Everybody back to the second lead stream of the night.
Um, this is just gonna be through three weeks where we met in the MBA.
What? It's cut out with Team two. Stood out.
Um, and then my predictions that I had going into the year seeding lives and every p race wives all that versus where we are after three weeks for, um, we're gonna throw out the second part first.
That's probably the easiest to go through.
I had the Sixers as the one seed.
Right now the Boston Celtics are on.
They've been one of the best teams, the MBA on both sides of the floor.
So, um, I thought Boston was gonna be fourth fourth.
Yeah, I thought Boston was in before, um, two's Miami.
I thought Miami was gonna be seventh.
Um, they really shocked me.
So again, house off.
Uh, third is Milwaukee.
I had Milwaukee second, so not too far off for this.
Toronto at Toronto. Third.
Not too far off, Pascal.
See ya. Come toe.
Believe that I envisioned him taking.
And that's why I picked on the third seed that picks.
Looking really good.
Fred Vanvleet has been really good with salario in with calorie there.
So then what? The foresee looks like there is almost virtual lock to be a top 54 seed.
Uh, I still think three is possible, but with Miami and Boston often starts, they are. We'll see.
Fifth, I had her fifth. It's Philadelphia.
I had them is the first seed.
Um, the reasons why they're the fifth seed right now is stuff that I took into account.
The offense is weird.
The the fit is just weird in general, with him being in Simmons.
But I just love the talent was just there, and they had so much of it that they were just gonna win game, especially on the defensive end.
Um, but Tobias Harris has really been struggling offensively.
I think it be is already missed two or three games and the offense.
It just looked really weird.
And it's the same problem they had last year.
Just with constant injuries and people in that of the lineup.
It's hard to really build on what's gonna be the core of your team.
So that's why the 50 I still think they're gone insane run and end up in the top two seed.
But that's where they're at right now.
I had them as the eight seed.
Um, I didn't like the Myles Turner.
So by the bonus fit, but they've actually had a decent numbers together.
But Miles Turner's been out.
I think he returned tonight.
This maybe did Maybe if they play tonight, then maybe last night he returned.
But, um, I just thought with that with T.
Warren, who was a steal, I just never really played a meaningful game before he got to the Pacers.
That's why I had them there, Um, and then with Victrola people out.
But Malcolm Rogers took a leap forward.
Sabonis has been really good.
And Alistair Oh, absence.
I thought losing.
Uh, what's it gonna be? Really good book dot Bogdanovich's.
I thought that was a big loss.
He hit a game winner for the Jazz already this year, but, um, yeah, they've been fine.
I mean, doesn't that's only two seats above where I had them.
Oh, Orlando seven.
Now they must speak on them.
We all know they're often Sox defense screen Bronco folds has been fun on then.
Charlotte, This is This has been, I guess, a good team for what has stood out.
When who has stood out.
It's definitely the Charlotte Hornets.
I thought the Hornets were going to be absolutely abysmal, like just flat out terrible, especially after losing Kemba Walker.
But guys like Devante Graham have come out of nowhere in our African, like 19 points per game on DA.
It doesn't seem like it's flukey.
Do I think they're gonna make playoffs? No, I think they're gonna start losing some of these games.
They hit two game winners this week, one in chemistry and one at home against, uh, I forget who.
But it was the leak Monk elegance Pistons.
Um, so no, I mean, they shouldn't be six and seven.
They hit two nasty game winning threes this week.
Like just they were.
So I'm saying nasty in a good way, like they were tough shots on.
They knocked them both down.
And sometimes it's how the domino falls, how the cookie crumbles on the MBA and they're off to a hell of a nice started.
They've been actually at least exciting.
I mean, when he loves Kemba Walker if you're gonna lose, at least lose that. An exciting fashion.
So that's definitely not a team that I did not have here.
I had the Pacers here.
Right below them is Brooklyn.
That's the four seed there. Nine.
They're really struggling.
Um, I don't think it's all on, uh, Kyrie Irving, but I guess for the Kyrie Irving group that really doesn't like him.
And ah, especially the Celtic says I hold that against him, which I mean rightfully. So you can.
I mean, if I was offended, that happened to me a problem.
Maybe hold it against him a little bit.
Ah, he left the Celtics.
Excuse of the best team in the MBA that's made the playoffs last year.
The nets look terrible right now.
Uh, I think I mean, they they 35 million of their cap space, they send Thio.
What's it called towards coming around Italy Knight in place tonight or this year? So, um, I think they're gonna figure out its don't think they make the playoffs card. Every been bowling.
There's no winning games.
Okay, Terrible hurts out, too.
There's a lot that goes into it, but that's where my predictions were in the East.
I will look at the West now.
Um, well, the best record in the N B A.
Right now is the liquor's there.
11 into they went on a seven game win streak.
Now they're in the middle four game win streak that only lost to the Clippers and the Raptors one away.
