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Unclebuck
10-24-2008, 01:20 PM
I think I've done this every year. What I want is the number of wins you think the Pacers will win this regular season. Don't give me best case scenerio, or worst case scenerio, don't give me well if they stay healthy or any ifs ands or buts. Just give me a number as your best guess right now.

I think it is really tough to predict - but I will go with

38 wins

Putnam
10-24-2008, 01:23 PM
39

kester99
10-24-2008, 01:28 PM
42

'Cause I'm a wild man.

Unclebuck
10-24-2008, 01:32 PM
If anyone is curious to read what you predicted last season here is the thread

http://www.pacersdigest.com/apache2-default/showthread.php?t=34177

Speed
10-24-2008, 01:38 PM
42

Me too.

Speed
10-24-2008, 01:41 PM
If anyone is curious to read what you predicted last season here is the thread

http://www.pacersdigest.com/apache2-default/showthread.php?t=34177

Awesome, someone evidently logged in under my name and said 48 wins last year!! WOOHOO. I think I thought we were doing it for the COLTS AND PACERS. Ya, that's it.

count55
10-24-2008, 01:48 PM
35

but a better mid-30's season than the last two.

Justin Tyme
10-24-2008, 01:50 PM
Well since they went 4-4 in pre-season, like that means anything, so I predict 41 wins.

Seriously, I just feel the team has better players this year, and can improve on last years season record. We'll see.

Hicks
10-24-2008, 02:03 PM
I have two far different numbers in my head, so I'll split the difference. 41.

Alabama-Redneck
10-24-2008, 02:09 PM
Always the optimist !! :D

46

:cool:

Naptown_Seth
10-24-2008, 02:10 PM
30 wins.

No I'm not being negative. I will cherish each and every win and loss and I don't hate the team. There just isn't a lot of strong, vet talent on the team right now, that's not what they are about. This is about a restructure and rebuild into something better, and that starts at the foundation. 30 wins of that is something I can take.

Los Angeles
10-24-2008, 02:12 PM
If anyone is curious to read what you predicted last season here is the thread

http://www.pacersdigest.com/apache2-default/showthread.php?t=34177

Wow we really should have bet the over/under.

My prediction this season is 38 wins.

If we are healthy all year we could hit 45, but I don't think we'll be healthy the whole way.

Suaveness
10-24-2008, 02:15 PM
40

lafayettepacer
10-24-2008, 02:15 PM
35. Just because I said that, they're going to win at least 40. They always do better than I expect or worse than I hope.

Major Cold
10-24-2008, 02:16 PM
37 wins

One more than last year two more will be needed to make the playoffs.

Naptown_Seth
10-24-2008, 02:17 PM
Not to bum anyone out but my 30 comes with the history of saying 34 for last year, so maybe I'm shooting under by 2-3. We had a lot of "homers" in last years thread based on the high predictions.

Looking at the predictions this year it's like the rough times are slowly starting to sink in for people. To get a more realistic look consider the OKC team. Rush, Hibbert, Granger, yes they are nice. But that team has Durant, Green, Mason and Westbrook and do any of you expect 38-40 wins from them?

Granville
10-24-2008, 02:22 PM
Just a little better than .500: 43

Mourning
10-24-2008, 02:28 PM
Hmmm... tough one... I think the season will be a lot more entertaining this year and I think we are going to enjoy watching our team play again. Still I expect our rookies to hit the rookiewall and especially Roy to get called for a lot of (rookie/fake)fouls, while our interior defense won't be much of a strength yet. We upgraded our backcourt quite nicely though and I'm feeling nice with our Centers considering I'm not expecting that much from them, except to work hard and perform to their (growing in Roy's case) abilities.

I expect our perimeter defence to start getting a lot better, especially in the later stages of this year.

Longterm I think we will definitely go up, for now though I'm saying an entertaining season and something like 38 wins.

LG33
10-24-2008, 02:37 PM
Been saying 44-38 all off-season and I see no reason to change that prediction now that the season is about to begin. I hope I'm wrong for the better.

That was me last year. This is me this year:

Been saying 44-38 all off-season and I see no reason to change that prediction now that the season is about to begin. I hope I'm wrong for the better.

