ESPN predicts the 2012-13 Eastern Conference standings
Old 08-20-2012, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1. Miami- 60-22
2. Boston- 50-32
3. Indiana- 50-32
4. Chicago- 46-36
5. Brooklyn-46-36
6. Philadelphia- 46-36
7. Knicks- 45-37
8. Atlanta- 40-42


11. Toronto- 32-50


Kinda funny, same EXACT winning percentage as last season.



2012 NBA Summer Forecast -- East standings - ESPN
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. Miami- 60-22
2. Boston- 50-32
3. Indiana- 50-32
4. Chicago- 46-36
5. Brooklyn-46-36
6. Philadelphia- 46-36
7. Knicks- 45-37
8. Atlanta- 40-42


11. Toronto- 32-50


Kinda funny, same EXACT winning percentage as last season.



2012 NBA Summer Forecast -- East standings - ESPN

you know, in terms of the teams that make the playoffs, I'd be able to agree with them. all those teams, baring maybe atlanta, have more talent than us. if they click, they'll be better, and thus make the playoffs. though for us, I can see a high 30's in terms of games won, with us going on a couple of streaks later on in the season when JV gets a bit more acclimated to the NBA and ross's shot becomes more consistent.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i agree with the 8 in the playoffs, maybe the order is a little different
with the remaining teams i can agree with our 11th place finish, but i think we're a better team than cleveland, apart from kyrie our team is better overall, i think 10th is a more likely position for us, i also see a few more wins than 32, closer to 35 wins but not much higher if they're predicting 8th to get 40 wins
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i dont see the knicks being that high in the standings when they dont have a legit pg
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i dont see the knicks being that high in the standings when they dont have a legit pg
7th seed is high?
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7th seed is high?
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i dont see the knicks being that high in the standings when they dont have a legit pg
Felton is decent. Kidd as well.
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Felton is decent. Kidd as well.
yeah, it's like people forget kidd is destined to be HOF pg, and felton playing out of his mind when he was in NY.
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plus they still have two all stars in Melo and Amare

unless Lowry plays in god mode like the beginning of last season, the Raps are gonna have another disappointing season. If you think the Raps are making the playoffs this season, your gonna have a bad time.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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plus they still have two all stars in Melo and Amare

unless Lowry plays in god mode like the beginning of last season, the Raps are gonna have another disappointing season. If you think the Raps are making the playoffs this season, your gonna have a bad time.
I also think that expecting us to have the exact same winning percentage as last year when we didn't have Bargnani for 36 games + no Lowry, Valanciunas is just as asinine. Not to mention we have a very good coach who now has a year under his belt. Not saying we're a playoff team but i still contend we'll be in the mix and it'll be tight to land the 7-8th spot.
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4. Chicago- 46-36


Not happening.

They wont be over .500.
They'll barely make it into 7th/8th.
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Not happening.

They wont be over .500.
They'll barely make it into 7th/8th.
If they won't be .500 then 7-8th might be a stretch. Well, at least 7th is.


I honestly think they'll end up being 6th with around 45 wins. They'll be a couple games under .500 when Rose comes back after the all-star break (maybe before the all-star game) and then they'll improve and end up with 45ish wins imo.
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I also think that expecting us to have the exact same winning percentage as last year when we didn't have Bargnani for 36 games + no Lowry, Valanciunas is just as asinine. Not to mention we have a very good coach who now has a year under his belt. Not saying we're a playoff team but i still contend we'll be in the mix and it'll be tight to land the 7-8th spot.
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We improved every position and have some guys becoming better player (hopefully) than last year. Sure we lost JJ ,but signed Fields. Plus the rookies, imo we will be a much better team this year
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My East:

1. Miami- 64-18
2. Indiana - 49-33
3. Brooklyn - 47-35
4. Knicks - 45-37
5. Philadelphia - 44-38
6. Boston - 41-41
7. Chicago - 40-42
8. Random Team - 39-43

edit: I can't maths lol

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plus they still have two all stars in Melo and Amare

unless Lowry plays in god mode like the beginning of last season, the Raps are gonna have another disappointing season. If you think the Raps are making the playoffs this season, your gonna have a bad time.
I'm predicting that this is going to be the most fun Raps season in a long time. I think the Raps will be in a dog fight for 8th place.
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Felton is decent. Kidd as well.
To me Kidd looks like the next Mike Bibby.

"Felton is a cancer" is a phrase I've been hearing a lot, but I don't know how much of that to believe. Just a cancer for the Blazers maybe.
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Am I missing something? How is it the exact same winning percentage as last year? It says pretty clearly, last year we were at 35%, this year they predict us at 39%... Are we not talking about Raps' winning percentage?

Anyway, I think it's pretty accurate. The 8th seed is pretty much wide open with the Hawks regressing and Orlando losing Dwight. We may slide in there, but we're certainly not a lock. All the other teams will improve as well, so it's not like we're guaranteed a playoff spot. I do hope we get in, and I think we will be right there until the very end, but I don't think it's such blasphemy that we're considered to be on the outside looking in at this point.

And the Bulls will be alright without Rose. They were very good without him last year during the season (18-9), and they added guys like Heinrich, Nate Robinson, Nazr Mohammed, Belinelli, and Teague. Not really a killer group of acquisitions, but they're all solid guys who will be able to hold them over until Rose returns and can carry them in the playoffs. If he's injured in the playoffs and they don't have a guy who can break down the opposing defense, that's another problem. But they'll be just fine in the regular season, I don't see them slipping down past the 4th seed.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:15 AM   #19 (permalink)
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1) Heat
2) Celtics
3) Pacers
4) Knicks
5) 76ers
6) Nets
7) Bulls
8) Hawks
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9) Raptors
10) Bucks
11) Wizards
12) Pistons
13) Cavs
14) Bobcats
15) Magic

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1) Heat
2) Celtics
3) Pacers
4) Knicks
5) 76ers
6) Nets
7) Bulls
8) Hawks
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9) Raptors
10) Bucks
11) Wizards
12) Cavs
13) Bobcats
14) Magic
Pretty much agree with this list.
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