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maragin
10-01-2008, 07:03 PM
Links to team reports found in the standings section

Not as pertinent as the Eastern preview, but still some entertaining tidbits.

For those that don't want to read all of the teams, here are his final record breakdowns:

West
1. Utah (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=JazzForecast0809) 58-24
2. LA Lakers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=LakersForecast0809) 57-25
3. Houston (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=RocketsForecast0809) 56-26
4. New Orleans (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=HornetsForecast0809) 50-32
5. San Antonio (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=SpursForecast0809) 47-35
6t. Phoenix (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=SunsForecast0809) 45-37
6t. Dallas (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=MavericksForecast0809) 45-37
8. Portland (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=TrailBlazersForecast0809) 42-40
9. Denver (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=NuggetsForecast0809) 41-41
10. Golden State (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=WarriorsForecast0809) 40-42
11. Minnesota (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=TimberwolvesForecast0809) 31-51
12. LA Clippers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=ClippersForecast0809) 30-52
13. Memphis (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=GrizzliesForecast0809) 26-56
14. Sacramento (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=KingsForecast0809) 23-59
15. OKC (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=ThunderForecast0809) 20-62

East
1. Boston (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=CelticsForecast0809) 60-22
2. Detroit (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=PistonsForecast0809) 54-28
3. Philadelphia (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=76ersForecast0809) 50-32
4. Orlando (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=MagicForecast0809) 46-36
5t. Toronto (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=RaptorsForecast0809) 47-35
5t. Cleveland (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=CavaliersForecast0809) 47-35
7. Indiana (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=PacersForecast0809) 41-41
8. Charlotte (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=BobcatsForecast0809) 40-42
9t. Miami (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=HeatForecast0809) 39-43
9t. Chicago (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=BullsForecast0809) 39-43
11. Washington (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=WizardsForecast0809) 36-46
12. Milwaukee (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=BucksForecast0809) 32-50
13. Atlanta (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=HawksForecast0809) 31-51
14. New York (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=KnicksForecast0809) 28-54
15. New Jersey (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=NetsForecast0809) 27-55

LG33
10-01-2008, 07:13 PM
Wow. Utah at #1? Kyle Korver for the win?

ajbry
10-01-2008, 08:52 PM
Maggette averaging 27 or 28 PPG this year? :laugh:

Dude's not even going to be the Warriors' leading scorer, trust me...

Hollinger is a tool.

Doddage
10-01-2008, 08:58 PM
We make the playoffs over the Heat and Wizards? I don't know about that.

Kuq_e_Zi91
10-01-2008, 09:16 PM
Wow. Utah at #1? Kyle Korver for the win?

I mean ... I guess so. I don't see how you can put anyone over LA until they get beat, especially with Bynum back. Same goes with Boston in the East. What has LA done wrong? Or what has Utah done right to be better than the defending West Champs?

RandyWrinkles
10-01-2008, 09:36 PM
Miami and Chicago are lower because they play 6 more games according to Hollinger.

kester99
10-01-2008, 09:48 PM
Good catch...transcription error, looks like. 39-43 on the ESPN site.

Oneal07
10-02-2008, 01:09 AM
Links to team reports found in the standings section

Not as pertinent as the Eastern preview, but still some entertaining tidbits.

For those that don't want to read all of the teams, here are his final record breakdowns:

West
1. Utah (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=JazzForecast0809) 58-24
2. LA Lakers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=LakersForecast0809) 57-25
3. Houston (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=RocketsForecast0809) 56-26
4. New Orleans (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=HornetsForecast0809) 50-32
5. San Antonio (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=SpursForecast0809) 47-35
6t. Phoenix (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=SunsForecast0809) 45-37
6t. Dallas (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=MavericksForecast0809) 45-37
8. Portland (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=TrailBlazersForecast0809) 42-40
9. Denver (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=NuggetsForecast0809) 41-41
10. Golden State (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=WarriorsForecast0809) 40-42
11. Minnesota (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=TimberwolvesForecast0809) 31-51
12. LA Clippers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=ClippersForecast0809) 30-52
13. Memphis (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=GrizzliesForecast0809) 26-56
14. Sacramento (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=KingsForecast0809) 23-59
15. OKC (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=ThunderForecast0809) 20-62

East
1. Boston (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=CelticsForecast0809) 60-22
2. Detroit (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=PistonsForecast0809) 54-28
3. Philadelphia (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=76ersForecast0809) 50-32
4. Orlando (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=MagicForecast0809) 46-36
5t. Toronto (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=RaptorsForecast0809) 47-35
5t. Cleveland (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=CavaliersForecast0809) 47-35
7. Indiana (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=PacersForecast0809) 41-41
8. Charlotte (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=BobcatsForecast0809) 40-42
9t. Miami (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=HeatForecast0809) 39-49
9t. Chicago (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=BullsForecast0809) 39-49
11. Washington (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=WizardsForecast0809) 36-46
12. Milwaukee (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=BucksForecast0809) 32-50
13. Atlanta (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=HawksForecast0809) 31-51
14. New York (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=KnicksForecast0809) 28-54
15. New Jersey (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=NetsForecast0809) 27-55


The East isn't weak this year, so I doubt a lot of teams will even hit 50 wins in the West. And Boston ain't winnin 60 games this year. I don't understand how Philly is 3rd in the East. LOL. Cause of Elton Brand? Raptors got a better squad than them. I do believe Indiana will get the 7th seed

maragin
10-02-2008, 02:09 AM
Good catch...transcription error, looks like. 39-43 on the ESPN site.

Ah, that was my mistake. Edited the original.

I will credit Hollinger for taking on the daunting task of predicting # of game wins for each team. The number I'd be interested in: His calculated odds that his predictions are correct.