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Goose17
09-01-2013, 12:03 PM
It's the off-season, I'm bored. So here we are...


Just for kicks. Make a bold prediction (as many as you like) for next season.

I'll kick it off with my ten bold predictions.


1. Stephen Curry will smash his own record for the most three pointers made in a single season. He'll be tip toeing around the 300 milestone.

2. Derrick Rose wins his second MVP award.

3. OKC will finish 3rd in the West and will fail to make it to the finals.

4. Washington finish 8th in the East.

5. Nobody on Brooklyn's roster makes the All-Star game.

6. Cody Zeller leads rookies in scoring.

7. Dwight Howard puts his head down and gets busy. He works hard and changes peoples opinion of him. Finishes second in MVP voting averaging 25 points on 60% from the field, 13.4 rebounds and 3 blocks per game.

8. Miami threepeat.

9. The Raptors blow up their roster for a big name trade, keeping only Valanciunas and trading every other starter and two or three role players.

10. McLemore or C.J. McCollum win Rookie of the Year.

todu82
09-01-2013, 12:15 PM
The Raptors make the playoffs.

Spacolie716
09-01-2013, 12:53 PM
The Bucks will finish with the worst record and still won't get Andrew Wiggins because they will trade their pick for an above mediocre player not worth trading for. (Coming from a Bucks fan...)

The Raptors will get the 1st pick and draft Andrew Wiggins

Chris Bosh will get traded before the All-star break
OR
Dwayne Wade will suffer a season ending injury (I don't wish injury upon anyone, but the age has to pop into question sooner or later..) Stopping the 3 peat from happening.

The Bulls will get upset in the first round

John Wall will average 20 points, 9 assist, and 4 rebounds with less than 3 turnovers a game.

Kobe Bryant will average less than 20 points per game

shep33
09-01-2013, 12:53 PM
Pelicans make the playoffs

Spacolie716
09-01-2013, 12:55 PM
Pelicans make the playoffs

Forgot to put this one up on my list as well.

PurpleLynch
09-01-2013, 01:06 PM
Bobcats have a breakout season. Just curious if I'm a fool or a genius...probably the former.

archdevil84
09-01-2013, 01:13 PM
trail blazer WIL make the playoffs
heat threepeat
derrick rose doesnt play in the first game against the heat
ney york wil finish higher in the standings then brooklyn
san antiono wil sweep atleast one team in the playoffs
LBJ wins MVP
kobe WIL play in the first game of the season
rondo wil get the most techs this year

Cal827
09-01-2013, 01:21 PM
The Bucks will finish with the worst record and still won't get Andrew Wiggins because they will trade their pick for an above mediocre player not worth trading for. (Coming from a Bucks fan...)

The Raptors will get the 1st pick and draft Andrew Wiggins

Chris Bosh will get traded before the All-star break
OR
Dwayne Wade will suffer a season ending injury (I don't wish injury upon anyone, but the age has to pop into question sooner or later..) Stopping the 3 peat from happening.

The Bulls will get upset in the first round

John Wall will average 20 points, 9 assist, and 4 rebounds with less than 3 turnovers a game.

Kobe Bryant will average less than 20 points per game

Rudy Gay for Milwaukee unprotected first pick sounds great to me! :dance:

Dade County
09-01-2013, 01:35 PM
Lakers will get the 1st pick of the draft ( something like how bulls got the 1st pick over the HEAT )

Spurs will trade tony parker or Timmy to a contender... Because I can see them having multiple injuries, and saying **** it, might as well tank, to try to get a top 3 pick.

The bulls will make a trade and get an all star power forward or sg (jimmy butler will be their 6man).

Bynum will play more then 50 games this upcoming season.

Rondo will be traded when he proves he came back from the injury.

Cal827
09-01-2013, 01:40 PM
-Boozer is traded away

- Boston fights for 8th in the East

- Philly Loses 65 Games

- At least 5 Piston/Raptor Fans get banned in the first Raptor/Piston (JV/Drummond) thread that comes up

- Bosh becomes the number 2 in Miami (Numbers return to roughly 20-10)

Goose17
09-01-2013, 01:41 PM
Rudy Gay for Milwaukee unprotected first pick sounds great to me! :dance:

lol, I can totally see that.

RiceOnTheRun
09-01-2013, 01:46 PM
It's the off-season, I'm bored. So here we are...


Just for kicks. Make a bold prediction (as many as you like) for next season.

I'll kick it off with my ten bold predictions.


1. Stephen Curry will smash his own record for the most three pointers made in a single season. He'll be tip toeing around the 300 milestone.

2. Derrick Rose wins his second MVP award.

3. OKC will finish 3rd in the West and will fail to make it to the finals.

4. Washington finish 8th in the East.

5. Nobody on Brooklyn's roster makes the All-Star game.

6. Cody Zeller leads rookies in scoring.

7. Dwight Howard puts his head down and gets busy. He works hard and changes peoples opinion of him. Finishes second in MVP voting averaging 25 points on 60% from the field, 13.4 rebounds and 3 blocks per game.

8. Miami threepeat.

9. The Raptors blow up their roster for a big name trade, keeping only Valanciunas and trading every other starter and two or three role players.

10. McLemore or C.J. McCollum win Rookie of the Year.

All are plausible. All except #2. I don't see him doing anything to warrant MVP consideration this year.

SportsFanatic10
09-01-2013, 03:29 PM
- heat 3peat beating the clippers in the finals
- oden manages to contribute a solid 10-12 mins per game in the playoffs
- durant finally gets an mvp ending lebron's streak at 2 in a row and wins the scoring race
- wade, rose, howard and dirk all have a big year silencing the critics
- toronto makes the playoffs
- same with minnesota in the west
- knicks get eliminated in the 1st round at the hands of brooklyn in a 4 vs 5 seed matchup
- the nuggets miss the playoffs after a terrible offseason that weakened them
- houston gives up on the asik/howard frontcourt tandem and trades asik for a real pf but only finish with the 5th or 6th seed

SportsFanatic10
09-01-2013, 03:33 PM
also lamar odom gets it together and plays in the nba this season. and dwight wins defensive player of the year award.

