2022/2023 NBA Season Prediction Thread

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Time for some predictions...

NBA Champions:
Finals Match-up:
WC Finals Match-up:
EC Finals Match-up:

East Teams in order

West Teams in order


Team with least amount of wins:
Team with the most wins:
Team that you think will do better than most "experts":
Team that you think will do worse than most "experts":

MVP:
Left field MVP Prediction: I always feel everyone is going to have the same 3 or 4 people here. Add a left field option that may not win it, but will do better than expected in the voting.
DPOY:
ROY:
6th man:
Most Improved:
Coach of the Year:

Weird Prediction:
Headline you would like to see:
Games Simmons plays for Net this year:
Will a star be traded this season? And who:
How many teams will tank this year:
Who has more wins, Lakers or Knicks:
 

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NBA Champions: LAC
Finals Match-up: LAC vs 76ers
WC Finals Match-up: Warriors vs LAC
EC Finals Match-up: Nets v 76ers

East Teams in order
Bucks
76ers
Boston
Nets
Miami
Cleveland
Atlanta
Toronto
Bulls
Charlotte
NY
Wizards
Indy
Detroit
Orlando


West Teams in order

Denver
LAC
Suns
GSW
Memphis
Dallas
Pelicans
Wolves
Portland
Lakers
Kings
Houston
Spurs
OKC
Utah

Team with least amount of wins: Orlando
Team with the most wins: Denver
Team that you think will do better than most "experts": Denver/Nets
Team that you think will do worse than most "experts": None really. Maybe Wiz/Portland

MVP: Giannis
Left field MVP Prediction: Harden
DPOY: Giannis
ROY: Paolo
6th man: Herro
Most Improved: Brunson
Coach of the Year: Malone

Weird Prediction: Nets actually go well
Headline you would like to see: Klay back to his best
Games Simmons plays for Nets this year: 60
Will a star be traded this season? And who: Is Westbrook a star?
How many teams will tank this year: Indy, OKC, Spurs and Utah are going to set records for "DNP - Slept funny"
Who has more wins, Lakers or Knicks: Lakers
 
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You have the lakers making the finals?

lol. Cut and pasted last years and didn't change the top section. Changed now.

My top 4 last year... 1 missed playoffs, 2 out in 4 or 5 games in first round. 4th out in 2nd round. So, basically nailed it last year.
 

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EAST:
1 - Milwaukee Bucks
2 - Boston Celtics
3 - Philly 76ers
4 - Brooklyn Nets
5 - Cleveland Cavaliers
6 - Miami Heat
7 - Toronto Raptors
8 - Atlanta Hawks

9 - Chicago Bulls
10 - New York Knicks
11- Washington Wizards
12 - Charlotte Hornets
13 - Detroit Pistons
14 - Indiana Pacers
15 - Orlando Magic

WEST:
1 - Golden State Warriors
2 - Denver Nuggets
3 - Phoenix Suns
4 - Minnesota Timberwolves
5 - Memphis Grizzlies
6 - LA Clippers
7 - Dallas Mavericks
8 - New Orleans Pelicans

9 - Portland Trailblazers
10 - LA Lakers
11 - Sacramento Kings
12 - Oklahoma City Thunder
13 - Houston Rockets
14 - San Antonio Spurs
15 - Utah Jazz


NBA Champions: Warriors
Finals Match-up: Warriors vs Philly
WC Finals Match-up: Warriors vs Nuggets
EC Finals Match-up: Bucks vs Philly


Team with least amount of wins: Utah Jazz
Team with the most wins: Milwaukee Bucks
Team that you think will do better than most "experts": OKC
Team that you think will do worse than most "experts": Mavericks

MVP: Giannis
Left field MVP Prediction: Garland
DPOY: Gobert
ROY: Keegan Murray
6th man: Kevin love (Herro to start)
Most Improved: PJ Washington
Coach of the Year: Malone

Weird Prediction: OKC dont finish bottom 4
Headline you would like to see: Evan Mobley selected in All star team
Games Simmons plays for Net this year: 50
Will a star be traded this season? And who: Yes, Beal.
How many teams will tank this year: 8
Who has more wins, Lakers or Knicks: Knicks
 

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NBA Champions: Bucks
Finals Match-up: Bucks vs Clippers
WC Finals Match-up: Clippers vs Warriors
EC Finals Match-up: Bucks vs 76ers

East Teams in order:
1 - Bucks
2 - 76ers
3- Heat
4 - Celtics
5 - Hawks
6 - Nets
7 - Cavs
8 - Bulls

