Official 2017/18 NBA Prediction Thread

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by fidstar, Oct 14, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. fidstar

    fidstar Norm Smith Medallist

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    Time for some predictions...

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

    East Playoff Teams in order

    West Playoff Teams in order

    Team with worst record in the league:

    How many wins for the Warriors?
    How many wins for the Bulls?
    No of games for Bogut?


    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:
     
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  2. fidstar

    fidstar Norm Smith Medallist

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    NBA Champions: Warriors
    Finals Match-up: Warriors v Cavs 4-2
    WC Finals Match-up: Warriors v Houston 4-2
    EC Finals Match-up: Cavs v Boston 4-1

    East Playoff Teams in order
    Boston
    Cavs
    Bucks
    Washington
    Rapters
    Hornets
    Heat
    76ers

    West Playoff Teams in order
    Warriors
    OKC
    Houston
    SA
    Denver
    Blazers
    Clippers
    Wolves


    Team with worst record in the league: Bulls

    How many wins for the Warriors? 65
    How many wins for the Bulls? 14
    No of games for Bogut? 50


    MVP: LeBron
    Left field MVP Prediction: Irving
    DPOY: Green
    ROY: Simmons
    6th man: No idea
    Most Improved: No idea
    Coach of the Year: Stevens

    Weird Prediction: jod23 admits that LeBron guy is pretty good.
    Headline you would like to see: Playoff seeding no longer East and West.

    Man picking the West was hard!
     
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  3. vanders

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    NBA Champions: Warriors
    Finals Match-up: Warriors V Celtics
    WC Finals Match-up: Warriors V Rockets
    EC Finals Match-up: Cavs V Celtics

    East Playoff Teams in order
    Celtics
    Cavs
    Raptors
    Bucks
    Wizards
    Hornets
    76ers
    Pistons



    West Playoff Teams in order
    Rockets
    Warriors
    Spurs
    Thunder
    T-Wolves
    Blazers
    Clippers
    Pelicans


    Team with worst record in the league: Knicks

    How many wins for the Warriors? 65
    How many wins for the Bulls? 39
    No of games for Bogut? 35


    MVP: Harden
    Left field MVP Prediction: Blake Griffin
    DPOY: Kawhi
    ROY: Monk
    6th man: Eric Gordon
    Most Improved: Jeremy Lamb
    Coach of the Year: D’Antoni

    Weird Prediction: Games will be postponed or moved coz of a natural disaster
    Headline you would like to see: Harden suspended for flopping
     
  4. Upgrayedd

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    ime for some predictions...

    NBA Champions: Warriors
    Finals Match-up: Warriors V Cleveland
    WC Finals Match-up: Warriors V Rockets
    EC Finals Match-up: Cleveland V Boston

    East Playoff Teams in order
    Cleveland
    Boston
    Wizards
    Bucks
    Hornets
    Raptors
    76ers
    Heat

    West Playoff Teams in order
    Warriors
    Rockets
    Spurs
    OKC
    Minnesota
    Nuggets
    Clippers

    Team with worst record in the league: Bulls

    How many wins for the Warriors? 68
    How many wins for the Bulls? 22
    No of games for Bogut? 34


    MVP: Giannis
    Left field MVP Prediction: Karl Anthony Towns
    DPOY: Gobert
    ROY: Ben Simmons
    6th man: D Rose
    Most Improved:Jusuf Nurkic
    Coach of the Year: Steve Kerr
     
  5. largebus

    largebus Club Legend

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    NBA Champions: Houston
    Finals Match-up: Houston vs Washington 4-0
    WC Finals Match-up: Houston vs Golden State 4-3
    EC Finals Match-up: Boston vs Washington 3-4
    (See below for why)

    East Playoff Teams in order
    Boston
    Cleveland
    Washington
    Toronto
    Milwaukee
    Philadelphia
    Miami
    Detroit


    West Playoff Teams in order
    Golden State
    Houston
    San Antonio
    Oklahoma City
    Minnesota
    Denver
    Portland
    LA Clippers

