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NBA Predictions

Posted on: October 31, 2012 12:20 am
 
Eastern conference

1. Heat- front court is thinner, wades health is more suspect, and yet they remain the best because no one else in the conference is good

2. Pacers- the best starting 5 in the nba, they also will have George Hill starting for the full season, and expect hibbert to dominate

3. 76ers- expect bynum to dominate inside, and for big uears from holiday and turner but the lack of perimiter defense will prevent them from being elite

4. Bulls- without rose still the best defensive team in the conference, and hinrich will lead the way with his veteran leadership

5. Raptors- expect valanciunas and ross to emerge as solid starters immediately, lowry gives this team the athletic pg theyve needed, and bargnani and derozan will play better now that they have a good supporting cast

6. Nets- front court is very soft defensively, johnson is way past his prime, but expect a motivated dwill to carry this team into contention

7. Celtics- the loss of ray really hurts and kg and pierce will have trouble staying healthy, luckily the addition of sullinger will keep this team in contetions

8. Hawks- should be solid once again with horford and smith holding down the line, but the loss of johnson really hurts



Western conference

1. Thunder- should still be the best as martin and lamb can help fill hardens production, but expect them to miss the beard come playoff time when defense picks up

2. Spurs- an easy pick as they are as consistent as they come, they return the same team and leonard looks to tale that next step and become an elite player

3. Lakers- another easy pick, as howard should dominate with this team, but expect them to struggle offensively in eddie jordans newly introduced princeton offense

4. Grizzlies- similar theme here, another consistent defensive team that will compete for the top spot in the west with the 3 teams above

5. Clippers- a theme among vinny del negro coached teams is stagnation, they also lose their defensive mvp Kenyon Martin 

6. Mavericks- consistency they got it, but dirks health seems to be worrisome this year

7. Timberwolves- should be a great team once love and rubio return, expect them to make some noise come playoff time

8. Nuggets- a full season without nene will hurt, mcgee and faried combine as the worst defensive front court, but once again this team will make the playoffs because of its unfair home court advantage
Category: NBA
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