9 - Raptors
10 - Knicks
11 - Hornets
12 - Pistons
13 - Wizards
14 - Magic
15 - Pacers

West Teams in order:
1 - Clippers
2 - Warriors
3 - Nuggets
4 - Suns
5 - Grizzlies
6 - Wolves
7 - Mavs
8 - Lakers

9 - Pelicans
10 - Kings
11 - Rockets
12 - Blazers
13 - Jazz
14 - Thunder
15 - Spurs

Team with least amount of wins: Spurs
Team with the most wins: Bucks
Team that you think will do better than most "experts": Hawks
Team that you think will do worse than most "experts": Mavs

MVP: Doncic
Left field MVP Prediction: Morant
DPOY: Gobert
ROY: Jabari Smith
6th man: Brogdon
Most Improved: Zion
Coach of the Year: Budenholzer

Weird Prediction: Anthony Davis plays over 60 regular season games.
Headline you would like to see: Rockets land number one pick for 2023 NBA Draft.
Games Simmons plays for Nets this year: 68
Will a star be traded this season? And who: Does Randle count as a star?
How many teams will tank this year: Spurs, Thunder, Jazz, Pacers, Magic, Wizards & Blazers
Who has more wins, Lakers or Knicks: Lakers
 

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Not sure the 7th seed will have the MVP.
 

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NBA Champions: Bucks
Finals Match-up: Warriors v Bucks
WC Finals Match-up: Pelicans v Warriors
EC Finals Match-up: Bucks v Cavaliers

East Teams in order
1 - Bucks
2 - 76ers
3 - Cavaliers
4 - Heat
5 - Celtics
6 - Hawks
7 - Nets
8 - Raptors

9 - Wizards
10 - Bulls
11 - Pistons
12 - Pacers
13 - Knicks
14 - Magic
15 - Hornets

West Teams in order
1 - Pelicans
2 - Timberwolves
3 - Warriors
4 - Nuggets
5 - Clippers
6 - Grizzlies
7 - Mavericks
8 - Trail Blazers

9 - Kings
10 - Suns
11 - Lakers
12 - Rockets
13 - Thunder
14 - Jazz
15 - Spurs


Team with least amount of wins: Spurs
Team with the most wins: Pelicans
Team that you think will do better than most "experts": Pelicans
Team that you think will do worse than most "experts": Suns

MVP: Luka Doncic
Left field MVP Prediction: Zion Williamson
DPOY: Evan Mobley
ROY: Jaden Ivey
6th man: Malcolm Brogdon
Most Improved: Jaden McDaniels
Coach of the Year: Willie Green

Weird Prediction: Suns will never be above .500, 10th seed East team will be a 5 win better team than 10th seed West team.
Headline you would like to see: Zion plays 70+ games, Lakers and Knicks fail.
Games Simmons plays for Nets this year: 50
Will a star be traded this season? And who: Turner, Hield, Randle, Clarkson, Gordon, Bogdanovic (DET) (Borderline stars w/e)
How many teams will tank this year: Every under 500 team after All Star Break lmao
Who has more wins, Lakers or Knicks: Lakers
 

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NBA Champions:
Finals Match-up:
WC Finals Match-up:
EC Finals Match-up:

East Teams in order

West Teams in order


Team with least amount of wins:
Team with the most wins:
Team that you think will do better than most "experts":
Team that you think will do worse than most "experts":

MVP:
Left field MVP Prediction: I always feel everyone is going to have the same 3 or 4 people here. Add a left field option that may not win it, but will do better than expected in the voting.
DPOY:
ROY:
6th man:
Most Improved:
Coach of the Year:

Weird Prediction:
Headline you would like to see:
Games Simmons plays for Net this year:
Will a star be traded this season? And who:
How many teams will tank this year:
Who has more wins, Lakers or Knicks:

Champs: Clippers
Finals: Clippers v 76ers
West Finals: Clippers v Warriors
East Finals: 76ers v Bucks
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East.
1. 76ers
2. Bucks
3. Cavaliers
4. Celtics
5. Heat
6. Nets

7. Raptors
8. Hawks
9. Bulls
10. Knicks

11. Magic
12. Wizards
13. Pistons
14. Hornets
15. Pacers

West.
1. Clippers
2. Warriors
3. Nuggets
4. Mavericks
5. Suns
6. Grizzlies

7. Pelicans
8. Timberwolves
9. Kings
10. Lakers

11. Trail Blazers
12. Rockets
13. Jazz
14. Thunder
15. Spurs
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Least Wins: Spurs
Most Wins : 76ers
Underrated team: Magic
Overrated team: Hawks
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MVP: Joel Embiid
Left Field MVP: Paul George
DPOY: Evan Mobley
ROY: Keegan Murray
6th Man: Norman Powell
MIP: Evan Mobley
COTY: Ty Lue
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Weird prediction: Ben Simmons will average 2 three point attempts per game.