HeliumFear
10-24-2008, 02:45 PM
40

RamBo_Lamar
10-24-2008, 02:46 PM
40

BPump33
10-24-2008, 02:49 PM
43

Shade
10-24-2008, 02:57 PM
36

I think we'll start off pretty well but decline once the dreaded "rookie wall" hits a good chunk of our team.

Natston
10-24-2008, 03:03 PM
39

xtacy
10-24-2008, 03:11 PM
38

CableKC
10-24-2008, 03:14 PM
37 wins

rexnom
10-24-2008, 03:30 PM
I'm saying 40.

I'm optimistic. Although we are like the ex-Sonics in that we'll be leaning on our youngsters a lot, we also have a group of wily veterans. Jack, Rasho, Foster, Murphy, Dunleavy and especially Daniels are solid guys for us that won't raise any eyebrows around the league. I'm very high on Quis this year. I think he has a career year, playing for his contract.

juadam09
10-24-2008, 03:34 PM
42 wins

count55
10-24-2008, 03:35 PM
In the interest of full disclosure, the giddiness of the draft and trades caused me to predict 45 wins in this thread:

http://www.pacersdigest.com/apache2-default/showpost.php?p=745450&postcount=1

but I the reasons why I dropped it to 35 are largely explained in this post:

http://www.pacersdigest.com/apache2-default/showpost.php?p=769494&postcount=102

Still happier going into this season than I have been for quite some time.

FerengiMiller
10-24-2008, 03:35 PM
54

if we trade Tinsley for J.J. Redick

rexnom
10-24-2008, 03:36 PM
54

if we trade Tinsley for J.J. Redick
You're being redickulous.

indygeezer
10-24-2008, 03:37 PM
38

ABADays
10-24-2008, 04:05 PM
I will go again with 41 with most of those in the second half.

Mushmouth
10-24-2008, 04:26 PM
43

Justin Tyme
10-24-2008, 04:45 PM
Not to bum anyone out but my 30 comes with the history of saying 34 for last year, so maybe I'm shooting under by 2-3. We had a lot of "homers" in last years thread based on the high predictions.

Looking at the predictions this year it's like the rough times are slowly starting to sink in for people. To get a more realistic look consider the OKC team. Rush, Hibbert, Granger, yes they are nice. But that team has Durant, Green, Mason and Westbrook and do any of you expect 38-40 wins from them?


Wow, now that's a stretch and a half! The Thunder don't have the overall quality of players the Pacers have. Why should anyone being realistic think they can win 38-40 games? Being realistic, the Pacers have a good shot at winning 38-40 games. They have a better team than last year, so a few extra wins this season is realistic.

Raoul Duke
10-24-2008, 04:48 PM
50

OTD
10-24-2008, 04:50 PM
46

Anthem
10-24-2008, 04:53 PM
40

pwee31
10-24-2008, 04:54 PM
42

Dece
10-24-2008, 05:09 PM
35

mildlysane
10-24-2008, 05:11 PM
44

DisplacedKnick
10-24-2008, 05:11 PM
37

31andonly
10-24-2008, 05:13 PM
41

ChicagoJ
10-24-2008, 05:15 PM
29. Just like last year, I think a large number of you are vastly overestimating our overall talent level.

mildlysane
10-24-2008, 05:19 PM
29. Just like last year, I think a large number of you are vastly overestimating our overall talent level.
Probably. But I like to think positive.

ChicagoJ
10-24-2008, 05:20 PM
Last year, 15 picked fewer wins than the Pacers achieved, and 79 picked too many wins.

Suaveness
10-24-2008, 05:39 PM
Last year, 15 picked fewer wins than the Pacers achieved, and 79 picked too many wins.

Oh come now, you know you want to pick more than 29. Give in to temptation. Restore the pride.

Charcoal Filtered
10-24-2008, 05:42 PM
35

but a better mid-30's season than the last two.

Will second this prediction of 35.

The East is getting better, but this will be a fun team to watch. If TJ gets hurt though, it will hurt our win total considerably.

Infinite MAN_force
10-24-2008, 05:45 PM
44

obnoxiousmodesty
10-24-2008, 05:47 PM
42

Gamble1
10-24-2008, 06:39 PM
45 and a 1st round exit.

