April 20, 2014

2008-09 NBA Season Preview

Alright, since we have such a great, and growing NBA community here and since Dannie and I are both very anxious for the season to get here (as evidenced by his 35,000 word dissertation on what position ‘Dre should play) we are going to do a team-by-team NBA preview similar to the MLB Preview I did back in March. It’s going to start this Friday (with the Phoenix Suns) and we will be doing 3-4 teams a week until opening night, October 28th.

Here how it is going to work. Each preview will have the same format. Dannie will be writing about the teams’ Biggest Strength and Biggest Weakness. I will be writing about Their Thaddeus, which will be the most exciting player on their team 22 or under, and Philly Connection, which is exactly what it sounds like. We will also have a Key Player section that I will be writing for the Western teams, and Dannie for the Eastern teams.

At the bottom of each post, we will each have our predicted finish for the team (division, conference and league-wide) as well as a short paragraph with some final thoughts and analysis.  There will also be little things like projected starting-5, last year’s record, etc… Essentially you’ll get everything you need to know. We also encourage that you share your own predictions in the comments’ field.

This page here will serve as a home page where you can navigate easily between teams. We will provide a link here at the start of each post.

(alphabetical, NOT ORDER OF PREDICTED FINISH) – click the links for full team preview.

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

  1. Philadelphia 76ers (Part 1 / Part 2)

Central Division

Southeast Division

  1. Miami Heat
  2. Orlando Magic
  3. Washington Wizards

Western Conference

Pacific Division

  1. Los Angeles Clippers
  2. Los Angeles Lakers
  3. Sacramento Kings

Southwest Division

  1. New Orleans Hornets

Northeast Division

  1. Denver Nuggets
  2. Oklahoma City Thunder
  3. Portland Trailblazers
  4. Utah Jazz

NBA Blogger Previews

We are taking part in the CelticsBlog.com’s annual NBA Blogger Previews run by Jeff Clark.  Check out season previews from every viewpoint imaginable.

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Boston Celtics

New Jersey Nets

New York Knicks

Philadelphia 76ers

Toronto Raptors

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Dallas Mavericks

Houston Rockets

Memphis Grizzlies

New Orleans Hornets

San Antonio Spurs

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Chicago Bulls

Cleveland Cavaliers

Detroit Pistons

Indiana Pacers

Milwaukee Bucks

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Denver Nuggets

Minnesota Timberwolves

Oklahoma City

Portland Trail Blazers

Utah Jazz

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Atlanta Hawks

Charlotte Bobcats

Miami Heat

Orlando Magic

Washington Wizards

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Golden St. Warriors

LA Clippers

LA Lakers

Phoenix Suns

Sacramento Kings

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Comments

  1. Rob says:

    Why start with the Phoenix Suns first?  Let us start with the resurging Atlantic Division and with the Defending Champion Boston Celtics.  The NBA season begins in Boston for the national viewers.  Then we work our way through to the West ending in the Northwest Division with the Utah Jazz, as based on the 30 team layout as presented by Dannie and Pete. This is going to be fun!!! 

  2. Rob says:

    Remember we are judging each team based on THIS upcoming season only!!!  Don’t mention anything about a bright upside– only in the miscellaneous section you can do so!!

    1)Rank each team by:
       -where they stand in their division
       -where they stand in their conference
    2)Depth chart (Projected starters  + Projected bench
    3)Who will improve?
    4)Who  will slide a bit?
    5)Who to watch out for?
    6)Offseason Transactions (What pieces were added? subtracted?)
    7)Coach:  Safe or not safe? To what degree?
    8)Strengths
    9)Weaknesses
    10) Miscellaneous

  3. matto says:

    what you have the sixers in 4th in the Atlantic?! are you crazy? just kidding, the post sounds fun

  4. jjg says:

    Okie City Thunder, for the city’s geographic location in 
    “Thunder Alley” and the nickname’s reverberant signal of an imposing threat (and, perhaps, in the hope of generating another “Chocolate Thunder” by whom to regale fans with shattered backboards, brute strength, feathery touch and comic persona). 

      

  5. Dannie says:

    Rob, slow down big fella.  Everything will be taken care of.

  6. Rob says:

    Sorry Dannie!!  I’m excited–excited Dannie!!  Kind of like a freaked out George Costanza.  LOL   

  7. Linda says:

    Houston Rockets, come on!

  8. Tim says:

    That was a bad year for the rockets!

  9. pfcabqzfrec says:

    U5patG jpbvhnditpri

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