JerseyPalahniuk
09-01-2013, 03:38 PM
Just because a majority of people don't believe something, it doesn't make your prediction "bold."

How are statements like: Heat 3peat, Lebron winning/not winning an MPV, former MVP candidates returning to their elite level bold?

ewing
09-01-2013, 03:45 PM
playing next to KG makes Brook take a major step backwards and the Nets have extreme difficulty putting the ball in the hole all year

Goose17
09-01-2013, 03:48 PM
How are statements like: Heat 3peat, Lebron winning/not winning an MPV, former MVP candidates returning to their elite level bold?


Lebron not winning an MVP is pretty bold considering his track record. Rose winning one is quite bold considering the talent he's against and the fact he's coming off a very severe injury which sidelined him for over a year, he was only an elite talent due to his speed and athleticism, both of which could be destroyed now due to his injury. And the heat threepeating is bold because they would join a very select few teams, winning three chips in a row isn't something that should be taken lightly, it's only happened five times in the entire history of the league; Minneapolis Lakers (1952-54) Boston Celtics (1959-66) Chicago Bulls (1991-93, 1996-98) and Los Angeles Lakers (2000-02).

It would certify them as one of the top five teams that ever existed in the entire history of the league.

All pretty bold imo.

beasted86
09-01-2013, 03:55 PM
Kobe is traded

Guppyfighter
09-01-2013, 03:59 PM
The Bucks will finish with the worst record and still won't get Andrew Wiggins because they will trade their pick for an above mediocre player not worth trading for. (Coming from a Bucks fan...)

The Raptors will get the 1st pick and draft Andrew Wiggins

Chris Bosh will get traded before the All-star break
OR
Dwayne Wade will suffer a season ending injury (I don't wish injury upon anyone, but the age has to pop into question sooner or later..) Stopping the 3 peat from happening.

The Bulls will get upset in the first round

John Wall will average 20 points, 9 assist, and 4 rebounds with less than 3 turnovers a game.

Kobe Bryant will average less than 20 points per game

No chance in hell. Far more likely they make the playoffs again.

mike_noodles
09-01-2013, 04:31 PM
Miami does not win the East in the regular season.
LBJ does win defensive player of the year.
The Bobcats are in the playoff hunt right up until March.
None of the "tanking" teams will get the 1st overall pick.
Andrew Wiggins does not hire an agent and when the Raptors do not win the lottery, he announces he will return to Kansas for his sophomore year.
The Cavs finish 4th in the East.
The Lakers finish second last in the West and all hell breaks loose.
Kevin Durant leads the Thunder to the best record in the NBA and wins MVP.
The Atlanta Hawks finish with the worst record in the NBA.
John Wall gets crazy in Washington and makes the second all NBA team.
David Stern yells "Bazinga! I'm not actually retiring."
And last, the league announces that they are returning to Seattle.

Ebbs
09-01-2013, 04:35 PM
Pistons make playoffs

EnWhyKay
09-01-2013, 06:42 PM
Amar'e Stoudemire will be an all star...

PhillyFaninLA
09-01-2013, 06:58 PM
My prediction is a 2 year prediction.

2013-14 the Sixers lose more then 50, 2014-15 Sixers win more then 50

PhillyFaninLA
09-01-2013, 06:59 PM
Miami does not win the East in the regular season.
LBJ does win defensive player of the year.
The Bobcats are in the playoff hunt right up until March.
None of the "tanking" teams will get the 1st overall pick.
Andrew Wiggins does not hire an agent and when the Raptors do not win the lottery, he announces he will return to Kansas for his sophomore year.
The Cavs finish 4th in the East.
The Lakers finish second last in the West and all hell breaks loose.
Kevin Durant leads the Thunder to the best record in the NBA and wins MVP.
The Atlanta Hawks finish with the worst record in the NBA.
John Wall gets crazy in Washington and makes the second all NBA team.
David Stern yells "Bazinga! I'm not actually retiring."
And last, the league announces that they are returning to Seattle.


The bolded leads to Charles Barkley and Stephan A Smith singing Soft Kitty because of how sick it made the fans

leprechaun5
09-01-2013, 07:44 PM
Mavs make the playoffs .

Kawhi Leonard wins MIP

Rondo gets traded .

Washington and Cleveland make the playoffs.

Raphael
09-01-2013, 07:57 PM
Derrick Rose wins NBA MVP.

Isammm
09-01-2013, 08:03 PM
1. Miami 3peat
2. Pacers will win the conference
3. Rondo and Green will lead the C's to the 7th/8th seed in the East
4. Warriors will finish top 3 in the conference
5. Durant will lead league in scoring
6. Rondo will avg 12 APG
7. Lakers are lottery bound

JeremiahWing
09-01-2013, 08:11 PM
Warriors/Pacers in the Finals

LTBaByyy
09-01-2013, 08:30 PM
Raptors make playoffs

John Wall makes first All Star

Mavs make 5th seed, Dirk wins second MVP at 35. Mavs lose first round to Warriors just like the first time winning MVP

Kawhi Leonard wins Defensive Player of the Year

Amare Stoudemire plays 68 games and avg 18 pts a game

Trey Burke wins Rookie of the year

#1 pick Anthony Bennett avg only 6 points a game

Asik and Howard have drama, the Rockets trade Asik & Cannan to Celtics for Avery Bradley & Bass

The Heat lose in the second round to Bulls

Bulls win championship, D Rose wins Finals MVP

Harrison Barnes wins 6th man of the year

Jameer Nelson wins Most Improved Player (Yes Jameer Nelson)

Charlotte Hornets draft Andrew Wiggins while have the 6th best chance of getting him





BOLD.

