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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 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.

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)

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.

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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