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NBA Previews: The whole league from PBT

Oct 22, 2010, 7:32 PM EDT

Here are the PBT previews. The Association entire, division by division, all 30 teams. We look at what happened this summer, what you’re impossible fan dreams are, and then we’re looking at reality.

This also gives you an easy place to look back at the end of the season so you can remind us just how wrong we were. Again, we’re all about the convenience.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division
Boston Celtics (prediction 50 wins)
Toronto Raptors (prediction 23 wins)
New York Knicks (prediction 38 wins)
Philadelphia 76ers (prediction 28 wins)
New Jersey Nets (prediction 34 wins)

Central Division
Cleveland Cavaliers (prediction 28 wins)
Indiana Pacers (prediction 35 wins)
Chicago Bulls (prediction 52 wins)
Milwaukee Bucks (prediction 53 wins)
Detroit Pistons (prediction 30 wins)

Southeast Division
Atlanta Hawks (prediction 51 wins)
Orlando Magic (prediction 59 wins)
Miami Heat (prediction 64 wins)
Charlotte Bobcats (prediction 40 wins)
Washington Wizards (prediction 35 wins)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Northwest Division
Utah Jazz (prediction 48 wins)
Portland Trail Blazers (prediction 53 wins)
Oklahoma City Thunder (prediction 50 wins)
Denver Nuggets (prediction 41 wins)
Minnesota Timberwolves (prediction 24 wins)

Southwest Division
New Orleans Hornets (prediction 45 wins )
San Antonio Spurs (prediction 52 wins)
Dallas Mavericks (prediction 53 wins)
Houston Rockets (prediction 48 wins)
Memphis Grizzlies (prediction 38 wins)

Pacific Division
Phoenix Suns (prediction 44 wins)
Sacramento Kings (prediction 36 wins)
Los Angeles Lakers (prediction 58 wins)
Golden State Warriors (prediction 33 wins)
Los Angeles Clippers (prediction 31 wins)

  1. M Porter - Oct 2, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    The Celtics as a 6 seed?? LOL

    • knuck2 - Oct 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM

      Wouldn’t they be the 3 seed as a Division winner?

      • Kurt Helin - Oct 15, 2010 at 11:34 AM

        Division winners can be a four seed (if a team in another division has a better record), but no lower.

  2. T-Mac - Oct 3, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Let’s not UNDER-RATE the kNICKS, shall we.

  3. tmac - Oct 3, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Let’s not UNDER-RATE the Knicks, shall we.

  4. a - Oct 6, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Randy Moss trade helps Vikings fantasy owners to straight cash, homie. Nice $10,000 fine. http://bit.ly/cPeY3i

  5. glasssnail - Oct 22, 2010 at 2:05 AM

    Let’s look at the basics 101: There are 30 NBA teams. Each team play 82 regular season games. So the total winning games will be: 30 x 82 / 2 = 1,230. You listed only 29 teams but already have move than 1,230 winning games. Before the season even start, you are already totally wrong! ;-)

    • Kurt Helin - Oct 22, 2010 at 2:30 AM

      We’re very optimistic this year :)

    • empyreandraco - Oct 25, 2010 at 10:42 PM

      Doing the math, you get that he over-calculated the wins number by 44 (1274 vs. 1230) and looking at what team got that number of wins, I can only assume John Krolik has insider info on Stern’s contraction idea, with the Phoenix Suns being the team to be booted out of the NBA.

      …or it could just be John’s bad at math :-p

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