Raphael
09-01-2013, 08:31 PM
1. Miami 3peat
2. Pacers will win the conference
3. Rondo and Green will lead the C's to the 7th/8th seed in the East
4. Warriors will finish top 3 in the conference
5. Durant will lead league in scoring
6. Rondo will avg 12 APG
7. Lakers are lottery bound


None of these are bold.

RLundi
09-01-2013, 08:58 PM
None of these are bold.

Bingo, I could see all of those things happening rather easily.

1. Knicks are in the bottom half of the playoffs (5-8).

2. Lakers are in the top half of the playoffs (1-4).

3. Heat trade Chris Bosh.

4. Eric Bledsoe and Kawhi Leonard are all-stars.

5. The Wizards pull an upset against one of the top-seeded teams in the playoffs.

6. The Grizzlies win the championship.

7. Andrew Bynum plays 70 games.

8. Mike Brown is fired.

9. The Rockets don't make the postseason.

10. The Pacers win the east with 65 victories.

MTar786
09-01-2013, 11:50 PM
i stopped reading ur post after u said dwight will get 25 lolol. thats not even bold. thats ********.

clippers win finals ( i dont think it will happen but its more realistic than dwight getting 25)
thunder get 3rd seed like op said
kobe plays as well as he did last year
kobe dunks on dwight.

Goose17
09-02-2013, 02:05 AM
None of these are bold.

I think people are really underestimating how difficult it is to threepeat.

You realise if the heat manage to do it they are undeniably one of the top 5 teams in the entire history of the league, right?

ManRam
09-02-2013, 02:29 AM
5. Durant will lead league in scoring



that's bold?

Asik's better
09-02-2013, 02:45 AM
Heat trade bosh to the rockets for Asik and filler giving them a proper center allowing them to breeze through the east and not be troubled by centres anymore.

PurpleLynch
09-02-2013, 08:04 AM
I repeat:ya'll sleeping on the Bobcats :p

dAngelo
09-02-2013, 08:54 AM
Cleveland and Miami in the first round. Series goes to game 7 with Bynum hitting the game winning three.

Oldmantrash
09-02-2013, 09:26 AM
Lakers and celtics don't make playoffs, but end up with 1st 2 picks in draft

True Rocket
09-02-2013, 10:48 AM
Rondo averages 20ppg

Melo gets traded at deadline

D-Rose wins MVP

Rockets/Warriors WCF

D-Wade only averages 15ppg

Thomas Robinson plays to his potential

Jeremy Lamb becomes OKC's 3rd scoring option

Boston wins lottery

Jeremy Lin has productive season with Dwight. Becomes a top 15 PG.

jericho
09-02-2013, 01:07 PM
We are talking bout bold predictions? Alright lets be bold.

Bulls finish with the first seed followed by the heat, knicks, indy, nets
Boston and Detroit make the playoffs
Iman Shumpert gets to the all-star game
Thomas Robinson has a good yr and gets into the starting line up moving LA to center
Kobe returns before D-Rose does
Okc beats Miami in the finals in a 7game series where Westbrook wins the finals Mvp
KD wins regular season Mvp
Someone totally unexpected wins the scoring tittle (idk who lol)
Toronto gets the first pick on the draft
Drummond dates Sam from Icarly ............. Oh wait that already happen lol

jericho
09-02-2013, 01:14 PM
Oh i forgot:

Finally a good and exciting dunk contest on allstar saturday or wtvr they call it lol

Dade County
09-02-2013, 01:16 PM
Heat trade bosh to the rockets for Asik and filler giving them a proper center allowing them to breeze through the east and not be troubled by centres anymore.

No...

Rockerts trade Howard for bosh & fillers, "giving them a proper power forward allowing them to breeze through the west and not be troubled by an" un-balance lineup anymore.

( Houston fans would love bosh for asik... not happening )




Lakers and celtics don't make playoffs, but end up with 1st 2 picks in draft

Same thing I said.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
09-02-2013, 01:23 PM
Miami does not win the East in the regular season.
LBJ does win defensive player of the year.
The Bobcats are in the playoff hunt right up until March.
None of the "tanking" teams will get the 1st overall pick.
Andrew Wiggins does not hire an agent and when the Raptors do not win the lottery, he announces he will return to Kansas for his sophomore year.
The Cavs finish 4th in the East.
The Lakers finish second last in the West and all hell breaks loose.
Kevin Durant leads the Thunder to the best record in the NBA and wins MVP.
The Atlanta Hawks finish with the worst record in the NBA.
John Wall gets crazy in Washington and makes the second all NBA team.
David Stern yells "Bazinga! I'm not actually retiring."
And last, the league announces that they are returning to Seattle.

The deadline to declare if you wanna go back to college or not happens a couple of weeks before the lottery.

Anyways...
The Rockets struggle out of the gate but turn it around and make the WCF to then lose to the Thunder.
Ditto with the Nets, but with them losing to the Heat obviously.
Bradley Beal averages around 20 PPG or so
Stephen Curry falls off a bit
Kyrie Irving stays injury free for the most part and gets the Cavs the 6th seed

Not really sure if these are bold, but whatever.

beasted86
09-02-2013, 02:31 PM
Heat trade bosh to the rockets for Asik and filler giving them a proper center allowing them to breeze through the east and not be troubled by centres anymore.

First things first, that is a terrible trade for Miami. Second, the salaries don't even come anywhere remotely close to matching. The HEAT aren't taking Lin, so the only other way to make the trade work is Harden or some crazy 3-4 team trade.

allSUAVE
09-02-2013, 02:32 PM
Bingo, I could see all of those things happening rather easily.

1. Knicks are in the bottom half of the playoffs (5-8).

2. Lakers are in the top half of the playoffs (1-4).

3. Heat trade Chris Bosh.

4. Eric Bledsoe and Kawhi Leonard are all-stars.

5. The Wizards pull an upset against one of the top-seeded teams in the playoffs.

6. The Grizzlies win the championship.

7. Andrew Bynum plays 70 games.

8. Mike Brown is fired.

9. The Rockets don't make the postseason.

10. The Pacers win the east with 65 victories.
PSD Never fails :facepalm:

KnicksorBust
09-02-2013, 03:01 PM
Last year I gave you James Harden. This year I give you Jeff Green. There's your breakout star of 2013-2014.

