Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Dangit NBA Preview. . .uhh . .Dangit.

I have no life. Here is what follows:

Using Sports Illustrated NBA Preview I have assigned a number to every team's top 8 players (and any other relevant rotation players). Every team plays 8 during the regular season no matter how thin they are. The ratings are as follows:
10 - Top 5 - 10 NBA Player
9 - Legit superstar (Top 20)
8 - Starts for any team in the league
7 - Solid starter
6 - Starter
5- Fringe starter
4- Solid Backup
3- Rotation Player
2- Rotation player?
1- Should be part of no one's rotation

For a couple there is a number with a "?" behind it. This is for when I have 0 anecdotal knowedge of this player and are relying solely on John Hollinger, Bill Simmons and general reputation.

Sadly, in reverse order of SI's Western Conference predictions: I begin.

15) Minnesota Timberwolves
Randy Foye - 6
Gerald Green - 2.5
Ryan Gomes - 5.5
Al Jefferson - 7.5
Theo Ratliff - 4

Antoine Walker - 1.5
Craig Smith - 6
Corey Brewer - 3

Score from top 8: 36

14) Seattle Supersonics
Luke Ridnour - 6.5
Kevin Durant - 7.5
Damien Wilkins - 5?
Chris Wilcox - 5?
Nick Collison - 4.5

Kurt Thomas - 3
Earl Watson - 4
Wally Sczerbiak - 5
Jeff Green - 4

Score - Thomas = 41.5

13. Portland Trail Blazers

Jarret Jack - 6.5
Brandon Roy - 7
Travis Outlaw - 4?
LaMarcus Aldridge - 6
Joel Pryzbilla - 3

Channing Frye - 3
Steve Blake - 4
Martell Webster - 3

Score: 26

12. Sacramento Kings
Mike Bibby - 7.5
Kevin Martin - 7
Ron Artest - 6.5
Mikki Moore - 6
Brad Miller - 7

Francisco Garcia - 2
Kenny Thomas - 3
Shareef Abdur Rahim - 3

Score: 41

11) Memphis Grizzlies

Damon Stoudamire - 3
Mike Miller - 5
Rudy Gay - 4
Pau Gasol - 8.5
Stromile Swift - 6

Juan Carlos Navarro - ? - ?
Hakim Warrick - 4
Darko ! - 4.5
Mike Conley Jr. - 6

Score: 41.5

10) L.A. Clippers

Sam Cassell - 6
Cuttino Mobley - 5
Corey Maggette - 6.5
Al Thornton - 4
Chris Kaman - 6

Tim Thomas - 3
Ruben Patterson - 5
Quinton Ross - 4

Score: 39

9) LA Lakers

Derek Fisher - 4
Kobe Bryant - 10
Luke Walton - 5
Lamar Odom - 8
Andrew Bynum - 4.5

Kwame Brown - 4
Vlad Rad - 5
Jordan Farmar - 4

Score: 44

8) New Orleans Hornets
Chris Paul - 9
Morris Peterson - 4
Peja Stojakovic - 6
David West - 8
Tyson Chandler - 7.5

Julian Wright - 3
Hilton Armstrong - 3
Rasual Butler - 3

Score: 43.5

7) Golden State Warriors

Baron Davis - 8.5
Monta Ellis - 6
Stephen Jackson - 6.5
Al Harrington - 6
Andris Biedrins - 6

Matt Barnes - 5
Mickael Pietrus - 5
Patrick O'Bryant - 1

Score: 44

Utah Jazz

Deron Williams - 8.5
Ronnie Brewer - 4
Andrei Kirilenko - 6.5
Carlos Boozer - 8
Mehmet Okur - 8

Paul Milsap - 7
Matt Harpring - 5
Gordan Giricek - 3

Score: 50

Houston Rockets

Rafer Alston - 4
Tracy McGrady - 9
Shane Battier - 7.5
Luis Scola - 6
Yao Ming - 9

