2018-2019 Western Conference Predictions

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  1. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    I have some reservation about writing them off but they are so thin at PG and wing. In addition to Murray they also lost White for 6-8 weeks. I think they rode the idea that Kawhi would come back and it gave them hope. I think Manu is a big loss in the locker room and really helped their second unit. Kyle Anderson helped fill in some of the gaps last year with his versatility.

    I think this is the year they miss the playoffs. Barring a trade that nets them some help on the wing or with creating offense.
     

  2. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Well, I suppose they could trade Gasol for Butler. That would at least allow Thibodeau to have the same quantity of former-Bulls options.
     
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  3. whatthe

    whatthe Active Member

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    2-Portland
    3-Houston
    4-LAL
    5-UTA
    6-SA
    7-NO
    8-OKC
    9-Denver
    10-Minny
    11-Memphis
    12-Phoenix
    13-Clips
    14-Dallas
    15-Sacramento
     
  4. Ostertag>Duncan

    Ostertag>Duncan My Members Premium Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    San Antonio has some key injuries I'm not sure you guys are aware of

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  5. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Noah was bought out and 5 seconds later there was a tweet about how the Wolves didn't have interest. Maybe Taylor told him no more Bulls.
     
  6. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Right its stacking injuries on an already weak position where they had lost depth... Like if we lost Rubio and Exum and didn't have Neto. I think Bryn Forbes is their starting PG right now.
     
  7. SCS

    SCS Well-Known Member

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    Shhhhhh... keep it a secret ;)
     
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  8. DasJazz

    DasJazz Well-Known Member

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    1. GSW
    2. HOU
    3. UTA
    4. OKC
    5. NOP
    6. POR
    7. DEN
    8. LAL
    9. SAS
    10. MIN
    11. MEM
    12. DAL
    13. LAC
    14. PHX
    15. SAC

    Minny falls off due to the Jimmy saga and the Spurs fall due to injury riddled and rebuilding roster.
     
  9. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    I think they’ll get by somehow. And DD and Poeltl are huge additions imo.
     
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  10. ONE LOVE

    ONE LOVE #Baby_Talk Staff Member

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    1. GSW
    2. HOU
    3. UTA
    4. OKC
    5. NOR
    6. POR
    7. DEN
    8. SAS
    9. LAL
    10. MIN
    11. DAL
    12. MEM
    13. LAC
    14. PHX
    15. SAC
     
  11. just because

    just because Well-Known Member

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    1. GS
    2. Hou
    3. Jazz
    4. Port
    5. OKC
    6. NO
    7. Lakers
    8. Den
    9. Mem
    10. Min
    11. Spurs
    12. LAC
    13. Dal
    14. Phx
    15. Sac
     
  12. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    1. GS
    2. Jazz
    3. Hou
    4. OKC
    5. Spurs
    6. Port
    7. Lakers
    8. Den
    9. NO
    10. Mem
    11. Min
    12. LAC
    13. Dal
    14. Phx
    15. Sac
     
  13. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    1. Golden State
    2. Utah
    3. Houston
    4. Portland
    5. New Orleans
    6. San Antonio
    7. Denver
    8. Oklahoma City
    9. Lakers
    10. Clippers
    11. Memphis
    12. Minnesota
    13. Dallas
    14. Phoenix
    15. Sacramento
     
  14. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    We need to have some sort of comparison function where you can tell whose list is most similar or most different compared to yours.
     
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  15. MVP

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    1. GSW
    2. Utah
    3. OKC
    4. Houston
    5. Portland
    6. New Orleans
    7. Denver
    8. Clippers
    9. Spurs
    10. Lakers
    11. Dallas
    12. Wolves
    13. Memphis
    14. Phoenix
    15. Sacramento
     
  16. prodigy

    prodigy Well-Known Member

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    1. GSW
    2. HOU
    3. UTA
    4. OKC
    5. POR
    6. LAL
    7. DEN
    8. SAS
    9. NOP
    10. MIN
    11. DAL
    12. LAC
    13. MEM
    14. SAC
    15. PHX
     
  17. Revolution 9

    Revolution 9 Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    1. UTA
     
  18. candrew

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    1 - GSW
    2 - HOU
    3 - UTA
    4 - OKC
    5 - LAL
    6 - NOP
    7 - Blazers
    8 - SAS
    9 - T-Wolves
    10 - Nuggets
    11 - LAC
    12 - Memphis
    13 - Dallas
    14 - Suns
    15 - Kings


    A lot of people are high on The Nuggets - I just don't get it. They play zero defense - Isiah Thomas isn't going to make them any better. I thought they were lucky to win 46 games last year.

    T-Wolves at 9 is under the assumption that they are going to implode or Butler is going to pull Kawhi if he doesn't get his way. If they somehow right the ship you bump them up a notch or two.

    Blazers lost depth - I also think they over-performed a bit last year.

    SAS at 8 is purely based on the belief that Pop will find a way.

    Kool-Aid Prediction - Jazz win 55 games and battle Houston for the #2 slot down to the wire. Lose to GSW in the WCF in 6 games.

    2019-20 - Durant leaves GSW, goes East. Jazz pick up Tobias Harris - play Boston in the NBA Finals
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018
  19. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    1. GSW
    2. UTA
    3. HOU
    4. OKC
    5. NOP
    6. POR
    7. SAS
    8. LAL
    9. MIN
    10. MEM
    11. DEN
    12. LAC
    13. PHX
    14. DAL
    15. SAC

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  20. rare144

    rare144 Well-Known Member

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    Does Block totals win games? Neh, buckets do.
     

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