Headline you like to see: LeBron passing Kareem's scoring record

Simmons games: 70

Star trade: is Gordon Hayward a star? A contending team or the Lakers will trade for him.

How many tanks: Spurs, Thunder, Jazz, Pacers, Rockets, Wizards, Hornets, Pistons

Lakers or Knicks?: Lakers
 
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1-Clippers
2-Nugs
3-Warriors
4-Suns
5-Wolves
6-Pelicans
7-Grizz
8-Dallas
9-Portland
10-Lakers
11-Suckumento Kings
12-15, Will probably cop fines for taking,

1-Bucks
2-Philly
3-Brooklyn
4-Miami
5-Cleveland
6-Celtics
7-Toronto
8-Hawks
9-Detroit
10-Wizards
12-15, Same

Also, Any of those 3-10 teams start off at a 30/40% win record and own their pick will shut it down hard.

Least wins-Spurs
Most-Clips
Under-rated Detroit
Over-rated, Charlotte? They will be bad
MVP-Paul George
Left Field-Jalen Brown
DPOY-Embiid
Rookie-Murray
MIP-Jaden McDaniels (Get on it)
COY-Budz
Champions-Bucks


Most likely to drop and I'm uncomfortable with
East-Miami
West-Suns

Hot takes
-Charlotte bottom 3 of the east
-Trade Deadline for teams 10-14th will be time to feast New Orleans. They'll swoop in and grab something a firesale from Chicago
 

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NBA Champions: Clippers
Finals Match-up: Clippers vs Bucks
WC Finals Match-up: Warriors vs Clippers
EC Finals Match-up: Bucks v Boston

East:
Bucks
Boston
76ers
Nets
Miami
Cleveland
-
Atlanta
Chicago
Toronto
Charlotte
-
NY
Wizards
Orlando
Detroit
Pacers

West:
GSW
LAC
Suns
Denver
Dallas
TWolves
-
Lakers
Pelicans
Grizz
Portland
-
Kings
Houston
Utah
OKC
Spurs

Team with least amount of wins: Spurs
Team with the most wins: Milwaukee
Team that you think will do better than most "experts": Brooklyn/Clippers
Team that you think will do worse than most "experts": Memphis

MVP: Giannis
Left field MVP Prediction: Kawhi
DPOY: Giannis/Kawhi
ROY: Paolo
6th man: Reggie Jackson
Most Improved: Garland
Coach of the Year: Bud

Weird Prediction: Nets actually go well
Headline you would like to see: Injury-free playoffs
Games Simmons plays for Nets this year: 60
Will a star be traded this season? And who: None
How many teams will tank this year: OKC, Spurs, Utah, Houston, Pacers, Magic, Pistons
Who has more wins, Lakers or Knicks: Lakers
 

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NBA Champions: 76ers
Finals Match-up: 76ers vs the Nuggets
WC Finals Match-up: Nuggets vs the Warriors
EC Finals Match-up: 76ers vs the Bucks

East Teams in order

1. Bucks
2. 76ers
3. Celtics
4. Heat
5. Raptors
6. Nets
7. Cavaliers
8. Hawks
9. Knicks
10. Bulls

West Teams in order

1. Nuggets
2. Warriors
3. Suns
4. Mavericks
5. Clippers
6. The Timberwolves
7. Pelicans
8. Kings
9. Portland
10. Spurs
11. Lakers


Team with least amount of wins: Utah
Team with the most wins: Bucks
Team that you think will do better than most "experts": Kings
Team that you think will do worse than most "experts": Bulls

MVP: Jöel Embiid
Left field MVP Prediction: I always feel everyone is going to have the same 3 or 4 people here. Add a left field option that may not win it, but will do better than expected in the voting. Kevin Durant
DPOY: Jared Jackson
ROY: Smith
6th man: Westbrook
Most Improved: ???
Coach of the Year: the celtics one

Weird Prediction: AD injury free for the first half of the season
Headline you would like to see: Westbrook traded.
Games Simmons plays for Net this year: all of them
Will a star be traded this season? And who: Conley Jr
How many teams will tank this year: at least 5
Who has more wins, Lakers or Knicks: Knicks
 

