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The next NBA season is just a few months away and it is sure to be a very exciting one. With key free agents like LaMarcus Aldrige, DeMarre Carrol, and Greg Monroe changing teams, there is sure to be a large difference in the standings for this year. The following are my predictions for how I think next season will go down as well as how the postseason will look. I have devised my predictions through taking into account the movement of free agents and the records that the teams had last year. So, here they are.

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LPPG: James Harden HOU LFG%: DeAndre Jordan LAC MVP Candidates: 1. LeBron James CLE

ROTY: Jahlil Okafor PHI LAPG: Chris Paul LAC LFT%: Stephen Curry GSW 2. James Harden HOU

6MOY: Gerald Green MIA LRPG: DeAndre Jordan LAC L3Pt%: Kyle Korver ATL 3. Kevin Durant OKC

DPOY: Anthony Davis NOP LSPG: Stephen Curry GSW 4. Blake Griffin LAC

MIP: Lance Stephenson LAC LBPG: Anthony Davis NOP 5. LaMarcus Aldridge SAS

6. Anthony Davis NOP

If anything needs explaining or if you think otherwise please feel free to leave a reply. 7. Chris Paul LAC

8. Stephen Curry GSW

Now here are my predictions for the post season. 9. Kyrie Irving CLE

10. John Wall WAS

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If there is something that you feel needs explanation or you disagree with something, please do not hesitate to say something.

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Clippers aren't making the NBA Finals. Their best chance was last season and they blew it.

The Spurs might have a chance because they've switched to even years (and they signed the best free agent not named LeBron), after Golden State's blowout of the league last season, I'm a believer.

I'd be happy with (and expect) a Finals rematch next season, likely with the same result.

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The Clippers blew a GOOD chance at making the NBA Finals last season, but I wouldn't say it was their best chance. They have fixed every problem that they had last year with the drop off on talent at small forward and on the bench. I may be a little bit bias since I am a Clippers fan, but you cannot look at their team and not see a team worthy of a Finals appearance.

I think that the Spurs have an equally good chance of making the Finals, they some of the best moves in the off season and are definitely going to give the NBA a run for its money. However, when you add in a piece that completely changes the lineup of your team and you are being forced to run Tim Duncan at center without much talent to back him up. It is a high risk, high reward situation. They lost a lot of their depth this off season. I wouldn't be surprised if I saw the Spurs in the Finals, they are among the top 3 teams going into the next season. I just feel that the Clippers proved that they can beat the Spurs with last year's playoff victory.

The Warriors will most likely not make the Finals this year. Last year was as lucky a run as their ever has been in the history of the NBA. Besides, the rest of the Western Conference got better while they did nothing to improve their team. If anything the departures of David Lee, a great backup PF, and Alvin Gentry, one of the league's supreme offensive coaches would serve to show that they have gotten worse this off season.

Thank you for your comments and I hope that I have addressed every point that you brought to my attention.

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The Clippers blew a GOOD chance at making the NBA Finals last season, but I wouldn't say it was their best chance. They have fixed every problem that they had last year with the drop off on talent at small forward and on the bench. I may be a little bit bias since I am a Clippers fan, but you cannot look at their team and not see a team worthy of a Finals appearance.

I think that the Spurs have an equally good chance of making the Finals, they some of the best moves in the off season and are definitely going to give the NBA a run for its money. However, when you add in a piece that completely changes the lineup of your team and you are being forced to run Tim Duncan at center without much talent to back him up. It is a high risk, high reward situation. They lost a lot of their depth this off season. I wouldn't be surprised if I saw the Spurs in the Finals, they are among the top 3 teams going into the next season. I just feel that the Clippers proved that they can beat the Spurs with last year's playoff victory.

The Warriors will most likely not make the Finals this year. Last year was as lucky a run as their ever has been in the history of the NBA. Besides, the rest of the Western Conference got better while they did nothing to improve their team. If anything the departures of David Lee, a great backup PF, and Alvin Gentry, one of the league's supreme offensive coaches would serve to show that they have gotten worse this off season.

Thank you for your comments and I hope that I have addressed every point that you brought to my attention.

Thank you for your opinion even though it's biased, petty and usesless. I hope that I have addressed every point you brought to MY attention.

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Did I miss who you pick to win the finals?

