2018-2019 Western Conference Predictions

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  1. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Rondo. Lance. A young Ingram and Co. who will buy in.
     

  2. silesian

    silesian Well-Known Member

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    I see you wussed out on your bold Memphis pick



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  3. SCS

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    People were saying they were going to be a threat last year. I said that they wouldn't be because they can't play defense. It's the same thing this year. They still can't play defense. If they do make it into the playoffs it will be by the skin of their teeth as a 7 or 8 seed. I doubt it though. Being a one dimensional team just doesn't work in the Western Conference.
     
  4. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    Ya, and shortly there after I wished I hadn’t. Still them even making the postseason is something.


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  5. MVP

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    Nah.. Lance and Rondo are washed up. Ingram is decent PROSPECT. they are very thin up front and will get pounded inside on nightly basis.
     
  6. Nate505

    Nate505 Modstapo Lite Staff Member

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    1. GSW
    2. Houston
    3. Jazz
    4. New Orleans
    5. Denver
    6. OKC
    7. Portland
    8. LA Lakers
    9. Minnesota
    10. San Antonio
    11. LA Clippers
    12. Memphis
    13. Phoenix
    14. Sacramento
    15. Dallas
     
  7. gregbroncs

    gregbroncs Well-Known Member

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    1. GSW
    2. Houston
    3. Utah
    4. OKC
    5. Portland
    6. Lakers
    7. Denver
    8. San Antonio
    9. New Orleans
    10. Minnesota
    11. Clippers
    12. Phoenix
    13. Memphis
    14. Dallas
    15. Sacramento
     
  8. rare144

    rare144 Well-Known Member

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    Dallas looks to be the most controversial team in this

    edit: and the pelicans
     
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  9. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    I don’t get why people think Memphis will be so bad?
     
  10. NAOS

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    Millsap was hurt for three months and they missed the playoffs on the very last day (and still won like 46 games, right?). They should get a boost from internal development, and IT should give their bench a jolt. Their offense could be amazeballs.
     
  11. infection

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

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    1. GSW
    2. Utah
    3. Hou
    3b OKC (they tie)
    5. NOP
    6. Portland
    6b. SAS
    6c. Memphis (three way tie)
    9. Denver
    9b. LAL
    9c. Minnesota (three way tie)
    12. LAC
    13. Dallas
    14. Phoenix
    15. Sacramento
     
  12. SCS

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    Their offense will be great. It was already great last year but the young players should continue to improve offensively plus IT should provide a jolt as you mentioned. But I just don't see how they are going to improve on defense. I love me some Millsap but father time is catching up to him. He had the worst individual defensive rating of his career last season. He's gonna turn 34 during this season. I think he's on the decline. I don't see players like Murray, Jokic, Barton, Lyles, Hernangomez, ever becoming high level defenders. Some of them will never even be average. And IT is going to hurt their defense even more in the minutes he plays. I just don't see them being much better than their record last year. I see 45/46 wins from them again.
     
  13. Catchall

    Catchall Well-Known Member 2019 Prediction Contest Winner

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    I don't know what to think about the Nuggets. They rely on jump-shooting, and they still don't rebound and defend very well. They can't seem to stop anybody. I think they make the playoffs and go out in 5 or 6 games.

    One team that I think is being underrated is Houston. They look every bit as good as last year and now have a year of continuity with their core. I think they're serious contenders. I think they're a solid tier above Boston.
     
  14. Et tu Brute

    Et tu Brute Well-Known Member

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    1. GS
    2. Rox
    3. Jazz
    4. OKC
    5. Lakers
    6. Nuggets
    7. Clippers
    8. Mavericks
    9. Portland
    10. Spurs
    11. Minnesota
    12. Memphis
    13. Suns
    14. Memphis
    15. Kings
     
  15. rare144

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    I already want to adjust mine after watching how good OKC looked without Westbrook. Solid team, especially if PG is on fire.
     
  16. rare144

    rare144 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking forward to Dallas playing tonight, I think they have the potential to surprise. The floor for Doncic is above average and his ceiling is through the roof, Deandre Jordan is a beast, Dirk is maybe on some new designer meds, Wesly Matthews looks reinvented, DSJ was a highlight reel in preseason, Harrison Barnes... I can see easily see them winning more games than expected if teams come in expecting a win.
     
  17. candrew

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    I wouldn't read too much into it.

    GSW looked more invested in the ring presentation than the actual game.
     
  18. silesian

    silesian Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, friend! Boy you sure do take things seriously with the angry voice and sophomoric name calling. Chill out, we are here to have fun : -)

    And you are also confusing me with someone else, as evidenced by your mighty confusion about my views of Dante. Hope this does not make you feel too foolish.

    See ya, silly. Hope things get better for you!
     
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  19. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Funny but i thought even though they looked good against the warriors their roster doesn't look all that good and I think that they will fall off a bit. Should probably change my predictions i posted tbh. That would be cheating though. Shouldn't be able to change things after the season has started imo
     
  20. NAOS

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    one reason is because you think they'll be good.
     

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