 PM
Boston
New York
Philly
Brooklyn
Toronto

That's how the division will go. Boston on Top again.

tp13baby
07-28-2012, 09:15 PM
He has 3 teams who don't play exactly 82 games.

knicks=love
07-28-2012, 09:15 PM
Atlantic Champions Brooklyn Nets
Central Champions: Indiana Pacers
South East Champions:Miami Heat

:laugh: it'll be the celtics. they got better.

knicks=love
07-28-2012, 09:16 PM
um, what?

in the OP, you have the records of the teams.. and the knicks record is 47-33, that's 80 games.

tp13baby
07-28-2012, 09:16 PM
Boston
New York
Philly
New Jersey
Toronto

That's how the division will go. Boston on Top again.

No way Philly is better than the Nets. stop hating. Thats me saying New York will not make the playoffs.

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 09:20 PM
:laugh: it'll be the celtics. they got better.

It could be NY,BK, or BOS just my opinion

xxplayerxx23
07-28-2012, 09:20 PM
47-33 doesn't even add up to 82 games.. :facepalm:

lmao this!

Knicks21
07-28-2012, 09:20 PM
Sorry to rain on your parade Knicks fans, but your not winning the division with the Celtics in it. Hell, the Knicks could finish as low as fourth in the division. Stop overrating your team.

You are talking like you have already clinched it, lets see how things pan out.

xxplayerxx23
07-28-2012, 09:21 PM
1.heat
2.Boston
3.Indy
4.Knicks
5Nets
6.Bulls
7.Philly
8.Raps

Knicks21
07-28-2012, 09:21 PM
It could be NY,BK, or BOS just my opinion

Agree.

superior
07-28-2012, 09:21 PM
1. miami 62-20
2. new york 51-31
3. boston 50-32
4. new jersey 49-33
5. indiana 45-37
6. chicago 43-39
7. philly 41-41
8. atlanta 41-41

29$JerZ
07-28-2012, 09:21 PM
No way Philly is better than the Nets. stop hating. Thats me saying New York will not make the playoffs.

It's not hate.
I don't think much of Brooklyn's roster to be honest.
The only way I seem them passing Philly is if they indeed decide to tank a bit and trade Iggy to let Turner develop more.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-28-2012, 09:24 PM
You are talking like you have already clinched it, lets see how things pan out.

I'm just saying the Celtics have been the best team in the division for the past 5 seasons and just got even better.

knicks=love
07-28-2012, 09:25 PM
1. miami 62-20
2. new york 51-31
3. boston 50-32
4. new jersey 49-33
5. indiana 45-37
6. chicago 43-39
7. philly 41-41
8. atlanta 41-41

NY 2nd? wow, i don't even think that. but hey, at least the records add up to 82 :)

Knicks21
07-28-2012, 09:26 PM
I'm just saying the Celtics have been the best team in the division for the past 5 seasons and just got even better.

Yeh and so did the other 2 contenders for the division.

Knicks21
07-28-2012, 09:26 PM
NY 2nd? wow, i don't even think that. but hey, at least the records add up to 82 :)

and you also have 3 atlantic teams in the top 4, so it doesnt work out.

knicksfan42
07-28-2012, 09:27 PM
Please ignore starvingknick.

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 09:28 PM
1. miami 62-20
2. new york 51-31
3. boston 50-32
4. new jersey 49-33
5. indiana 45-37
6. chicago 43-39
7. philly 41-41
8. atlanta 41-41

who's New Jersey? and NY is far from second seed.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-28-2012, 09:29 PM
Yeh and so did the other 3 contenders for the division.

Again, the Celtics are better though than those teams in the division. My reasoning has already been said and it can't be expressed enough.

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 09:31 PM
Please ignore starvingknick.

its funny how its always been you, hating on me. This is the same guy who said i was stupid for not thinking that the knicks are the the best Defensive Team in the League. obviously, were not that good.

Knicks21
07-28-2012, 09:31 PM
Again, the Celtics are better though than those teams in the division. My reasoning has already been said and it can't be expressed enough.

Yes and that is your opinion, others may think otherwise, and it is reasonable to think otherwise because the season actually hasnt started yet.

knicks=love
07-28-2012, 09:33 PM
this thread gets the ultimate :facepalm:

Punk
07-28-2012, 09:35 PM
At the end of the day this crap is done on paper until it finally happens. So, why is everyone moaning and *****ing, quit putting the bias feeling into it.

As of right now, Miami, Boston, NY, Brooklyn, Indiana are top of the East. Get over it.

If this convo is simply going to be about "lol knicks" and "gotta put the nets up there!"

then let's compare.

Deron/Watson/Taylor
Johnson/Brooks/Stackhouse
Wallace/Bogans/Shinkgela
Humphries/Televoic
Lopez/Evans

That is a Top 5 team but is VERY hard to give the the edge simply because they have a small bench and they are a new team. Much like last year's Lakers/Clippers mock predictions, the team with more experience and momentum will be selected higher until proven other wise.