Pacemaker
10-24-2008, 06:50 PM
I'd say 43 sounds like music to my ears.

croz24
10-24-2008, 07:12 PM
73

Major Cold
10-24-2008, 07:18 PM
Wed, Oct 29 @ Detroit
Sat, Nov 1 Boston
Wed, Nov 5 Phoenix
Fri, Nov 7 @ Cleveland
Sat, Nov 8 New Jersey
Mon, Nov 10 Oklahoma City
Wed, Nov 12 @ New Jersey
Fri, Nov 14 Philadelphia
Sat, Nov 15 @ Chicago
Tue, Nov 18 Atlanta
Fri, Nov 21 Orlando
Sat, Nov 22 @ Miami
Tue, Nov 25 @ Dallas
Wed, Nov 26 @ Houston
Fri, Nov 28 Charlotte
Sat, Nov 29 @ Orlando
Tue, Dec 2 LA Lakers
Wed, Dec 3 @ Boston
Fri, Dec 5 @ Cleveland
Sun, Dec 7 Boston
Wed, Dec 10 @ Toronto
Fri, Dec 12 @ Detroit
Sat, Dec 13 @ Milwaukee
Mon, Dec 15 @ Washington
Wed, Dec 17 Golden State
that is 16 out of 25 against "playoff" teams to kickoff the season. This could be a shaky start. Let the pessimists prevail.
Wow

Los Angeles
10-24-2008, 07:37 PM
Do I hear a 15?

Going once ...

Going twice ...

Tyrion
10-24-2008, 08:08 PM
44

BlueNGold
10-24-2008, 08:20 PM
43.

I almost said 45, but we have some players that have no experience and are going to be playing big minutes.

However, I really think the Pacers are going to surprise people this year. I think we have a team that will enjoy playing the game and will have a never say die attitude.

IMO, it will be the most enjoyable year since Reggie Miller left Indy.

Kemo
10-24-2008, 08:23 PM
I think the start of the season , we will remain a little above being a .500 team ..
But once January rolls around ,and our chemistry is developed by then , as well as our lineup solidified .
I see us going on a few real nice runs, like Houston done after losing Yao ... and being THE surprise team of the East

So my prediction is gonna be

50 Wins
32 losses

with us battling for the 4th/5th seed , because I think that there will be 3 to 4 teams that are gonna be pretty darn close
in the standings this year...


edited to add .. i meant 4th/5th seed but if we dont win that many i do see us droppping down to battling 6th/7th at worst

Dece
10-24-2008, 08:36 PM
Wow, 50 wins only getting a 5th seed in the east in your mind?

Anthem
10-24-2008, 08:58 PM
I think the start of the season , we will remain a little above being a .500 team ..
Wow. If we are above .500 at Christmas, I'll post youtube video of me eating my hat.

I expect us to be pretty rough until the ASB, with a late-season push for the playoffs (against tanking opponents) that gets us close to .500 by season's end.

Bball
10-24-2008, 09:51 PM
IMO, it will be the most enjoyable year since Reggie Miller left Indy.

It better be! Setting the bar awfully low with that prediction ;)

-Bball

pianoman
10-24-2008, 10:17 PM
48 wins this year. I'm very optimistic that this team will be the big suprise of the NBA.

Mourning
10-24-2008, 10:25 PM
Wow, now that's a stretch and a half! The Thunder don't have the overall quality of players the Pacers have. Why should anyone being realistic think they can win 38-40 games? Being realistic, the Pacers have a good shot at winning 38-40 games. They have a better team than last year, so a few extra wins this season is realistic.

Add to that that the Thunder also come out in the tough western conference and I indeed definitely view the Pacers getting more wins then Oklahoma.

N8R
10-24-2008, 10:40 PM
38

Noodle
10-24-2008, 10:44 PM
35, but as many as 41. If the East stays down it could be enough for a 7/8 seed, hopefully.

Will Galen
10-24-2008, 11:23 PM
To get a more realistic look consider the OKC team. Rush, Hibbert, Granger, yes they are nice. But that team has Durant, Green, Mason and Westbrook and do any of you expect 38-40 wins from them?

I don't see how you are being realistic just naming the young guys on both teams. We have much better vets then they do, and it's the vets that carry a team.

Our biggest problem last year was our point guards and that's a strength this year.

I think you guys are really selling the Pacers short this year. I think we will be fighting for home court advantage. That will give us about 48 wins.

