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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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Today in NBA History – Aug 29

1974 – Moses Malone, 19 years old, signs with the American Basketball Association (ABA) Utah Stars.  This deal  – a seven-year contract worth up to $3 million – made Malone the highest paid teenager in sports history at the time.  Moses Malone was the second player in the history of the NBA and ABA to play professional basketball out of high school.

1980 – David West is born in New Jersey.  West currently plays for the Indiana Pacers, previously playing for the New Orleans Hornets (2003-2011).  West was an NBA All-Star in 2008 and 2009).  In his 9 years in the league, West is averaging 16 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

Today in NBA History – Aug 24

1965 – Reggie Miller is born in California.  Reggie Miller was the long time leader for the most three pointers made in NBA history with 2,560 makes until Ray Allen passed him recently.  Miller is known for his amazing offensive skill sets and his rivalry with Spike Lee, a New York Knicks super fan.  Miller was a 5x NBA All-Star and played 18 seasons in the NBA – all with the Indiana Pacers – and retired averaging 18.2 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

1979 – Michael Redd is born in Ohio.  Redd was a member of the 2008 United States Men’s basketball team that won a Gold Medal in Beijing.  Redd played his first 11 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and played last season with the Phoenix Suns.  Currently he is an unrestricted free agent and has a career average of 19 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

2008 – The USA Men’s basketball team, A.K.A. The Redeem Team, beat Spain 118-107 in the Gold Medal Game at the Beijing Olympics.

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 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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