I think this is should be the thread where each and every one of us on this site posts a bold prediction for the upcoming season
ok here is mine:
After watching the Wizards summer league games, I am going to predict in a bold manner that center JaVale McGee makes a case as a top 3 center in the East along with Dwight and Brook Lopez...I think he outplays Joakim Noah, Andrew Bogut and even Al Horford in '10-11
my projected stats: 16.7 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 53% FG, 1.8 bpg
Why? He will benefit undeniably from the addition of Wall and his 15 lbs. of added strength will more than likely play a part in his increased production
ok...now its your guys turn...i want BOLD...i want risk-takers
nah, no way he'll be top 3. If Arenas stays healthy he won't be getting enough of the ball with Blatche, Wall and Arenas taking most of the shots.
ya Blatche will be heaving his fair share of shots thats 4sure
Here is my bold prediction. On-guard!
Ed Davis will be the second most productive PF or C out of this year's draft. He will boldly demonstrate his offensive prowess, rebound the ball like he just ate a stick of old spice swagger between two pieces of sandpaper for breakfast, break a backboard blocking a shot, and shoot a bold 55% from the field. And to be even more bold, when asked by announcers what it is that motivates him to play so hard, he will not say a word, just lightly bump his chest two times, nod and walk off to the locker room, surpassing Hedo as the boldest interviewee ever in Toronto.
Half truth, half fiction, all Ed.
Need some sleep...
NO WAY HORFORD IS 2ND BEST C IMO THEN ILL SAY BOGUT IT'S THE SUMMER LEAGUE GET OVER IT
McGee will not be the breakout center. I think that prize is already given to Joakim Noah. I love his defense and his offense has really improved. He loves the game and gets better every time I see him. He will definitly from having another low post presence on Carlos Boozer, more defense from Ronnie Brewer, and the inside will open alot more with Kyle Korver. Second best to breakout, Andrew Bogut(He might have already done it). Love his game.
Top 5 Centers in the East
Al Horford(this is a reach, but I don't think McGee goes here)
My Bold Predictions(I have two)
1 CJ Miles will break out and everyone will realize what gem Utah got in 2005. Took awhile to develop his game but his play in the playoffs this year really impressed me. He will benefit greatly from seasoned veteran Raja Bell. He will win MIP or 6th man of the year(only if Bell starts over him, which could happen)
2. Al Jefferson will be come an allstar and Utah will make the conference Finals because of him. He will benefit so much from finally having an allstar PG alongside him. He already loves him, and Dwill has already promised to make him an Allstar. He will develop an outside jumper out to 15 feet, and become a very nice pick and roll player. He will even show hints of being better than Booz. In a few years Utah will win a championship because of the youth of Dwill and Big Al. Western Conference watch out, here come the Jazz, get ready to be spellbound by our "music".
OK..Bold Predictions 2010-2011 Season..
1.Even with Amare gone Phoenix will win 50 games..But will not make the playoffs
2.Finally this is the season Memphis makes the playoffs
3.Greg Oden wins most improved player award
4.Lebron will have 15 triple doubles
5.John Wall will make the Eastern Conference AllStar Team
6.The Heat will win 73 games
1. Greg Oden Will Stay Healthy for a Full 82-Game Season
2. The New Jersey Nets Will Make the Playoffs
3. LeBron James will participate in the 2011 Dunk Contest
4. Michael Beasley Will Be the Sixth Man of the Year
5. The New Orleans Hornets Will Trade Chris Paul
Andrew Bogut will be the 2nd best center in the NBA...
Wow, I can't believe some of you think Noah is a better center than Bogut..... Bogut pretty much single handedly made his team a contender until he got injured. Yes, he was way better than Jennings....
If Bogut can stay healthy all year, I don't think there is a better center except Howard.
FDAPO, Bogut did not single handedly make his team better. If you remember before Jennings came over, the Bucks were off the map and still ha Bogut. Bogut did benefit a lot from Jennings, but i think the props for single making the Bucks better goes to Jennings. Before him no one considered the Bucks a playoff contender, and Bogut was still there. Don't get me wrong, I love Bogut and I like his game. Actually, between him and Noah it is actually very close. I give the props to Noah because of his team and their ability to make the playoffs consistently as a 7 or 8th seed. The Bucks just recently came on the map. In a few years those center ratings I posted will change.
McGee probably could be a top 10 center in the East but not 3rd best.
1. Dwight Howard
2. Andrew Bogut
3. Al Horford
4. Brook Lopez
5. Joakim Noah
6. Andrea Bargnani
7. Kendrick Perkins
8. JaVale McGee
9. Jermaine O'Neal
10. Roy Hibbert
Dwight Howard has a breakout year on offense scoring 24ppg and his team is the first seed in the Eastern Playoffs and he wins the MVP.
wizofoz...lol. u get those ideas from somewhere?
I find it amusing that this thread is entitled "bold predictions" but people are still so quick to fire off those negative points.
