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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

Today in NBA History – Aug 19

1996 – The Phoenix Suns trade Charles Barkley and a 1999 second round draft pick to the Houston Rockets for Robert Horry, Sam Cassell, Chucky Brown and Mark Bryant.  This trade teamed up three 50 Greatest Players in Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler.  The Rockets, led by these three players, finished the 1997 season with a 57-25 record, falling in the Conference Finals to the Utah Jazz.

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

Jeremy Lin leaving New York?

The New York Knicks are apparently letting restricted free agent Jeremy Lin walk to the Houston Rockets after his incredible breakout season.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/sports/basketball/knicks-lin-rockets-offer-sheet.html?_r=2&smid=tw-share

Sources have stated that it was purely a business decision to let him leave – the contract Houston offered will pay Lin $14.8 million in 2014-15 (his third season). In the 2014-15 season, the Knicks already have $23.4 million owing to Amar’e Stoudemire, $23.5 million owing to Carmelo Anthony as well as $14.6 million owing to Tyson Chandler.

According to the latest CBA salary tax rules, the Knicks would face over $28 million in tax in the 2014-15 season by having all 4 players on their roster.

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

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.
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