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    Any thoughts? I'll say 40-42. Hope it's better though.

    Not really sure what I'm basing it on. Fairly tough schedule. I expect them to lose more than win. Just not convinced they can play at tonight's (home vs. Suns) level consistently. If they could, they would win a reasonable number of games.

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    Something in top 10 pick range

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    40-42 is about right. I think that's what I said earlier in the year.
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    Of course a top 10 pick finish would be great. Not as far from the realm of possibility as it may have once seemed, but still wishful thinking I think.

    I think I had said slightly more than 40 wins prior to opening night. Maybe 42-44. Honestly, I think had we not made the trade we actually would potenitally be 3-5 Ws better. Not enought to really matter. Just shows we're still in the same mediocre ball park with the new guys.

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    this team really could be a good top 10-14 pick away from actually becoming something.

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    41-41, just to **** me off.

    I could see us doing as well as 42-40, or as poorly as 36-46.

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    this team really could be a good top 10-14 pick away from actually becoming something.
    Only if that pick is a PG.

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    I went through the schedule and I came up with 40 wins

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    this team really could be a good top 10-14 pick away from actually becoming something.
    I agree 1005, that's why I'm rooting for the Pacers to fall about in the final 6 weeks of the season. Get to keep their 1st and pick up a stud in this deep draft and we'll instantly become one of the most promising teams in the league.

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    I agree 1005, that's why I'm rooting for the Pacers to fall about in the final 6 weeks of the season. Get to keep their 1st and pick up a stud in this deep draft and we'll instantly become one of the most promising teams in the league.
    I also agree, but I don't think it has to be a draft pick. If the Pacers were to turn either Ike, Shawne, or Granger into a PG with a similar skill level/potential, that could make the difference also.
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    For all you top 10 hopefuls, here are the teams the Pacers will not lose more games than, and their current records:

    Boston (14-42)
    Philadelphia (19-38)
    Milwaukee (21-37)
    Charlotte (22-35)
    Atlanta (22-35)
    Memphis (15-43)
    Portland (24-34)
    Seattle (22-34)

    There's 8 teams right there. It will be almost impossible to get a top 10 pick. It's going to take at least 45 losses, and I don't think that's going to happen. Not trying to burst your bubbles, just being realistic.
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    For all you top 10 hopefuls, here are the teams the Pacers will not lose more games than, and their current records:

    Boston (14-42)
    Philadelphia (19-38)
    Milwaukee (21-37)
    Charlotte (22-35)
    Atlanta (22-35)
    Memphis (15-43)
    Portland (24-34)
    Seattle (22-34)

    There's 8 teams right there. It will be almost impossible to get a top 10 pick. It's going to take at least 45 losses, and I don't think that's going to happen. Not trying to burst your bubbles, just being realistic.
    Those 8 teams are uncatchable, but we don't need to pass them up so it's irrelevant.


    Right now, the 10th worst record in the league is 44.8%, which is about 37 wins. So they'd have to play terrible for the rest of the season - about 8-18. Of course with the rest of our schedule and how terrible we've looked lately, I think it's possible. I'd like to see JO sit out the rest of the season.

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    Not likely, but not impossible. Worst case scenario is we miss the playoffs and our pick goes somewhere from 11-14. Ouch.

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    44-38

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    55-27
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    Does anyone have the stats of the past few lotteries? I'm looking to line up the 14 teams (with the worst record on top), next to how the lottery ended up being (with the team with the 1st pick on top).

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    Someone may pull up the preseaon thread and prove me wrong, but I think that I said, before the season, that in the range of 38-45 wins was likely.

    I'd still go for that, but perhaps at the low end of the range.

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    Those 8 teams are uncatchable, but we don't need to pass them up so it's irrelevant.


    Right now, the 10th worst record in the league is 44.8%, which is about 37 wins. So they'd have to play terrible for the rest of the season - about 8-18. Of course with the rest of our schedule and how terrible we've looked lately, I think it's possible. I'd like to see JO sit out the rest of the season.
    Are you going refund my tickets then.

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    Someone may pull up the preseaon thread and prove me wrong, but I think that I said, before the season, that in the range of 38-45 wins was likely.

    I'd still go for that, but perhaps at the low end of the range.

    38-45 is a very wide range. I picked 43 wins before the season

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    39-43

    We win one game every 3 games played for the rest of the season.
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    I believe I said earlier in the season that this team would get anywhere from 20-60 wins...I stick firmly to that prediction.

    43-39

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    If we take care of all the teams that currently have losing records, we'll finish 44-38.

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    Just a repost of what I said in the "Schedule Talk" thread (aka Tough Schedule).

    This is why I was asking about their draft pick protection. Seriously.

    Wade might be their only salvation.

    I'll guess 5-12 to be optimistic. That would put them at 34-38.

    Now the Knicks are 7 under, but they also have a definitely easier schedule coming up. Not cake, but enough nice games mixed in to go .500 or better. So they could be pushing Indy down the stretch.

    The Nets are only 3 under and about to pass the Pacers through this stretch.

    Miami is tough to know. They lose Wade but then beat CLE without him. They have an interesting homestand of 6 games against a bunch of strong teams, that could play big on where the Pacers stand in 3 weeks.

    ORL is in free fall and just as bad off as Indy. They look like benficiaries of an easier front-end schedule to me, the opposite of TOR. They have the Spurs win at home, but they just have so many more tough games and a lot of those on the road. I have to count them out right now.


    So the 8th seed looks to be a race between NY and IND at this point. Both of which will be ushered out in a hurry by DET.

    The real bad news is that it's very possible that the Knicks could beat out Indy for the 8th seed (ugh) and that the Pacers could fall behind GS, Minny, LAC, etc and yet miss a top 10 pick when ORL loses their way into the 10th spot vacated by those other teams.

    I don't see any of the other 9 worst teams catching the Pacers at all.
    I'd rough that to 39-43 if they hit the 34-38 mark before that. It's NOT going to get them a draft pick and it might not get them into the playoffs either.

    Coming into the season I think my guess was around 46-48 wins, 6th seed range.

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    I agree 1005, that's why I'm rooting for the Pacers to fall about in the final 6 weeks of the season. Get to keep their 1st and pick up a stud in this deep draft and we'll instantly become one of the most promising teams in the league.
    Yeah, because that's what people have been saying about the Pacers, if only they had a promising rookie to take them to the next level.
    Having the pick would be nice, but "instantly becoming one of the most promising teams in the league" is a huge stretch.

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    Does anyone have the stats of the past few lotteries? I'm looking to line up the 14 teams (with the worst record on top), next to how the lottery ended up being (with the team with the 1st pick on top).
    You mean which teams got which pick?
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    38-44
    But an hour or so later, Hibbert wrote on his Twitter account: "Love this coach [and] I love this team. We can go far this year if we play like that. 2night we played our hearts out. Just didn't get the win."

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