As of right now the deepest and complete team in the East are:

Miami
Boston
NYK
Indiana (Indy downgraded due to Hibbert's contract)
Brooklyn

Get over it already.




1. Miami
2. Boston
3. Pacers
4. Knicks
5. Nets
6. hawks
7. Bulls ( yes even without rose for most of the reason)
8. Wizards/ raptors

actually I hate to say it but hte knicks and nets could be higher up there. THe pacers were really lucky, all their starters played at least 62 games.

raptors could make the playoffs. Their best player messed more than half the season 35 games. Im sure in those games, the raptors could have at least won 30% of those games. So id say 10 more games could have been won. and if you look at their record, it would ahve been borderline playoff ( a couple games away from the sixers) . I think with their acquisitions ( lowry, fields, ross and valancuinas, that they could definatly make the playoffs ).


Knick fans stop overating your team.
Absolute fail.

You say stop overrating your team but you just posted the exact same seeding he did.

knicksfan42
07-28-2012, 09:35 PM
its funny how its always been you, hating on me.



No there's a general consensus that you're an imbecile.




This is the same guy who said i was stupid for not thinking that the knicks are the the best Defensive Team in the League. obviously, were not that good.


Please, please show me where I said the Knicks were the best defensive team in the league or where I said you were dumb for not thinking they were the best defense in the league.

knicksfan42
07-28-2012, 09:35 PM
this thread gets the ultimate :facepalm:

Yep

29$JerZ
07-28-2012, 09:37 PM
There really should be a limit on the amount of NY threads on the NBA forum.
I think 1 is too much.

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 09:38 PM
NY 2nd? wow, i don't even think that. but hey, at least the records add up to 82 :)

says the guy who found out who David Robinson was less than 3 weeks ago :facepalm:

Punk
07-28-2012, 09:41 PM
I'm just saying the Celtics have been the best team in the division for the past 5 seasons and just got even better.

I agree with that but they will have the toughest division battle they have ever had in 5 years. NY got better, BKNY got better, Toronto will be competitive, Philly got worse but until they move Iggy they will still be a solid team.

At the end of the day, we'll see but the Atlantic will be wide open between Boston, NYK, BKN, Philly.

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 09:41 PM
No there's a general consensus that you're an imbecile.





Please, please show me where I said the Knicks were the best defensive team in the league or where I said you were dumb for not thinking they were the best defense in the league.

te sad part is, you know that you have wrote it, so YOU find it and show it to us, please.

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 09:45 PM
There really should be a limit on the amount of NY threads on the NBA forum.
I think 1 is too much.

an alternative view is that there should only be a minimum of 6 Knick fans in the NBA forum at a time.

knicks=love
07-28-2012, 09:46 PM
says the guy who found out who David Robinson was less than 3 weeks ago :facepalm:

:laugh2: what the **** are you smoking? are you trying to be funny because i said you gave us a record for only 80 games?

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 09:47 PM
I think Knicks, Nets and Celtics will all have similar records and will each at one point in the season have the best record it will come down to who finishes the best.

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 09:48 PM
oh! i see now, so your not a person who hates knick fans, you hate the Knicks in general. i thought laker fans liked the Knicks... DoMeFavors, this laker guy is a troll, dont respond to him.

You're making an assumption. I Never said I disliked the knicks, but its fans like you who piss me off. All im saying is just because a team looks good on paper, doesnt mean they will produce as well as they may seem. It happends all the time, paper doesnt mean anything. You keep saying foolish things and dont even respond when people qoute you. You still have yet to answer my question how the magic would have 24 wins, when they wont even have howard nor anderson. You thought laker fans liked the knicks? Thats biased, a couple fans likeing the knicks doesnt mean everyone likes them. Do you hear yourself? :facepalm:


1.heat
2.Boston
3.Indy
4.Knicks
5Nets
6.Bulls
7.Philly
8.Raps

This is respectable, Thank you for being a reasonable and sensible knick fan. But the hawks would definatly have a higher record than the raptors. I would say the 7th and 8th seed would be the hawks and then raptors or wizards.

Please ignore starvingknick.

+1


te sad part is, you know that you have wrote it, so YOU find it and show it to us, please.
"te" sad part is you cant even spell the. you made a biased thread to portray your team better than others and it doesnt even make sense because teams were not even included and the games not even add up. You also didnt take every team into consideration before posting.

FriedTofuz
07-28-2012, 09:49 PM
the season needs to start already so homers can stfu

Knicks21
07-28-2012, 09:50 PM
I think Knicks, Nets and Celtics will all have similar records and will each at one point in the season have the best record it will come down to who finishes the best.

This.

29$JerZ
07-28-2012, 09:50 PM
I think Knicks, Nets and Celtics will all have similar records and will each at one point in the season have the best record it will come down to who finishes the best.

