2019/2020 Western Conference Projected Standings

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Re: 2019/2020 Western Conference Projected Standings 

Post#121 » by timO » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:50 pm

1. Clippers-60-22
2. Nuggets- 55-27
3. Rockets- 55-27
4. Jazz - 52-30
5. Lakers - 50-32
6. Blazers - 48-34
7. GSW 47-35
8. Pelicans - 42-40

Spurs 41-41
Sacto 39-43
Mavs 36-46
Minny 34-48
OKC 30-52
Suns 28-54
Grizz 22-60
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Re: 2019/2020 Western Conference Projected Standings 

Post#122 » by tsirigoj » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:55 pm

jason bourne wrote:
yoyoboy wrote:1. Nuggets - 57 wins
2. Jazz - 55 wins
3. Clippers - 54 wins
4. Warriors - 54 wins
5. Rockets - 52 wins
6. Blazers - 51 wins
7. Spurs - 48 wins
8. Lakers - 47 wins


This is well thought out. I figure the top 3 is fluid right now.

ETA: The Lakers are ranked low for a reason. LeBron needs two All-Stars in order to win a ship. He's like Magic Johnson, not someone who can carry the team to a ship with another All-Star. He's got one of the best, if not the best, in the NBA in AD. That's why they were waiting on Kawhi's decision. Now, somewhere towards the bottom of playoff ladder. They didn't make the POs last season.


Followed you all the way until that swipe against Magic (the player, not the executive)? Wtf?
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Re: 2019/2020 Western Conference Projected Standings 

Post#123 » by tv24lakers » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:05 pm

Dmagic wrote:
tv24lakers wrote:What is your prediction for the upcoming 2019/2020 Western Conference standings (top 8)? SlimShady83 posted a similar poll on the Lakers board, which I would like to extend out to other fan bases.

Following the Westbrook trade to the Rockets and barring any new significant player movement or injuries, here is my top 8:
1. Denver
2. Rockets
3. Clippers
4. Jazz
5. Portland
6. GSW
7. Lakers
8. Spurs

Allow me to clarify the ranking is not suggestive of where I feel the teams will fall in terms of playoff success.

REAlly? Lakers that low. Why. Are you stupid?
Rockets
Portland
Clippers
Lakers
Jazz
Denver
Spurs
Gsw


Haha! Challenging one's intelligence on this medium is not worth my time. For your benefit may I suggest you avoid cheapening remarks for fear of board penalties.

My rationale behind the seeding aligns to the fact that most players are new to the team in addition to the new coaching staff. Principally for those reasons and other contributing factors such as load management, I suspect the Lakers will have a less than stellar regular season run. & as I stipulated I feel this year in particular the regular season ranking has little to no bearing on playoff success.
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Re: 2019/2020 Western Conference Projected Standings 

Post#124 » by jason bourne » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:23 am

tsirigoj wrote:
jason bourne wrote:
yoyoboy wrote:1. Nuggets - 57 wins
2. Jazz - 55 wins
3. Clippers - 54 wins
4. Warriors - 54 wins
5. Rockets - 52 wins
6. Blazers - 51 wins
7. Spurs - 48 wins
8. Lakers - 47 wins


This is well thought out. I figure the top 3 is fluid right now.

ETA: The Lakers are ranked low for a reason. LeBron needs two All-Stars in order to win a ship. He's like Magic Johnson, not someone who can carry the team to a ship with another All-Star. He's got one of the best, if not the best, in the NBA in AD. That's why they were waiting on Kawhi's decision. Now, somewhere towards the bottom of playoff ladder. They didn't make the POs last season.


Followed you all the way until that swipe against Magic (the player, not the executive)? Wtf?


Magic was a great player like LeBron is a great player. No knock. I think he got a lot of favorable publicity, so people remember him greater than he was. I used to think Magic was the best PG of all-time, but eventually realized Oscar Robertson was greater than him.

It's just that Magic and LeBron can not without two other All-Stars. Johnson had problems with Paul Westhead and Westhead got fired. He went to the playoffs the year before. but lost to the Rockets. He won that year with Kareem and Jamaal Wilkes. The following year, he made All-NBA for the first time, and the Lakers made the Finals, but were swept by the Sixers. Wilkes got replaced by James Worthy. When did he win without two other All-Stars? It's the same with LeBron. Neither player can carry their team to a ship with just one other All-Star.
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