Ok since i dont remember anyone picking Dallas last year. As we know, things dont go as we expect. Does anyone want to make a BOLD prediction?
The Grizzlies will beat the Spurs in the second round. And we'll be saying the Spurs got Zebowed.
lol @ Z-Bowed
Well, these may be very bold and you'd probably think I was puffin' on that M-DYMES but....
East BOLD perdiction = The Bulls will not make it to the ECF
West BOLD perdicition = Clippers sweep the Spurs (if the 1 vs 4 match up remains as is right now)
my guess for the nba finals is thunder vs heat and thats not bold at all. I guess ill say i can see the bulls getting upset early on, maybe even first round if rose isnt playing well.
I don't mean to make an outrageous statement, but I really like the Nuggets, they can score with anyone, defense is a problem but they share the ball, the spotlight, and have 10-11 guys that can hurt you on any given night. Unfortunatly it looks like they're locked into the 7th seed, they're only a game back of the Mavs and are tied in the loss collumn, but the Mavs hold the tie-breaker, and a Dallas win and Nuggets loss would lock up the 6th seed for the Mavs, but the Mavs play the Bulls and Nuggets the Suns today with both games on ESPN. It's completely feasable that the Mavs cold lose and Nuggets win, the Mavs have just one more game after today, and that's the Hawks, who may still be protecting the 5th seed if the Magic creep closer, but wil probably be resting. The Nuggets play the Suns tonight, the Magic, Thunder, and the T-Wolves. OKC will ocntinue to fight for hte #1 seed, but if the Nuggets win out and the Mavs lose one game between today and Thurday, the Nuggets could be looking at the Lakers, and I really like the Nuggets tempo and depth, and I have no doubt in my mind that they could beat a team like the Lakers. Although if Bynum gets going, you could forget about it.
And it's not even a given that they'd make it, they're still fighting for their playoff lives, although a Utah loss and win tonight would definatly make that a lot closer to being solved.
Celtics make it to the ECF they have been on a rampage and with a week of rest they could push it even tho I hate them.
Memphis makes it to the wcf .....and thats scary they have the talent and depth to.They almost did last season but gay was hurt and they had a rookie back up pg and no real back up big they still dont speights is nich tho but if arthur is 100% they match up with the spurs nice and can win a triple OT with the thunder this time around because they have more scorers and 3 point shooting with gilbert on the floor.If they can pass the clip its not smooth sailing but its going to be one heck of a ride.
@Aamir, earlier in the season the Nuggets were 1 of my Sleeper teams..But they had a ton of injuries and the trade of Nene thru out the chemistry and hurt the team....
My Bold Statements ARE:
1.Austin Rivers will be among the top 5 picks after all the workouts are done...
2.Kris Joseph,Kevin Jones and Tyshawn Taylor wont get drafted..
3.Memphis will face the Heat in the Finals..
4.Ray Allen wont be back with the Celtics..
5.Detroit will win the lottery..
6.Atlanta will try to see what they can get for Al Horford in a trade...
Celtics win Rondo MVP averaging a triple double in the finals. Avery Bradley locks up Westbrook and exposes him as not the PG to get them there.
Good job Rude boy!
Bosh is traded this summer
Pistons win the lottery, draft Davis
The next hologram on stage we see is Michael Jackson
Celtics Lakers finals
if detroit one the lottery....
i will buy season tickets lol
1. Moe Harkless will be drafted in the lottery
2. Austin Rivers will fall out of the lottery
3. Indiana will make it to game 7 of the 2nd round at least
4. Memphis will make the conference finals
5. Harrison Barnes will not go top 5 in the draft
6. Andre Drummond will be drafted with the 2nd pick
Spurs will finish number one overall team which will allow Tony Parker to win MVP.
Lakers vs OKC WCF Lakers wins
Boston vs Heat ECF Boston wins
Lakers vs Boston Finals Lakers win Kobe finals MVP
Harrison Barnes goes #2 in the draft
All the UK players that's left earlier will sit at one big table during the NBA draft
These are more like crazy scenarios:
- Larry Ellison buys the Kings and keeps them in Sactown
- Clippers, already experiencing success, decide that LA is no longer for them and move to Sin City
- Dwight Howard backstabs the Magic and signs with the Nets making him the NBA's new most hated star (Lebron rejoices)
1. Some team will fall in love with Perry Jones and take him in the top 7
2. Austin Rivers will fall out of the lottery
3. Both of New Orleans pick will be in the top 6
4. Warriors will get the 7th pick, pick Jeremy Lamb, and make the playoffs with a lineup of Curry, Lamb, Thompson, Lee and Bogut
5. Pacers will make the Eastern Conference Finals
Ok, the Nuggets and mavs are tied now, tiebreaker to the Mavs, and in addition the Mavs have just one more game, the Nuggets have 3 more, if the Mavs win their final game the Nuggets have to win out to have the 6th seed, if the Mavs lose their final game they have to go 2-1, and Denver has now clinched a playoff spot.
But as much as I love Denver, and think that they could outrun slower teams like the Mavs and Lakers, I am really weary about the matchup against the Lakers because Andrew Bynum has really emerged as a go-to beast in the post, and the Nuggets would have nightmares stoping the Lakers inside, however last night proved that the Lakers have problems, and a quirky team like the Nuggets might be able to shoot and run their way to an upset, but I still have the Lakers getting past them. A LA-Dallas series would also be intriging, it would come down their defensive rotations, and their rotations are really inconsistent, and when Roddy Beabious is in, I noticed he thrives off the high pick and roll, and can just simply beat his man off the dribble. Rmember on Tuesday, and yesterday how Tony Parker played with the LA defense because they couldn't defend the P and R, well I believe their help defense and rotations as well as pick and roll defense will decide their fate come April, May, or quite possibly June.
Philly takes out Chicago in the 1st round.
Harrison barnes out of the top 10
Pj3 in top 5