Also, Horford isn't even a true C. He should be playing the PF position. My bold prediction is that Shaq goes to ATL, Horford slides to the 4, Smith to the 3, and the Hawks vastly improve.
haha dammit i get drunk last night post this dumb thing about javale mcgee (im not even that big of a fan of mcgee) and -9 points later im suffering the consequences
Taylor despite me disagreeing with your prediction because it could happen just not next year but it is possible because McGee is on those guys level and has more raw potential. I love your idea
You guys already know my predictions which are based on stats and also watching the players and other stuff basketball related.
RIP MANUTE you almost prove Taylor's point. That list of players is not a hard list to climb.
Mine Are ..
- Wall Will Make The All Star Team ..
- LeBron Will Post 25 Triple Doubles & Record Two 5 By 5's & Win MVP & Defensive Player Of The Year ..
- Heat Win 75 Games & Championship ..
- Wizards Sneak Into The Playoffs ..
- Wall Averages 18-5-8 ..
- CP3 Averages 25-5-11 & Gets Traded To The Magic Or Thunder ..
- Michael Beasley Puts Up 20+ ..
- The Heat Will Beat A Team By 50 This Year ..
- LeBron , Rose , Jennings Or John Wall Will Win The Slam Dunk Title ..
- Jennings Has 10 Assists In The All Star Game ..
Utah and Chicago will be the #2 seeds in the West and East
Carmelo Anthony will make comments discussing leaving Denver
New Orleans will shock many by making it to the playoffs
John Wall will put up good numbers but will also lead the league in turnovers
The Combo of DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans will push Sacramento near the playoffs
Houston will disappoint many people
I see Beasley putting up 20 plus if he can get 30 plus minutes
Jenning gettting 10 assists in the All Star game wow, He has the ability but can he get the minutes
Wt Are Your Predictions ?
New York Knicks 40 to 45 wins and 7th spot in the playoffs where they play Miami Heat and it goes 6 games but many memorable moments
Felton will average 20 pt 9+ asst
Robin Lopez will be better than his brother Brook or be close to his equal plus or minus 2 points
Stephon Curry will make the All Star team.
I like the Kings prediction because I think they can win 40 games
Wall will win rookie of the year
Gallo with average 18+ points per game
Bill Walker will be most improved player
TONY i hope that was not you giving me a negative. That would be weak considering I back you up a lot and I did not disagree with you
I am a New Orleans fan and it would shock me if they made the playoffs.
I think Utah misses the playoffs in favor of Houston though
I like Noah but I agree that Bogut is better and as of right now if healthy it is not even close
"- LeBron Will Post 25 Triple Doubles & Record Two 5 By 5's & Win MVP & Defensive Player Of The Year .."
Thats the boldest one yet....Two 5x5's in one season is pretty insane itself...let alone with all those other stuff
is that 5x5 include turnovers?
- Lance Stephenson Will Average 20 Points ..
- Jennings Will Average 16-4-11 .. & Shooting Percentages Will Be 44-42-87 .. & Be Voted In As A Starter In The AllStar Game ..
- Stephen Curry Will Average 22-4-8 On 51-41-93 ..
- Kevin Durant Will Average 29-9-5 On 54-44-92 ..
- LeBron Will Average 20-9-11 On 57-38-79 ..
- D-Rose Shoots 35% From 3 ..
- Demarcus Cousins Attempts 100 3's ..
- Wall Will NOT Average More Than 3.5 Turnovers ..
- Steve Nash Will Average 20-13 On 56-48-95 ..
- Rudy Gay Will Lead The League In Scoring ..
- Anthony Randolph Will Finish In The Top 15 In Rebounds , Blocks , Steals .. Averages 14 -10 - 3 - 1.4 - 1.7
i Actually Just Gave You A Positive
my bad TONY we cool
Nick Young 17ppg 6th man consideration
Gilbert averages 24ppg and makes allstar team
Evan turner has a dissapointing first year
Denver makes it to conference finals
Al Jefferson is top 3 in double doubles
Chris Paul to OKC? Orlando makes more sense but OKC? for what?
Jeff Green, Harden, Ibaka, Mullins and Picks?
Anything Could Happen ; I'm Sure They'd Rather Trade Him Than Let Him Go For Nothing ..
New Orleans Trades Paul before the deadline for the rights to Ricky Rubio,
Paul plays like a mvp for the rest of the season, then Signs with the Knicks.
Kahn thinks it is the best move ever!
Anthony Randolph wins Most Improved Player, averages 19, 8 and 1.5
JR Smith wins the 3 pt shootout
Lakers DO NOT make the Finals
A Northwest Division team wins the West( Denver, Utah or OKC)
Miami is not the 1 seed out East
LeBron is 3rd on the Heat in scoring
The Heat have 4 3-game losing streaks
The Cavs beat the Heat in Miami and Cleveland
Carmelo Anthony wins the scoring title
Kevin Durant wins MVP
Josh Smith makes the All-star team
CP3 is traded to NYK, Orlando or Portland at the deadline
Kings win 50 games
John Wall averages 20-5-8-2.5
Ed Davis and Demar Derozan become a young Kobe-Gasol combo
Heat do not make the Finals( Boston, Orlando or Chicago go instead)