OceanSpray
09-02-2013, 03:16 PM
Last year I gave you James Harden. This year I give you Jeff Green. There's your breakout star of 2013-2014.

that will be john wall, thanks. Green isn't going to have the help of Pierce/Garnett.. It'll be interesting to see how he handles that leadership role since he's obviously the second in command at this point.

Chill_Will_24
09-02-2013, 03:24 PM
playing next to KG makes Brook take a major step backwards and the Nets have extreme difficulty putting the ball in the hole all year

That is pretty bold. There aren't many big men in the league that compliment each other more than Brook Lopez and Kevin Garnett.

jericho
09-02-2013, 03:43 PM
Last year I gave you James Harden. This year I give you Jeff Green. There's your breakout star of 2013-2014.

Thats not bold im pretty much expecting him to do that. No kg no pierce means a bigger role for somebody else and since Rondo is still rehabing most of the responsibilities will fall on Green.


that will be john wall, thanks. Green isn't going to have the help of Pierce/Garnett.. It'll be interesting to see how he handles that leadership role since he's obviously the second in command at this point.

John Wall now this is bold because everybody has been expecting him to breakout for a while now but he is never able to put it together. Im rooting for him to get to that next level.

OceanSpray
09-02-2013, 03:53 PM
Thats not bold im pretty much expecting him to do that. No kg no pierce means a bigger role for somebody else and since Rondo is still rehabing most of the responsibilities will fall on Green.



John Wall now this is bold because everybody has been expecting him to breakout for a while now but he is never able to put it together. Im rooting for him to get to that next level.

Yeah, but he's still going to break out. He was amazing for them when he returned.

AidanR4
09-02-2013, 04:02 PM
Miami doesn't make it out of the second round. (Pacers Knicks ECF)
Spurs get back to The Finals

lamzoka
09-02-2013, 04:28 PM
Cavs in the Playoffs

D-howard- back to beast mode

Melo back-2-back scoring champs

knicks win the atlantic

Lebron gets caught using steroid

bosh finally comes out the closet

KnicksorBust
09-02-2013, 04:45 PM
that will be john wall, thanks. Green isn't going to have the help of Pierce/Garnett.. It'll be interesting to see how he handles that leadership role since he's obviously the second in command at this point.

You're Welcome.


Thats not bold im pretty much expecting him to do that. No kg no pierce means a bigger role for somebody else and since Rondo is still rehabing most of the responsibilities will fall on Green.



John Wall now this is bold because everybody has been expecting him to breakout for a while now but he is never able to put it together. Im rooting for him to get to that next level.

Last season stats:
Jeff Green - 12.8ppg / 3.9rpg / 1.6apg / PER of 15 / 81 games played
John Wall - 18.5ppg / 4rpg / 7.6apg / PER of 20.8 / ranked 3rd in ast%

So let me get this straight, predicting a former #1 overall pick who just came off a season with a +20 PER and basically 19ppg/8apg...TO BREAK OUT... THAT's the bold prediction. :laugh: Be serious.

DoMeFavors
09-02-2013, 04:51 PM
Nets win 68 games
Nets win the championship
Deron wins MVP
A player nobody expected to be traded gets traded
A top 3 team in either EAST or WEST gets bounced 1st round
Rose's numbers drop all over
Rondo puts up insane numbers
Sixers win less then 10 games

B'sCeltsPatsSox
09-02-2013, 05:08 PM
You're Welcome.



Last season stats:
Jeff Green - 12.8ppg / 3.9rpg / 1.6apg / PER of 15 / 81 games played
John Wall - 18.5ppg / 4rpg / 7.6apg / PER of 20.8 / ranked 3rd in ast%

So let me get this straight, predicting a former #1 overall pick who just came off a season with a +20 PER and basically 19ppg/8apg...TO BREAK OUT... THAT's the bold prediction. :laugh: Be serious.

Isn't that kind of the same situation(stat wise) Harden was in before last season? Harden had about 17PPG, a PER higher than Wall's and was also the third pick of the draft.

lamzoka
09-02-2013, 05:11 PM
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PurpleLynch
09-02-2013, 05:24 PM
Nets win 68 games
Nets win the championship
Deron wins MVP
A player nobody expected to be traded gets traded
A top 3 team in either EAST or WEST gets bounced 1st round
Rose's numbers drop all over
Rondo puts up insane numbers
Sixers win less then 10 games

3,8 are insane lol

jericho
09-02-2013, 05:45 PM
that will be john wall, thanks. Green isn't going to have the help of Pierce/Garnett.. It'll be interesting to see how he handles that leadership role since he's obviously the second in command at this point.

You're Welcome.


Thats not bold im pretty much expecting him to do that. No kg no pierce means a bigger role for somebody else and since Rondo is still rehabing most of the responsibilities will fall on Green.



John Wall now this is bold because everybody has been expecting him to breakout for a while now but he is never able to put it together. Im rooting for him to get to that next level.

Last season stats:
Jeff Green - 12.8ppg / 3.9rpg / 1.6apg / PER of 15 / 81 games played
John Wall - 18.5ppg / 4rpg / 7.6apg / PER of 20.8 / ranked 3rd in ast%

So let me get this straight, predicting a former #1 overall pick who just came off a season with a +20 PER and basically 19ppg/8apg...TO BREAK OUT... THAT's the bold prediction. :laugh: Be serious.

The difference is in their roles you can throw stats at me all you want but you got to remember that Wall has always been the number one option on that team. He has been expected to breakout since his second season. Yes Wall is good and he has the potential to be one of the top guards in the league but he hasn't been able to do it yet. That's why I say that he is a bold statement because we haven't seen what everybody is expecting of him.

