1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

[ESPN] 2014 Summer Forecast -- East Standings

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Aug 12, 2014.

  1. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    83,031
    Likes Received:
    86,390
    [rQUOTEr]1. Cleveland(56-26)
    2. Chicago(54-28)
    3. Toronto(47-35)
    4. Washington(47-35)
    5. Charlotte(45-37)
    6. Miami(44-38)
    7. Atlanta(42-40)
    8. Brooklyn(39-43)
    9. Indiana(38-44)
    10. New York(37-45)
    11. Detroit(33-49)
    12. Boston(28-54)
    13. Orlando(27-55)
    14. Milwaukee(23-59)
    15. Philadelphia(18-64)

    http://goo.gl/NYx9tm[/rQUOTEr]

    What say you? Cleveland, Chicago and everyone else?
     
  2. apollo33

    apollo33 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Messages:
    15,813
    Likes Received:
    7,615
    I don't think Miami is going to be that bad
     
  3. Richie_Rich

    Richie_Rich Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,356
    Likes Received:
    1,524
    Cleveland will win 60 in the East.
     
  4. Louka

    Louka Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,677
    Likes Received:
    674
    I think 44-38 is a fair assessment...

    Will Indiana really be that bad though?
     
  5. apcgamb24

    apcgamb24 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    56
    Frank Vogel is the only bright spot on the team right now
     
  6. vneuro

    vneuro Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2014
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    2
    Indiana is way too low. Paul George is extremely overrated. His inefficient chucking is often a detriment to his team. David West is the real star of that team, and if Hibbert stays he'll see a massive increase in production. Hibbert went into a passive aggressive funk last season because he clashed with Paul George.
     
  7. rimbaud

    rimbaud Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 1999
    Messages:
    8,043
    Likes Received:
    454
    You are crazy. They lost two starters and they have had a notoriously weak bench. George was their only creator on offense and a great defender. Stephenson was a solid scorer and defender. West is a leader but his skills are declining rapidly.
     
  8. vneuro

    vneuro Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2014
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    2
    Oh right they lost Stephenson. I forgot about that. In that case their rating is probably fine, but I stand by my comments on George being an overall cancer in that locker room. None of his teammates liked playing with him.
     
  9. NL Rocket

    NL Rocket Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,382
    Likes Received:
    103
    Switch the Heat with Toronto and I agree with the top 8.
     
  10. KDJ3

    KDJ3 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,238
    Likes Received:
    80
    Never thought I'd say this, but that Washington-Charlotte matchup would be fun to watch.
     
  11. A_3PO

    A_3PO Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    41,148
    Likes Received:
    3,797
    The order is very good. I might switch Miami with Charlotte at 5/6.

    Pacers are dead meat without having PG and Lance Stephenson to create something out of Vogel's rudimentary offense.

    It will be Cleveland, Chicago and everyone else if Derrick Rose returns to form. Otherwise, it's just Cleveland. I expect the Cavs to struggle for a while before eventually hitting stride. Only thing that will stop them is LeBron and Blatt not getting along.
     
  12. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Messages:
    13,773
    Likes Received:
    1,080
    Charlotte had 43 wins last year. Does losing McBob, but adding Lance Stephenson only result in 2 more wins? I strongly doubt it. I have them above Toronto for 3rd place.
     
  13. krnxsnoopy

    krnxsnoopy Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    10,326
    Likes Received:
    731
    Miami and Chicago 1st and 2nd... And then the rest.
     
  14. Juxtaposed Jolt

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    17,109
    Likes Received:
    9,883
    [​IMG]
     
  15. kaocsaephan

    kaocsaephan Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,269
    Likes Received:
    26
    Very possible. Wade was out like 28 games last year and even with the 2-7 finish, the Heat were "only" 6 wins from 60

    Hope a healthy Rose plays LeBron again in a playoff series. It just has to happen. Only Cavs v. Bulls (w/ healthy Rose) and Cavs v. Heat would be worth watching for east playoffs
     
  16. jayhow92

    jayhow92 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    7,265
    Likes Received:
    2,073
    Top Tier
    Cavs
    Bulls

    Middle Tier
    Wizards
    Raptors
    Bobcats
    Heat

    Everyone else sucks after that
     
  17. IzakDavid13

    IzakDavid13 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Messages:
    9,958
    Likes Received:
    798
    At least Carmelo 'Winning is the most important thing' Anthony is gonna get paid...
     
  18. arno_ed

    arno_ed Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Messages:
    7,672
    Likes Received:
    1,238
    It is:
    Cleveland
    And who cares.

    The rest of the east is pathetic and would not even make the play offs if they were in the west.

    And for thw people who expecr the bulls to be good. I do not believe Rose will ever be healthy and playing at an elite level again.
     
  19. Chamillionaire

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,681
    Likes Received:
    2,261
    Orlando has a good shot to make the 7 or 8th seed. I think they`ll surprise a lot of people.
     
  20. UtilityPlayer

    UtilityPlayer Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    13
    Orlando has a very good young roster , but I am curious to see how Aaron Gordon plays .
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now