2019/2020 Western Conference Projected Standings

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2019/2020 Western Conference Projected Standings 

Post#1 » by tv24lakers » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:26 pm

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.
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Post#2 » by Forte IV » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:28 pm

I really think we're getting a separated by 1-5 games 1-8 again. A team like Utah could be anywhere from 1-7 depending.
If you want a good laugh, read this thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1765067
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Post#3 » by MoneyTalks41890 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:30 pm

Forte IV wrote:I really think we're getting a separated by 1-5 games 1-8 again. A team like Utah could be anywhere from 1-7 depending.


Agreed.

1. Denver
2. Rockets
3. Clippers
4. Jazz
5. Portland
6. GSW
7. Lakers

Taking from the OP, I could see any of the top 4 here being 1. And GS, POR, LAL could surprise and jump up here too. Going to be a bloodbath in the West. East is charmin soft again.
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Post#4 » by yoyoboy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:31 pm

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
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Post#5 » by Official » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:32 pm

Lakers 7th or 8th? No way that is happening.
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Post#6 » by Michael Jordan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:34 pm

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Post#7 » by ClipsFanSince98 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:46 pm

Regular season:

1. Nuggets 58 wins
2. Clippers 57 wins
3. Jazz 54 wins
4. Lakers 52 wins
5. Rockets 51 wins
6. Blazers. 50 wins
7. Spurs 48 wins
8. Warriors 48 wins

Most dangerous in the Playoffs:

1. Clippers
2. Lakers
3. Jazz
4. Rockets
5. Nuggets
6. Spurs
7. Warriors
8. Blazers


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Post#8 » by Cycloneon » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:48 pm

1. Spurs 75
2. Clippers 59
3. Nuggets 56
4. Jazz 55
5. Blazers 54
6. Warriors 53
7. Rockets 50
8. Lakers 49
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Post#9 » by -G- » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:50 pm

Everyone is going to be separated by 5 games.
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Post#10 » by facothomas22 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:53 pm

1. Clippers-62-20
2. Jazz- 59-23
3. Rockets- 57-25
4. Nuggets - 54-28
5. Golden State Warriors - 51-31
6. Trail Blazers - 50-32
7.Spurs - 49-33
8. Pelicans - 48-34

Fringe playoff teams that barely miss the playoffs

9.Mavericks - 47-35
10.Kings 45-37
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Post#11 » by scrabbarista » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:53 pm

I'm on board with the OP's rankings. I'd have to look closer before the season starts, but that looks about right. I see MoneyTalks agrees, too. Seems like we're building a consensus!
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Post#12 » by lambchop » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:55 pm

Official wrote:Lakers 7th or 8th? No way that is happening.

Lakers are essentially a veteran team. They will just try to make the POs and won't worry about seeding.
I think the clippers and healthy gsw are the teams most will want to avoid in the first round.
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Post#13 » by Official » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:59 pm

lambchop wrote:
Official wrote:Lakers 7th or 8th? No way that is happening.

Lakers are essentially a veteran team. They will just try to make the POs and won't worry about seeding.
I think the clippers and healthy gsw are the teams most will want to avoid in the first round.


They are no that old. 3 of 4 of their top players are under 30.
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Post#14 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:59 pm

This is silly.

538 has the Sixers as the best team in the league, Rox at #2, Lakers at #3. Clips were at #6.

The disrespect the Lakers get in this forum is abysmal. If you put them at 7th with the asterisk "I don't know what to expect," then THAT'S respectable. I haven't seen a single person do that.

My top 8:
1. Clippers
2. Blazers
3. Lakers
4. Warriors
5. Nuggets
6. Rockets
7. Jazz
8. Pelicans

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Post#15 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:01 pm

facothomas22 wrote:1. Clippers-62-20
2. Jazz- 59-23
3. Rockets- 57-25
4. Nuggets - 54-28
5. Golden State Warriors - 51-31
6. Trail Blazers - 50-32
7.Spurs - 49-33
8. Pelicans - 48-34

Fringe playoff teams that barely miss the playoffs

9.Mavericks - 4-35
10.Kings 45-37


The disrespect that you consistently show the Lakers makes your opinion lack any sort of weight in anything basketball related.
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Post#16 » by Warriorfan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:12 pm

It's a players league but chemistry usually takes time. We don't know if all the star movement will work.

I think Den and Port have the most continuity so will be on top.

Stars will be load managed to 60 games so this will go again't the teams that added free agents b since depth will be an issue.
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Post#17 » by facothomas22 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:33 pm

tsirigoj wrote:
facothomas22 wrote:1. Clippers-62-20
2. Jazz- 59-23
3. Rockets- 57-25
4. Nuggets - 54-28
5. Golden State Warriors - 51-31
6. Trail Blazers - 50-32
7.Spurs - 49-33
8. Pelicans - 48-34

Fringe playoff teams that barely miss the playoffs

9.Mavericks - 4-35
10.Kings 45-37


The disrespect that you consistently show the Lakers makes your opinion lack any sort of weight in anything basketball related.



