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ESPN's win projections for 2018

Discussion in 'NBA Basketball Forum' started by flyerhawk, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. shopson67

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    Vegas numbers, not mine. Regardless, East teams still have to play the West 30 times.
     



  2. bksballer89

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    I know. I wasn't getting at you.

    Full year of Blake and new coach (better coach). I will take that over.

    Did the West really get that better outside of the Lakers? Most of the teams remained the same. Last year there were 9 really good teams. Now there's 10.

    The top 10 in the East did not do that terrible vs the West last year. They were around .500 and top 3 all had a winning % over .600 vs the West
     
  3. flyerhawk

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    I would probably split the difference between the ESPN projections and Vegas and put the Celtics O/U at 55.
     
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    Think the Lakers are a playoff team this year. Lebron should be that good for the team. Not sure the Raptors do that well this yr. either.
     
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    That's certainly not unreasonable. If I were betting on that, I'd take the over... but so many factors could intervene... (injury being the most prominent)... that it's a bit of a coin flip either way.

    I'm upbeat on the C's, no doubt... but the #1 factor I'd highlight is anticipated growth from Tatum and Brown. That's what I'm banking on most of all.

    Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean these two will see big advances in their bottom line stat's... (because the C's now have more mouths to feed)... what I do mean is they will be that much better ball players regardless of overall stat's, and the most noticable outcome of this will be in the W/L column.
     
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    True, but its not like that roster is bare like the last time Lebron left. Hill, Smith, Love, and Thompson are all good players. Hood, Clarkson, and Nance will be better for them after having time to actually fit into their roles instead of being tossed into the fire on a team that had remade itself 3 times in one season. Then's there's Sexton. Unless Ty Lue is total dogshit, that should be good enough to get you over 30 wins.
     
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    I'll be honest... my initial reaction to ^this^ statement was to hold back a bit of a chuckle.

    I guess it depends on what we mean by "good." Love is certainly a player, but he is the only guy on the above list who would be considered an above average starter.

    The other guys... maybe they once were "good", maybe for certain periods in their career... but these are also guys who have checked out at various times in recent history. I'm not thrilled with any of them as a starter on my team.
    I personally do not have a ton of confidence in Ty Lue to raise the level of this team.
     
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    Lakers about right

     
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    I agree, they will win 41 wins.

    Plus another 10-12.
     
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    we can all see where LeBron's priorities now lay this upcoming season.
     
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    I thought you once said 'markets don't matter'
     
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    Is the season starting already?
     
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    Wiggy looks more and more like the jilted ex-girlfriend we all know him to be, with every post. It's hilarious.
     
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    I would have personally used the word 'pathetic'
     
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    Yeah.

    Opening night on 08/16/18
     
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    did he burn a LeClown jersey...?
     
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    Have you yet?
     
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    i'd have to BUY one first. imagine THAT ever happening...:D
     
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    Touche!