Cobol Sam
10-24-2008, 11:24 PM
41

Ownagedood
10-24-2008, 11:28 PM
Im going with 43.. just sounds like a safe number...

But if i was to guess based on our luck.. I would say someone important gets injured, and we finish with like 36 wins.

idioteque
10-24-2008, 11:44 PM
Everyone healthy for at least most of the season: 45

Rampant Injuries: 36

So give me 41

bellisimo
10-24-2008, 11:48 PM
39

BlueNGold
10-24-2008, 11:51 PM
It better be! Setting the bar awfully low with that prediction ;)

-Bball

LOL. I must admit I often type without thinking.

Midcoasted
10-24-2008, 11:52 PM
57. Hibbert or Rush winning the ROY award and the other finishing very solid. Danny and Dun both average 20 each cashing in 7 30 point games apiece.

The Pacers will be applauded for their new found perimeter defense due to the additions of Ford Jack and Rush and Granger progressing one step further, but also being able to play PF in our scorers lineup. Rush progresses one day and Dun has no problem being 6th man on a team that has a shot at the title for years to come.

Our post game will be envied. Hibbert showing he can be our franchise C. Rasho offers a very solid year, Foster is still strong at D and rebounds, Murphy having a break out year due to the additions of Rasho and Hibbert, two true seven footers that will create many mismatches for Troy. McRoberts will become a fan favorite due to his hustle and his heart to play the game.

We will go from one of the weakest to one the deepest in terms of big men. JO was over the hill. We got the deal of the century getting Ford Rasho and that draft pick that is almost certain to give us a franchise player.

Bird wins Executive of the Year. Tinsley is moved to a team that is thin at PG due to injury before the deadline.

We push a team in the East finals and we have a shot to win, and the Pacers fever is reborn.

It's on a limb but I believe the mold is there and it may not be this year, but a couple years from now we could be sitting stacked returning to the title game, maybe winning it this time. I can't wait to see this year even if I’m wrong and we barely push 8th seed.

We have so much potential. The future is bright. Larry is doing great. If the next two drafts go as well as this one, we are doing great.

MyFavMartin
10-25-2008, 07:09 AM
38

I'm worried about Dun's knee, but I guess this would lead to more time for B. Rush.

hoopsforlife
10-25-2008, 07:13 AM
47

Arcadian
10-25-2008, 07:27 AM
38

Erik
10-25-2008, 07:44 AM
I think better chemistry alone gives us 10 more wins than last season.

46

Doddage
10-25-2008, 07:57 AM
Worst Possible: 26
Best Possible: 45

My prediction is somewhere in between (on the lower end at least), so I'm going to say 30.

LG33
10-25-2008, 08:06 AM
54

if we trade Tinsley for J.J. Redick


You're being redickulous.


How did I miss that opportunity?

avoidingtheclowns
10-25-2008, 10:10 AM
34

AesopRockOn
10-25-2008, 11:46 AM
35

maragin
10-25-2008, 01:31 PM
Vegas has us at 35.5

I think we'll restore the pride and pull out the end of that half game.

36

Speed
10-25-2008, 05:53 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ys-accuscorepacers102508&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Accuscore says 40-42

with a 57.1 chance to make the playoffs

However they have Shawne averaging 6 pts and 2 rebounds for the Pacers, so I'm not sure they get a vote in our thread here.

bambam
10-25-2008, 05:58 PM
45

Speed
10-25-2008, 06:04 PM
57. Hibbert or Rush winning the ROY award and the other finishing very solid. Danny and Dun both average 20 each cashing in 7 30 point games apiece.

The Pacers will be applauded for their new found perimeter defense due to the additions of Ford Jack and Rush and Granger progressing one step further, but also being able to play PF in our scorers lineup. Rush progresses one day and Dun has no problem being 6th man on a team that has a shot at the title for years to come.

Our post game will be envied. Hibbert showing he can be our franchise C. Rasho offers a very solid year, Foster is still strong at D and rebounds, Murphy having a break out year due to the additions of Rasho and Hibbert, two true seven footers that will create many mismatches for Troy. McRoberts will become a fan favorite due to his hustle and his heart to play the game.

We will go from one of the weakest to one the deepest in terms of big men. JO was over the hill. We got the deal of the century getting Ford Rasho and that draft pick that is almost certain to give us a franchise player.

Bird wins Executive of the Year. Tinsley is moved to a team that is thin at PG due to injury before the deadline.