How am I disrespecting the Lakers? There's several of reasons to believe that the Lakers may not even be a fringe playoff team,let alone a actual playoff team. Lebron James is turning 35 years old in December,the Lakers have a terrible bench,the Lakers filled in their roster with below average role players and scrubs,they also have a Head Coach in Frank Vogel, who wouldn't be a good coach on today's NBA,as we have seen when he was coaching the Orlando Magic.Not to mention that i also see a lot of Chemistry issues developing with this team.People ahve been really overrating the Lakers.I have seen many people believing that the Lakers will win 50+ games and making atleast to the 2nd round of the playoffs or even the Conference Finals.I see many being disappointed with the Lakers next season if that's what they expect. A almsot 35 year old Lebron James and Anthony Davis alone isn't enough for the Lakers to make the playoffs,especially in the Western Conference where there are atleast 9 good teams with a star player,good coaching,with good roster depth,etc
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Post#18 » by C3H6N6O6 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:43 pm

Warriorfan wrote:It's a players league but chemistry usually takes time. We don't know if all the star movement will work.

I think Den and Port have the most continuity so will be on top.

Stars will be load managed to 60 games so this will go again't the teams that added free agents b since depth will be an issue.

No Superstar will be load manged to 60 games other than Kawhi even if their team is doing really well.
I have no idea how this has become accepted by media and fans.
No Superstar other than Kawhi wants to play only 60 games out of 82.
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Re: 2019/2020 Western Conference Projected Standings 

Post#19 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:58 pm

facothomas22 wrote:
tsirigoj wrote:
facothomas22 wrote:1. Clippers-62-20
2. Jazz- 59-23
3. Rockets- 57-25
4. Nuggets - 54-28
5. Golden State Warriors - 51-31
6. Trail Blazers - 50-32
7.Spurs - 49-33
8. Pelicans - 48-34

Fringe playoff teams that barely miss the playoffs

9.Mavericks - 4-35
10.Kings 45-37


The disrespect that you consistently show the Lakers makes your opinion lack any sort of weight in anything basketball related.



How am I disrespecting the Lakers? There's several of reasons to believe that the Lakers may not even be a fringe playoff team,let alone a actual playoff team. Lebron James is turning 35 years old in December,the Lakers have a terrible bench,the Lakers filled in their roster with below average role players and scrubs,they also have a Head Coach in Frank Vogel, who wouldn't be a good coach on today's NBA,as we have seen when he was coaching the Orlando Magic.Not to mention that i also see a lot of Chemistry issues developing with this team.People ahve been really overrating the Lakers.I have seen many people believing that the Lakers will win 50+ games and making atleast to the 2nd round of the playoffs or even the Conference Finals.I see many being disappointed with the Lakers next season if that's what they expect. A almsot 35 year old Lebron James and Anthony Davis alone isn't enough for the Lakers to make the playoffs,especially in the Western Conference where there are atleast 9 good teams with a star player,good coaching,with good roster depth,etc


Where to begin.

Below average players? Jared Dudley was the veteran leader of the Nets, a playoff team, who is capable of playing good minutes. Either Kuzma or Cousins will be coming off the bench. Javale McGee is coming off the bench. Quin Cook who played very well for GS is coming off the bench. People say how much Avery Bradley sucked as a Grizzly. I promise you, one healthy off-season under his wing and playing next to two superstars, you'll see the 28 year old (still relatively young) playing elite defense again.

Jordan won ships when he was 38. I don't care that LeBron is 35.

Frank Vogel coached a team who's best player is Aaron Gordon? Do you remember what he did with the Pacers? They were a shot away from beating Lebron.

To put the Lakers at 11th seed is incredibly unintelligible. Go look at 538, a news site that uses statistics with all their predictions. They have the Lakers as third best team IN THE LEAGUE behind the Sixers and Rockets.

I also read your posts during the Kawhi saga. I admire how dedicated you are to your Laker hatred. If they are hoisting up a championship in June, I cant wait to hear your excuses or saying how they "didnt deserve it."
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Post#20 » by scrabbarista » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:53 pm

C3H6N6O6 wrote:
Warriorfan wrote:It's a players league but chemistry usually takes time. We don't know if all the star movement will work.

I think Den and Port have the most continuity so will be on top.

Stars will be load managed to 60 games so this will go again't the teams that added free agents b since depth will be an issue.

No Superstar will be load manged to 60 games other than Kawhi even if their team is doing really well.
I have no idea how this has become accepted by media and fans.
No Superstar other than Kawhi wants to play only 60 games out of 82.


I think some teams (DEN, HOU, LAC...) might go extra hard for the 1 seed. Either that or the top 2 seeds. We might actually see a real race rather than prolonged, widespread load management. Teams will want to play whoever falls into that eighth spot. Or the last two spots, if there are injuries. It's possible, anyway.

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