Chuck Hayes - 5?
Luther Head - 4.5
Mike James - 4.5
Steve Francis - 6

Scores: 58

Denver Nuggets

Allen Iverson - 9
J.R. Smith - 5
Carmelo Anthony - 9.5
Kenyon Martin - 6
The Camby Man - 8

Nene - 6
Linas Kleiza - 5
Chucky Atkins - 3.5

Score: 51.5

Phoenix Suns

Steve Nash - 9.5
Raja Bell - 5
Boris Diaw - 6
Shawn Marion - 8.5
Amare Stoudemire - 9.5

Leandro Barbosa - 7
Grant Hill - 6
Alando Tucker - 3

Score - 56.5

2) San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker - 9
Michael Finley - 6.5
Bruce Bowen - 5
Tim Duncan - 10
Fabricio Oberto - 6

Manu Ginobili - 8.5
Brent Barry - 4
Francisco Elson 3.5

Score: 52

1) Dallas Mavericks

Devin Harris - 6.5
Jason Terry - 7
Josh Howard - 8
Dirk Nowitzki - 9.5
Erick Dampier - 5.5

Jerry Stackhouse - 6
Trenton Hassel - 4
DeSagana Diop - 5
Eddie Jones - 4

Score: 51.5

The East:

Philadelphia 76ers

Samuel Dalembert - 6.5
Reggie Evans - 5
Andre Iguodala - 8
Willie Green - 3
Andre Miller - 7.5

Kyle Korver - 4.5
Rodney Carney - 2.5
Louis Williams - 2

Score: 39

Charlotte Bobcats

Raymond Felton - 6
Jason Richardson - 8
Gerald Wallace - 8
Emeka Okafor - 7
Primoz Brezec - 2.5

Matt Carroll - 3
Walter Herrman - 4
Jared Dudley - 4

Score: 41.5

Atlanta Hawks

Speedy Claxton - 4
Joe Johnson - 9
Marvin Williams - 3.5
Josh Smith - 5
Zaza Pachulia - 5

Acie Law - 3.5
Al Horford - 6
Josh Childress - 6.5
Shelden Williams 3.5

Score: 42.5

12) Indiana Pacers

Jamaal Tinsley - 4
Mike Dunleavy - 4
Danny Granger - 6
Troy Murphy - 4
Jermaine O'Neal - 9

Jeff Foster - 3
Ike Diogu - 4.5
Marquis Daniels - 5.5

Score: 40

Milwaukee Bucks

Mo Williams - 5
Michael Redd - 9.5
Desmond Mason - 5
Charlie Villanueva - 5
Andrew Bogut - 7

Charlie Bell - 6
Dan Gadzuric - 3
Bobby Simmons - 6

Score: 46.5

10) Orlando Magic

Jameer Nelson - 5
JJ Redick - 3.5
Hedo Turkoglu - 4
Rashard Lewis - 8
Dwight Howard - 9

Carlos Arroyo - 4
Trevor Ariza - 4.5
Adonal Foyle - 3

Score - 40.5

9) New Jersey Nets

Jason Kidd - 8
Vince Carter - 8
Richard Jefferson - 6
Nenad Kristic - 6.5
Jason Collins - 2

Bostjon Nachbar - ?
Jamaal Magloire - 5
Marcus Williams - 4
Sean Williams - 4

Score: 38

8) Toronto Raptors

TJ Ford - 6
Anthony Parker - 4
Jason Kapono - 4.5
Andrea Bargnani - 7
Chris Bosh - 9.5

Jose Calderon - 6.5
Jorge Garbosa - 5
Rasho Nesterovic - 3

Score: 45.5

7) Washington Wizards

Gilbert Arenas - 10
DeShawn Stevenson - 3.5
Caron Butler - 7.5
Antawn Jamison - 7.5
Brendan Haywood - 3.5

Antonio Daniels - 5?
Darius Songaila - 4
Andray Blatche - 3.5

Score: 45.5

6) New York Knicks

Stephon Marbury - 6?
Jamal Crawford - 6
Quentin Richardson - 4
Zach Randolph - 8.5
Eddy Curry - 8