Knicks and Celtics absolutely.

knicks=love
07-28-2012, 09:52 PM
1. miami
2. boston
3. indiana
4. NY
5. brooklyn
6. bulls (rose plays about 15 games)
7. philly/hawks
8. wizards/bucks

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 09:53 PM
Knicks and Celtics absolutely.

Nets have a talented team I know you dont like it buts its the truth.

29$JerZ
07-28-2012, 09:55 PM
Nets have a talented team I know you dont like it buts its the truth.

Talented indeed.
They'll be battling for the 7th/8th seed.

That's a great improvement from the last few seasons.

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 09:56 PM
Talented indeed.
They'll be battling for the 7th/8th seed.

That's a great improvement from the last few seasons.

7th or 8th what 7 teams are better than the Nets?

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 09:56 PM
You're making an assumption. I Never said I disliked the knicks, but its fans like you who piss me off. All im saying is just because a team looks good on paper, doesnt mean they will produce as well as they may seem. It happends all the time, paper doesnt mean anything. You keep saying foolish things and dont even respond when people qoute you. You still have yet to answer my question how the magic would have 24 wins, when they wont even have howard nor anderson. You thought laker fans liked the knicks? Thats biased, a couple fans likeing the knicks doesnt mean everyone likes them. Do you hear yourself? :facepalm:



This is respectable, Thank you for being a reasonable and sensible knick fan. But the hawks would definatly have a higher record than the raptors. I would say the 7th and 8th seed would be the hawks and then raptors or wizards.


+1


"te" sad part is you cant even spell the. you made a biased thread to portray your team better than others and it doesnt even make sense because teams were not even included and the games not even add up. You also didnt take every team into consideration before posting.

I have to spell words correctly on i site on the internet? wel wat er ya gona doo abot itt u jeerk? i misspelled a sentance wrong now on the internet! you know what happens? Nothing. Not a dang thing. You said that im a homer but you yourself, hehe, have the knicks in the same spot. So either you're trying to impress others, or you are just a troll.

knicks=love
07-28-2012, 09:58 PM
7th or 8th what 7 teams are better than the Nets?

if you're banking on a front court of humps and brook, good luck getting past the 1st round.

29$JerZ
07-28-2012, 09:58 PM
7th or 8th what 7 teams are better than the Nets?

Heat, Celtics, Pacers, Bulls, Knicks, Sixers


I can also make a case for the Raptors if Val is the real deal.

Punk
07-28-2012, 10:00 PM
The Raptor aren't better than the Nets. C'mon man. Look, the Nets will be really good if they can stay healthy but that's the big "IF".

Watson, Deron, Lopez, Wallace, Evans are injury prone players and that has been the biggest problem the Nets have had the last 3 seasons with Lopez and PG play.


I think Knicks, Nets and Celtics will all have similar records and will each at one point in the season have the best record it will come down to who finishes the best.

Exactly.

/thread

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 10:00 PM
7th or 8th what 7 teams are better than the Nets?
in the Eastern Conference, Heat, Hawks, Pacers, Knicks, maybe Celtics, Magic if howard plays. you will be fighting for the 8/7/6 spot

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 10:01 PM
Heat, Celtics, Pacers, Bulls, Knicks, Sixers


I can also make a case for the Raptors if Val is the real deal.

no

elledaddy
07-28-2012, 10:01 PM
I think Knicks, Nets and Celtics will all have similar records and will each at one point in the season have the best record it will come down to who finishes the best.


I see you not bkuggn out 2day. This is a very good statement

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 10:02 PM
if you're banking on a front court of humps and brook, good luck getting past the 1st round.

I just asked what 7 teams are better than the Nets

knicks=love
07-28-2012, 10:03 PM
in the Eastern Conference, Heat, Hawks, Pacers, Knicks, maybe Celtics, Magic if howard plays. you will be fighting for the 8/7/6 spot

:facepalm: i think i'm done posting in this thread. i've seen it all.

29$JerZ
07-28-2012, 10:04 PM
in the Eastern Conference, Heat, Hawks, Pacers, Knicks, maybe Celtics, Magic if howard plays. you will be fighting for the 8/7/6 spot


no


Saying no to me thinking the Raptors are possibly > Nets and you following up with Celtics "maybe" should end your conversation right there.

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 10:06 PM
Heat, Celtics, Pacers, Bulls, Knicks, Sixers


I can also make a case for the Raptors if Val is the real deal.

Yeah so Raptors and Sixers are better than the Nets and there is no chance Nets are better than them. Raptors have better talent than Deron and Joe Johnson. Please!

knicks=love
07-28-2012, 10:06 PM
I just asked what 7 teams are better than the Nets

i don't think there's 7 teams better, but i don't think the nets are a top 4 team.

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 10:09 PM
:laugh2: what the **** are you smoking? are you trying to be funny because i said you gave us a record for only 80 games?

