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    Nba Logo Eastern and Western Conference top 8 predictions

    OK so let's get out the crystal ball and predict who will sit where come playoff time.

    I'd like to see who everyone thinks will sneak in the playoffs, etc.

    You can explain some of the tough choices.

    My prediction:

    Eastern Conference

    Heat
    Bulls
    Knicks
    Celtics
    Hawks
    Magic
    Pacers
    76ers

    Wild card: Bucks

    Western Conference

    Lakers
    Thunder
    Grizzlies
    Spurs
    Mavericks
    Clippers
    Trail Blazers
    Nuggets

    Wild card: Warriors


    Bulls and Heat can go either way, Bulls added Rip Hamilton which makes them even better. Wild card was tough to choose between Bucks and Bobcats but adding Stephen Jackson to the Bucks makes them slightly better, even if the Bobcats added Walker and Biyombo, can go either way.

    West is shaking up! You have to put the Lakers on top but expect the Thunder and Grizzlies to go up in the seeds. Grizzlies beat the Spurs as the 8th seed without Rudy Gay! Mavs are a dif team this year, still tough but slide them down. Watch the Clippers! Warriors have the talent but the Nuggets have a better team chemistry for the 8th seed.

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    East

    1.Bulls
    2.Heat
    3.Celtics
    4.Knicks
    5.Magic
    6.Hawks
    7.Pacers
    8.Sixers


    West

    1.Thunder
    2.Mavericks
    3.Lakers
    4.Spurs
    5.Grizzlies
    6.Blazers
    7.Clippers
    8.Nuggets/Warriors/Rockets
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    East
    1. Bulls
    2. Heat
    3. Knicks
    4. Hawks
    5. Celtics
    6. Pacers
    7. Magic
    8. Wizards

    West
    1. Thunder
    2. Lakers
    3. Grizzles
    4. Mavericks
    5. Clippers
    6. Spurs
    7. Warriors
    8. Nuggets

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    East:

    Heat
    Bulls
    Knicks
    Celtics
    Pacers
    Magic
    76ers
    Hawks

    West:

    Thunder
    Mavericks
    Lakers
    Grizzlies
    Clippers
    Spurs
    Nuggets
    Warriors

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    Originally Posted by CA7
    East
    1. Bulls
    2. Heat
    3. Knicks
    4. Hawks
    5. Celtics
    6. Pacers
    7. Magic
    8. Wizards

    West
    1. Thunder
    2. Lakers
    3. Grizzles
    4. Mavericks
    5. Clippers
    6. Spurs
    7. Warriors
    8. Nuggets
    Think the Wizards are going to make the playoffs and do better than the Bobcats, 76ers and Bucks?

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    East:

    Heat
    Bulls
    Knicks
    Celtics
    76ers
    Pacers
    Hawks
    Magic

    West:

    Thunder
    Mavericks
    Lakers
    Grizzlies
    Spurs
    Clippers
    Nuggets
    Warriors

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    East:

    Heat
    Bulls
    Knicks
    Celtics
    Magic
    Hawks
    Pacers
    Sixers



    West:

    Lakers
    Thunder
    Mavericks
    Spurs
    Clippers
    Grizzlies
    Nuggets
    Blazers

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    East:

    Heat
    Bulls
    Knicks
    Pacers
    Hawks
    Celtics
    Nets
    Sixers

    West:

    Thunder
    Clippers
    Mavericks
    Lakers
    Grizzlies
    Spurs
    Blazers
    Rockets

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    Eastern Conference

    Bulls
    Heat
    Knicks
    Celtics
    Hawks
    Magic
    76ers
    Nets

    Wildcard; Bobcats
    *howard to nets by mid-season and because of the drama before it magic will play poorly, dude DOES NOT want to be there

    Western Conference

    Thunder
    Lakers
    Mavs
    Grizzlies
    Clippers
    Blazers
    Spurs
    Hornets

    wildcard; Rockets

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    I dropped the Celtics down really far (6th place), they might struggle during the season but i think they'll be a much better playoff team then regular season game. If they smart they will completely ignore what position they finish in (unless its below 8th). I would only play KG 25 minutes a game, Allen and Pierce 30 minutes.

    I am shocked to see im the only one that has the Clippers finishing top 4, ESPN and you guys all disagree with me. Guess im in the minority...i think they'll easily finish 4th or above unless someone gets hurt. Butler was a very good player before getting injured. He was the type of player that would fit in great on this Clippers team. Blake averaged 22 last year, hes about to average 25+. Chris Paul won games with a sh*tty teammates and David west was injured.

