NBA Season prediction discussion

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  1. mercury

    mercury Bench Warmer

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    It's time to start thinking about your preseason predictions.
    The predictions thread will be a nice change, allowing us to review each persons picks and reasoning.

    Each year we've taken predictions on:
    • Team records in the East & West Conference
    • Playoff seeds
    • Winners in each round of the playoffs right through the finals
    • Any comments to support your picks
    It's still too early to take these predictions since final rosters aren't set.

    I'd like to solicite some opinions on the format of the predictions.

    Please answer your choices

    What date would you like to see the final predictions in by?
    1. The same day the season starts
    2. A week into the season
    3. Other (comments)
    How would you like to see the final results taken?
    1. Split winners of those who picked best records in their conf from those that predicted playoffs & Finals winners.
    2. An average scale of those that were closest to predicting where teams would finish in their conf. and playoff success (a combined average).
    3. Just list everones results (no bragging rights)
    4. Anyone who predicted the finals winner is top dog
    5. Other (what would you do differently)
    This year opinions will be taken into consideration.
  2. MotownPride

    MotownPride Starter 2x Fantasy Champion

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    I would like to include predictions for the individual player awards. MVP, Defensive Player, etc..

    The same day the season starts.

    Split Winners (regular season, playoffs)
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    puertoricanballer First Round Draft Pick

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    answers

    1.I agree with with Motown but I wouldn't include individual teams record (too complicated).:doh:

    2. Completely agree with Motown.

    3. I'll go for the bragging rights. Winner takes all.:eyebrows:
  4. roscoe36

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    I will format and provide a page within the forum for the end data.

    I will also kick out a prize to a master winner so we will need a tie-break mechanism based upon secondary predictions.

    Great idea Merc, keep it rolling!
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    predictions

    I think a prediction of playoff seeds would be fun. Everyone picks #1-#8 in both conferences.

    You could score it by just adding the differences in finish and predicted finish. For example, if you predicted San Antonio #1 in the West and they finished #4, you get 3 points. Just add this 3 points to the other 15 differences. The smallest number of points is the winner.

    I think predictions should be due by the opening tipoff of the first game.
  6. Lee356

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    What I did the last couple of years

    I took predictions between the end of the preseason and end of the first week of the regular season.

    I never really scored who did best in playoff predictions, as the exact matchups are really near impossible to predict. All you can do there really is predict who the Eastern and Western Champs will be and predict who will win the Championship. Here, I would just list predictions. (By the way, with this threaded forum though, it really is not needed as people can just read the thread.

    On finish order, what I did is gave a point for each team you picked to make the playoffs. Then, I gave a bonus point for each of those teams you got within 2 positions of their actual finish. To restate this, I just wrote down each person's top 8 teams. Each of those 8 teams that made the playoffs earned that person one point. If you predicted a team to get 3rd best record, and that team got 1 thru 5, you got the bonus point.
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    Huh?

    I think Bill Laimbeer's system is simpler and would be as effective, lol
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    Whatever we do, Merc, let's not do it this way.
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    roflmaooooo!:pound:
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    MotownPride Starter 2x Fantasy Champion

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    I apologize.

    I can't stop laughing. :rofl: :rofl:
  11. himat

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    Prediction

    • The East:
    • 1.Detroit 62-20
    • 2.Miami 57-25
    • 3.New Jersey 48-34
    • 4.Indiana 56-26
    • 5.Cleveland 50-32
    • 6.Philadelphia 44-38
    • 7.Milwaukee 42-40
    • 8.New York 41-41
    • The West
    • 1.San Antonio 58-24
    • 2.Phoenix 54-32
    • 3.Denver 51-31
    • 4.Houston 50-32
    • 5.Dallas 48-34
    • 6.Seattle 42-40
    • 7.Lakers 40-42
    • 8.Golden State 39-43
    • Finals: Detroit beats San Antonio in 7 games
    • East Finals: Detroit beats Miami in 6 games
    • West Finals: San Antonio beats Houston in 5 games
  12. roscoe36

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    @ himat

    We are not taking predictions yet. Please read the first post in threads before posting to them.
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  13. himat

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    My bad roscoe.
  14. roscoe36

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    It's okay.
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    Picks

    I would like the same deadline that everyone else gets. Before the 1st regular season game I believe.

    Publishing picks? I am not sure how that can be handled. Post a thread and its not going to last. Would be nice if the results were stored somewhere so they could be referenced later but where to put them?
  16. Zoso

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    They can be stored right here in the main Piston forum. All we have to do is stickie the prediction thread.
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    There you go

    It would be nice to have it as a reference throughout the season.
  18. Zoso

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    I agree.

    If the predictions draw alot of discussion, then maybe we'll take a look at creating a prediction forum.
  19. roscoe36

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    I think we can have a subforum just for storing the prediction threads.

    We're going to run into sticky overload eventually...

    ???
  20. Zoso

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    That's what i was thinking. That way they won't get lost in the shuffle and they'll be easy to find.

    LOL!
    I suppose we'll eventually have to make a stlcky sub forum as well. :laugh:

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