Yes because i had to change the list 5 times because of "My Opinions vs. the People." And either way the list will never be exactly "good." Not simply because of opinions but on the simple fact that all the teams would have to have a balanced amout of wins and loses. So really, only about 6-8 of these records have a chance of being an actual record. Making this a harder process than you guys take it for. To bad for you, you will almost never get a perfect list.

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 10:10 PM
Saying no to me thinking the Raptors are possibly > Nets and you following up with Celtics "maybe" should end your conversation right there.

:clap:

Punk
07-28-2012, 10:11 PM
I have no idea what is going on here. The Nets are a Top 5 team. They will either finish 4th or 6th.

knicks=love
07-28-2012, 10:14 PM
Yes because i had to change the list 5 times because of "My Opinions vs. the People." And either way the list will never be exactly "good." Not simply because of opinions but on the simple fact that all the teams would have to have a balanced amout of wins and loses. So really, only about 6-8 of these records have a chance of being an actual record. Making this a harder process than you guys take it for. To bad for you, you will almost never get a perfect list.

that still doesn't tell me why you gave us a record for only 80 games.. if you're gonna do a ranking like that, at least check the records so that they add up to 82.

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 10:15 PM
I have no idea what is going on here. The Nets are a Top 5 team. They will either finish 4th or 6th.

is what im saying but they will shun me more than anyone else here.:(

DoMeFavors
07-28-2012, 10:16 PM
Saying Nets will battle for 8th seed thats like a 35 win team

STL Don
07-28-2012, 10:16 PM
If that's how the East played out next year:speechless::speechless::speechless:

GoPacers33
07-28-2012, 10:31 PM
Pacers are nobodys in my mind, when Nets are going to face them on the calendar I have that marked down as an easy win.

I making that part of my sig. Ur team has done nothing to prove anything. Talk **** when ur team makes the playoffs and wind a playoff series. You also called the Pacers a one hit wonder, how can you tell after just a season. I mean you can assume that but that's just stupid

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 10:31 PM
that still doesn't tell me why you gave us a record for only 80 games.. if you're gonna do a ranking like that, at least check the records so that they add up to 82.

it takes time, alot of time to do this. IDC if i mke mistakes because it got up to 8 pages and thats all i can ask for. And whether you like it or not, this was a succesful thread.:)

StarvingKnick22
07-28-2012, 10:33 PM
also it was corect until you guys forced me to constantly change it.

knicks=love
07-29-2012, 10:40 AM
it takes time, alot of time to do this. IDC if i mke mistakes because it got up to 8 pages and thats all i can ask for. And whether you like it or not, this was a succesful thread.:)

It got to 8 pages because everyone is a homer and everyone was bashing your ranking..

superior
07-29-2012, 10:58 AM
NY 2nd? wow, i don't even think that. but hey, at least the records add up to 82 :)

u should have more faith in your team......

1. amares been working out with hakeem this offseason
2. u guys picked up j-kidd and camby, two very solid veteran leaders
3. picked up a defensive monster in ronnie brewer
4. tyson chandler is arguably the best defender in the game
5. novak is the best 3 point shooter in the game
6. CARMELO ANTHONY
7. mike woodson did a great job last year, now he has a full offseason
8. the linsanity distraction is gone
9. shump will still be a stud when he comes back

PhillyFaninLA
07-29-2012, 10:59 AM
Knick fans stop overating your team.

I disagree Knicks leep overrating your team and underrating the Sixers.

jericho
07-29-2012, 06:32 PM
Seeing that Free Agency is mostly over, this is how the Standings will most likely look like.
Atlantic Division:
y-New York Knicks 47-35
x-Brooklyn Nets 44-38
x-Boston Celtics 41-41
x-Philadephia 76ers 39-43
Toronto Raptors 29-53

Central Division:
y-Indiana Pacers 51-31
x-Chicago Bulls 41-41
Milwauke Bucks 40-42
Detriot Pistons 25-57
Clevland Caviliers 24-58

Southeast Division:
z-Miami Heat 57-25
x-Atlanta Hawks 47-32
Orlando Magic 24-58 (Howard sits out)
Washington Wizards 22-60
Charlotte Bobcats 16-66

Eastern Conference Standings:
1.Miami Heat
2.Indiana Pacers
3.Atlanta Hawks
4.New York Knicks
5.Brooklyn Nets
6.Boston Celtics
7.Chicago Bulls
8. Philadelphia 76ers

Playoffs: EC First Round
Miami vs. 76ers Miami wins 4-1
Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls Bulls win 4-3 (Healthy Rose)
Atlanta Hawks vs. Celtics Hawks win 4-2
New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets Knicks win 4-2

Playoffs: EC Semi-Finals
Miami vs. New York Miami wins 4-2
Atlanta vs. Bulls Bulls win 4-3

Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals
Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls Miami wins 4-0

Again, im not sure with the Magic situation, whether Dwight Howard will sit out through the Season, be traded, or actual play for the Magic. Rose will be Healthy near season's end so they will be playing back to their team's high level. Please give your opinions, no homer feelings, please.