Now for Green I know he haven't that kind of production from him but with no Pierce and no Garnett. Who' is gonna take care of the offensive load everybody knows that Rondo is good but he can't be the scoring option that Green can. He is gonna have a bigger role than what he used to have. So obviously he is gonna have an increase in his production. So it wouldn't be bold to say that he will break out because he has the perfect opportunity to do that compared to Wall that has had that opportunity since day one and he hasn't been able 2.

Anyways they are 2 great players and I expect them to do good next yr.

KnicksorBust
09-02-2013, 06:02 PM
Isn't that kind of the same situation(stat wise) Harden was in before last season? Harden had about 17PPG, a PER higher than Wall's and was also the third pick of the draft.

Your comparison completely lacks any context and you missed the very transparent point of my post.

KnicksorBust
09-02-2013, 06:04 PM
The difference is in their roles you can throw stats at me all you want but you got to remember that Wall has always been the number one option on that team. He has been expected to breakout since his second season. Yes Wall is good and he has the potential to be one of the top guards in the league but he hasn't been able to do it yet. That's why I say that he is a bold statement because we haven't seen what everybody is expecting of him.

Now for Green I know he haven't that kind of production from him but with no Pierce and no Garnett. Who' is gonna take care of the offensive load everybody knows that Rondo is good but he can't be the scoring option that Green can. He is gonna have a bigger role than what he used to have. So obviously he is gonna have an increase in his production. So it wouldn't be bold to say that he will break out because he has the perfect opportunity to do that compared to Wall that has had that opportunity since day one and he hasn't been able 2.

Anyways they are 2 great players and I expect them to do good next yr.

I'm curious how you even interpret "breaking out." What would Wall have to do next season to break out?

DreamShaker
09-02-2013, 06:05 PM
Nets win 68 games
Nets win the championship
Deron wins MVP
A player nobody expected to be traded gets traded
A top 3 team in either EAST or WEST gets bounced 1st round
Rose's numbers drop all over
Rondo puts up insane numbers
Sixers win less then 10 games

That is bold, sir.

jericho
09-02-2013, 06:11 PM
The difference is in their roles you can throw stats at me all you want but you got to remember that Wall has always been the number one option on that team. He has been expected to breakout since his second season. Yes Wall is good and he has the potential to be one of the top guards in the league but he hasn't been able to do it yet. That's why I say that he is a bold statement because we haven't seen what everybody is expecting of him.

Now for Green I know he haven't that kind of production from him but with no Pierce and no Garnett. Who' is gonna take care of the offensive load everybody knows that Rondo is good but he can't be the scoring option that Green can. He is gonna have a bigger role than what he used to have. So obviously he is gonna have an increase in his production. So it wouldn't be bold to say that he will break out because he has the perfect opportunity to do that compared to Wall that has had that opportunity since day one and he hasn't been able 2.

Anyways they are 2 great players and I expect them to do good next yr.

I'm curious how you even interpret "breaking out." What would Wall have to do next season to break out?

What Harden did this past season become the All-star that everybody knows that he can be

SportsFanatic10
09-02-2013, 06:20 PM
Just because a majority of people don't believe something, it doesn't make your prediction "bold."

How are statements like: Heat 3peat, Lebron winning/not winning an MPV, former MVP candidates returning to their elite level bold?

at least those are realistic though, nothing is a given. some of these "bold" predictions are much worse since they are nearly impossible and borderline ********.

KnicksorBust
09-02-2013, 06:26 PM
What Harden did this past season become the All-star that everybody knows that he can be

No way he'd make the All-Star team in the West but it's possible in the East.

Hawkeye15
09-02-2013, 07:45 PM
Rubio leads the league in assists and steals
Rondo is completely exposed
Raps make the playoffs
Drummond makes the ASG

RollingWave
09-02-2013, 10:14 PM
Hmm... I'll go with some really bold once

1. Asik not only won't be traded, but ends up in the starting lineup most of the season.
2. Pelican ends up winning less games than the Kings (bold!)
3. Bucks finish with a better record than at least one of Cleveland or Detroit. (bold!)
4. Glen Rice Jr. has a better rookie season than Otto Porter
5. Spurs lose in the first round.

Chacarron
09-02-2013, 10:18 PM
Monta wins scoring title.

jerellh528
09-02-2013, 11:28 PM
bk gets #1 seed out east
pacers win ship
durant gets first mvp

Asik's better
09-03-2013, 12:02 AM
First things first, that is a terrible trade for Miami. Second, the salaries don't even come anywhere remotely close to matching. The HEAT aren't taking Lin, so the only other way to make the trade work is Harden or some crazy 3-4 team trade.

It's not a terrible trade, Asik would fix all the problems the heat have. Yes you loose scoring, however having Asik would make the east so easy. And morey could make this trade work, it's what he is good at.

JWorthy42
09-03-2013, 12:40 AM
Prediction.

RollingWave
09-03-2013, 03:50 AM
Asik and Lin for Bosh would be interesting, I think the problem for Houston is that Bosh could opt out and leave them with nothing though. For the Heat, Asik does solve their biggest weakness, size in the middle, he was really really good at that last year. Lin is more questionable as the fit is even worse in Miami's lineup for him but on the plus side it also does address another huge hole for Miami... that they played Norris Cole at all. Cole was like the Heat's "hey we'll give you a 20 min chance a game to catch up just for fun" player, Lin's clearly much better than Cole. especially in a 2nd unit role. and he was exceptional in transition in general last year which Miami would like.

But no, it's not happening for a lot of other reasons. (namely, you rarely have two plausible title contender making big trade with each other.) and this is not the thread for that anyway.

JWO35
09-03-2013, 09:37 AM
-Bobcats gets the 8th seed
-Cody Zeller wins ROY
-Rondo wins MVP
-Derrick Rose game drastically changes
-Kevin Durant puts up 70+pts in a game
-Kobe Bryant announces retirement mid-season
-Miami Heat doesn't make it to the ECF

Jaded
09-03-2013, 11:34 AM
Carmelo Anthony wins league MVP.

