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Old 07-12-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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We all know the best teams will probably be the Warriors, Spurs, Cavs, Celtics, Rockets, with the others battling for the next spot.


But this is my prediction for the worst teams next year.


Atlanta Hawks- gutted the roster and Dennis Schröder is the best player now.
Indiana Pacers- No Paul George and Teauge= loooong year ahead
Chicago Bulls- No Butler and Rondo = Lottery
Orlando Magic- Its Orlando, they will find ways to lose
Brooklyn Nets/New York Knicks- Knicks assuming Carmel leaves and Brooklyn will be no better than last year.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Sadly the Knicks and Nets will probably be the worst of the worst. Bad basketball in New York City? It's like having bad country music in Nashville.

I'll agree with Orlando and Chicago but think Indiana will be pretty decent.

I'll add the 76ers, I think there's a false confidence going on there and they are still too young.

Out West I think the Suns and Lakers again will struggle for wins even if they are improved.

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Old 07-12-2017, 09:07 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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im gonna go out on a limb and say the kings are not going to be worth a crap despite the apparent hope and favor they seem to have.

dallas to miss the playoffs too.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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im gonna go out on a limb and say the kings are not going to be worth a crap despite the apparent hope and favor they seem to have.

dallas to miss the playoffs too.
I forgot all about the Kings, yep, they will battle for the bottom too. Either the hawks will be dead last or a suprise 8th seed since they are in the east, nothing in between.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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Sadly the Knicks and Nets will probably be the worst of the worst. Bad basketball in New York City? It's like having bad country music in Nashville.

I'll agree with Orlando and Chicago but think Indiana will be pretty decent.

I'll add the 76ers, I think there's a false confidence going on there and they are still too young.

Out West I think the Suns and Lakers again will struggle for wins even if they are improved.

Ummm, did you not hear Lavar Ball, the Lakers will make the playoffs this year because of his son
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:52 AM
 
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Ummm, did you not hear Lavar Ball, the Lakers will make the playoffs this year because of his son
Ha yeah and now he's stinking up the summer league (not that that means much). After some focus next year, I think the following year could put the Lakers back on track and they will add at least one free agent star. But next year looks like 25 wins to me.

I'll agree with rigas that Dallas and Sacramento will miss the playoffs but they probably won't be among the worst.

I also think New Orleans, Portland, and Utah could miss the playoffs.
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:53 PM
 
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Sadly the Knicks and Nets will probably be the worst of the worst. Bad basketball in New York City? It's like having bad country music in Nashville.

I'll agree with Orlando and Chicago but think Indiana will be pretty decent.

I'll add the 76ers, I think there's a false confidence going on there and they are still too young.

Out West I think the Suns and Lakers again will struggle for wins even if they are improved.
^^This is my view of things as well. I don't see any of those teams having >30 wins.

MAYBE the 76ers but doubtful.
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:07 AM
 
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Ha yeah and now he's stinking up the summer league (not that that means much). After some focus next year, I think the following year could put the Lakers back on track and they will add at least one free agent star. But next year looks like 25 wins to me.

I'll agree with rigas that Dallas and Sacramento will miss the playoffs but they probably won't be among the worst.

I also think New Orleans, Portland, and Utah could miss the playoffs.
Ball had 36 pts on 22 shots, 5 steals and lots of rebs and assts last night, clearly the player of the game. So the young man is on his way... to be fair.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:43 AM
 
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Ball had 36 pts on 22 shots, 5 steals and lots of rebs and assts last night, clearly the player of the game. So the young man is on his way... to be fair.
Definitely better than his first few games but it is summer league.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:39 AM
 
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The Bulls are going to be awful. Hopefully they'll be bad enough to get the GMs fired. Team can't improve until Paxson and Forman are out. Completely incompetent
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