    Team with worst record in the league: Indiana, 18-64

    How many wins for the Warriors? 64
    How many wins for the Bulls? 24
    No of games for Bogut? 10 before he gets injured and waived


    MVP: Kevin Durant
    Left field MVP Prediction: John Wall
    DPOY: Rudy Gobert
    ROY: Ben Simmons
    6th man: Derrick Rose
    Most Improved: Karl-Anthony Towns
    Coach of the Year: Scott Brooks

    Weird Prediction: KD and LBJ suffer freak injuries in early May and miss the finals (I don't HOPE that happens)
    Headline you would like to see: Warriors/Cavs don't win
     
  6. jdz101

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    NBA Champions: Golden State

    Finals Match-up: Golden State vs Cleveland

    WC Finals Match-up: Golden State vs Oklahoma City

    EC Finals Match-up: Cleveland vs Boston

    East Playoff Teams in order:
    Boston
    Cleveland
    Toronto
    Washington
    Don't really care about the rest of the 8 teams as far as playoff impact is concerned

    West Playoff Teams in order:
    Golden State
    Houston
    Oklahoma
    San Antonio
    Again, the rest just making up the numbers.

    Team with worst record in the league:
    Knicks

    How many wins for the Warriors?
    60 games

    How many wins for the Bulls?
    23 games

    No of games for Bogut?
    10 games before some odd broken bone

    MVP: Steph Curry

    Left field MVP Prediction: Kyrie Irving - Brad Stevens has a habit of making skillful point guards look very good in his system.

    DPOY: Rudy Gobert - Defensive impact is immense.

    ROY: Dennis Smith

    6th man: eh, bit of a tough one to predict so early

    Most Improved: Terry Rozier

    Coach of the Year: Mike D'Antoni

    Weird Prediction: The lakers and the sixers won't hit their Vegas predicted win totals of 33 wins and 40 wins respectively.
     
  7. jod23

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    NBA Champions: Golden State Warriors
    Finals Match-up: Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers
    WC Finals Match-up: Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets
    EC Finals Match-up: Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

    East Playoff Teams in order

    1 - Cleveland
    2 - Boston
    3 - Toronto
    4 - Milwaukee
    5 - Washington
    6 - Charlotte
    7 - Miami
    8 - Philadelphia


    West Playoff Teams in order

    1 - Golden State
    2 - Houston
    3 - OKC
    4 - San Antonio
    5 - Portland
    6 - Minnesota
    7 - Denver
    8 - LAC


    Team with worst record in the league: Sacramento Kings

    How many wins for the Warriors? 66
    How many wins for the Bulls? 25
    No of games for Bogut? 22


    MVP: Kawhi Leonard
    Left field MVP Prediction: Greek Freak
    DPOY: Green
    ROY: Ben Simmons
    6th man: Derrick Rose
    Most Improved: ????
    Coach of the Year: Stevens

    Weird Prediction: fidstar admits defeat that LBJ will never eclipse MJ.
    Headline you would like to see: Minnesota v Milwaukee NBA Finals because the NBA needs a change!!
     
  8. Santoz

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    NBA Champions: OKC
    Finals Match-up: OKC vs Boston
    WC Finals Match-up: OKC vs Golden State
    EC Finals Match-up: Cleveland vs Boston

    East Playoff Teams in order


    1 - Cleveland
    2 - Boston
    3 - Washington
    4 - Milwaukee
    5 - Toronto
    6 - Miami
    7 - Philadelphia
    8 - Orlando

    West Playoff Teams in order

    1 - OKC
    2 - Golden State
    3 - Houston
    4 - Minnesota
    5 - Portland
    6 - San Antonio
    7 - Denver
    8 - New Orleans

    Team with worst record in the league: Chicago
    How many wins for the Warriors? 58
    How many wins for the Bulls? 21
    No of games for Bogut? 40


    MVP: Russell Westbrook
    Left field MVP Prediction: KAT
    DPOY: Draymond Green
    ROY: Ben Simmons
    6th man: James Johnson
    Most Improved: Dennis Schroder
    Coach of the Year: Tom Thib

    Weird Prediction: Spurs sack Pop to arrest the drop.
    Headline you would like to see: Doug McDermott averages 20ppg till All Star Break.
     