David Lee - 7.5
Nate Robinson - 4
Jared Jeffries - 3
Renaldo Balkman - 5

Score: 49

5) Cleveland Cavaliers

Daniel Gibson - 4.5
Larry Hughes - 7
LeBron James - 10
Drew Gooden - 7
The Big Z - 6.5

Donyell Marshall - 2.5
Damon Jones - 3.5
Devin Brown - 3

Score: 44

4) Miami Heat

Jason Williams - 6
Dwyane Wade - 10
Ricky Davis - 7
Udonis Haslem - 7
Shaq Fu - 8

Alonzo Mourning - 7
Smush Parker - 3
Dorrell Wright - 3
Mark Blount - 3

Score - 51

3) Chicago Bulls

Kirk Hinrich - 7.5
Ben Gordon - 7
Luol Deng - 8.5
Tyrus Thomas - 6.5
Ben Wallace - 6

Andres Nocionie - 6.5
Joe Smith - 3.5
Thabo Sefolosha - 4.5
Joakim Noah - 4

Score: 50.5

2) Detroit Pistons

Chauncey Billups - 8
Rip Hamilton - 7.5
Tayshaun Prince - 7.5
Rasheed Wallace - 7.5
Antonio McDyess - 4.5

Jason Maxiell - 5
Flip Murray - 4.5
Rodney Stuckey - 3

Score: 47.5

1) Boston Celtics
Rajon Rondo - 4
Ray Allen - 8
Paul Pierce - 9
Kevin Garnett - 10
Kendrick Perkins - 3.5

Eddie House - 4.5
James Posey - 5
Scot Pollard - 1.5
Tony Allen - 4

Score: 48



10:
Kevin Garnett
Dwyane Wade
LeBron James
Gilbert Arenas
Tim Duncan
Kobe Bryant

9.5:
Carmelo Anthony
Steve Nash
Chris Bosh
Michael Redd
Amare Stoudemire
Dirk Nowitzki

9:
Chris Paul
Tracy McGrady
Yao Ming
Allen Iverson
Tony Parker
Joe Johnson
Jermaine O'Neal
Dwight Howard
Paul Pierce

8.5
Luol Deng
Zach Randolph
Manu Ginobili
Shawn Marion
Deron Williams
Baron Davis
Pau Gasol

8
Ray Allen
Chauncey Billups
Shaquille O'Neal
Eddy Curry
Vince Carter
Jason Kidd
Rashard Lewis
Gerald Wallace
Jason Richardson
Andre Iguodala
Josh Howard
David West

7.5
Rasheed Wallace
Tayshaun Prince
Rip Hamilton
Kirk Hinrich
David Lee
Antawn Jamison
Caron Butler
Andre Miller
Shane Battier
Tyson Chandler
Mike Bibby
Kevin Durant
Al Jefferson

7
Alonzo Mourning
Ricky Davis
Ben Gordon
Udonis Haslem
Gooden
Hughes
Bargnani
Bogut
Okafor
Terry
Barbosa
Milsap
Miller
Martin
Roy


Rankings based on tiering system - West
1) Rockets 58
2)Suns 56.5
3) Spurs 52
4) Mavs 51.5
5) Nuggets 51.5
6) Utah Jazz 51
7) Lakers - 44
8) Warriors - 44
9)Hornets - 43.5
10) Supersonics - 41.5
11) Hornets- 41.5
12) Kings - 40
13) Clippers - 39
14) Timberwolves - 36
15) Trailblazers - 26

East:
1) Miami Heat - 51
2) Chicago Bulls - 50.5
3)
3) Boston Celtics - 48
4) Pistons - 47.5
5)

3 Comments:

At 5:50 PM, Blogger Chip said...

I am PRAYING that Seann Williams knocks Jason Collins out of the starting 5. He is SO awful. GOD.

 
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At 9:36 PM, Anonymous Nikhil said...

joe johnson is a 9??

 

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