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TigerinATL
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ESPN thinks the Pelicans will miss the playoffs and finish under .500


1 Oklahoma City Thunder 58 24 .707
2 Los Angeles Clippers 57 25 .695
3 San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671
4 Houston Rockets 53 29 .646
5 Memphis Grizzlies 51 31 .622
6 Golden State Warriors 50 32 .610
7 Denver Nuggets 43 39 .524
8 Minnesota Timberwolves 40 42 .488
9 Dallas Mavericks 39 43 .476
10 Portland Trail Blazers 38 44 .463
11 New Orleans Pelicans 37 45 .451
12 Los Angeles Lakers 36 46 .439
13 Utah Jazz 32 50 .39
14 Sacramento Kings 30 52 .366
15 Phoenix Suns 22 60 .269

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For our results, we surveyed our ESPN Forecast panel on each topic.

Let's begin with a look at the conference that features the reigning NBA champs. We'll announce one team every half-hour (from 1 to 15), starting at noon ET.

To participate in the discussion and perhaps get your opinion published on this page, #ESPNForecast is the Twitter hashtag to use. Or you can just follow along @ESPNNBA.

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TthomasJR
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re: ESPN thinks the Pelicans will miss the playoffs and finish under .500


ESPN





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danman6336
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espn;dr





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RonFNSwanson
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re: ESPN thinks the Pelicans will miss the playoffs and finish under .500


When have we ever cared what ESPN thinks





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Cap Crunch
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Broski
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re: ESPN thinks the Pelicans will miss the playoffs and finish under .500


I mean it's not that inconceivable to think that we won't make the playoffs.

We still have questions at the 3 and 5. I think we will be teetering between 11th-7th spots in the west for most of the season






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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: ESPN thinks the Pelicans will miss the playoffs and finish under .500


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I mean it's not that inconceivable to think that we won't make the playoffs.

We still have questions at the 3 and 5. I think we will be teetering between 11th-7th spots in the west for most of the season



Who is we? Who are you?



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Unknown_Poster
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re: ESPN thinks the Pelicans will miss the playoffs and finish under .500


National media is evil. No respect, etc. etc. Seriously, though, doesn't seem to be a wholly unreasonable opinion.





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Hazelnut
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Broski
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Who is we? Who are you?


Jeff Withey brah and I'm still blacker than you.






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quail man
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re: ESPN thinks the Pelicans will miss the playoffs and finish under .500


When was the last time a team in the west in the playoffs finished under .500?





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CocoLoco
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re: ESPN thinks the Pelicans will miss the playoffs and finish under .500


If Eric Gordon doesn't bitch out for a large portion of last season, they win 40 games.


With an improved roster, and hopefully no major health issues, this team is easily above .500







Why the Pelicans will win more than 40 games:

There's been an upgrade at the point guard spot. I really like Vasquez, but he was way too slow, and a liability on the defensive side of the ball. Jrue Holiday will compliment the players on this team well, and he instantly makes the perimeter defense better. He is also super young, super talented player that will only get better.

Eric Gordon apparently wants to be here. Yes, he has been a gigantic pussy. But, when he wants to play he is an extremely talented SG, on both sides of the ball. The improved roster has seemingly lit a spark in him, and apparently caused a growth of balls.

Tyreke Evans cost a good bit of money, but he's who they wanted. They did what they could to get him, because they felt he was a piece that really brought the roster up a notch. He is another guy who can defend well. He is extremely versatile, and can/will be used at the one, two and three. Not only that, he is excellent at attacking which makes it easier for...

Ryan Mother-fricking Anderson. He is amongst the best shooting big men in the league, and is going to make teams pay. Last season he was often the only option. This season, there are several others, which will give him more open looks.

The staff at ESPN, which seems to be filled with What's Eating Gilbert Grape - level - retards, did get something right recently. In the 5 on 5 article, many believe Anthony Davis will be the best PF in the game in the near future. They seem to think very highly of Davis, as they should, for his ceiling is incredibly high. He will be improved this season, with more experience and some much needed additional weight. If Davis continues to elevate his game, which must happen, the Pelicans become not just a good, but a dangerous young team.






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danman6336
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When was the last time a team in the west in the playoffs finished under .500?
Like never

Like seriously, people still look at ESPN stuff?

It's not even a "they don't like my team so they suck" type deal

It's just sports for retards. Everything is pre-packaged and marketed for big city/market consumers and is all lowest common denominator garbage.

I mean serious question, do they even employ actual sportswriters anymore? It just seems like Teen People with a slight sports lean to it.






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NorthshoreTiger76
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re: ESPN thinks the Pelicans will miss the playoffs and finish under .500


ESPN hates NOLA





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danman6336
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re: ESPN thinks the Pelicans will miss the playoffs and finish under .500


Like I was hoping for a well thought out article explaining the reasons why ESPN chose it how they did, but it's all stupid fricking "hastag" Twitter retardation people seem to fricking eat up with a spoon these days

God forbid anyone actual sits down and writes something with a rational thought in it, let's just rot the already non-existent intelligence of our society to thimble-size with this social media bull shite everyone laps up






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hugme49
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re: ESPN thinks the Pelicans will miss the playoffs and finish under .500


Any source that has dallas ahead of us is just laughable





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Chad504boy
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re: ESPN thinks the Pelicans will miss the playoffs and finish under .500


Espn prolly voted saints in my poll





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corndeaux
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we surveyed our ESPN Forecast panel on each topic. 


I assume this means they used whatever the PECOTA of basketball is.

Not shocking. Holiday and Gordon had meh seasons in terms of advanced stats/efficiency. My only question is if the numbers factor less usage for Holiday/Gordon/Evans. Less USG usually means better efficiency.






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BROpaneTANK
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Didn't want to start a thread but apparently Ryan Amdersons girlfriend is in critical condition. Mcnamera tweeted.


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corndeaux
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ESPN.com has some good NBA writers. Abbott and Pelton know their stuff and some of the team blogs are very good. The guys on tv are garbage.





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