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Da Bulls might have Mad Cow Disease, again

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

If the following reports are, in fact, to be believed …

Thomas’ Bulls time likely about finished

With Tyrus Thomas it’s personal now

what becomes readily apparent is that

the people charged with running things in Chicago – i.e. Jerry Reinsdorf, John Paxson and Gar Forman - have temporarily lost their mind, if they simply want to ”give away” a player like Tyrus Thomas [23 yrs of age; 4th NBA season], either, now [as the NBA's trade deadline approaches], or at the end of this season. 

When you look at the significant progress which a player like Josh Smith [24 yrs of age; 6th NBA season] has made this season, as a young, unbridled Power Forward, with the world of talent but, also, the need for increased personal discipline in his individual game … it’s extremely short-sighted of Chicago’s current management team to fail to realize exactly what they actually have on their hands in the form of:

* young Mr. Double T

working [and maturing] in conjunction with

* Joakim Noah/C [24 years of age]

* Luol Deng/SF [24 yrs of age]

* John Salmons/OG-SF [30 yrs of age]

* Taj Gibson/PF [24 years of age]

* James Johnson/SF-PF [22 yrs of age]

* Kirk Hinrich/OG-PG [29 years of age], and

* Derrick Rose/PG [21 yrs of age].

Trading a still-young player with Tyrus Thomas’ physical ability and specific skill-set [i.e. Rebounding, Defense, Shot-blocking and an Increasingly Developed Offensive Repertoire] is one thing …

as long as an organization gets back, in return, an equivalent package of assets, or more …

but, simply giving that player away … for nothing:

——————————— 

Tyrus Thomas can be yours

I can’t think of a single player, with the possible exception of New York’s David Lee, that has been jerked around more than Thomas. And I can’t think of a single player, with no exception, that has acted like more of a prat than Tyrus. A nasty combination.

One doesn’t lead to the other, but it doesn’t help. Thomas was drafted as a project by the Bulls in 2006, but he was never treated like a project. Instead, he was treated like some four-year college starter that had been on CBS too many times to mention, and someone who was used to the grind. Thomas wasn’t used to the grind. He was a basketball scrub until his late teens. He only had one year of slapping the backboards at LSU. He was ready, but he wasn’t ready.

The Bulls not only acted as if he was ready, but he was also added to the Chicago roster at the start of Scott Skiles’ weird passive-aggressive phase. When Skiles – who often seems like a perfect mix of the best qualities of Larry Brown and Don Nelson – started utilizing the worst qualities of Larry Brown and Don Nelson. The strange rotations. The stubbornness. The attention to obsession, rather than detail.          

Thomas played less than a year and a half under Skiles, but it may have well been two years. Because Skiles was replaced on an interim basis by Jim Boylan, a pointless move in retrospect, because Boylan was Skiles’ number two, and he promptly spent the entirety of his obviously-interim gig taking out Skiles’ indirect frustrations with certain players out on the kids who had wronged Boylan’s buddy the most.

So Thomas would leave the game, for long stretches, for no apparent reason. And, just as much, he would stay in the game for no apparent reason. Almost to a night, the good play would go unrewarded, and the bad play would go unacknowledged. How in the hell was this kid, this man, supposed to learn?

Left to his own devices, the project acted like – and I know you’re shocked – a project. Until it was/is time for Chicago to write off another cheapo lottery pick, and take in the savings.

It didn’t have to be like this. And, potential suitors? Thomas doesn’t have to be like this.

———————————

Thomas big help in 109-101 Bulls’ victory

“He’s so athletic that he affects the game when he’s engaged,” John Salmons said. “He gets his hands on balls, rebounds, puts back shots. When he masters that, he really helps us.”

Salmons’ answer proved far more expansive than those from Thomas, who entered just 2:18 after tipoff and played the next 14:46. That’s close Thomas’ playing time from each of his last three games, which led to his frustration and blow-up.

Before the game, Thomas said he had “no regrets” about the incident and “there’s nothing to be frustrated about.” Afterward, he addressed his night, which included him grabbing three rebounds and playing six minutes before his first shot — a strong drive and score after passing up a jumper.

