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Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2017, 08:09:47 AM »

Offline jbpats

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Scal went on NBA radio last night and predicted the Celtics would be worse next year because of this trade (but in the long term better). I think I agree. Just too many changes to the roster, going to take time to gel. I predict second in the east (maybe 3rd). 48-50 wins.

Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2017, 08:11:26 AM »

Offline aefgogreen

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I said 57 before - I'll change it to 56.  I have injury concerns.

Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2017, 09:52:08 AM »

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55 wins -- it was 60 wins previously

Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2017, 09:57:03 AM »

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I had them at around 56 wins and I'm upping it to 58 wins.

58-24

Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2017, 10:02:22 AM »

Offline jpotter33

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I had them at around 56 wins and I'm upping it to 58 wins.

58-24

This sounds about right. I had them between 55-60 before the trade, where I was considering some time to gel and IT to work his way back in.

I'll stick with a similar number, but I think the ceiling is several wins higher now. If all goes well and we develop chemistry quickly, I think we can win 60+ being in the East. This team is the "Warriors East" with how it's built. We should be able to get back to that run-and-gun style that we had previous to last year, while still being elite in the half court set.
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Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2017, 10:16:22 AM »

Offline SHAQATTACK

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dropped to solid 55 wins .  with Irving

I think I was at 60 .  Thats was understanding IT would,have surgery and could play 82 games at his peak level.   

IT gimping and shooting brick , no d ,  I would max celtics at 50 .  No surgery , i think increases his chances in the long term.


I feel more confident of reaching 55 with Irving after 82 than with IT.


Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2017, 10:21:50 AM »

Offline Kadin

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Yeah chemistry didn't mean much when IT came in at mid-season and took a lottery team to the playoffs. I get that people are upset over losing IT, but get real.

60 wins should be the goal, and we've got the talent + coaching to do it.

Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2017, 10:22:48 AM »

Offline Moranis

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I'd say a couple of wins better then before so I'd put them right around 55 (I thought they would be in the low 50's before). 
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Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2017, 10:24:51 AM »

Offline jambr380

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57-25

I don't remember my other prediction, but it was close to this one. People lowering their previous prediction are assuming IT was going to be fresh and ready to go for a full season after not playing 1 second of basketball this summer. That seems pretty bold.

Still, losing Crowder along with IT may hurt our depth and cohesiveness...at least to start out the year.

I do think we are better poised to compete in the playoffs. I also think Brown and Tatum must really be impressive behind the scenes...which is wonderful!

Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2017, 10:26:05 AM »

Offline Dannys Chipotle Guy

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They are materially better than last year, but this is a brand new team and they will be bad for the first month or so.

Post ASB Id expect 60 win pace, but think they end up around 52 for the year.

Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2017, 10:35:56 AM »

Offline Fafnir

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55 wins seems about right.

Bigger issue than Kyrie for IT is the bet on Brown/Tatum to fill in more minutes, assuming Smart stays around the same number as last year.

Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2017, 11:06:01 AM »

Offline Rosco917

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The current Celtic roster shows we have 3 new faces in the probable starting unit. It will take time for this group to click.

I'm also concerned about scoring on the second unit.

55 wins.

Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2017, 11:09:29 AM »

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55-58 wins. Biggest hole to me now is the 2. Who plays there? Brown? Tatum?

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Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2017, 11:22:39 AM »

Offline PhoSita

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High 40s.


This team is very young and will take time to get it together.  I think they'll be on a similar level to the Wizards and Raptors all season.

Kyrie will score almost as much as IT did last year, perhaps with better defense.  Hayward will score 18-20 a game with solid playmaking and defense thrown in.  Horford will be a 14-6-5 guy who helps everybody play better and keeps the team functioning on both ends.

Everybody else will have to figure out how they fit into this new team.

The hope will have to be that Kyrie, Hayward, and Horford figure out how to jam together by playoff time, and Jaylen and Jayen develop enough to have some big games when it matters.
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Re: What's your win prediction now?
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2017, 12:25:02 PM »

Offline droopdog7

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I'd say 57 might be about right.  I think before the trade that prediction was a little high.