We push a team in the East finals and we have a shot to win, and the Pacers fever is reborn.

It's on a limb but I believe the mold is there and it may not be this year, but a couple years from now we could be sitting stacked returning to the title game, maybe winning it this time. I can't wait to see this year even if Iím wrong and we barely push 8th seed.

We have so much potential. The future is bright. Larry is doing great. If the next two drafts go as well as this one, we are doing great.

Now you're talking!!! Larry?

YoSoyIndy
10-25-2008, 08:33 PM
44

TheDon
10-25-2008, 09:41 PM
I'll go with what I put last year 47, yay for team play and no more JO-Iso everytime he took a fadeaway jumper I wanted to punch myself in the face.

jwagner31
10-26-2008, 12:10 AM
45

SycamoreKen
10-26-2008, 12:17 AM
I say 46.

Lord Helmet
10-26-2008, 01:03 AM
40

MrSparko
10-26-2008, 01:05 AM
42.

Most important number in the galaxy.

Pacerized
10-26-2008, 01:31 AM
As we are I can see us winning 41 games for 7th. in the east. The big question remains about Tinsley and what we get in return. I'm still hoping for a 2 for 1 to get a player that can really contribute.

tora tora
10-26-2008, 01:45 AM
29

I see another season of 30+ three point chuckings per game. :shrug:

pizza guy
10-26-2008, 08:46 AM
44. It's probably a little high, but ya never know.

64 if we trade our whole team for San Antonio, Boston, or LA. ;-)

--pizza

Frostwolf
10-26-2008, 08:51 AM
I think we'll go 44-38 this year, the same as the brawl year.

OT: Just watching the recap of the Kings-Blazers game but DAMN does K-Mart look like Reggie now that's he doesn't have that miniafro anymore. All he needs to do now is to change his number to 31.

Quis
10-26-2008, 09:19 AM
44

In honor of the dearly departed Austin Croshere.

Wu-Gambino
10-26-2008, 10:35 AM
42

The Hustler
10-26-2008, 01:19 PM
38

FinPacers
10-26-2008, 10:07 PM
40

Big Smooth
10-26-2008, 10:12 PM
43

I see a slow start but a strong finish.

MillerTime
10-26-2008, 10:20 PM
41

LG33
10-26-2008, 10:46 PM
Vegas has us at 35.5

I think we'll restore the pride and pull out the end of that half game.

36

You are one of the most underrated posters on this forum.

And if I may qualify my forty-four wins prediction: More on the road than at home. (This way I can be wrong twice!)

Pacers4Life
10-27-2008, 12:12 AM
45...take that to the bank

Haggard
10-27-2008, 12:14 AM
44

BillS
10-27-2008, 10:29 AM
I was out of town all weekend, doing this without reading any other predictions.

I keep us right at .500, 41-41.

Raskolnikov
10-27-2008, 10:43 AM
Ok, I'll give a number too.

47

Major Cold
10-27-2008, 12:05 PM
Who wants to compile the averages? I would but I am lazy.

OakMoses
10-27-2008, 12:15 PM
I said 47 last year. I'm not sure what I was thinking.

I really like where the team is and where we're headed, but when I look at the schedule, I can't see us being over .500.

40 wins.

Putnam
10-27-2008, 12:17 PM
Who wants to compile the averages? I would but I am lazy.



:wave:



But not averages. Averages are stupid and obscure more information that they reveal. What you want is a histogram of how many members predicted each number. Let's wait until Wednesday just before the tip-off in case others join and make a prediction.

pacergod2
10-27-2008, 12:17 PM
32

pacergod2
10-27-2008, 12:21 PM
And in qualifying my 32 prediction. We will lose a TON of close games this year. We will start unbelievably slow and pick up a lot of our wins late in the season. This will allow JOB and Larry to make sure our minutes are going to the younger guys by midseason. I also, unfortunately, think that Mike's knee is going to be very troublesome. I can foresee him not playing much this year.

ChicagoJ
10-27-2008, 12:50 PM
No link, but I read the print edition of the Daily Herald on the train this morning and they have the Pacers in sixth place in the EC.

Clearly, they have tasted the Kool-Aid, but I didn't receive my shipment.

thunderbird1245
10-27-2008, 01:33 PM
Everybody seems to be pretty much on the same page I think.