This list sux but 1 mistake in it that I have to point out.
In your list bucks had a better record than the 76rs and they didn't make the playoffs... How is that lol???

Wade>You
07-29-2012, 06:39 PM
With Boston declining and Rose out for the majority of the season, it's a do-or-die year for the Knicks, IMO.

I expect them to get a top 3 seed and make it to the ECF.

Anything less and they have to consider blowing up their core.

StarvingKnick22
07-29-2012, 06:40 PM
It got to 8 pages because everyone is a homer and everyone was bashing your ranking..

exactly :hi5:

StarvingKnick22
07-29-2012, 06:44 PM
With Boston declining and Rose out for the majority of the season, it's a do-or-die year for the Knicks, IMO.

I expect them to get a top 3 seed and make it to the ECF.

Anything less and they have to consider blowing up their core.

:facepalm: its because of people like you that i feel dissapointed EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. we have to put our expectations low, so we will feel better when we actually come through. Same goes for You Superior!

Wade>You
07-29-2012, 06:50 PM
:facepalm: its because of people like you that i feel dissapointed EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. we have to put our expectations low, so we will feel better when we actually come through. Same goes for You Superior!Sorry lol. I just think this it's their year to step up and take over Boston or Chicago's spot in the East.

JerseyPalahniuk
07-29-2012, 08:40 PM
also it was corect until you guys forced me to constantly change it.

I'm not sure what your original rankings were but I think you accidently switched Atlanta and Boston... What have they done from a basketball standpoint this offseason to leap them to a 3 seed AND be able to beat them in the playoffs? Financially, unloading Johnson's contract was smart but I don't see how they improved to become a THREE seed? Care to explain?

jericho
07-30-2012, 12:06 AM
47-33 doesn't even add up to 82 games.. :facepalm:

lmao this!

They have 2 games left to finish the season lol also the bucks have a better record than Philly and they out of the playoffs

Punk
07-30-2012, 12:14 AM
I making that part of my sig. Ur team has done nothing to prove anything. Talk **** when ur team makes the playoffs and wind a playoff series. You also called the Pacers a one hit wonder, how can you tell after just a season. I mean you can assume that but that's just stupid

Lol Amazing right? The Nets haven't clinched a playoff birth in 5 years and haven't even sniffed the playoffs but talking down about proven playoff teams.

Don't feed the troll.

I Rock Shaqs
07-30-2012, 12:16 AM
Does anybody take StarvingKnick seriously? Just a wonder?

Sportfan
07-30-2012, 12:18 AM
The **** is this horseshit thank god ima leave this site!

TFleury14
07-30-2012, 12:23 AM
I didn't read through the entire thread, but did anyone else notcie that he calculated the Hawks only playing 79 games? Hahaha this thread is so bad. I'm a Knicks fan, but come on the Celtics are winning the division.

Heat
Celtics
Pacers
Knicks
Nets
Sixers
Bulls
Hawks


Also to whoever it was above me, no, nobody takes StarvingKnick seriously

TheRunKiller
07-30-2012, 12:35 AM
omg i swear why do people think bulls are a .500 team? its cool let them fools think that i can't wait to prove all of you wrong. Bulls are still the best in the central

TheRunKiller
07-30-2012, 12:38 AM
I didn't read through the entire thread, but did anyone else notcie that he calculated the Hawks only playing 79 games? Hahaha this thread is so bad. I'm a Knicks fan, but come on the Celtics are winning the division.

Heat
Celtics
Pacers
Knicks
Nets
Sixers
Bulls
Hawks


Also to whoever it was above me, no, nobody takes StarvingKnick seriously

nets sixers will never finish above the bulls

Rain 816
07-30-2012, 12:57 AM
Lol @ the heat with 25 losses

Punk
07-30-2012, 01:04 AM
omg i swear why do people think bulls are a .500 team? its cool let them fools think that i can't wait to prove all of you wrong. Bulls are still the best in the central

Because they are on paper.

Subtractions: Rose (injury), Korver, Watson, Lucas, Brewer, Asik. Noah & Deng aren't 100% either.

Additions: Hinrich, Bellienli, Vlad Radmanovic, Nazr Mohammad, Teague.

They got rid of the bench that were the reason why the Bulls won games without Rose. Now, they replaced them with less successful role players who aren't going to be as good defensively as well.

They'll probably be better than most people think but they took a big step backwards (on purpose) while everyone else took steps forward.

GThawks
07-30-2012, 01:25 AM
People are underrating the Hawks like crazy....I bet we finish with a better record this year than last. Some of y'all are overrating Joe Johnson like crazy.

DoMeFavors
07-30-2012, 02:13 AM
Lol Amazing right? The Nets haven't clinched a playoff birth in 5 years and haven't even sniffed the playoffs but talking down about proven playoff teams.

Don't feed the troll.

So what thats the past stop living in the past, Nets have won like 40 something playoff games the last 10 years compared to your 1. What matters is right now. Past means nothing.

