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Bold Predictions for the 2019-2020 Season

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Let's start this thread early this year.

This thread is for bold predictions only, if you are looking for advice  in this thread you are in the wrong place.

  1. Pascal Siakam will have 60% FG%
  2. Tom Chambers will not point out how bold prediction above was incorrect
  3. Ben Simmons will make at least one 3 pointer
  4. OG Anunoby  will win 6th man award
  5. Lakers will fail to make playoffs again
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These are fun haha.

 

Landry Shamet will average >3 made 3-pointers per game.

Zubac will be a top 10 Center.

IT signs with Boston after Kyrie and Rozier leave averages 20 PPG.

Siakam averages 22 PPG next year.

Trae Young leads the league in assists and is top 10 in scoring.

Buddy Hield will be an All-Star.

Malik Beasley and Michael Porter Jr. start more games than Will Barton and Torrey Craig next year.

 

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Ben Simmons develops a mid-range jumper

LAL do not get a top free agent and miss playoffs

Dallas Mavericks make playoffs as 5th seed

KD leads Knicks to playoffs

 

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LeVert and D'lo will become solid 2nd round players.

Simmons will not make the top-40 (9-cat)

Myles Turner will become a top 20 player.

Westbrook will not make the top-30 (9-cat)

Zion will not make the top-100 (9-cat)

Ja Morant will win ROY

Lakers will not make the playoffs, again.

Adebayo will make the top-50 (9-cat)

Oklahoma will not make the playoffs.

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, jhsong916 said:

LeVert and D'lo will become solid 2nd round players.

Simmons will not make the top-40 (9-cat)

Myles Turner will become a top 20 player.

Westbrook will not make the top-30 (9-cat)

Zion will not make the top-100 (9-cat)

Ja Morant will win ROY

Lakers will not make the playoffs, again.

Adebayo will make the top-50 (9-cat)

Oklahoma will not make the playoffs.

 

Zion will not make the top-100 (9-cat)

How ? :D aaaaaahhaahah

His FG% and stocks alone are enough to make him a TOP 100 player !

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Stefan said:

 

Zion will not make the top-100 (9-cat)

How ? :D aaaaaahhaahah

His FG% and stocks alone are enough to make him a TOP 100 player !

 

It's because I don't believe he can stay healthy for a full season.

He's 6"7, 285lbs. His wingspan is not that impressive. And NBA games are much more intense regarding off-ball screens and paint defense.

There was a reason why under-sized, overweight players had to lose weight and change their game to fit the NBA.

Those who didn't often end up as busts.

I don't doubt his talents, though. He can be an early-round stud if everything pans out. But I believe he has a higher risk than everyone thinks.

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10 hours ago, jhsong916 said:

 

It's because I don't believe he can stay healthy for a full season.

He's 6"7, 285lbs. His wingspan is not that impressive. And NBA games are much more intense regarding off-ball screens and paint defense.

There was a reason why under-sized, overweight players had to lose weight and change their game to fit the NBA.

Those who didn't often end up as busts.

I don't doubt his talents, though. He can be an early-round stud if everything pans out. But I believe he has a higher risk than everyone thinks.

Your opinion is more likely to be wrong than right , therefore it is bold, and thus is belongs here.      I predict Zion finds his way into the top 30-50 range. 

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36 minutes ago, MynameisMudd said:

Your opinion is more likely to be wrong than right , therefore it is bold, and thus is belongs here.      I predict Zion finds his way into the top 30-50 range. 

Yeah but his prediction that Myles Turner will be top 20 is more than bold

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4 hours ago, Portis4Potus said:

Yeah but his prediction that Myles Turner will be top 20 is more than bold

Well then he needs to take that opinion to the "More than Bold Predictions for the 2019-2020 Season" forum 😉

 

Just to keep my post relevant: 

 

SGA is a turns in a 10 PG season

Pascal does NOT make a leap in value (stays around 45-50)

Josh Jackson is traded and thrives 

Jamal Murray disappoints 

Ja Morant busts 

AD misses only 5 games (BOLD!) 

Zach Collins becomes top 75 while Nurk is on the mend 

Hawks draft Hunter and Hayes to make the girls go crazy......and make the playoffs 

Tatum fails to make top 50 and Brown proves a better overall player 

Tyreke Evans is suspended for 2 years fro violating an Anti-drug Program 

WCS leaves SAC and shows a jump in value 

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9 hours ago, MynameisMudd said:

Well then he needs to take that opinion to the "More than Bold Predictions for the 2019-2020 Season" forum 😉

 

Just to keep my post relevant: 

 

SGA is a turns in a 10 PG season

Pascal does NOT make a leap in value (stays around 45-50)

Josh Jackson is traded and thrives 

Jamal Murray disappoints 

Ja Morant busts 

AD misses only 5 games (BOLD!) 

Zach Collins becomes top 75 while Nurk is on the mend 

Hawks draft Hunter and Hayes to make the girls go crazy......and make the playoffs 

Tatum fails to make top 50 and Brown proves a better overall player 

Tyreke Evans is suspended for 2 years fro violating an Anti-drug Program 

WCS leaves SAC and shows a jump in value 

Too late.