Silent
09-03-2013, 11:36 AM
Heat Lose in 2nd round
Nets get bounced in first round
Indy Warriors Finals

D-Leethal
09-03-2013, 12:16 PM
Lakers finish ahead of the Rockets.

EL_MACHETE
09-03-2013, 12:27 PM
Heat trade bosh to the rockets for Asik and filler giving them a proper center allowing them to breeze through the east and not be troubled by centres anymore.

Wow, that would be a awesome trade for both teams

EL_MACHETE
09-03-2013, 12:31 PM
Okc wins the NBA Championship

Kevin Durant wins the scoring title & MVP

Russell Westbrook average 10+ assists

SportsFanatic10
09-03-2013, 02:19 PM
Wow, that would be a awesome trade for both teams

how is that awesome for the heat?

BSF101
09-03-2013, 02:34 PM
The Pacers not heat get the #1 Seed in the East

The Grizzles finish #2 in the west, with OKC #1

Kevin Durant wins MVP over LBJ

The Celtics go on a surprise run this year and manage the 4th or 5th seed in the east

The Finals ends up being Thunder vs Pacers (OKC wins in 7)

BSF101
09-03-2013, 02:39 PM
Okc wins the NBA Championship

Kevin Durant wins the scoring title & MVP

Russell Westbrook average 10+ assists

I swear I didn't even look at this before I posted mines we agree on the Thunder winning the Title and KD winning MVP.

JeremiahWing
09-03-2013, 03:02 PM
Rockets struggle to gel all season, but finish 7th or 8th in the conference, only to get knocked out by SA or OKC in the first round.

boboo73
09-03-2013, 03:11 PM
Bold Prediction - Lebron James goes a full season without flopping.

Nycbball08
09-03-2013, 03:29 PM
Pacers lose in first round.
I also feel the Lakers get #1 pick. The league gotta keep them relevant.
Wizards and Pistons make the playoffs.
Knicks win the Chip... Yup I said it.

SportsFanatic10
09-03-2013, 04:47 PM
Pacers lose in first round.
I also feel the Lakers get #1 pick. The league gotta keep them relevant.
Wizards and Pistons make the playoffs.
Knicks win the Chip... Yup I said it.

Ok there JR Smith lol.

rocket
09-03-2013, 05:05 PM
Heat 3-peat isn't a bold prediction

nycericanguy
09-03-2013, 05:12 PM
Bargs gets all star consideration and averages 18ppg.

That's a bold prediction... people saying stuff like, "Nets beat Knicks in 1st round" have no idea what BOLD means apparently...lol

nycericanguy
09-03-2013, 05:14 PM
Lol so predicting that the unanimous favorites MIA wins the title is bold now?

Reading fundamentals FAIL

RollingWave
09-03-2013, 09:14 PM
how is that awesome for the heat?
( i will first note that this trade will never happen because you don't blow up teams that just repeated. but just for the heck of it lets pretend the Heat lost in 6 last year.)

The simple argument is that a Bosh trade for Asik (almost certainly + Lin too due to money matchup issue ) address the two biggest flaws on the Heat, 1. size in the middle , 2. Norris Cole.

Asik was probably underrated by a lot of folks last year, RAPM was super super high on him. seeing him as one of the top 5 defensive player in the league and not particularly terrible on offense (for a center.) he came out better than Bosh in that measurement, and this can be backed up by more conventional test such as the fact that he had the highest unadjusted +/- on the Rockets among starters last year by nearly twice the margin. The Rockets actually played fine without Harden last year (in the 3 games they played without him , they won 2, 1 was against the Clippers, and the 1 loss was an overtime one against the Spurs.) but when Asik left the court they just died.

The fact is, when you have three #1 options together on a team like Miami, someone's gotta play the part of the #3 option and that's Bosh, his PPG / PP36 all fell off a cliff mostly due to the simple issue of getting much fewer shots, so playing in Miami is certainly not the best utilization of Bosh's ability anyway (granted, the same can be said for Houston. he STILL won't get that many shots.)

Asik would address the biggest issue with the Heat last year, that when they matchup with big center teams they have trouble, with Asik, you'd at least be able to not let a Roy Hibbert look like a super star.

With Lin, the fit is meh but if you consider that he would be taking the 20 min playing time away from Norris Cole then it looks a lot more interesting, given that by any and every advance stats Norris Cole was probably the 2nd worst player in the league last year that managed to play 20+ minutes a game. (first was Ben Gordon.) he was THAT bad, while any (rational) analysis of Lin would say that he was at worst somewhat below average as a full time starter (which I don't agree with because you can look at his monthly split and take into account of his injury the previous year and reach a considerably different conclusion.). which would be a massive upgrade to Cole. about the difference between going from an average player to a star. this is not really a compliment to Lin as a damnation of Cole's god awful play.

Meanwhile, Lin's transition / PnR based game is actually not that bad of a fit for the Heat (if he gets to run it, which he won't unless in the 2nd unit.)

The big issue of course, is that the Heat could just plug Lin into Cole's role without any issue, but the Asik / Bosh swap would require them to rethink their strategy, and go back to a more conventional setup, we think this SHOULD be good, but is it? no body really can say for sure. maybe this lower the Heat's overall ceiling while addressing it's biggest matchup flaw. But it is worth considering given how much the Heat struggled against good low post guys.

JEDean89
09-04-2013, 01:26 AM
^^^ Heat would never take on Asik and Lin for the 3rd year of their poison pill where they each are making 15 mil. I think the Heat stand Pat, and only make a move if there's an injury. All 3 Heat have opt outs coming up, so they definitely have some flexibility. I've said it before they should keep wade at a cheaper price, like 12, Bosh 18 and Lebron for the max and build from there. This team would be terrifying if they could find a way to get a proper C around their big 3. Paycuts once again is the only way that it will happen. Wade is only for a max in terms of marketing value not on court production anymore and certainly will have a hard time in the future staying in peak form.