  9. fidstar

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    Man, the Rockets are in for a big season!
     
  10. gcsunsfc

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    NBA Champions: GsW
    Finals Match-up: Gsw vs cavs
    WC Finals Match-up: Houston vs gsw
    EC Finals Match-up: Cavs vs Boston

    East Playoff Teams in order


    1 - Cleveland
    2 - Boston
    3 - Washington
    4 - Toronto
    5 - Milwaukee
    6 - Miami
    7 - Hornets
    8 - Philly

    West Playoff Teams in order

    1 - Gsw
    2 - Houston
    3 - San Antonio
    4 - Okc
    5 - Denver
    6 - Minny
    7 - Clippers
    8 - Portland

    Team with worst record in the league: Chicago
    How many wins for the Warriors? 69
    How many wins for the Bulls? 23
    No of games for Bogut? 51


    MVP: Durante
    Left field MVP Prediction: Wall
    DPOY: Gobert
    ROY: Ben Simmons
    6th man: Zach Randolph
    Most Improved: Aaron Gordon
    Coach of the Year: Brad Stevens

    Weird Prediction:

    Dirk to sustain a serious injury early in the year with his final game being away at charlotte with no farewell tour possible.

    Headline you would like to see:

    Thon maker one of 4 players to average a double double
     
  11. NeutralFan

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    NBA Champions: Golden State
    Finals Match-up: Golden State vs Boston
    WC Finals Match-up: Golden State vs Oklahoma City
    EC Finals Match-up: Boston vs Washington

    East Playoff Teams in order
    1. Boston
    2. Cleveland
    3. Washington
    4. Milwaukee
    5. Toronto
    6. Charlotte
    7. Philadelphia
    8. Miami

    West Playoff Teams in order
    1. Golden State
    2. Houston
    3. Oklahoma City
    4. Minnesota
    5. LA Clippers
    6. San Antonio
    7. Utah
    8. New Orleans

    Team with worst record in the league: Phoenix

    How many wins for the Warriors? 70
    How many wins for the Bulls? 22
    No of games for Bogut? 41


    MVP: James Harden
    Left field MVP Prediction: DeMarcus Cousins
    DPOY: Rudy Gobert
    ROY: Donovan Mitchell
    6th man: Cody Zeller
    Most Improved: Rudy Gobert
    Coach of the Year: Brad Stevens

    Weird Prediction: Embiid plays 75+ games
    Headline you would like to see: LeGone to LA/Adam Silver confirms disposing of conferences by 2020
     

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  12. Drummer_19

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    NBA Champions: Warriors
    Finals Match-up: Warriors v Cavs
    WC Finals Match-up: Warriors v Houston
    EC Finals Match-up: Celtics v Cavs

    East Playoff Teams in order
    Celtics
    Cavs
    Raptors
    Wizards
    Bucks
    Sixers
    Heat
    Hornets


    West Playoff Teams in order
    Warriors
    Rockets
    Spurs
    Nuggets
    Thunder
    Portland
    Clippers
    Jazz


    Team with worst record in the league: Chicago
    How many wins for the Warriors? 66
    How many wins for the Bulls? 23
    No of games for Bogut? 48


    MVP: James Harden
    Left field MVP Prediction: Joel Embiid
    DPOY: Gobert
    ROY: Ben Simmons
    6th man: Dario Saric
    Most Improved: Myles Turner
    Coach of the Year: Steve Kerr
     
  13. Hoggy

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    NBA Champions: Warriors
    Finals Match-up: Wizards
    WC Finals Match-up: Thunder
    EC Finals Match-up: Cavs

    East Playoff Teams in order
    Cavs
    Wizards
    Celtics
    Bucks
    Raptors
    76ers
    Heat
    Hawks