So much of the NBA success for average teams like we are comes down to 2 factors: injuries and luck.

If you can stay healthy as a group, you can win games thru the year that your talent level says you shouldn't, just by having your full roster on the floor when your opponents don't.

I think this team will play hard, play fairly smart, and for the most part play together. There is no question that we have a lack of talent in key areas, and that we lack a true star player.....but there will be no doubt that we have good character, and at least attempt to play the game as a unit, with one common purpose.

Character will no longer be a concern....now the hard part begins: Collecting championship level talent that you can win with.

We aren't there yet, but at least we can start the process now.

I'll give the Pacers 41 wins, and just barely squeaking into the playoffs as an 8 seed.

Tbird

Justin Tyme
01-20-2009, 12:13 PM
Well since they went 4-4 in pre-season, like that means anything, so I predict 41 wins.

Seriously, I just feel the team has better players this year, and can improve on last years season record. We'll see.


I guess I drank too much Pacer kool-aide.

I still feel this team has better players playing this year than last, unfortunately the record isn't proving this to be.

pacergod2
01-20-2009, 12:22 PM
And in qualifying my 32 prediction. We will lose a TON of close games this year. We will start unbelievably slow and pick up a lot of our wins late in the season. This will allow JOB and Larry to make sure our minutes are going to the younger guys by midseason. I also, unfortunately, think that Mike's knee is going to be very troublesome. I can foresee him not playing much this year.

I have to feel pretty good about my guess.

BillS
01-20-2009, 12:39 PM
Meh. If we have a run during the second half of the season, which is far from impossible, we could conceivably reach .500.

Not likely, but not impossible, either.

Dece
01-20-2009, 02:12 PM
My 35 is going to be spot on... it'll be like last year where we go on a run towards the end when wiser teams let themselves go into youth mode, or are resting for the playoffs and we keep struggling along with our roster of mediocre at best veterans to try and catch that "coveted" 8th seed.

BRushWithDeath
01-20-2009, 02:26 PM
If I'd have been allowed to register prior to the season I'd have said 26.

Now I'll say 31.

D23
01-20-2009, 04:10 PM
35

but a better mid-30's season than the last two.

Money in the bank right here.

vnzla81
01-20-2009, 04:19 PM
I say 32 wins and 9th place again

larry
01-20-2009, 06:55 PM
Not to bum anyone out but my 30 comes with the history of saying 34 for last year, so maybe I'm shooting under by 2-3. We had a lot of "homers" in last years thread based on the high predictions.

Looking at the predictions this year it's like the rough times are slowly starting to sink in for people. To get a more realistic look consider the OKC team. Rush, Hibbert, Granger, yes they are nice. But that team has Durant, Green, Mason and Westbrook and do any of you expect 38-40 wins from them?

I'd take our lineup all day over OKC & bet your *** I'll take Granger over Durant. I don't see what he has that Danny does not besides being picked high as hell in the draft. He is good, but Jordan ended up being better than Sam Bowie. Hell, Reggie was better than allot of higher picks in his draft class.

You can understand 40 when you are 15-26.
I think 41 & .500 is a fine choice.

Major Cold
01-21-2009, 09:53 AM
Wed, Oct 29 @ Detroit
Sat, Nov 1 Boston
Wed, Nov 5 Phoenix
Fri, Nov 7 @ Cleveland
Sat, Nov 8 New Jersey
Mon, Nov 10 Oklahoma City
Wed, Nov 12 @ New Jersey
Fri, Nov 14 Philadelphia****
Sat, Nov 15 @ Chicago
Tue, Nov 18 Atlanta
Fri, Nov 21 Orlando
Sat, Nov 22 @ Miami
Tue, Nov 25 @ Dallas
Wed, Nov 26 @ Houston
Fri, Nov 28 Charlotte
Sat, Nov 29 @ Orlando
Tue, Dec 2 LA Lakers
Wed, Dec 3 @ Boston
Fri, Dec 5 @ Cleveland
Sun, Dec 7 Boston
Wed, Dec 10 @ Toronto
Fri, Dec 12 @ Detroit
Sat, Dec 13 @ Milwaukee
Mon, Dec 15 @ Washington
Wed, Dec 17 Golden State
that is 16 out of 25 against "playoff" teams to kickoff the season. This could be a shaky start. Let the pessimist prevail.
:dance:
****the game that quantified our season.