RollingWave
09-04-2013, 01:49 AM
^^^ Heat would never take on Asik and Lin for the 3rd year of their poison pill where they each are making 15 mil. I think the Heat stand Pat, and only make a move if there's an injury. All 3 Heat have opt outs coming up, so they definitely have some flexibility. I've said it before they should keep wade at a cheaper price, like 12, Bosh 18 and Lebron for the max and build from there. This team would be terrifying if they could find a way to get a proper C around their big 3. Paycuts once again is the only way that it will happen. Wade is only for a max in terms of marketing value not on court production anymore and certainly will have a hard time in the future staying in peak form.

If I get a penny every time someone don't get this, I'd be a wealthy man.

The 3rd year poison pill thing doesn't count against the cap at all (all 3 season count as 8.3/8.3/8.3 instead of 5/5/15 with regards to capspace and luxury tax bil.), so they would pay less luxury tax with Lin+ Asik instead of Bosh, they do need to pay them a real check of 15M, but the Rockets would likely cover at least part of that difference in the trade. (which will never happen anyway.)

I don't know what will happen going forward with the Heat, none of us really do obviously, it really hinges much on what Lebron / Bosh / Wade thinks. If I had to wager I'd guess they end up blowing it up after this year if only because only one of the variables need to go wrong and they would do it.

Trueblue2
09-04-2013, 02:26 AM
LeBron James comes out as Jason Collins lover and they get married in Massachusetts.

Bostonjorge
09-04-2013, 02:38 AM
Kobe leads league in scoring

Lebron refuses to opt in

Howard becomes a PF

Cleveland eliminates the bulls 1st rd

Lebron will have the most help on his team then any other star

Clippers will have the best record in league

mike_noodles
09-04-2013, 07:44 AM
If I get a penny every time someone don't get this, I'd be a wealthy man.

The 3rd year poison pill thing doesn't count against the cap at all (all 3 season count as 8.3/8.3/8.3 instead of 5/5/15 with regards to capspace and luxury tax bil.), so they would pay less luxury tax with Lin+ Asik instead of Bosh, they do need to pay them a real check of 15M, but the Rockets would likely cover at least part of that difference in the trade. (which will never happen anyway.)

I don't know what will happen going forward with the Heat, none of us really do obviously, it really hinges much on what Lebron / Bosh / Wade thinks. If I had to wager I'd guess they end up blowing it up after this year if only because only one of the variables need to go wrong and they would do it.

Ignorance is bliss. That's not how it works either.

Heatcheck
09-04-2013, 11:49 AM
Heat 3peat
Lebron wins MVP
All 3 opt out
Bosh takes more of a paycut, Wade resigns for half, and Lebron gets the max
They sign Kyrie Irving

aTinyPanda
09-04-2013, 12:00 PM
Heat 3peat
Lebron wins MVP
All 3 opt out
Bosh takes more of a paycut, Wade resigns for half, and Lebron gets the max
They sign Kyrie Irving

Wow Heat 3peat and Lebron MVP? So brave to make those kinds of predictions :facepalm:

PurpleLynch
09-04-2013, 02:28 PM
LeBron James comes out as Jason Collins lover and they get married in Massachusetts, Chris Bosh hangs himself out of jealousy.

Ahhaah do you see itsreal85 on youtube? Because he made great videos,and Bosh is gay also in his videos lol

Clippersfan86
09-04-2013, 06:02 PM
Clippers get to the finals.

I Rock Shaqs
09-04-2013, 06:18 PM
LeBron James comes out as Jason Collins lover and they get married in Massachusetts, Chris Bosh hangs himself out of jealousy.

Wouldn't Bosh be the best man though?

Vinny642
09-04-2013, 06:44 PM
Pelicans Playoffs, lets get it done

ohreally
09-04-2013, 08:58 PM
D'Antoni wins coach of the year
Woodson is fired
Jason Terry wins comeback player of the year
Kobe scores 70 against the Rockets
Kevin Love misses most of the year again
Bullets and Boston make the playoffs, both ahead of the Knicks
Bulls and Heat both lose in first round
Clippers miss the playoffs
Nets beat Warriors for chip

LeBron retires to play baseball

jp611
09-04-2013, 09:02 PM
The Lakers go to the Western Conference Finals

seikou8
09-04-2013, 10:46 PM
psd will stop making every thread to kobe vs lebron thread
thunder will have the best record and win the west
the pacers win be the 5 seed in the east
cs make the playoffs

ldawg
09-04-2013, 11:15 PM
Pacers win the title.
Lakers knock out in first round
Rose win MVP
Oden miss half the season

RollingWave
09-05-2013, 02:14 AM
Oden only missing half the season is a pretty bold prediction yes ;) as is Lakers actually making the first round to be knocked off.

RLundi
09-05-2013, 12:11 PM
PSD Never fails :facepalm:

Butthurt Knicks fan :(

Heatcheck
09-05-2013, 02:09 PM
Wow Heat 3peat and Lebron MVP? So brave to make those kinds of predictions :facepalm:

Considering they've been to the finals 3 yrs running and have a huge target on their back, that the teams that gave them trouble last year are improving by getting healthy and by natural development, that their second most important player (and is a little more important to his team than most other second best players are to theirs) has been getting hurt at the end of the last 2 years and will be 32, plus the fact that the 3peat is no small feat, and that the writers are bound to get Lebron fatigue as far as the MVP trophy goes and give it to someone else just because(it already happened once when they gave it to Derrick Rose). I think theyre far from a sure thing.

nycericanguy
09-05-2013, 02:18 PM
^ oh stop, LBJ has a freaking all star team around him.

EVERY team has injury concerns, Wade played more games than even Carmelo last year. The fact that he put up 21/5/5/2 on 52% and people act like he's done or something, tells you just how much talent MIA has... just about every single team would LOVE Wade in their lineup.