JOhnnyTHaJet
07-30-2012, 02:34 AM
omg i swear why do people think bulls are a .500 team? its cool let them fools think that i can't wait to prove all of you wrong. Bulls are still the best in the central

Yeah that starting 5 of:

Hinrich
Belinelli or Hamilton
Deng
Boozer
Noah

is really such a great team....:rolleyes:

Cmon man, think for a second, the Bulls lost their bench and Rose is out till March.

Punk
07-30-2012, 03:43 AM
So what thats the past stop living in the past, Nets have won like 40 something playoff games the last 10 years compared to your 1. What matters is right now. Past means nothing.

So, if the past means nothing then why compare the Nets playoff "history" to the Knicks playoff history? Lol

The Pacers and every other playoff team has seen the playoffs a few more time than the Nets in the last 5 years. Quit yapping and let the Nets 82 games do the talking.

mbsalame123
07-30-2012, 04:55 AM
The knicks are becoming too overrated. The Celtics are super underrated and the Bulls are actually overrated too in my opinion.
Here are my predictions:

1. miami heat
2. boston celtics
3. indiana pacers
4. new york knicks
5. brooklyn nets
6. chicago bulls
7. atlanta hawks
8. washington wizards
9. philadelphia sixers
10. milwaukee bucks
11. toronto raptors
12. detroit pistons
13. orlando magic (assuming howard is traded or sits out to trade demand)
14. charlotte bobcats
15. cleveland cavaliers

I think the cavs will have the worst record in the east and possibly NBA. yes kyrie is amazing but other than that they have nothing. varejao is injury prone and thompson and waiters are still ?
The Bobcats in my opinion will improve from last year and compete better with mkg, gordon, sessions, taylor and haywood bringing depth to this team.
the magic assuming they trade dwight howard to the west will struggle no matter what they get. I dont think they get bynum so they will have young players and draft picks to work with it, so they might as well just give up on this season to get a good lottery pick.
the pistons look improved as well with a nice duo down low in drummond and monroe and a nice young backcourt in knight and stuckey. but they still need some time to develop chemistry before they can actually compete.
the raptors, bucks, sixers, wizards, and hawks will be the teams competing for the last 2 seeds in the East. The Raptors look much improved with the new additions of kyle lowry, landry fields, and jonas valenciunas. Dwayne Casey is going to love having Fields and Lowry on the defensive end but this team again is a year or 2 away from actually competing but if things go well and bargnani and lowry have close to an all star year, then they might possibly become a playoff team.
The Bucks are another improved team, and now that they got a nice center to put down low after losing andrew bogut, they can be an amazing team as well but I thing they will have some chemistry issues and have a logjam down low. But Monta and Jennings could form an amazing scoring backcourt.
The Sixers are a team that did add more players to their roster but they also lost some key pieces to their roster like elton brand and lou williams. When you lose your leading scorer who cam off the bench in lou williams, you will struggle no matter what. But Igoudala is looking like another all star and his run with Team USA, might push him to the next level but I think their will be problems down low.
Kwame Brown and Spencer Hawes will not fit well at all and they will have to move to a specner hawes and thaddeus young lineup down low if they want to compete well. With some key losses and chemistry issues, I see the sixers slightly missing the playoffs, but their experience that they gained from last years playoffs might help them out a lot and they might be able to turn some heads.
The Wizards are the most improved team in the NBA, in my opinion. They added an amazing post scorer last year in Nene and then traded a horrible contract for 2 bad contracts that are actually better then what they had in Ariza and Okafor. They drafted a possible rookie of the year candidate in Bradley Beal and will have a nice formidable lineup to put around their star John Wall. John Wall has always had some headaches on his team but now he has some nice veterans and players that will compete. the wizards bench is looking good too with jordan crawford leading them and booker, singelton, seraphin, and jan vesley helping out as well.
The Hawks are going to make the playoffs again and possibly might be improved from last year. they got rid of the next worst contract in Joe Johnson and got some young pieces to play at the small forward and shooting guard. Lou Williams, the runner up for the sixth man of the year and scoring leader for the sixers last year will be an amazing addition to the team. if he is put into a starting role he can easily average 20 points a game or more. The hawks are now 2 deep at every position or more. They are similar to a Denver Nuggets team. They should look good with now Josh Smith leading the way along with Horford an all star and Jeff Teague, a future star point guard.