    Forgive me Kobe but the Clippers > Lakers

    I feel bad for the Lakers, they got ****ed over with Lamar. They are the ones that traded him and should have traded him for talent in return at least, but Hornets fans were happy with what they were getting. They should have CP3 right now...works to the Knicks advantage though. If we climb a tall mountain called Mount Miamiheat and make it to the finals we wont have to deal with CP3, Kobe, and Bynum. It wont be easy for any team know matter how you cook it up

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    West

    Thunder
    Lakers
    Mavericks
    Clippers
    Grizzlies
    Blazers
    Spurs
    Warriors

    East

    Heat
    Bulls
    Knicks
    Celtics
    Pacers
    Hawks
    Sixers
    Nets

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    Originally Posted by KingStarbury3
    I dropped the Celtics down really far (6th place), they might struggle during the season but i think they'll be a much better playoff team then regular season game. If they smart they will completely ignore what position they finish in (unless its below 8th). I would only play KG 25 minutes a game, Allen and Pierce 30 minutes.

    I am shocked to see im the only one that has the Clippers finishing top 4, ESPN and you guys all disagree with me. Guess im in the minority...i think they'll easily finish 4th or above unless someone gets hurt. Butler was a very good player before getting injured. He was the type of player that would fit in great on this Clippers team. Blake averaged 22 last year, hes about to average 25+. Chris Paul won games with a sh*tty teammates and David west was injured.

    Forgive me Kobe but the Clippers > Lakers

    I feel bad for the Lakers, they got ****ed over with Lamar. They are the ones that traded him and should have traded him for talent in return at least, but Hornets fans were happy with what they were getting. They should have CP3 right now...works to the Knicks advantage though. If we climb a tall mountain called Mount Miamiheat and make it to the finals we wont have to deal with CP3, Kobe, and Bynum. It wont be easy for any team know matter how you cook it up
    Clippers have no bench except Mo Williams who will most likely be moved or waived, maybe amnestied. Who will back up Deandre Jordan, Blake Griffin as a big man off the bench?

    Jamario Moon is the backup at SF.

    Randy Foye is decent, has upside but an undersized 2 guard.

    The Clips have no bench which I think is why most people did not put them finishing 4th.

    You think the Lakers are better?

    Lakers also picked up Josh Mcroberts who has upside. The bench will have artest, mcroberts, steve blake, better than the clippers bench.

    Idk I think its way too early to rule out the Lakers.

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    Originally Posted by Paul1355
    Clippers have no bench except Mo Williams who will most likely be moved or waived, maybe amnestied. Who will back up Deandre Jordan, Blake Griffin as a big man off the bench?

    Jamario Moon is the backup at SF.

    Randy Foye is decent, has upside but an undersized 2 guard.

    The Clips have no bench which I think is why most people did not put them finishing 4th.

    You think the Lakers are better?

    Lakers also picked up Josh Mcroberts who has upside. The bench will have artest, mcroberts, steve blake, better than the clippers bench.

    Idk I think its way too early to rule out the Lakers.

    Right. Don't underestimate Kobe, that man hasn't won 5 rings for nothing.

    My new 'hatelist' looks like this btw:

    1. Miami - Hate them almost to death.

    2. Boston - Don't even need to say a word about them.....

    3. New Jersey - Nas > Jay-Z, Knicks > Nets, there should only be one team in NYC

    4. Clippers - F Chris Paul, lost all my respect for this guy, wanted to join a contender and a huge franchise, ended up on the damn Clippers (7 Playoff appearances in 41 years). Oh and Blake Griffin is overrated imo.

    5. Bulls - I like D-Rose, but the Bulls are one of the most unpleasent teams to watch

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    Originally Posted by KingStarbury3
    I am shocked to see im the only one that has the Clippers finishing top 4, ESPN and you guys all disagree with me. Guess im in the minority...i think they'll easily finish 4th or above unless someone gets hurt. Butler was a very good player before getting injured. He was the type of player that would fit in great on this Clippers team. Blake averaged 22 last year, hes about to average 25+. Chris Paul won games with sh*tty teammates and David west was injured
    Anyone change their mind yet?

    The only team in the west that i think is definitely better is the Thunder.

    A yo Paul, what about the Lakers bench?

    What about the Mavs having no shot blockers?

    What about the Spurs being old? and being dumb enough to resign RJ?

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    East:

    Bulls
    Heat
    Knicks
    Boston
    Orlando
    Atlanta
    Philly
    Pacers

    West:

    OKC
    Clippers
    Dallas
    Lakers
    Grizzlies
    Denver
    Spurs
    Golden State/Blazers

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