Trending Upwards/Downwards/Neutral for Upcoming Season (Western Conference Edition)

As I am sure you read in the title, this article will be my opinion on whether teams are trending upwards, downwards, or neutral for this coming season. Now, some factors go into this decision. My decision on what trending grade they receive deals with how much better they will be from last year to this year. None of my trending decisions will factor on success in a couple years. It deals with, ‘will they be better than last season?’ So, with that being said, it is time to get right into my opinion for Western Conference Teams. 

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Comparing Teams’ Last Season’s Records vs This Season’s Records

* RECORDS COME FROM ESPN.COM Eastern Conference: Atlanta Hawks Last Season = 60-22 This Season = 48-34 (-12 wins) Boston Celtics Last Season = 40-42 This Season = 48-34 (+8 wins)  Brooklyn Nets Last Season = 38-44 This Season = 21-61 (-17 wins) Charlotte Hornets Last Season = 33-49 This Season = 48-34 (+15 wins) Chicago Bulls Last Season = 50-32 This Season = 42-40 … Continue reading Comparing Teams’ Last Season’s Records vs This Season’s Records

Beginning of Season Predictions vs End of Season Standings

My Beginning of Season Eastern Conference Predictions:

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers
  2. Chicago Bulls
  3. Atlanta Hawks
  4. Toronto Raptors
  5. Washington Wizards
  6. Milwaukee Bucks
  7. Miami Heat
  8. Indiana Pacers
  9. Boston Celtics
  10. Brooklyn Nets
  11. Detroit Pistons
  12. Charlotte Hornets
  13. Orlando Magic
  14. New York Knicks
  15. Philadelphia 76ers

End of Season Eastern Conference Standings:
(+or- represents difference from my prediction)

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers (+-0)
  2. Toronto Raptors (+2)
  3. Miami Heat (+4)
  4. Atlanta Hawks (-1)
  5. Boston Celtics (+4)
  6. Charlotte Hornets (+6)
  7. Indiana Pacers (+1)
  8. Detroit Pistons (+3)
  9. Chicago Bulls (-7)
  10. Washington Wizards (-5)
  11. Orlando Magic (+2)
  12. Milwaukee Bucks (-6)
  13. New York Knicks (+1)
  14. Brooklyn Nets (-4)
  15. Philadelphia 76ers (+-0)

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My Beginning of Season Predictions vs Actual Standings (Western Conference Edition)

At the beginning of the season I made predictions of where I thought the NBA teams would end up in their respective conferences. I thought it would be fun to compare those predictions to where the NBA teams actually rank since the All-Star Break is upon us. With the Eastern Conference Edition already published, it is time to compare for the Western Conference.

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5 Best Potential Landing Spots for Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is unhappy. Have you ever heard that one before? Reports are swirling around that the big man will decline his player option and become a free agent at the end of this season. Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com indicated that Dwight Howard has grown unhappy with playing the role of sidekick to James Harden on the Houston Rockets. Here’s what he had to say … Continue reading 5 Best Potential Landing Spots for Dwight Howard

Every Teams Most Likely All-Star

For most NBA teams, they have barely played double digits in games. It is only November and the All-Star’s are not until February, but it is never to early to talk about the All-Star’s. Not every guy that I list in this article has an actual chance to even make it to the All-Star Game. I just think it is going to be fun to … Continue reading Every Teams Most Likely All-Star

My Predictions for Final Western Conference Standings (positions 5th-1st)

Golden State Warriors Houston Rockets Los Angeles Clippers Portland Trail Blazers Memphis Grizzlies San Antonio Spurs Dallas Mavericks New Orleans Pelicans Oklahoma City Thunder Phoenix Suns Utah Jazz Denver Nuggets Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota Timberwolves I have already predicted who I have finishing 15th-6th. Now it is time to see who will finish, in my opinion, in the upper echelon of the Western … Continue reading My Predictions for Final Western Conference Standings (positions 5th-1st)

My Houston Rockets Power Ranking + Trending Upwards, Downwards, Neutral for Upcoming Season

The Houston Rockets, led by MVP Candidate James Harden, finished tied with the 2nd best record in the Western Conference (owned the tiebreaker against the Los Angeles Clippers) at 56-26. They were to face the 7th seeded Dallas Mavericks in the 1st round. Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons was hurt in the first game and missed the rest of the series. The Mavericks were defeated … Continue reading My Houston Rockets Power Ranking + Trending Upwards, Downwards, Neutral for Upcoming Season