The Bulls will struggle with injuries all season long and they lost all of their depth. yes they might have gotten some decent replacements but they had the chemistry that really helped them out. Hinrich was a nice pickup but the loss of watson and asik will really bite. Expect the bulls to stay competitive with still one of the best defenses and one of the best coaches in the NBA, but this might be the year that they regress from the years past.
The Knicks and Nets will be an amazing battle to see who really is the true team of New York. The knicks will be much more competitive this year in my opinion. the loss of lin was a blessing in disguise now that they got felton and kidd who will really click with melo, chandler, and amare. these guys are veteran point guards that know how to play with superstars. this team added some depth to the bench with marcus camby, ronnie brewer, and jr smith and should look good.
The nets are another team that improved a lot this year. they hold one of the most balanced lineups in the NBA and have a decent bench lead by Marshon Brooks. They should improve and compete for a title in the east, giving the heat some problems.
The Pacers will still be one of the top teams in the East that will look good. they improved with augustin, green, and mahinmi and will be looking for some sort of wing like carlos delfino. This team should stay competitive and improve from last year.
The celtics are super underrated this year. they may have lost ray allen but they added 2 players that will combine to be better then allen. terry is going to be their new 6th man while courtney lee will be a nice starter/backup for the team that brings youth with the addition of jeff green, jared sullinger, and the return of avery bradley from injury. Chris Wilkox adds depth and this celtics team is looking more and more like a Chicago Bulls team from the past 2 years. They might be the deepest team in the NBA right now and that will really help them out.
The heat should be really scared of this team, if the celtics were able to almost take out the heat last year, then they might be able to this year.
Speaking of the heat, just when you think they wont improve anymore, they DO!
They added amazing shooting help to their team with the addition of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis and are finally burying Mike Miller. They should have one of the best benches in the NBA and one of the deepest teams with a lineup of:
joel anthony
chris bosh
lebron james
dwyane wade
mario chalmers
bench: ray allen, shane battier, udonis haslem, rashard lewis, norris cole, james jones, and mike miller.

this team is still the team to beat and a favorite to win a title again.

miami beats the wizards in 4
knicks beat the nets in 7
bulls beat the pacers in 6
celtics beat the hawks in 6

miami beats the knicks in 5
celtics beat the bulls in 5

celtics beat the heat in 6

so based on the west predictions I made in the other thread, I see a Thunder vs. Celtics finals with the Thunder finally winning a title.
But if the lakers get dwight howard, I can see a old rivalry matchup of Celtics vs the Lakers.

StarvingKnick22
07-30-2012, 06:49 AM
The knicks are becoming too overrated. The Celtics are super underrated and the Bulls are actually overrated too in my opinion.
Here are my predictions:

1. miami heat
2. boston celtics
3. indiana pacers
4. new york knicks
5. brooklyn nets
6. chicago bulls
7. atlanta hawks
8. washington wizards
9. philadelphia sixers
10. milwaukee bucks
11. toronto raptors
12. detroit pistons
13. orlando magic (assuming howard is traded or sits out to trade demand)
14. charlotte bobcats
15. cleveland cavaliers

I think the cavs will have the worst record in the east and possibly NBA. yes kyrie is amazing but other than that they have nothing. varejao is injury prone and thompson and waiters are still ?
The Bobcats in my opinion will improve from last year and compete better with mkg, gordon, sessions, taylor and haywood bringing depth to this team.
the magic assuming they trade dwight howard to the west will struggle no matter what they get. I dont think they get bynum so they will have young players and draft picks to work with it, so they might as well just give up on this season to get a good lottery pick.
the pistons look improved as well with a nice duo down low in drummond and monroe and a nice young backcourt in knight and stuckey. but they still need some time to develop chemistry before they can actually compete.
the raptors, bucks, sixers, wizards, and hawks will be the teams competing for the last 2 seeds in the East. The Raptors look much improved with the new additions of kyle lowry, landry fields, and jonas valenciunas. Dwayne Casey is going to love having Fields and Lowry on the defensive end but this team again is a year or 2 away from actually competing but if things go well and bargnani and lowry have close to an all star year, then they might possibly become a playoff team.
The Bucks are another improved team, and now that they got a nice center to put down low after losing andrew bogut, they can be an amazing team as well but I thing they will have some chemistry issues and have a logjam down low. But Monta and Jennings could form an amazing scoring backcourt.
The Sixers are a team that did add more players to their roster but they also lost some key pieces to their roster like elton brand and lou williams. When you lose your leading scorer who cam off the bench in lou williams, you will struggle no matter what. But Igoudala is looking like another all star and his run with Team USA, might push him to the next level but I think their will be problems down low.
Kwame Brown and Spencer Hawes will not fit well at all and they will have to move to a specner hawes and thaddeus young lineup down low if they want to compete well. With some key losses and chemistry issues, I see the sixers slightly missing the playoffs, but their experience that they gained from last years playoffs might help them out a lot and they might be able to turn some heads.
The Wizards are the most improved team in the NBA, in my opinion. They added an amazing post scorer last year in Nene and then traded a horrible contract for 2 bad contracts that are actually better then what they had in Ariza and Okafor. They drafted a possible rookie of the year candidate in Bradley Beal and will have a nice formidable lineup to put around their star John Wall. John Wall has always had some headaches on his team but now he has some nice veterans and players that will compete. the wizards bench is looking good too with jordan crawford leading them and booker, singelton, seraphin, and jan vesley helping out as well.
The Hawks are going to make the playoffs again and possibly might be improved from last year. they got rid of the next worst contract in Joe Johnson and got some young pieces to play at the small forward and shooting guard. Lou Williams, the runner up for the sixth man of the year and scoring leader for the sixers last year will be an amazing addition to the team. if he is put into a starting role he can easily average 20 points a game or more. The hawks are now 2 deep at every position or more. They are similar to a Denver Nuggets team. They should look good with now Josh Smith leading the way along with Horford an all star and Jeff Teague, a future star point guard.

