Top 5 Power Forwards Heading Into 2016-2017

If you are reading this article, then chances are you read the other three so you know what is going on by now. The NBA season is hours away from tipping off and I still have the top 5 power forwards and top 5 centers to write. If you do read this article, feel free to comment about it in the comments section below!

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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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Every Team’s Most Likely All-Star

It has been 26 days since my last piece of this article but we are back. There has been a lot of basketball played since then. The season is still relatively young but we are going to go ahead and finish the rest of this piece. I am going to talk about the next five teams. Let’s see who I choose will be the most … Continue reading Every Team’s Most Likely All-Star

My Predictions for Final Western Conference Standings (Positions 10th-6th)

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 made my predictions for who I think will finish 15th-11th in the Western Conference and you can find that here: https://thethreepointer.wordpress.com/2015/10/24/my-predictions-for-final-western-conference-standings-positions-15-11/ Now it is time to … Continue reading My Predictions for Final Western Conference Standings (Positions 10th-6th)

My New Orleans Pelicans NBA Ranking + Trending Upwards/Downwards/Neutral for Upcoming Season

The New Orleans Pelicans finished last season with a 45-37 record. That was good enough to be tied in 8th place with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Pelicans held the tiebreaker against the Thunder so the Pelicans advanced into the playoffs and the Thunder had to watch from home. They were tasked with a tough series against the Golden State Warriors. The Pelicans were swept … Continue reading My New Orleans Pelicans NBA Ranking + Trending Upwards/Downwards/Neutral for Upcoming Season