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

It has been awhile since I published my Trending Upwards/Downwards/Neutral for Upcoming Season for the Western Conference. I’ve finally been getting to work on the Eastern Conference Edition. I will repeat some of my introduction in the Western Conference Edition in case you did not read it. Some factors go into my decision on whether teams are trending upwards, downwards, or neutral. 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 improve from last season?’

*stats come from ESPN.com* 

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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 (Eastern Conference Edition)

At the beginning of the season I made predictions of where I thought the NBA teams would end up. 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. This article will focus solely on the Eastern Conference with the Western Conference coming up shortly.

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Top 10 Centers of 2015, as of right now (#10-#6)

I decided to write an article that talks about my rankings for the Top 10 players of every position. This article is going to focus on the Top 10 Centers of 2015 in the NBA as of right now. Stats are everything in this debate. Team success/expectations do play some role, but not a huge one. Some big names are struggling right now, as well as … Continue reading Top 10 Centers of 2015, as of right now (#10-#6)

My Predictions for Final Eastern Conference Standings (Positions 15-11)

Atlanta Hawks Cleveland Cavaliers Chicago Bulls Toronto Raptors Washington Wizards Milwaukee Bucks Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets Indiana Pacers Miami Heat Charlotte Hornets Detroit Pistons Orlando Magic Philadelphia 76ers New York Knicks Those were the standings at the end of the season for the Eastern Conference. The new season is 19 days away. It’s never to early to predict the final standings! Let’s take a look … Continue reading My Predictions for Final Eastern Conference Standings (Positions 15-11)

My Orlando Magic Power Ranking + Trending Upwards/Downwards/Neutral for Upcoming Season

The youthful Orlando Magic finished 25-57 (.305%) last season, which was good enough for 13th in the Eastern Conference. All their key players are still there, amid controversy that Tobias Harris was leaving. If he left, the Orlando Magic were going to be hit with a serious stepback in their rebuilding process. Their top 3 players are Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris, and Nikola Vucevic. Oladipo, … Continue reading My Orlando Magic Power Ranking + Trending Upwards/Downwards/Neutral for Upcoming Season