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Are we in the best division?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by instantno0o0dle, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. instantno0o0dle

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    The title explains it all. I think we've been trapped in the best division in basketball for at least the last decade. Think about the teams we've had to constantly compete against:

    The Never Have Less Than 50 Wins in a Season Spurs

    The million renditions of the Dirk-Led Mavs

    The Hubie Brown/Pau Gasol Grizzlies.. then the super defensive Grizzlies

    The Chris Paul Hornets... now the potentially next great Anthony Davis lead Pelicans.

    Do the Rockets ever get a break?
     
  2. torocan

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    The Southwest division is the toughest by far.

    2 top 4 seeds in the Spurs and Rockets
    2 bottom 4 seeds in Memphis and Dallas

    4/5 teams are on track for 48+ games.

    4/5 teams would be the 3rd seed or better in the East.
    And NOH would be tied for the 9th seed in the East with the Knicks.

    Depending on how the 8th spot shakes out, half the play offs could be teams from the SouthWest division, with 3 of those teams in Texas.

    There's no division that's remotely as difficult.
     
  3. Nick

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    Does it really matter when NBA teams don't play their division opponents any more so than the other divisions in the west?

    Tougher conference? Yes.

    Tougher division? Doesn't matter... NBA divisions don't matter.
     
  4. bmd

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    Well, it matters are little in terms of playoff seeding.
     
  5. Zergling

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    I think a good idea would be to reduce the season by 2 games so we could use this format:

    - Play every team in the other conference two times (30 games)
    - Play every team in your conference but another division three times (30 games)
    - Play every team in your division five times (20 games)
     
  7. torocan

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    It matters in that the #1 team in the division automatically gets a top 4 seed. When the Spurs are in your division, you're talking 15 guaranteed years without a division title.
     
  8. Nick

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    If they were in another division, they'd still be the #1 seed.

    Again, divisions (and division "titles") don't matter.
     
  9. LosPollosHermanos

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    It's been the best for over a decade.
     
  10. THE DR34M

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    How old are you? And how often do you play NBA 2K?
     
  11. JayGoogle

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    You play every team in your division 4x...every other west conference at least 3x...and Eastern conference only 2x.

    But yeah, the divisions don't even matter. In MLB and NFL being a tough division could mean no playoff...in the NBA it just doesn't matter. Everyone in the division could make the playoffs..
     
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    The Texas Triangle... Which state has produced more Championship Titles over the last 20 years?

    Don't Mess Texas!
     
  13. jtr

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    Just add up division wins. You can do that by yourself. You are a big boy. You do not need other peoples opinion to come to the correct conclusion.
     
  14. solid

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    Yes, but Clips, Warriors, Blazers, and Suns are not far behind.
     
  15. DirtyDizzil

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    Fo Shizzle it has
     
  16. Houstunna

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    POR is NW.

    Had me thinking for a second.. lol

    Pacific-wise.... Lakers will rise soon. They're never a non-factor too long.
     
  17. Yung-T

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    Yes...this is widely accepted by all experts.
     
  18. coffeelover665

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    I rather move the teams into tiers instead of divisions. 5 teams make one tier. Next top 5 makes another all the way down to the bottom. The tiers get changed every season depending on seasonal records
     
  19. Unstable

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    Well, if you need some figures to show how much difference exist between divisions, here are my calculations (up to Game75 for teams) for the relative Rank Values of each team:

    Atlantic (Average of teams - : 1223)
    TOR - 1312
    BKN - 1293
    NYK - 1220
    BOS - 1186
    PHI - 1106

    Central (Avg of teams: 1244)
    IND - 1333
    CHI - 1286
    CLE - 1233
    DET - 1220
    MIL - 1146

    Southeast (Avg of teams: 1268)
    MIA - 1364
    WAS - 1287
    CHA - 1268
    ATL - 1239
    ORL - 1180

    Northwest (Avg of teams: 1288)
    OKC - 1382
    POR - 1329
    MIN - 1279
    DEN - 1252
    UTA - 1197

    Pacific (Avg of teams: 1283)
    LAC - 1358
    GSW - 1336
    PHX - 1303
    SAC - 1214
    LAL - 1204

    Southwest (Avg of teams: 1320)
    SAS - 1398
    HOU - 1343
    DAL - 1312
    MEM - 1317
    NOP - 1230

    So yeah, the Southwest (1320) is way above the other divisions.
     
  20. Fullcourt

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    Yes and who cares?
     

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