“I felt good,” he said. “I was just playing ball, trying to win, working for the team. I’m always ready to play. The more you’re out there, the more you can do.”

———————————

makes absolutely no sense … except, perhaps, from a $$$ standpoint … if the ultimate goal there is actually trying to win the NBA Championship, again, in the not-too-distant future.

With their current cast of characters, it would be a mistake for the Bulls to think that what their team actually needs to do this summer is add 2 high-priced, free agent signees … when all Chicago really needs is:

1. To add THE right player, and

2. Give their existing collection of players a legitimate chance to grow and develop together, 

3. Under the direction of a truly Top Notch NBA coach.  

————

Update:

Bulls not lacking for Thomas suitors [Feb 11 2010]

Raptors’ improved defense an illusion?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Since the new calendar year began, the Toronto Raptors have a 10-6/.625 W-L record and have moved into 5th place in the Eastern Conference Standings with an overall record of 26-23/.531.

In comparison with how the team began the season …

i.e. 7-13/.400, in Phase 1, through their first 20 games

… this recent stretch of improved winning has many of the team’s supporters excited about what might actually lie ahead in the 2nd half of the schedule and, possibly, in the post-season.

Closer inspection of the team’s performance in these 16 games, however, reveals that there is still a long way to go before the Raptors have any realistic hope of becoming a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference.

———————————————-

LAST 16 GAMES

G

Date

Opponent

Boxscore

W/L

Record

A+Record

H+Record

01

Sat

Jan

02       

@ BOS

96-103

L

0-1

0-1

 

02

Sun

Jan

03

V Sas

91-86

W

1-1

 

1-0

03

Wed

Jan

06

@ ORL

108-103

W

2-1

1-1

 

04

Fri

Jan

08

@ PHI

108-106

W

3-1

 

 

05

Sun

Jan

10

V Bos

107-114

L

3-2

 

1-1

06

Mon

Jan

11

@ IND

101-105

L

3-3

 

 

07

Fri

Jan

15

@ NYK

112-104

W

4-3

 

 

08

Sun

Jan

17

V Dal

110-88

W

5-3

 

2-1

09

Tue

Jan

19

@ CLE

100-108

L

5-4

1-2

 

10

Wed

Jan

20

@ MIL

107-113

L

5-5

 

 

11

Fri

Jan

22

V Mil

101-96

W

6-5

 

 

12

Sun

Jan

24

V Lak

106-105

W

7-5

 

3-1

13

Wed

Jan

27

V Mia

111-103

W

8-5

 

 

14

Thu

Jan

28

@ NYK

106-104

W

9-5

 

 

15

Sun

Jan

31

V Ind

117-102

W

10-5

 

 

16

Tue

Feb

02

@ IND

115-130

L

10-6

 

 

PYTHAGOREAN WINS ESTIMATE FOR LAST 16 GAMES

Games * [[Points Scored14]/[[Points Scored14]+[Points Allowed14]]]                     

= Wins

16 * [[169614]/[[169614]+[167014]]]

= 8.8608

 

POINTS SCORED               

#

Team

Season 

Last 16

 Last 16

 Season
Rank

1

 Toronto

104.4 

106.0

1

2

 Atlanta

102.2 

 

 

3

 Cleveland

101.1 

 

 

4

 Orlando

100.8 

 

 

5

 New York

100.8 

 

 

6

 Indiana

99.3 

 

 

7

 Boston

99.1 

 

 

8

 Milwaukee

98.2 

 

 

9

 Washington

98.0 

 

 

10

 Philadelphia

97.2 

 

 

11

 Miami

96.8 

 

 

12

 Chicago

95.3 

 

 

13

 Charlotte

95.0 

 

 

14

 Detroit

91.6 

 

 

15

 New Jersey

89.8 

 

 

 

POINTS ALLOWED             

#

Team

Season 

Last 16

Last 16

Season

Rank

1

 Boston

93.7 

 

 

2

 Cleveland

93.8 

 

 

3

 Charlotte

93.9 

 

 

4

 Orlando

95.5 

 

 

5

 Miami

96.4 

 

 

6

 Detroit

96.7 

 

 

7

 Atlanta

97.5 

 

 

8

 Chicago

97.8 

 

 

