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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

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July 31st Deals

Signings:

  • The Boston Celtics sign C Jason Collins, re-sign G Keyon Dooling
  • The Chicago Bulls sign C Nazr Mohammed and G Nate Robinson
  • The Dallas Mavericks re-sign G Delonte West
  • The Golden State Warriors re-sign G Brandon Rush, sign F Carl Landry
  • The Los Angeles Clippers sign F Ronny Turiaf
  • The Memphis Grizzlies re-sign C Hamed Haddadi
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves sign F Andrei Kirilenko
  • The Philadelphia Sixers sign G Royal Ivey
  • The Toronto Raptors sign G John Lucas III

Trades:

  • The Atlanta Hawks trade G Willie Green to the Los Angeles Clippers for F Sofoklis Schortsanitis
  • 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 (from Minnesota)
    • The Timberwolves receive G Jermoe Dyson (from New Orleans), C Brad Miller (from New Orleans) and 3 second-round draft picks (from New Orleans)
    • The Suns receive F Wesley Johnson (from Minnesota) and a first-round draft pick (from Minnesota)

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

Rumours from July 13-16

Please note that all “announcements”, “talks”, etc. are considered to be rumours until deals are completed, signed and formally accepted by the NBA.

  • The Indiana Pacers will re-sign C Roy Hibbert and G George Hill
  • The Dallas Mavericks will sign G OJ Mayo
  • Jonny Flynn is working out with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks
  • The Los Angeles Clippers are attempting to sign G/F Grant Hill and will re-sign G Chauncey Billups
  • The San Antonio Spurs will re-sign Australian G Patty Mills
  • Jeremy Lin has signed a three year offer sheet from the Houston Rockets. The offer sheet is worth over $25 million and will pay $5 million in the first year, $5.225 million in the second year and $14.8 million in the final year

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

July 12 Rumours

Rumoured Offers / Signings:

  • Grant Hill (UFA) is interested in signing with either the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder or Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The Houston Rockets are still attempting to get Dwight Howard – offering to amnesty Luis Scola and trade several first-round draft picks to the Orlando Magic. The Rockets will also take on the contracts of Jason Richardson, Glen Davis and Chris Duhon.
  • The Dallas Mavericks are interested in bidding on Luis Scola.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to sign either  Antawn Jamison, Elton Brand or Jermaine O’Neal under the veteran’s minimum.

July 12 Signings

Thursday, July 12 – Signings that have been formally processed:

  • The Atlanta Hawks have signed G Lou Williams.
  • The Indiana Pacers signed G/F Gerald Green.
  • The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed F Ersan Ilyasova.
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves offered F Nicolas Batum an offer, the Portland Trailblazers have 3 days to match.
  • The New York Knicks signed G Jason Kidd and re-signed F Steve Novak.
  • The San Antonio Spurs re-sign F Boris Diaw.

 

Thursday, July 12 – Trades that have been formally processed:

  • The Indiana Pacers receive C Ian Mahinmi from the Dallas Mavericks for G Darren Collison and G/F Dahntay Jones
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