    West Playoff Teams in order
    Warriors
    Thunder
    Rockets
    Spurs
    Grizzlies
    Nuggets
    Jazz
    Pelicans

    Team with worst record in the league: Suns

    How many wins for the Warriors? 74
    How many wins for the Bulls? 27
    No of games for Bogut? 43


    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. Wall
    DPOY: Green
    ROY: Simmons
    6th man: McGee
    Most Improved: Jokic
    Coach of the Year: Kerr

    Weird Prediction:
    Headline you would like to see: no clean sweeps
     
  14. Uncle_Leo

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    NBA Champions: Warriors
    Finals Match-up: Warriors vs Celtics 4-1
    WC Finals Match-up: Warriors vs Thunder 4-2
    EC Finals Match-up: Celtics vs Cabs 4-3


    East Playoff Teams in order
    Boston
    Cleveland
    Washington
    Toronto
    Philadelphia
    Minnesota
    Charlotte
    Detroit


    West Playoff Teams in order
    Golden State
    Oklahoma City
    San Antonio
    Houston
    Minnesota
    LA Clippers
    Portland
    Memphis

    Team with worst record in the league: Bulls

    How many wins for the Warriors? 66
    How many wins for the Bulls? 16
    No of games for Bogut? 62


    MVP: Steph Curry
    Left field MVP Prediction: Carmello Anthony
    DPOY: Rudy Gobert
    ROY: Lonzo Ball
    6th man: Derrick Rose
    Most Improved: Karl-Anthony Towns
    Coach of the Year: Steve Kerr

    Weird Prediction: Clippers trade both Rivers
    Headline you would like to see: Griffin wins MVP
     
  15. SayerTheCreator

    SayerTheCreator All Australian

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    NBA Champions: Warriors
    Finals Match-up: Celtics v Warriors 4-2
    WC Finals Match-up: Warriors v Rockets 4-1
    EC Finals Match-up: Celtics v Cavs 4-3

    East Playoff Teams in order

    Celtics
    Cavs
    Wizards
    Bucks
    Raptors
    Hornets
    Sixers
    Pacers

    West Playoff Teams in order

    GSW
    Rockets
    Spurs
    OKC
    Grizzlies
    Pelicans
    Clippers
    Wolves


    Team with worst record in the league: Brooklyn

    How many wins for the Warriors? 70
    How many wins for the Bulls? 32
    No of games for Bogut? 17


    MVP: Russ
    Left field MVP Prediction: Wiggins
    DPOY: Kawhi
    ROY: Ball
    6th man: D Rose
    Most Improved: Embiid
    Coach of the Year: Steve Kerr

    Weird Prediction: Sixers to go on a late season hot streak of 12 straight wins
    Headline you would like to see: Warriors reject LeBron's trade request
     
  16. stewie griffen

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    Champions: Warriors
    Finals Match-up: Warriors v Cavs 4-0
    WC Finals Match-up: Warriors v Houston 4-2
    EC Finals Match-up: Cavs v Boston 4-2

    East Playoff Teams in order
    Cavs
    Raps
    Boston
    Wiz
    Hornets
    Sixers
    Heat

    West Playoff Teams in order
    Warriors
    Houston
    Okc
    SA
    Portland
    Denver
    Clippers
    Wolves


    Team with worst record in the league: Bulls

    How many wins for the Warriors? 70
    How many wins for the Bulls? 17
    No of games for Bogut? 34


    MVP: giannis
    Left field MVP Prediction: priceys mum... ok Jimmy butler
    DPOY: gobert
    ROY: DSJ
    6th man:
    Most Improved: Doug McDermott loooooool. Tim hardaway jr
    Coach of the Year: snyder

    Weird Prediction: Kyrie Irving pronounces the moon is actually made of cheese

    Headline you would like to see: Ainge advised of sexually harassing James Dolans bands bass players pet hamster
     
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  17. fidstar

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    The East is bad, but they are still going to let 8 teams into the playoffs this year.
     
