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NBA 2012-13 Season Predictions

Here are my predictions for the Eastern and Western Conferences for the 2012-13 season.  I’ve also put the wins and losses I expect them to end the regular season with.  Accounting for injuries that have already occurred (i.e. Derrick Rose, Ricky Rubio, etc.) but not allowing for injuries that may occur throughout the season.  Have a look at let us know what you think!

EAST

WEST

1- Miami Heat

Wins: 65-70 / Losses: 12-17

1- Oklahoma City Thunder

Wins: 65-70 / Losses: 12-17

2- Boston Celtics

Wins: 60-65 / Losses: 17-22

2- Los Angeles Lakers

Wins: 60-65 / Losses: 17-22

3- Philadelphia 76ers

Wins: 60-65 / Losses: 17-22

3- San Antonio Spurs

Wins: 60-65 / Losses: 17-22

4- Indiana Pacers

Wins: 55-60 / Losses: 22-27

4- Los Angeles Clippers

Wins: 55-60 / Losses: 22-27

5- Brooklyn Nets

Wins: 50-55 / Losses: 27-32

5- Memphis Grizzlies

Wins: 55-60 / Losses: 22-27

6- New York Knicks

Wins: 50-55 / Losses: 27-32

6- Denver Nuggets

Wins: 50-55 / Losses: 27-32

7- Chicago Bulls

Wins: 45-50 / Losses: 32-37

7- Minnesota Timberwolves

Wins: 45-50 / Losses: 32-37

8- Atlanta Hawks

Wins: 40-45 / Losses: 37-42

8- Golden State Warriors

Wins: 45-50 / Losses: 32-37

9- Milwaukee Bucks

Wins: 40-45 / Losses: 37-42

9- Utah Jazz

Wins: 40-45 / Losses: 37-42

10- Washington Wizards

Wins: 40-45 / Losses: 37-42

10- Dallas Mavericks

Wins: 40-45 / Losses: 37-42

11- Cleveland Cavaliers

Wins: 30-35 / Losses: 47-52

11- New Orleans Hornets

Wins: 40-45 / Losses: 37-42

12- Detroit Pistons

Wins: 30-35 / Losses: 47-52

12- Phoenix Suns

Wins: 30-35 / Losses: 47-52

13- Toronto Raptors

Wins: 25-30 / Losses: 52-57

13- Portland Trailblazers

Wins: 30-35 / Losses: 47-52

14- Orlando Magic

Wins: 25-30 / Losses: 52-57

14- Houston Rockets

Wins: 30-35 / Losses: 47-52

15- Charlotte Bobcats

Wins: 15-20 / Losses: 62-67

15- Sacramento Kings

Wins: 25-30 / Losses: 52-57

Brooklyn Nets – 2013 Preview

Brooklyn Nets. Last Season: 22-44, did not make playoffs

Starting 5: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Brook Lopez

Bench: Brooks provides depth as a backup guard both offensively and defensively.  Evans will provide quality production behind Humphries and Lopez on defense, but there’s not much scoring threat beyond the starting five.

Expected Wins:  42-45 wins

Expected Losses: 37-40 losses

Offseason moves:

Players Kept – G/F MarShon Brooks, F Kris Humphries, C Brook Lopez, F Gerald Wallace, G Deron Williams

Free Agents – G Sundiata Gaines, F Damion James, G Armon Johnson, F/C Shelden Williams

Players Added – F Ilkan Karaman (draft), F Tornike Shengelia (draft), G Tyshawn Taylor (draft), G Keith Bogans (FA), G/F Jerry Stackhouse (FA), F Mirza Teletovic (FA), G C.J. Watson (FA), F Reggie Evans (trade), G Joe Johnson (trade)

Players Lost – G/F Gerald Green (FA), G Jordan Farmar (trade), F Anthony Morrow (trade), G Johan Petro (trade), F DeShawn Stevenson (trade), F Jordan Williams (trade)

July 25th Updates

DEALS:

  • The Cleveland Cavaliers trade G D.J. Kennedy to the Memphis Grizzlies for G Jeremy Pargo, cash considerations and a 2014 second-round draft pick
  • The Phoenix Suns re-sign G Shannon Brown to a 2 year deal

 

RUMOURS:

  • Andrei Kirilenko will not sign with the Brooklyn Nets as they can only offer the veterans minimum.
  • Andrei Kirilenko is being looked at by the Minnesota Timberwolves after they failed to sign F Nicolas Batum

 

THREE TEAM TRADE – RUMOUR (SHOULD BE FINALISED SOON):

Three team trade involving the New Orleans Hornets, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Phoenix Suns:

  • The Hornets receive C Robin Lopez (from Phoenix), F Hakim Warrick (from Phoenix) and cash considerations
  • The Timberwolves receive G Jermoe Dyson (from New Orleans), C Brad Miller* (from New Orleans) and 2 second-round draft picks (from New Orleans)
  • The Suns receive F Wesley Johnson (from Minnesota) and a first-round draft pick (from Minnesota)

*Brad Miller is owed $5.1 million dollars this season, though he has announced retirement, he is still entitled to this salary.

Updated Deals and Rumours

Finalised Deals:

  • The Minnesota Timberwolves offer restricted free agent C Greg Stiemsma to an offer sheet – the Boston Celtics have 3 days to match or decline
  • The Chicago Bulls sign G Kirk Hinrich
  • The Brooklyn Nets sign G C.J. Watson
  • The Chicago Bulls decline to match the Houston Rockets offer sheet for C Omer Asik
  • The Utah Jazz sign G Randy Foye for 1 year
  • The Phoenix Suns sign F Michael Beasley for 3 years
  • The New York Knicks sign F Ronnie Brewer for 1 year and C Marcus Camby for 3 years
  • The Sacramento Kings sign G Aaron Brooks
  • The Dallas Mavericks sign F Elton Brand
  • The San Antonio Spurs resign F Tim Duncan and G/F Danny Green

 

Rumours:

  • The Boston Celtics and F Jeff Green will reach an agreement after missing the last season due to illness
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are interested in G Delonte West
  • The Chicago Bulls will sign G Marco Belinelli
  • The Brooklyn Nets are pursuing F Andrei Kirilenko

July 19-20 Deals

Signings:
  • The Brooklyn Nets sign G Keith Bogans
  • The Chicago Bulls sign F Vladimir Radmanovic
  • The Dallas Mavericks sign G O.J. Mayo to a two year deal

 

Three team trade involving the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets and Portland Trailblazers:

  • The Boston Celtics receive G Courtney Lee (via sign-and-trade from Houston)
  • The Houston Rockets receive Boston’s 2013 second round pick, F JaJuan Johnson, G E’Twaun Moore and F/C Sean Williams all from Boston. The Rockets also receive G Jon Diebler from Portland
  • The Portland Trailblazers receive Sasha Pavlovic from Boston

July 18 Deals

Deals that have been formally completed in the NBA on the 18th of July:

  • The Boston Celtics sign G Jason Terry, formerly of the Dallas Mavericks
  • The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed F Kris Humphries for 2 years
  • The Denver Nuggets re-sign C JaVale McGee for 4 years
  • The Los Angeles Clippers sign F Grant Hill for 2 years, formerly of the Phoenix Suns
  • The Portland Trailblazers matched the Minnesota Timberwolves’ offer sheet to G Nicolas Batum

July 17 Rumours

League rumours update:

  • The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a 2-year deal with F Kris Humphries for $24 million
  • G/F Mike Miller won’t retire, will re-sign with the Miami Heat
  • The Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic have begun discussions about possible deals for Dwight Howard. No details have been released other than the Lakers want a commitment from Dwight to sign a contract extension.

Deals from July 13-16

Signings that have been formally processed:

  • The Brooklyn Nets signed G Jerry Stackhouse
  • The Sacramento Kings signed G Aaron Brooks
  • The Phoenix Suns signed F Luis Scola
  • The Boston Celtics re-signed F Kevin Garnett, F Brandon Bass and C Chris Wilcox
  • The New Orleans Hornets matched Phoenix Suns’ offer sheet for G Eric Gordon
  • The Dallas Mavericks signed F Elton Brand
  • The Philadelphia 76ers signed Kwame Brown

Trades that have been formally processed:

  • The Chicago Bulls traded G Kyle Korver to the Atlanta Hawks for a trade exception and cash
  • The New York Knicks traded F Jared Jeffries and C Dan Gadzuric to the Portland Trailblazers for G Raymond Felton and C Kurt Thomas
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