ChicagoJ
01-21-2009, 06:46 PM
Wow. If we are above .500 at Christmas, I'll post youtube video of me eating my hat.

And I was looking forward to that.

Drats.

maragin
01-22-2009, 02:02 PM
You are one of the most underrated posters on this forum.

And if I may qualify my forty-four wins prediction: More on the road than at home. (This way I can be wrong twice!)

Missed this the first time through, thank you LG33.

36 still seems on target. The sting this year (over last year) is that it felt like this could have been a special season.

avoidingtheclowns
01-22-2009, 04:33 PM
that may be the only time i've ever agreed with LG

count55
04-11-2009, 11:01 AM
35

but a better mid-30's season than the last two.


In the interest of full disclosure, the giddiness of the draft and trades caused me to predict 45 wins in this thread:

http://www.pacersdigest.com/apache2-default/showpost.php?p=745450&postcount=1

but I the reasons why I dropped it to 35 are largely explained in this post:

http://www.pacersdigest.com/apache2-default/showpost.php?p=769494&postcount=102

Still happier going into this season than I have been for quite some time.

Well, as long as we're bumping things...

Major Cold
04-11-2009, 11:25 AM
37 wins

One more than last year two more will be needed to make the playoffs.


Not bad!!!

Major Cold
04-11-2009, 11:30 AM
Wed, Oct 29 @ Detroit
Sat, Nov 1 Boston
Wed, Nov 5 Phoenix
Fri, Nov 7 @ Cleveland
Sat, Nov 8 New Jersey
Mon, Nov 10 Oklahoma City
Wed, Nov 12 @ New Jersey
Fri, Nov 14 Philadelphia
Sat, Nov 15 @ Chicago
Tue, Nov 18 Atlanta
Fri, Nov 21 Orlando
Sat, Nov 22 @ Miami
Tue, Nov 25 @ Dallas
Wed, Nov 26 @ Houston
Fri, Nov 28 Charlotte
Sat, Nov 29 @ Orlando
Tue, Dec 2 LA Lakers
Wed, Dec 3 @ Boston
Fri, Dec 5 @ Cleveland
Sun, Dec 7 Boston
Wed, Dec 10 @ Toronto
Fri, Dec 12 @ Detroit
Sat, Dec 13 @ Milwaukee
Mon, Dec 15 @ Washington
Wed, Dec 17 Golden State
that is 16 out of 25 against "playoff" teams to kickoff the season. This could be a shaky start. Let the pessimists prevail.

Wow!!!!!!

Big Smooth
04-11-2009, 04:03 PM
43

I see a slow start but a strong finish.

:(

I got the slow start right though! :) I do think with a healthy Dunleavy I might have come close.

vnzla81
10-23-2010, 06:21 PM
:bump: I finally found the thread :D

Scot Pollard
10-23-2010, 06:25 PM
its just so sad that its been so bad for the past years that no one including me is commited to this team being good

we deserve better

vnzla81
10-23-2010, 06:26 PM
I say 32 wins and 9th place again

Here is my prediction :cool:


edit: this is the 08/09 prediction thread

Scot Pollard
10-23-2010, 06:30 PM
Here is my prediction :cool:

i dont disagree my friend

this has been a pitiful team for a while now

indiana deserves for the pacers to be great

a good team = a higher attandance

it was embarrassing that we almost lost the franchise because the pacers suck

they need to wake up! that was a wake up call i think and hopefully they respond

im glad we got some financial help because that goes to show how much people not only care about basketball but the indiana pacers

2minutes twowa
10-23-2010, 06:49 PM
35 wins. Next year is the year they make it back to the playoffs.

Hicks
10-23-2010, 10:25 PM
Well, now this will be kind of a mess because people will think this thread was made this fall. I'll add the year it was posted to the title.

ballism
10-24-2010, 03:47 AM
I'd guess around 27. No bench, no rebounding. A million prospects.

Take away Granger, and this team reminds me of 09-10 Nets who won 12 games i think? Only Nets had a better coach, Lopez was better than Hibbert, and Devin Harris was supposed to be a top 4 point in the East.

Granger adds at least 10 wins though, and we should get some help for Ford and maybe for Dunleavy in February. So Ill say 27.