  18. stewie griffen

    stewie griffen TheBrownDog

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    Detroit

    All the crap in that post and that's what u pick on
     
  19. Shifty1

    Shifty1 Team Captain

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    NBA Champions: Warriors
    Finals Match-up: Warriors vs. Cavs 4-2
    WC Finals Match-up: Warriors vs. Spurs 4-1 (Only if Leonard is there)
    EC Finals Match-up: Cavs vs. Wizards 4-2

    East Playoff Teams in order
    Celtics
    Cavs

    Bucks
    Wizards

    Raptors
    Heat
    76ers
    Hornets


    West Playoff Teams in order
    Warriors
    Spurs
    Rockets
    Thunder
    Jazz
    Nuggets
    Minnesota
    Blazers


    Team with worst record in the league: Lakers

    How many wins for the Warriors? 68
    How many wins for the Bulls? 24
    No of games for Bogut? 47

    MVP: Kawhi Leonard (but should be LeBron James)
    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. Rudy Gobert
    DPOY: Giannis Antetokounmpo
    ROY: Dennis Smith Jr
    6th man: Dario Saric
    Most Improved: Nikola Jokic
    Coach of the Year: Gregg Popovich

    Weird Prediction: DNA testing confirms Markieff and Marcus Morris have different fathers who are long lost identical twins.
    Headline you would like to see: Simmons, Mills, Baynes, Bogut, Ingles and Exum join Bucks to form Aussie superteam!
     
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  20. Look2Me4Guidance

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    Champions: Warriors
    Finals Match-up: Warriors v Wiz 4-0
    WC Finals Match-up: Warriors v Houston 4-2
    EC Finals Match-up: Wiz v Boston 4-3

    East Playoff Teams in order
    Celts
    Wiz
    Cavs
    Bucks
    Hornets
    Raps
    Pistons

    West Playoff Teams in order
    Warriors
    Houston
    Okc
    SA
    Denver
    Jazz
    Clippers
    Portland


    Team with worst record in the league: Bulls

    How many wins for the Warriors? 71
    How many wins for the Bulls? 19
    No of games for Bogut? 40


    MVP:John Wall
    Left field MVP Prediction: Kemba
    DPOY: Gobert
    ROY: Josh Jackson
    6th man: Jae Crowder
    Most Improved: Myles Turner
    Coach of the Year: Brooks

    Weird Prediction: No bandwagon posters at Finals time

    Headline you would like to see: Sarver opens wallet and eaten by giant moth
     
  21. nahnah

    nahnah Brownlow Medallist

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    should be an exciting season, cant wait
     
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  22. Look2Me4Guidance

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    So open. Anyone can beat anyone
     
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  23. peternorth

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    NBA Champions: The Golden State Warriors
    Finals Match-up: Cleveland Cavs (4-3)
    WC Finals Match-up: Golden State Ws vs Houston Rockets
    EC Finals Match-up: Cleveland vs

    East Playoff Teams in order

    1. Cavs
    2. Wizards
    3. Celtics
    4. Bucks
    5. Raptors
    6. Heat
    7. Pistons
    8. Seventy Sixers

    (the last few spots were painstakingly hard to make)

    West Playoff Teams in order

    1. Warriors
    2. Rockets
    3. Spurs
    4. Thunder
    5. Wolfies
    6. Jazz
    7. Nuggets (IF they get a PG)
    8. Lakers/Clippers

    Team with worst record in the league:

    Nets (Bulls challenging them)

    How many wins for the Warriors? 69
    How many wins for the Bulls? 44
    No of games for Bogut? 39


    MVP: Durant
    Left field MVP Prediction: Embiid
    DPOY: Golbert
    ROY: Dennis Smith Jr
    6th man: Crowder, Jay
    Most Improved: Embiid
    Coach of the Year: DAntoni

    Weird Prediction: Melo accepts bench role
    Headline you would like to see: LaVar boycotts media
     
  24. Langanis

    Langanis All Australian

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    Predictions for the opening night games?
    I've got Boston over cleveland.
    GSW over rockets.
     
  25. fidstar

    fidstar Norm Smith Medallist

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    Wat?!?!
     
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