There is no sure thing in sports, but I've been saying this for 2 years, in order for another team to win a chip they are going to need guys to play above their heads, like Dirk had when Marion & Terry had their career best playoff runs. MIA only needs to play average really and they'll win... they just have way more talent than anyone else.

So no, its not even remotely close to a bold prediction to say MIA wins the chip next year, and I'm sure Vegas agrees.

Heatcheck
09-05-2013, 02:35 PM
^ oh stop, LBJ has a freaking all star team around him.
EVERY team has injury concerns, Wade played more games than even Carmelo last year. The fact that he put up 21/5/5/2 on 52% and people act like he's done or something, tells you just how much talent MIA has... just about every single team would LOVE Wade in their lineup.

There is no sure thing in sports, but I've been saying this for 2 years, in order for another team to win a chip they are going to need guys to play above their heads, like Dirk had when Marion & Terry had their career best playoff runs. MIA only needs to play average really and they'll win... they just have way more talent than anyone else.

So no, its not even remotely close to a bold prediction to say MIA wins the chip next year, and I'm sure Vegas agrees.

You gotta be shittin me, the whole post.

I find it curious that before they win, the pieces cant fit, bosh isn't really that good, ray allens too old, no size in the paint....and when they win it was an all star team, they were stacked and theres nothing anyone can do about it.

I don't know if you actually watched the playoffs, your comment about Miami only needing to play average to win tells me you didn't, but Indiana was in no way a cakewalk, and they were a couple of seconds from losing to San Antonio. there was nothing lopsided about those matchups. and those teams will only get better. your right, every team would like to have wade, but guess what, like Odom a few years ago with the Lakers, if you cant play, you cant help your team, and he HAS been getting hurt the last 2 years, and he IS getting older.

Games aren't won on paper, and having the highest rated 2k13 players doesn't mean you have a freakin all star team.

And that Mavs team didn't play over their heads, they were a solid all around team that played extremely good ball against a very incomplete team that shouldn't have been in the finals to begin with.

nycericanguy
09-05-2013, 02:47 PM
You gotta be shittin me, the whole post.

I find it curious that before they win, the pieces cant fit, bosh isn't really that good, ray allens too old, no size in the paint....and when they win it was an all star team, they were stacked and theres nothing anyone can do about it.

I don't know if you actually watched the playoffs, your comment about Miami only needing to play average to win tells me you didn't, but Indiana was in no way a cakewalk, and they were a couple of seconds from losing to San Antonio. there was nothing lopsided about those matchups. and those teams will only get better. your right, every team would like to have wade, but guess what, like Odom a few years ago with the Lakers, if you cant play, you cant help your team, and he HAS been getting hurt the last 2 years, and he IS getting older.

Games aren't won on paper, and having the highest rated 2k13 players doesn't mean you have a freakin all star team.

And that Mavs team didn't play over their heads, they were a solid all around team that played extremely good ball against a very incomplete team that shouldn't have been in the finals to begin with.

I kinda stopped reading after that... I don't think any knowledgeable basketball fan would ever say those things. MIA has been the clear cut favorite since 2010 and I don't see that changing anytime soon. And really, I don't even know why you're offended by that... you have the most talented team in the league with the best player, why the anger?

They've been stacked since 2010 and only add to it every year...

And FYI EVERYONE is getting older...

Heatcheck
09-05-2013, 03:33 PM
I kinda stopped reading after that... I don't think any knowledgeable basketball fan would ever say those things. MIA has been the clear cut favorite since 2010 and I don't see that changing anytime soon. And really, I don't even know why you're offended by that... you have the most talented team in the league with the best player, why the anger?

They've been stacked since 2010 and only add to it every year...

And FYI EVERYONE is getting older...

what anger? can you hear me slamming the keys as I type? im makng very sensible points. I in no way feel as confident going into next season as I did the last two. and whether they were knowledgeable or not, I don't know, but ive heard it a WHOLE lot.

everyone is getting older, but 32 is usually when players start to slow down, and he's had injury concerns the last two years. so him getting older, and say Durant getting older, are two different situations.

BSF101
09-05-2013, 07:45 PM
D'Antoni wins coach of the year
Woodson is fired
Jason Terry wins comeback player of the year
Kobe scores 70 against the Rockets
Kevin Love misses most of the year again
Bullets??? and Boston make the playoffs, both ahead of the Knicks
Bulls and Heat both lose in first round
Clippers miss the playoffs
Nets beat Warriors for chip

LeBron retires to play baseball

Don't you mean Wizards?

ohreally
09-05-2013, 08:06 PM
Don't you mean Wizards?

Showing my age. Far from politically correct, but for some reason I still do think of them as the Bullets.

BSF101
09-05-2013, 09:17 PM
Showing my age. Far from politically correct, but for some reason I still do think of them as the Bullets.

I understand. I agree the name Bullets does sound better than Wizards lol.

JAZZNC
09-05-2013, 09:39 PM
Gordon Hayward or Enes Kanter makes the All-Star team.

Kobe2324
09-05-2013, 09:55 PM
Kobe will lead the league in scoring and min

Lebron will win mvp again!

heat do not threepeat

Lakers make the playoffs (7th or 8th)

Dwight howard still has no offensive game but still gets about same stats as last year

BSF101
09-05-2013, 10:06 PM
Kobe will lead the league in scoring and min

Lebron will win mvp again!

heat do not threepeat :hope:

Lakers make the playoffs (7th or 8th)

Dwight howard still has no offensive game but still gets about same stats as last year

I hope your right about the third one, lol.

Kobe2324
09-05-2013, 11:59 PM
I hope your right about the second one, lol.

I hate the heat, but to pick someone to win over lebron is tough, threepeat they will need to be 100% healthy this year to d it and not sure they will be tough competition for them this year

BSF101
09-06-2013, 12:19 AM
I hate the heat, but to pick someone to win over lebron is tough, threepeat they will need to be 100% healthy this year to d it and not sure they will be tough competition for them this year

I knew someday a Celtics fan and Laker fan would agree with one another sooner or later ha ha ha.