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2008-09 NBA Standings Predictions.

Posted on: October 24, 2008 10:59 am

Tis the season. Of basketball, that is. It's upon us once again, and I am finally able to feel like a legitimate font of knowledge for at least one sport (I fake my way through football).

Last year was a great year for the league in general...Celtics/Lakers revisited....a dozen players that could co-exist to win gold in Beijing...Stephen Jackson and Ron Artest more than 100 miles away from each other the vast majority of the time. Even as a Timberwolves fan, I was able to take solace in the team's "only slightly-below-average" performance in the second half of the season (as opposed to "abyssmal," I guess..).

One of the other sub-texts to last year was the stellar-ness (word?) of the West versus the relative mediocrity of the East beyond the top three teams. I see that balancing out a bit this year, with Phoenix and Dallas taking slight steps back, and teams like Atlanta, Philadelphia, and maybe even Miami looking playoff-bound in 2009. Here's what's gonna happen in the Association in 2008-09:

PREDICTED RECORD (playoff seeding in parentheses)

Atlantic Division                                       Central Division                                       Southeast Division

Boston (1) 58-24                                      Cleveland (2) 54-28                                Orlando (3) 49-33

Philadelphia (4) 51-31                            Detroit (5) 48-34                                       Atlanta (7) 44-38

Toronto (6) 44-38                                     Chicago 37-45                                          Miami (8) 40-42

New Jersey 20-62                                    Indiana 35-47                                           Washington 39-43

New York 20-62                                        Milwaukee 22-60                                      Charlotte 34-48

Southwest Division                                  Northwest Division                                   Pacific Division

New Orleans (1) 57-25                           Utah (3) 52-30                                           Los Angeles Lakers (2) 56-26

Houston (4) 55-27                                   Portland (6) 50-32                                    Phoenix (7) 48-34

San Antonio (5) 51-31                             Denver 46-36                                            Golden State 40-42

Dallas (8) 44-38                                       Minnesota 33-49                                      Sacramento 31-51

Memphis 19-63                                        Sea.. Oklahoma City 26-56                     Los Angeles Clips 29-53


There's your standings. Second part will be up soon with awards, season factors, and playoffs. Feel free to rip....nnnnow.

Category: NBA

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: June 19, 2009 4:23 pm

2008-09 NBA Standings Predictions.

In some way, mentally, I live in this place.  I made over ten attempts to secure two hostages near a wind farm, failing every time, until I was so mad that I just backed an armored truck through the wall of their detention center. As I drove away, there was something compelling about the old woman laying down suppressive fire with the minigun. The old women I'd been sent to rescue had been arrested trying to sabotage a power plant. Because I'd attempted the mission so many times, I know that the people you need to rescue are randomly generated. Even so, I was glad that my successful run - the canonically valid one - had taken place with these two in tow. What's their story, I wonder. What had happened here that two women in their sixties had decided the best course of action was to start blowing shit up?

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2009 12:55 pm

2008-09 NBA Standings Predictions.

I think Max Date is dead. I am really just making this post to see if my ranking goes up. However if Max is still alive someone should tell me.

Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2009 8:31 am

2008-09 NBA Standings Predictions.

think the term tragedy is a bit over the top. What Packer fans are feeling isn't tragedy - it's complete shock. No one expected him to retire after taking the Packers to a 13-3 record and a NFC Championship Game. The thought was, he is so close to getting back to the top, why would he leave now.

This brings up the point: When is a good time to leave? A lot of people say Favre had nothing else to achieve. Individually, no. He has all the records (for the time being). But from a team concept, absolutely not. He left a team on the brink of a Super Bowl. Say he led this group of Packers to a Super Bowl win. In my opinion, that would have cemented him as the greatest QB ever - to take two completely different teams to the Super Bowl would have said a lot. No other QB has done it. Not Montana, not Elway, not Brady, not Bradshaw. And now, not Favre.

Your observations about his stats are right on. He was the first to put up those big numbers and win (and when I mean win, I mean playoff games).



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2009 3:34 pm
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Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2008 11:56 am

2008-09 NBA Standings Predictions.

Good Job, I gotta say though my Bucks aren't finishing 22-60.  They may not be playoff material but they will be close to .500.  With Scott Skiles at the helm this team is fighting hard every night.  They are also playing this foreign thing here, we haven't seen it in awhile, I think it is called defense?

Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2008 7:58 pm

2008-09 NBA Standings Predictions.

No worries.  I hope the T-Wolves can pull out more wins, but your predictions seem right.

Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2008 5:34 pm

2008-09 NBA Standings Predictions.

I meant to have Dallas with the better record....

Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2008 12:19 pm

2008-09 NBA Standings Predictions.

FYI . . . According to the records you listed, Denver would receive the 8th playoff spot (in lieu of Dallas).

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