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JJJ and WCJ break out and crack the top 30-40

Kenny Hustle hustles his way into the top 100

Dejounte Murray averages 15-5-6 with 2 steals a game

Lonzo shoots 65% + at the FT line

Isaiah Thomas cracks top 100

Bam cracks top 50-60

Nate Robinson finally makes it back to the NBA 🤣

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2 hours ago, two0six said:

JJJ and WCJ break out and crack the top 30-40

Kenny Hustle hustles his way into the top 100

Dejounte Murray averages 15-5-6 with 2 steals a game

Lonzo shoots 65% + at the FT line

Isaiah Thomas cracks top 100

Bam cracks top 50-60

Nate Robinson finally makes it back to the NBA 🤣

Don't think saying JJJ will be top 40 is that bold. In his rookie season, on limited minutes, with his season cut short due to injury, he showed just how good (maybe even great) he is. He is going to win multiple DPOYs, no questions asked. Would it really be a shock to see him average 2 threes a game, 2 blocks, and 1.5 steals this season. I know those numbers are crazy, and rare, but he is such a presence already on defense and has the stroke to know down 3s all day. If he gets, I'll say 31-33 minutes this season, I'm saying JJJ does that.

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2 hours ago, RedRaider27 said:

Don't think saying JJJ will be top 40 is that bold. In his rookie season, on limited minutes, with his season cut short due to injury, he showed just how good (maybe even great) he is. He is going to win multiple DPOYs, no questions asked. Would it really be a shock to see him average 2 threes a game, 2 blocks, and 1.5 steals this season. I know those numbers are crazy, and rare, but he is such a presence already on defense and has the stroke to know down 3s all day. If he gets, I'll say 31-33 minutes this season, I'm saying JJJ does that.

Maybe top 25 for JJJ specifically would be too bold? Can easily see him putting up similar numbers to Turner

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Here is another one: Warriors WILL NOT make playoffs next season

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2 hours ago, Gile Pile said:

Here is another one: Warriors WILL NOT make playoffs next season

I mean Steph and Dray is still a pretty good 1-2. They will have to get creative with their roster but I can see them making the playoffs as a lower seed. Probably a 1st round exit though.

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7 hours ago, RedRaider27 said:

I mean Steph and Dray is still a pretty good 1-2. They will have to get creative with their roster but I can see them making the playoffs as a lower seed. Probably a 1st round exit though.

Klay will be available at 2020 nba playoffs period so I doubt GSW will be eliminated in Round 1 against any team unless they face Rockets or a new Lakers superteam with Davis, LeBron and others. 

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20 minutes ago, x_Nemesis_x said:

Klay will be available at 2020 nba playoffs period so I doubt GSW will be eliminated in Round 1 against any team unless they face Rockets or a new Lakers superteam with Davis, LeBron and others. 

Golden state making the playoffs isn't a very bold statement though...

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57 minutes ago, x_Nemesis_x said:

Klay will be available at 2020 nba playoffs period so I doubt GSW will be eliminated in Round 1 against any team unless they face Rockets or a new Lakers superteam with Davis, LeBron and others. 

Agree.  Splash Bros plus Draymond has won a title before.  The reason why they couldn't adjust this year is both because half of their starting lineup was injured at some point and because they couldn't adjust on the fly.  Still made it to the finals and made a series of it.  Next year they can apply for a hardship exception and game plan accordingly.  Even if their best lineup during the playoffs is Splash Bros, Iggy, Draymond plus whoever else they can bring in then that's better than most teams in the West.  Plus, they have the benefit of playing together longer.  I think what's throwing people off is that now they're not one of the most dominant teams of all time, they're merely one of a few contenders,  and they overreacting.  But they're still one of a few legit contenders.  10:1 is a disgrace and I will probably take that line if I get around to it. 

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I hope KD and Klay come back at 100%, league deserves them.  But there is no guarantee that will happen. Iggy looks old to play extended minutes. Warriors are older with no bench. Any game where Curry or Green are sitting on the bench for rest (as they should, but you never know with new arena to fill), warriors should loose. 

 

Unless, Buttler, Kawhi and Tobias sign for veteran minimum. Rockets, Lakers, Spurs, OKC, Jazz, Denver, Portland are all ahead of Warriors.

That leaves 8th spot available. We will see next spring

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13 minutes ago, Gile Pile said:

I hope KD and Klay come back at 100%, league deserves them.  But there is no guarantee that will happen. Iggy looks old to play extended minutes. Warriors are older with no bench. Any game where Curry or Green are sitting on the bench for rest (as they should, but you never know with new arena to fill), warriors should loose. 

 

Unless, Buttler, Kawhi and Tobias sign for veteran minimum. Rockets, Lakers, Spurs, OKC, Jazz, Denver, Portland are all ahead of Warriors.

That leaves 8th spot available. We will see next spring

Exclude Spurs from that team list and include Clippers and u are ok. Moreover none of them will sign to GSW for veteran minimum and generally no veteran who had a good 2018 -19 season. The only way GSW to be competitive in the 2019-2020 regular season is to trade away Iggy who is old (35 years old) and has only 1 year left in his contract,$17M for the next year.

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9 minutes ago, Gile Pile said:

I hope KD and Klay come back at 100%, league deserves them.  But there is no guarantee that will happen. Iggy looks old to play extended minutes. Warriors are older with no bench. Any game where Curry or Green are sitting on the bench for rest (as they should, but you never know with new arena to fill), warriors should loose. 

 

Unless, Buttler, Kawhi and Tobias sign for veteran minimum. Rockets, Lakers, Spurs, OKC, Jazz, Denver, Portland are all ahead of Warriors.

That leaves 8th spot available. We will see next spring

There's no way in hell the Lakers, Spurs, OKC or Portland is ahead of the Warriors.  The Warriors (without Durant) just swept Portland.  Lakers missed the playoffs last year and all signs indicate FA aren't considering them.  Spurs have two players plus Pop who maximizes the potential of his young guys and non-US players.  But let's be real: DeRozan and LMA aren't better than Curry and Green et all.  OKC sucks.  Westbrook's inefficient chucking can't win.  

 

Jazz, Rockets, Denver...Maybe.  It at least passes the "laugh test" unlike the others.  

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"Ahead of Warriors" meant "will make playoffs". That leaves 7 spots available plus Spurs

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