The Bulls will struggle with injuries all season long and they lost all of their depth. yes they might have gotten some decent replacements but they had the chemistry that really helped them out. Hinrich was a nice pickup but the loss of watson and asik will really bite. Expect the bulls to stay competitive with still one of the best defenses and one of the best coaches in the NBA, but this might be the year that they regress from the years past.
The Knicks and Nets will be an amazing battle to see who really is the true team of New York. The knicks will be much more competitive this year in my opinion. the loss of lin was a blessing in disguise now that they got felton and kidd who will really click with melo, chandler, and amare. these guys are veteran point guards that know how to play with superstars. this team added some depth to the bench with marcus camby, ronnie brewer, and jr smith and should look good.
The nets are another team that improved a lot this year. they hold one of the most balanced lineups in the NBA and have a decent bench lead by Marshon Brooks. They should improve and compete for a title in the east, giving the heat some problems.
The Pacers will still be one of the top teams in the East that will look good. they improved with augustin, green, and mahinmi and will be looking for some sort of wing like carlos delfino. This team should stay competitive and improve from last year.
The celtics are super underrated this year. they may have lost ray allen but they added 2 players that will combine to be better then allen. terry is going to be their new 6th man while courtney lee will be a nice starter/backup for the team that brings youth with the addition of jeff green, jared sullinger, and the return of avery bradley from injury. Chris Wilkox adds depth and this celtics team is looking more and more like a Chicago Bulls team from the past 2 years. They might be the deepest team in the NBA right now and that will really help them out.
The heat should be really scared of this team, if the celtics were able to almost take out the heat last year, then they might be able to this year.
Speaking of the heat, just when you think they wont improve anymore, they DO!
They added amazing shooting help to their team with the addition of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis and are finally burying Mike Miller. They should have one of the best benches in the NBA and one of the deepest teams with a lineup of:
joel anthony
chris bosh
lebron james
dwyane wade
mario chalmers
bench: ray allen, shane battier, udonis haslem, rashard lewis, norris cole, james jones, and mike miller.

this team is still the team to beat and a favorite to win a title again.

miami beats the wizards in 4
knicks beat the nets in 7
bulls beat the pacers in 6
celtics beat the hawks in 6

miami beats the knicks in 5
celtics beat the bulls in 5

celtics beat the heat in 6

so based on the west predictions I made in the other thread, I see a Thunder vs. Celtics finals with the Thunder finally winning a title.
But if the lakers get dwight howard, I can see a old rivalry matchup of Celtics vs the Lakers.

another fail, how do you say the knicks are overrated if they are at the same spot in your standings? Its funny because that's like the third time. The bulls lost precious keys from the bench and derrick rose. If your ganna start bashing the knicks, atleast read the damn OP.

sintaks12
07-30-2012, 07:47 AM
remember, on paper your team looks good, but thats only on paper. Otherwise, the nets could be like the knicks, where a melo-stat-chandler trio doesnt work out as planned :laugh2:

One shortened, locked-out season with no training camp and a slew of injuries and it officially "hasn't worked out as planned." Please.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-30-2012, 08:28 AM
Yeah that starting 5 of:

Hinrich
Belinelli or Hamilton
Deng
Boozer
Noah

is really such a great team....:rolleyes:

Cmon man, think for a second, the Bulls lost their bench and Rose is out till March.

They did pretty good without Rose last season and Hinrich is better than Watson and the Turd.

Punk
07-30-2012, 10:15 AM
They did pretty good without Rose last season and Hinrich is better than Watson and the Turd.

Lol

They did well without Rose due to Korver, Asik, Brewer, Watson, Lucas. And Hinrich is not better than two PG scorers.

Hinrich is a good service PG. He cannot score 15 each like Watson/Lucas did against Miami so many times without Rose.

RLundi
07-30-2012, 12:22 PM
The Celtics will not be .500 lol they will win at least 50 again.

The Hawks will be closer to .500 and the Bulls will win close to 45. And I actually think the Cavs will be pretty good.

Other than that, I have no major qualms with your list:

Miami
Boston
Indiana
New York
Brooklyn
Chicago
Atlanta
Milwaukee

Tha Truth
07-30-2012, 02:22 PM
No way the Bulls finish with 45 wins. I don't care how well they did last year without Rose. It's not the same team.

Utd7
07-30-2012, 02:28 PM
If the Bulls get 45 wins this year without Rose then Thibs should clear space on his shelf for another Coach of the Year.