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The Clippers blew a GOOD chance at making the NBA Finals last season, but I wouldn't say it was their best chance. They have fixed every problem that they had last year with the drop off on talent at small forward and on the bench. I may be a little bit bias since I am a Clippers fan, but you cannot look at their team and not see a team worthy of a Finals appearance.

I think that the Spurs have an equally good chance of making the Finals, they some of the best moves in the off season and are definitely going to give the NBA a run for its money. However, when you add in a piece that completely changes the lineup of your team and you are being forced to run Tim Duncan at center without much talent to back him up. It is a high risk, high reward situation. They lost a lot of their depth this off season. I wouldn't be surprised if I saw the Spurs in the Finals, they are among the top 3 teams going into the next season. I just feel that the Clippers proved that they can beat the Spurs with last year's playoff victory.

The Warriors will most likely not make the Finals this year. Last year was as lucky a run as their ever has been in the history of the NBA. Besides, the rest of the Western Conference got better while they did nothing to improve their team. If anything the departures of David Lee, a great backup PF, and Alvin Gentry, one of the league's supreme offensive coaches would serve to show that they have gotten worse this off season.

Thank you for your comments and I hope that I have addressed every point that you brought to my attention.

Thank you for your opinion even though it's biased, petty and usesless. I hope that I have addressed every point you brought to MY attention.

I don't know that I've ever seen someone so salty after his team won a championship.

The Warriors lapped the league last year. Why do you need more validation than that?

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I think Cleveland finally wins the title. They'll once again have an easier regular season than any team from the West, not least of all feeling more energized come playoff time.

The Cavs will also have the easier playoff bracket in the East to get there. Unlike last season, the Cavs surely won't stumble out of the gate as poorly as they did. They have to have learned enough from the '15 Finals to get them 4 wins in the the '16 Finals.

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I'm down to throw in my picks, but can someone remind me on the seeding rules? Is it 1-2-3 division winners, or is it strictly record?

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I'm sorry if my previous statement came off as offensive, I did not mean for it to come off that way. A lot of what I said was based on facts. However, I understand that I was bias in the earlier posts and I apologize. My earlier post was not meant to be a strike against anyone though. I will try to maintain neutrality among all teams throughout the rest of the thread. I hope that there aren't any hard feelings.

That is the real NBA playoff logo, they were supposed to have them appear on the courts during playoff games this past postseason but for some reason they were not used.

The Warriors are going to have a hard time in the postseason as well as the rest of the elite teams in the West. Albeit they are one of the four best teams in the West, but again there is no clear cut advantage in the Western Conference because any team that comes out of it will have had to face either a healthy OKC, a San Antonio team that is as strong as they have been in a while, the Warriors who did have a great season last year, or a Clippers team that is much better than last years' team. To me, the two teams that will meet in the WCF will be the Spurs and the Clippers and there is really no telling how it will turn out. The Spurs likely have an advantage because they have more experience in the postseason than the Clippers so I may be wrong on the previous prediction.

I believe that Adam Silver is planning to implement it so that playoff seeding is done strictly by record because of what happened with Portland last season.

Here is a slightly updated Playoff chart.

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The Clippers blew a GOOD chance at making the NBA Finals last season, but I wouldn't say it was their best chance. They have fixed every problem that they had last year with the drop off on talent at small forward and on the bench. I may be a little bit bias since I am a Clippers fan, but you cannot look at their team and not see a team worthy of a Finals appearance.

I think that the Spurs have an equally good chance of making the Finals, they some of the best moves in the off season and are definitely going to give the NBA a run for its money. However, when you add in a piece that completely changes the lineup of your team and you are being forced to run Tim Duncan at center without much talent to back him up. It is a high risk, high reward situation. They lost a lot of their depth this off season. I wouldn't be surprised if I saw the Spurs in the Finals, they are among the top 3 teams going into the next season. I just feel that the Clippers proved that they can beat the Spurs with last year's playoff victory.

The Warriors will most likely not make the Finals this year. Last year was as lucky a run as their ever has been in the history of the NBA. Besides, the rest of the Western Conference got better while they did nothing to improve their team. If anything the departures of David Lee, a great backup PF, and Alvin Gentry, one of the league's supreme offensive coaches would serve to show that they have gotten worse this off season.

Thank you for your comments and I hope that I have addressed every point that you brought to my attention.

Thank you for your opinion even though it's biased, petty and usesless. I hope that I have addressed every point you brought to MY attention.