Which second home on duh.
I mean that as a slight.
I mean, she's definitely help for them, Um, against the Raptors that didn't have certain Baka or counter Larry.
But that's to be seen going on, especially against Clippers game.
That's not a fluke.
Lost like the actresses, that deep team yet again.
Guys like Chris Boucher and see how come, taking on the role that he has.
So they lost the two really, really good teams.
They're beating teams. That should be.
I think next time they play the Clippers, it's gonna be more fun because Paul George is back and he's another one, I guess.
Under State Now, who has stood out Paul George.
Through two games he had surgery on balsa wood soldier shoulders.
I forget what he tours rotator cuff and some type of Ah, maybe it's like I don't know.
Um, yeah, so he's definitely not set out to and he had the most points every last night under 21 minutes.
She played 20 minutes.
They beat the Hawks by 49 points.
This without y Leonard.
They stopped, even played a minute on the floor together.
I think that changes tomorrow night.
I think Wyatt's gonna play, but he has stood out and I knew the Clippers will be great.
I thought, wasn't to be on the Lakers and Clippers that we're gonna be winning the N B A finals this year.
I just didn't think to be two games into his season, where he started late and hasn't played since. Early.
Was it May? Now it's April.
They got eliminated in the first round.
I just didn't think that he was going to be 1st 2 games back, playing away his butt in living in minutes.
He looks fantastic and they're winning.
So until they did lose against Clippers, the Falcons.
But you know, I'm saying, um, yeah, that's the one that stood up.
But the Lakers are the first seed.
I had them as the third seed at them. It's third seed.
I just didn't think right off the get go There were playing defense the way they are.
I knew that lady in the Brown We're gonna fit seamlessly like love.
I said on my podcast, but did They're just They're they're winning.
They're just killing teams on the defensive end there, suffocating him.
And this is with Avery Bradley out.
Dwight Howard has been fantastic for them.
I didn't think it was gonna be fantastic.
That would be good for them.
L for, uh, boat rescued overboard are low risk, high reward with non guaranteed contract.
He was just gonna go in there.
We've down do some things, but he's truly, truly done their best center this year.
And remember, he's been fined two, but twe Howard has been closing games for them, and he's sticking with guys on the perimeter.
He suckered you. Ah, John Moran.
You had a big block against um Oh, okay.
We've switched on.
Here was a point guard. I forget what game it was, too.
But you've searched onto a point guard.
Um, just moved a speedy feet that went left.
They went left, tried shooting shot on the short faced line and try hard to sent that ship to the upper deck.
So, um, he's another one that's further.
Who stood out? I guess category diehards been great.
Uh, that's enough. Lakers.
I think we talked about the Lakers enough.
I know. I've watched them enough.
Um, so, too, is Houston at? Here's the Net.
Now here's what I had with Houston.
I originally had them winning, like 60 games and being the one seed.
But then I thought about it a little bit more with Russell Westbrook and wait and James Harden and I talked myself out of it.
I originally bought myself completely into it.
I thought they were still going great, though.
There's only a five seed fiftysomething win team.
Um, but James, are you still doing James Turn things? Doesn't matter who's next to him.
He's going to put a high 35 game of 40.
He will put up 40 shots.
We want to 15 threes.
To start the year for them was honestly Maur what I thought it was gonna be then.
The last five plus five is the best defensive team in the NBA and I thought getting rid of ah cp three foremost Westbrook is really bad defender.
I was really gonna affect it and it looked all right for a little bit.
But you put in the right system and you just tell honestly, Jane Russell Westbrook toe stop jumping, passing lanes.
Or just But he did the other night, just reaching an all the time.
And he had 4001st quarter.
They could be. So be a good defensive team, Andi.
That's what they've been.
That's why they're juicy.
And I had him at five.
But the Indio three is Denver.
I had them as the one seed.
I thought just they were the one seed and they were the ones he'd most of a year.
Last year and day, the Warriors under reclaiming it, I thought that your kids don't take leave.
I thought Jamal Murray was gonna take the lead.
They returned the whole core.
I love the addition of Jeremi Grant.
So I thought they were gonna take one see this year still possible to get behind.
But there were three seed, uh, Forest Utah, which I had the original two seed I thought the defense is gonna be incredible.
I thought Adam Conley was gonna be amazing and have been to some of their defense.
I just looked from the get go.
They're gonna come out the gate stronger than a team like the Lakers are huge then, because they're it's totally different teams than we're accustomed to from last season.
And the Nuggets and Jazz honestly were returning a core.
Um, just adding pieces that what they truly, truly needed.
So I just thought it was gonna fit better off the get go.
They're gonna go off the harder powder starts.
No, honestly, those two teams looked like teams that would care about the regular season More than better and savvy teams that are valued arrest their older guys.
Um, still possible, obviously had just the beginning of the year.
