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NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
It's that time of year again. Let's see what everyone thinks before any games are played.


1. Clippers
2. Rockets
3. Jazz
4. Lakers
5. Nuggets
6. Warriors
7. Blazers
8. Spurs
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9. Mavericks
10.Kings
11.Pelicans
12.Timberwolves
13.Thunder
14.Suns
15.Grizzlies







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WestCoastAg
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re: NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
1. Lakers
2-15. Who gives a frick


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re: NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
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1. Clippers
2. Rockets
3. Jazz
4. Lakers
5. Nuggets
6. Warriors
7. Blazers
8. Pels
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9. Spurs
10.mavs
11.kings
12.Timberwolves
13.Thunder
14.Suns
15.Grizzlies



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Dantheman504
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re: NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
1. Clippers
2. Jazz
3. Rockets
4. Nuggets
5. Blazers
6. Warriors
7. Pelicans
8. Lakers


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AlbertMeansWell
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re: NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
I have this funny feeling the Jazz will get the #1 seed.

I don’t think they’ll make it to the finals but I think they may win a ton of games.


SwaggerCopter
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re: NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
Mike Conley was a huge pickup for them if he can stay healthy. Rubio --> Conley one of the biggest player upgrades in the league.


darryljames30
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re: NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
1.Rockets
2.Clippers
3.Jazz
4.Nuggets
5.Warriors
6.Spurs
7.Pelicans
8.Blazers


Dantheman504
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re: NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
I think the 3 biggest questions will be Houston, Denver, and Lakers.

Denver was really good last year but didn't add too much while some of the Western teams got a lot stronger.

Houston and the Lakers could both be really damn good this year but could have chemistry issues. They are also more vulnerabe than other teams if a starter gets injured.


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Fus0623
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re: NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
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1. Lakers
2-15. Who gives a frick



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I think the Mavs and Blazers are two interesting teams.

I think the Mavs could be surprisingly decent and the Blazers could be surprisingly average.

The Blazers lost a lot of guys. They lost Aminu, Curry, Harkless, Kanter, Turner, etc. They added Bazemore, Hezonja, and Whiteside. They’ve been stagnant around 40-50 wins for several years now, and I don’t think what they did made them better.

The Mavs, however, added Porzingis and Luka will take another step forward. I think they’ll miss the playoffs, but be right on the bubble.


theducks
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Another year of everyone predicting Portland to be in the 7-8 seed range Vegas would love you guys!


PrimeTime Money
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Another year of everyone predicting Portland to be in the 7-8 seed range Vegas would love you guys!
Well I mean for the past 5 years or so Portland just kind of hangs around the 4th seed. Several teams that have been behind the Blazers in the past have made big improvements (Clippers, Lakers, Jazz), plus teams that have mostly been ahead of them the past several years are still good (Warriors, Rockets).

I feel like the Blazers are mostly the same team as they have been... they just replaced some role players with other role players. But the West has more really good teams than they have had recently, and I think the Blazers might drop a few spots not because they got worse, but because other teams got better.

Those are just my thoughts and reasoning, and it could be completely wrong.


Boomshockalocka
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re: NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
CC
Denver
Utah
Clippers
Lakers
Blazers
Spurs
Warriors

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Peli baws
Kings
Mavs
Wolves
Thunder
Suns
Grizzly

Warriors can easily miss. This is a squad who will be starting McKinnie and their bench consist of Alec Burke, Glenn Robinson, Spellman, and Cauley Stein. They have no margin for error at all. If Steph miss 15 games that team would be lucky to win more than a couple game without him.
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theducks
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Well I mean for the past 5 years or so Portland just kind of hangs around the 4th seed.


That’s because of the talent around Dame and CJ. Losing Aminu is suddenly going to hurt them? Harkless too? Cmon. It would’ve been great to keep Curry but we all saw how much Dallas (over) paid him. Kanter was a mid season pickup. Not like we’re going to really miss his production.

All that matters is that Hood continues to improve, Simons breaks out (have people forgot about him? We’re “improving” just by him getting play time) as well as seeing Collins start to figure out the game. Non transcendent bigs usually take 3-4 years to learn how to play. Collins instinctively has always been ahead of his peers however his fouling has been a problem.

I’m not saying we’re going to be the best team in the West. I just think it’s crazy to just pencil us in to the 7-10 spots again. What’s important is that the Blazers have really good guard play, can close games, and should have a good defense if Whiteside is engaged. That alone will keep us from falling.



4ngel
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re: NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
Portland’s gonna end up with the 3rd seed cause that’s just what they do


BallHawk
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re: NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
1 Jazz
2 Nuggets
3 Clippers
4 Rockets
5 Blazers
6 Spurs
7 Pelicans
8 Warriors

9 Lakers
10 Kings
11 Mavericks
12 Wolves
13 Thunder
14 Grizzlies
15 Suns


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Boomshockalocka
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Pdx always wins more games than they are projected to. That is a product of the leadership by dame and culture he has set in that org. That is why I have always said he’s the guy you want from that draft class.


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Epic Cajun
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re: NBA Media Day thread / predict the Western Conference standings
1. Nuggets
2. Clippers
3. Jazz
4. Rockets

5. Warriors
6. Lakers
7. Blazers

8. Pelicans
9. Spurs
10. Mavericks
11. Kings

12. Thunder
13. Timberwolves

14. Suns
15. Grizzlies

I could see the top 4 teams go in any order, but I feel like those will for sure be the top 4 teams (barring injury). I separated the teams into tiers.


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14.Suns


frick the Suns management for throwing away another season.


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tiggerthetooth
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No way with the injury history of Kawhi that the clippers get the 1 seed.


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