C'mon dude. You have to have a better argument than "your opinion is dumb and useless". And given his statements, it probably wouldn't be that hard to make one.

We get it, the Warriors have won the championship. Everyone knows they were the best team in the league last year. We get it.

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Although their record may take a little dip from last year, I think the Hawks are a better team and better suited for the playoffs (assuming injuries don't hit hard). I don't think losing DeMarre Carroll will be all that bad (Carroll needs the Hawks more than the Hawks need Carroll...he was nearly out of the league before signing here).

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Trail Blazers? 24-58? I know they lost Aldridge, but isn't that still a bit harsh?

They lost Lopez and Wes Matthews too so maybe not too harsh. It could be another Kyrie Cavs situation.

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The Blazers are the definition of a one man team. They're going to be terrible.

I'm pretty sure your seedings are screwed up. Don't all the division winners have to be no lower than 4?

EAST

1. Cleveland 64-18

2. Chicago 55-27

3. Miami 50-32

4. Toronto 47-35

5. Washington 48-34

6. Atlanta 46-36

7. Milwaukee 46-36

8. Detroit 42-40

9. Charlotte 40-42

10. Boston 38-44

11. Indiana 37-45

12. Orlando 31-51

13. Brooklyn 28-54

14. New York 22-60

15. Philadelphia 18-64

WEST

1. Golden State 60-22

2. San Antonio 58-24

3. LA Clippers 57-25

4. Oklahoma City 55-27

5. Houston 55-27

6. Memphis 52-30

7. New Orleans 49-33

8. Utah 44-38

9. Phoenix 42-40

10. Dallas 40-42

11. Sacramento 38-44

12. LA Lakers 38-44

13. Portland 30-52

14. Minnesota 25-57

15. Denver 21-61

PLAYOFFS

EAST

Cleveland 4- Detroit 0

Chicago 4- Milwaukee 2

Miami 4- Atlanta 3

Washington 4- Toronto 2

Cleveland 4- Washington 1

Chicago 4- Miami 2

Cleveland 4- Chicago 2

WEST

Golden State 4- Utah 0

San Antonio 4- New Orleans 1

Memphis 4- LA Clippers 3

Oklahoma City 4- Houston 3

Golden State 4- Memphis 2

San Antonio 4- Oklahoma City 2

San Antonio 4- Golden State 3

FINALS- Cleveland 4- San Antonio 3

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For now, the rule is the same in that a division leading team is guaranteed a spot in the top four however Adam Silver has been pushing hard for a change in the rule. So, since the rule has not yet changed here is an updated season and playoff predictions.

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On 8/28/2015 at 6:34 PM, Bob Mc-Back in Blue-Adoo said:

The next NBA season is just a few months away and it is sure to be a very exciting one. With key free agents like LaMarcus Aldrige, DeMarre Carrol, and Greg Monroe changing teams, there is sure to be a large difference in the standings for this year. The following are my predictions for how I think next season will go down as well as how the postseason will look. I have devised my predictions through taking into account the movement of free agents and the records that the teams had last year. So, here they are.

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LPPG: James Harden HOU LFG%: DeAndre Jordan LAC MVP Candidates: 1. LeBron James CLE

ROTY: Jahlil Okafor PHI LAPG: Chris Paul LAC LFT%: Stephen Curry GSW 2. James Harden HOU

6MOY: Gerald Green MIA LRPG: DeAndre Jordan LAC L3Pt%: Kyle Korver ATL 3. Kevin Durant OKC

DPOY: Anthony Davis NOP LSPG: Stephen Curry GSW 4. Blake Griffin LAC

MIP: Lance Stephenson LAC LBPG: Anthony Davis NOP 5. LaMarcus Aldridge SAS

6. Anthony Davis NOP

If anything needs explaining or if you think otherwise please feel free to leave a reply. 7. Chris Paul LAC

8. Stephen Curry GSW

Now here are my predictions for the post season. 9. Kyrie Irving CLE

10. John Wall WAS

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If there is something that you feel needs explanation or you disagree with something, please do not hesitate to say something.

Golden state ranked 4th?!?!  You're a f ucking idiot.

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Lol, check the Swing And A Miss thread, that would fit right in! :P

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I hope Bob Mcback is Stupid never posts again. Not because he'll have been banned, but simply because his work here is done.

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