9

 Milwaukee

98.5 

 

 

10

 Philadelphia

100.0 

 

 

11

 New Jersey

101.6 

 

 

12

 Washington

102.0 

 

 

13

 New York

103.3 

 

 

14

 Indiana

104.6 

 

 

15

 Toronto

105.3 

104.4

14

 

POINTS DIFFERENTIAL       

#

Team

Season 

Last 16

Last 16

Season
Rank

1

 Cleveland

+7.3 

 

 

2

 Boston

+5.4 

 

 

3

 Orlando

+5.3 

 

 

4

 Atlanta

+4.7 

 

 

5

 Charlotte

+1.1 

 

 

6

 Miami

+0.4 

 

 

7

 Milwaukee

-0.3 

 

 

8

 Toronto

-0.9 

+1.6

5

9

 Chicago

-2.5 

 

 

10

 New York

-2.5 

 

 

11

 Philadelphia

-2.8 

 

 

12

 Washington

-4.0 

 

 

13

 Detroit

-5.1 

 

 

14

 Indiana

-5.3 

 

 

15

 New Jersey

-11.8 

 

 

———————————-

What you should be able to see from looking at these tables is that:

* It’s been the Raptors’ offensive production which has actually improved during this stretch of 16 games, not their defensive performance, relative to the other 14 teams in the Eastern Conference

* Their W-L record during this specific stretch was, in all likelihood, effected “positively” by “fortunate circumstances” which occurred within particular games and resulted in 1-2 additional victories over and above the statistical norms consistent with overall “Points Production and Wins”, in the NBA

* Although the team is no longer playing defense in a way which can properly be described as ”historically abysmal” it is still a long way off from reaching a satisfactory level of performance in this fundamental aspect of the game. 

Credit where credit is due, in Chicago

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Despite what some might have you think …

———————————————

Rose leading charge for Bulls

Derrick Rose may not make the All-Star team, especially since the votes were all in before the Bulls’ win Wednesday night in Oklahoma City, but he’s finally emerging as a star. His impressive performance on the road against the Thunder — 13-of-23 from the floor (56.5 percent), seven assists, just two turnovers — was the latest in a series of virtuoso efforts.

It seems that the only thing that was holding him back the first month and a half of the season was the ankle injury he suffered in training camp. Check out his monthly splits:

  • November: 16.2 points, 5. 3 assists, 46.4 percent shooting
  • December: 20.4 points, 6.1 assists, 45.0 percent shooting
  • January: 23.5 points, 6.5 assists, 51.4 percent shooting

Thanks to Rose, the Bulls are 12-5 in their past 17 games, including 10 road games. Out of the blue, Chicago stands in complete control of the No. 8 seed in the East and in position to surge as high as No. 5 by the end of the season.

———————————————

the recently improved performance of the Bulls has not been rooted, soley, in the increased scoring production of their 2nd-yr PG, considering:

I. The shift of Kirk Hinrich into the Starting OG position;

II. The shift of John Salmons into the Sixth Man Role [i.e. coming off the bench];

III. The return of Tyrus Thomas, from the injured list …

Tyrus Thomas
Regular Season  - Game Log

FG

3PT

FT

Rebounds

Misc

Oppo

Score

GS

Min

 

M

A

Pct

 

M

A

Pct

 

M

A

Pct

 

Off

Def

Tot

 

Ast

TO

Stl

Blk

PF

Pts

@ OKC

W 96-86

0

18:32

 

6

8

75.0

 

0

0

N/A

 

1

1

100.0

 

3

2

5

 

1

5

1

2

3

13

@ SAS

W 98-93

0

21:33

 

1

4

25.0

 

0

0

N/A

 

0

0

N/A

 

2

5

7

 

0

1

1

2

0

2

@ HOU

W 104-97

0

23:35

 

3

5

60.0

 

0

0

N/A

 

1

2

50.0

 

0

4

4

 

1

2

0

6

4

7

@ PHO

W 115-104

0

20:56

 

1

7

14.3

 

0

0

N/A

 

1

2

50.0

 

0

7

7

 

2

0

1

2

0

3

@ LAC

L 97-104

0

36:19

 

8

11

72.7

 

0

0

N/A

 

