My Standing Predictions
1: Brooklyn Nets
KD is still the best player in the NBA imo, and harden and kyrie have figured how to work with 2 other stars.
With the addition of patty mills and LMA possibly coming back+ Blake, claxton, bruce, I think nets will dominate this season.
2: Milwaukee Bucks
Some of you seeing how Forbes and PJ are gone have them a little lower, but I’m still confident in the bucks, they’re annually a great regular season team.
3: Miami Heat
I can see the heat as high as 2, but as low as 6.
I’m gonna estimate high.
Heat look great with a ton of defense, being able to run Lowry-Jimmy-Keiff-PJ-Bam would be nuts on D(pause)
4: Philadelphia 76ers
Embiid will do his thing, the question is there could be a chemistry lapse because of the Ben Simmons thing.
Overall they’ll still be good tho
5: Chicago Bulls
Offensively, this team is LOADED.
Defensively, well, we don’t talk about that.
But this is gonna be a fun team for sure.
6: Boston Celtics
The two jays carry this team. Maybe an upset in the playoffs
7: Atlanta Hawks
Hawks won’t place as high this season because of more competition, but they’ll still make the playoffs.
8: Indiana Pacers
I think Sabonis and brogdon will both go off and lead them to the 8th seed
9: New York Knicks
Don’t think they’re top 8, but they could possible sneak in with the play in.
10: Washington Wizards
The hornets and wizards are the only other teams who have a chance for 10th, and I got the wizards being better than them
1: LA Lakers
What else can we say about this team that hasn’t already been said.
They got crazy depth, shooters, defense, playmakers, what don’t they have?
Well, youth, but that’s about it.
2: Denver Nuggets
Jokic is the reining MVP, MPJ is a crazy efficient scorer with great physical tools, and Murray is BACK
Overall I think nuggets are gonna be great this season.
3: Pheonix Suns
Suns are an all around solid team, CP3 I think moves out of all star range this season
4: Golden State Warriors
Klay is BACK
lots of variables(how good will Klay be, Poole and wiseman development), but if everything goes to plan, I can see GSW as high as 2, but also as low as 6
5: Utah Jazz
Again, great regular season team, probably gonna flop in the playoffs.
D-Mitch is amazing tho
6: Dallas Mavericks
The mavs big ball just got better with the addition of Moses brown, still not better than the elite of the west
7: LA clippers
No Kawhi, No deep playoff run
But, 1 option PG> 2nd option PG so… could see a big season from him
8: Portland Blazers
Losing Carmelo and is kinda rough for them, probably another season of lillard carry
9: Memphis Grizzlies
I got Ja leading his team to the 9 seed again, maybe they can make the playoffs again
But they are still gaining experience
10: New Orleans Pelicans
The Zion tournament, finally Zion would actually make it lol
Mostly because of a lack of other competition for the 10th spot
Ok these are my standings
@11wakawaka lol the disrespect
Bulls a huge wild card. I can just as easily see them being a top 4 seed as I can them struggling to make the play-in.
The Knicks disrespect fr.
Don’t see the lakers being a top seed
A lot of load management and I don’t know how they can be healthy all season plus their defense took a huge hit
Nuggets will be the 1st seed this year for me
Bucks 1st seed too IMO
@pedronqneves because you hate the lakers
@dc80 in my opinion they fluked
Too much comp this year for them
Shanon sharp and nick Wright hate the lakers ?
I said literally the Nets aren’t my top 1 in the east for seeding ?
I hate them lol ?
@11wakawaka you role in the lakers bandwagon last year all year
I remember you saying the lakers were too good in the off-season
Look at the one that predict everything since the beginning
Lakers will do a lot of load management , without AD their defense is literally 0 too
This will have impact in the regular season
List is wrong, top west slot: ROCKETS
@nd13 no, but you consider them lakers hater because they think lakers will not be the 1st seed ? Loool
They have the most bias to Lebron than anyone in the media , and they don’t think they are a top 1 regular season team
I feel the same , AD never play a lot of games , Lebron suffer a lot of injuries lately and the rest of the roster have the age to be Kuminga s father They will just load manage , and their defense is really low without AD
They will save him to the playoffs
How an argument based on logic and data reflects “hate “ ?
@pedronqneves you consistently hate lebron and the lakers. This is known stuff. I didn’t just come to this revelation because you said the lakers won’t be the one seed.
@nd13 no , that’s just y all always love everything lakers and Lebron do lol
And can’t take some criticism and mix that with hate
How I hate a player I consider top 3 all time ?
Or I hate the lakers to say they lost rim protection and some other things in the previous off season and they actually gone home earlier ?
What that has something to do with “hate “ ?
@nd13 just the true
What I ve said that reflects an hater ?
They lost defense and load management ? That’s hate ?
Top 3 player ever ?
@pedronqneves lmao I do not like lebron.
Honestly I don't see the Lakers being a great regular season team. Lots of SEASONED vets that won't go all out in the regular season and there's some injury concern. There will be load managing or in game load managing. I could see them at 4/5. The playoffs is where they will shine if healthy
@11wakawaka Give me Hornets over Pacers and I think Nuggets grab the 1st seed due to LeBron rest and AD injury
Edit: Just saw you think DC is better than Charlotte, lol they're gonna be picking 1st in the draft
@nd13 I just can’t get why call me a hater for saying I don’t expect the lakers the be the one seed lol
I hope the Knicks prove me wrong because I like kemba as a player and I want former Celtics to do well(except for kyrie)
@11wakawaka Lakers gon beat the shit out of teams all year. As far as youth Nunn ( 25), Monk (23) and THT (20) will all be key rotational pieces.
Bulls will be the 11 seed
@thebay1 sssnaps and Rsande in shambles