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NBA Champions: 76ers
Finals Match-up: 76ers/Nuggets
WC Finals Match-up: Nuggets/Warriors
EC Finals Match-up: 76ers/Bucks

East Teams in order
1. Bucks
2. 76ers
3. Celtics
4. Nets
5. Raptors
6. Heat
7. Cavaliers
8. Hawks
9. Knicks
10. Bulls
11.Wizards
12.Pistons
13. Magic
14. Pacers
15. Hornets

West Teams in order

1. Nuggets
2. Warriors
3. Suns
4. Clippers
5. Grizzlies
6. Wolves
7. Pelicans
8. Mavericks
9. Kings
10. Lakers
11. Blazers
12. Rockets
13. Thunder
14. Jazz
15 Spurs

Team with least amount of wins: Spurs
Team with the most wins: Nuggets
Team that you think will do better than most "experts": Kings
Team that you think will do worse than most "experts": Blazers

MVP: Giannis
Left field MVP Prediction: I always feel everyone is going to have the same 3 or 4 people here. Add a left field option that may not win it, but will do better than expected in the voting. Edwards
DPOY: Gobert
ROY: Paolo (Murray will go close)
6th man: Poole
Most Improved: Edwards (Barrett close)
Coach of the Year: Malone

Weird Prediction: Kyrie isn't the biggest distraction on his team for once
Headline you would like to see: Luka wins first MVP
Games Simmons plays for Net this year: 60
Will a star be traded this season? And who: Yes -
How many teams will tank this year: 6 with a couple more giving up late and joining the race
Who has more wins, Lakers or Knicks: Lakers
 
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NBA Champions: Clippers
Finals Match-up: Clippers v Bucks
WC Finals Match-up: Clippers v Golden State
EC Finals Match-up: Bucks V Celtics

East Teams in order
1. Bucks
2. Nets
3. Celtics
4. Heat
5. 76ers
6. Cavaliers
7. Raptors
8. Bulls
9. Hawks
10. Knicks
11. Pistons
12. Hornets
13. Magic
14. Wizards
15. Pacers

West Teams in order

1. Clippers
2. Warriors
3. Nuggets
4. Suns
5. Mavericks
6. Grizzlies
7. Wolves
8. Pelicans
9. Lakers
10. Blazers
11. Kings
12. Rockets
13. Thunder
14. Jazz
15 Spurs


Team with least amount of wins: Spurs
Team with the most wins: Bucks
Team that you think will do better than most "experts": Nets
Team that you think will do worse than most "experts": Pacers

MVP: Luka
Left field MVP Prediction: JA
DPOY: Robert Williams
ROY: Benedict Mathurin
6th man: Alex Caruso
Most Improved: Devin Vessel
Coach of the Year: Tyrone Lue

Weird Prediction:
Headline you would like to see: Clippers dont lose many games to injury
Games Simmons plays for Net this year: 70
Will a star be traded this season? And who: Not a star(as far as playing ability goes these days) but Russ will be moved
How many teams will tank this year: 6
Who has more wins, Lakers or Knicks: Lakers
 

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NBA Champions: Nuggets
Finals Match-up: Nuggets v Celtics
WC Finals Match-up: Nuggets v Suns
EC Finals Match-up: Celtics V Bucks

East Teams in order
1. Celtics
2. Bucks
3. 76ers
4. Heat
5. Nets
6. Cavaliers
7. Hawks
8. Bulls
9. Raptors
10. Knicks
11. Wizards
12. Pistons
13. Magic
14. Hornets
15. Pacers

West Teams in order

1. Nuggets
2. Warriors
3. Clippers
4. Suns
5. Mavericks
6. Wolves
7. Grizzlies
8. Pelicans
9. Kings
10. Lakers
11. Trailblazers
12. Rockets
13. Thunder
14. Spurs
15 Jazz


Team with least amount of wins: Pacers
Team with the most wins: Nuggets
Team that you think will do better than most "experts": Nets
Team that you think will do worse than most "experts": Lakers

MVP: Embiid
Left field MVP Prediction: Tatum
DPOY: Jarrett Allen
ROY: Paolo
6th man: Malcolm Brogden
Most Improved: Michael Porter Jnr
Coach of the Year: Michael Malone

Weird Prediction:
Headline you would like to see: Kyrie just plays and doesn’t talk.
Games Simmons plays for Net this year: 65
Will a star be traded this season? And who: Draymond Green
How many teams will tank this year: 6
Who has more wins, Lakers or Knicks: Knicks
 

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