2

4

50.0

 

0

6

6

 

1

1

2

3

6

18

@ GSW

L 97-114

0

19:48

 

2

7

28.6

 

0

0

N/A

 

0

0

N/A

 

1

8

9

 

0

1

0

1

6

4

WAS

W 121-119

0

27:33

 

1

1

100.0

 

0

0

N/A

 

2

2

100.0

 

2

2

4

 

0

0

0

2

3

4

@ BOS

W 96-83

0

17:15

 

2

8

25.0

 

0

0

N/A

 

1

4

25.0

 

6

1

7

 

1

1

4

0

3

5

DET

W 120-87

0

26:09

 

3

6

50.0

 

0

0

N/A

 

1

1

100.0

 

2

4

6

 

1

0

6

2

1

7

MIN

W 110-96

0

21:42

 

3

7

42.9

 

0

0

N/A

 

3

4

75.0

 

0

5

5

 

0

6

2

3

5

9

@ MIL

L 93-96

0

29:19

 

1

4

25.0

 

0

0

N/A

 

2

2

100.0

 

0

5

5

 

2

1

1

1

2

4

@ CHA

L 108-113

0

22:48

 

2

5

40.0

 

0

0

N/A

 

2

6

33.3

 

1

4

5

 

3

1

1

2

2

6

OKC

L 85-98

0

20:37

 

3

12

25.0

 

0

0

N/A

 

1

1

100.0

 

3

3

6

 

2

3

0

1

2

7

ORL

W 101-93

0

14:59

 

3

7

42.9

 

0

0

N/A

 

0

0

N/A

 

1

4

5

 

1

2

1

0

4

6

Oppo

Score

GS

Min

 

M

A

Pct

 

M

A

Pct

 

M

A

Pct

 

Off

Def

Tot

 

Ast

TO

Stl

Blk

PF

Pts

@ DET

W 98-87

0

27:31

 

4

6

66.7

 

0

0

N/A

 

11

14

78.6

 

4

3

7

 

2

3

2

1

1

19

IND

W 104-95

0

31:08

 

2

10

20.0

 

0

0

N/A

 

4

4

100.0

 

2

13

15

 

3

5

1

3

1

8

NOR

W 96-85

0

32:15

 

10

17

58.8

 

0

1

0.0

 

1

3

33.3

 

0

9

9

 

2

3

1

2

2

21

each of which coincided with the Bulls’ game against New Orleans [Dec 26];

and,

IV. The continued solid play of Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, and Brad Miller, since the start of the season.

The truth of the matter is that during this specific stretch of games played, the Bulls’ head coach … the once-beleaguerd Vinnie Del Negro … not Derrick Rose [PG], has actually been the person most responsible for Chicago’s improved W-L record.

Projecting the Raptors’ final Won-Loss Record for this season, by the numbers

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

On Monday, advance predictions were made for the outcome of every game remaining this season for the No. 5-14 teams in the Eastern Conference, based on what’s transpired to this point, according to the Basketball Acumen of yours truly.

Can Raptors retain Chris Bosh with another 1st Round Exit?

Using that specific process, an extrapolation was then made which projects one possible version of the Final Standings for the Eastern Conference that looks like this:

Finish

Team

Projected
W-L

Projected
Win%

Current
W-L

Current
Win%

Interim
W-L

Interim
Win%

Relative Movement

1

Boston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Cleveland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Orlando

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Atlanta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Charlotte

46-36

.561

15-18

.455

31-18

.633

Major Improvement

6

Miami

43-39

.524

17-15

.531

26-24

.520

Maintain Pace

7

Chicago

41-41

.500

14-19

.424

27-22

.551

Noticeable Improvement

8

Toronto

40-42

.488

17-18

.486

23-24

.489

Status Quo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Philadelphia

39-43

.476

10-24

.294

29-19

.604

Significant Improvement

10

New York

35-47

.427

14-20

.412

21-27

.438

Slight Improvement

11

Milwaukee

34-48

.415

14-18

.438

20-30

.400

Slight Decrease

12

Washington

32-50

.390

11-21

.344

21-29

.420

Noticeable Improvement

13

Detroit

30-52

.366

11-22

.333

19-30

.388

Slight Improvement

14

Indiana

26-56

.317

11-23

.324

15-33

.313

Status Quo

From a Raptors’ perspective, however, how might a “Final Standings/Won-Loss projection” change, if the only factors considered were:

A. How the team has performed to-date, according to its current Winning Percentage;

B. How the team’s Opponents have performed to-date, according to their Average Winning Percentage; and,

C. How the team should be expected to perform in their remaining games, considering their upcoming Opponents’ Average Winning Percentage?