But the Nuggets are two slaps lower than I had them.
Utah's one sought lower and I had him.
This is easily a team that's been surprising for the who stood out.
What stood out? Uh, it's Phoenix at five.
I knew that it was a good summer for them.
I just knew it was that break you And if you look at the numbers for, um, Devin Booker, he's so much better off the ball like so much better.
He shoots the three better. He's more efficient.
Um, you just better.
But he's more of an awful players or secondary ball handler.
That's really good.
He can still pass to create for himself, especially in the mid range.
But he needed a guy like Ricky Rubio out there, especially a guy that could play defense to, um, getting rid of C J R T. J.
Burke for money was stupid.
Never made any sense.
But Dorris Archer's good Doris Doris has been really, really good from Frank.
Comiskey has been really good for them.
Ah, they're missing the again.
But, um, Aaron Baynes has been fantastic making shots, being the defense banker, of being that veteran guy in that locker room for the younger guys.
So they're off to you a seven and four start, and I don't think they're really gonna slow down now.
Regression to the mean That might miss the playoffs, just barely.
But I think they're gonna be this year's Kings, maybe even a little bit better because of injuries.
Toe some teams that we're accustomed to being in the playoffs or the game's up.
We're in the blast from last year.
Um, Phoenix has been really, really fun to watch, and they've been surprising.
Kluber has been great just overall.
They just for fun, which is something that they're a formidable team, which is something that we haven't had in Phoenix and 56 years.
Definitely well, didn't book have been there? They've been a joke.
It's been hard to wanna watch Devon Booker's because he is just because about they've been told Devin Booker hitters are a little quiet this year, so that's a little That's a little weird.
Uh, but the Clippers are the six seed I had them at four originally, Paul George being out quite letter load management.
They said it wasn't gonna be a cz much.
Um, this summer, Doc Rivers and Steve Balmer and the Clippers said they're not gonna arrest him as much.
It's not to the extreme of the Raptors, but that's just not gonna happen.
He I don't think that we're gonna be a 70 game 70 game of your guy.
Um and I don't blame him.
I mean, he has that tiny issue that just flares up with overuse.
It happened in the blast last year.
He started just Haman expression in later rounds against the Bucks, and Warriors just ran away.
He would remember.
He came down from that one left handed slam against the Bucks and transition and was just randomly hobbling.
So, yeah, I mean, rest up, boy, I don't care if people do care.
Like if you go to the game and you were expecting quite Leonard, you don't get quiet, and I understand that's really shrunken.
Frustrating. I would be frustrated.
I'm going to the next Lakers game.
Already bought tickets for January 22nd.
If LeBron doesn't player anything, Davis doesn't player one of the other.
Um, I'll be upset, especially there is just arrest.
But then that's That's just a fan of me to the just rational basketball, I guess ****ysts, whatever completely understands, Uh, yeah, so with those things I just triggered the Clippers honestly weren't kind of really care too much about the regular season and there are *** for it with eight.
But I had before dollars.
I picked them to be the A C of the seven seed I still think they're gonna make it.
They've lost two games against the next, which is honestly, I think that's just the Ewing theory of factors.
Whatever the hell that is, they lost where? Singles to that team.
They're playing that team.
They want to beat that team and they just play with more heart, more tenacity.
They execute better.
They get 50 50 balls.
What matters the most? And ladies win those games, too.
With the Nixon wins this year, they're 3 10 My next **** fan are against the Talis Mavericks.
So yeah, the Mavericks air new conduct has been great.
Chris, that's worth a kiss is still getting back into the swing of things.
That's gonna happen.
He's great. Use the uniformed.
I missem what you saw on my team, but **** it.
Um, so, yeah, they're at the 17.
I guess that's a surprising team, or at least Luka being this good I paid You could be an All Star this year, so I really, really like that.
That's good prediction that I had, um, he's averaging near triple level and then eight Minnesota death in surprising injuries, then surprising.
Um, they're two games up of Oklahoma city from the eight seed.
I wouldn't even be surprised if dodged the boil picture right there based on just how hard it is.
That was what I don't know if I wanna look, I think I think the 1st 17 No.
And Phoenix, I think Dallas Quivers, Utah, Denver, um, Houston and the Lakers.
Or lock for sure.
But, um, it's gonna be really interesting.
What happened with Minnesota and Phoenix and the teams that are just outside of Oklahoma, Portland, Memphis, San Antonio? Um, well, see what happened with those teams? But Cat's been awesome.
Wiggins has been really good.
Minnesota looks like a totally new team.
The Golden State Warriors being surprising in the worst way possible.
Norland, New Orleans being bad.
Uh, it's not really too surprising. Just give.
Simon Williams has been playing in all the injuries.
Um, but that's it through three weeks.
I'm really excited for week for, um, coming up having Gibbs later games tomorrow.
So that's it for tonight.
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