RAPTORS SCHEDULE AND RESULTS, 2009-2010

Game

Opp

Opp W%

W-L

TOR Rec

TOR Tot

October, Game 01-02 + November, Game 03-18

G 01

vs CLE

.750

W

1-0

1-0

G 02

@ MEM

.515

L

1-1

1-1

G 03

vs ORL

.706

L

1-2

1-2

G 04

vs DET

.333

W

2-2

2-2

G 05

@ NOH

.500

W

3-2

3-2

G 06

@ DAL

.686

L

3-3

3-3

G 07

@ SAS

.625

L

3-4

3-4

G 08

vs CHI

.424

W

4-4

4-4

G 09

@ LAC

.455

W

5-4

5-4

G 10

@ PHO

.629

L

5-5

5-5

G 11

@ DEN

.629

L

5-6

5-6

G 12

@ UTA

.529

L

5-7

5-7

G 13

vs MIA

.531

W

6-7

6-7

G 14

vs ORL

.706

L

6-8

6-8

G 15

vs IND

.324

W

7-8

7-8

G 16

@ CHA

.455

L

7-9

7-9

G 17

@ BOS

.750

L

7-10

7-10

G 18

vs PHO

.629

L

7-11

7-11

 

Opp W%

.565

TOR W%

.389

.389

December, Game 19-33 + January, Game 34 & 35

G 19

vs WAS

.344

L

0-1

7-12

G 20

@ ATL

.636

L

0-2

7-13

G 21

@ WAS

.344

W

1-2

8-13

G 22

@ CHI

.424

W

2-2

9-13

G 23

vs MIN

.200

W

3-2

10-13

G 24

@ MIL

.438

L

3-3

10-14

G 25

vs ATL

.636

L

3-4

10-15

G 26

vs HOU

.571

W

4-4

11-15

G 27

@ MIA

.531

L

4-5

11-16

G 28

@ ORL

.706

L

4-6

11-17

G 29

vs NJN

.088

W

5-6

12-17

G 30

vs NOH

.500

W

6-6

13-17

G 31

@ DET

.333

W

7-6

14-17

G 32

vs DET

.333

W

8-6

15-17

G 33

vs CHA

.455

W

9-6

16-17

G 34

@ BOS

.750

L

9-7

16-18

G 35

vs SAS

.625

W

10-7

17-18

 

Opp W%

.466

TOR W%

.588

.486

January, Game 36–48

G 36

@ ORL 

.706

 

 

 

G 37

@ PHI

.294

 

 

 

G 38

vs BOS

.750

 

 

 

G 39

@ IND

.324

 

 

 

G 40

@ NYK

.412

 

 

 

G 41

vs DAL

.686

 

 

 

G 42

@ CLE

.750

 

 

 

G 43

@ MIL

.438

 

 

 

G 44

vs MIL

.438

 

 

 

G 45

vs LAL

.824

 

 

 

G 46

vs MIA

.531

 

 

 

G 47

@ NYK

.412

 

 

 

G 48

vs IND

.324

 

6-7

23-25

 

Opp W%

.530

TOR W%

.459

.479

Febraury, Game 49-58

G 49

@ IND

.324

 

 

 

G 50

vs NJN

0.88

 

 

 

G 51

vs SAC

.412

 

 

 

G 52

vs PHI

.294

 

 

 

G 53

vs MEM

.515

 

 

 

G 54

@ NJN

.088

 

 

 

G 55

vs WAS

.344

 

 

 

G 56

vs POR

.595

 

 

 

G 57

vs CLE

.750

 

 

 

G 58

@ OKC

.559

 

6-4

29-29

 

Opp W%

.476

TOR W%

.559

.500

March, Game 59-74

G 59

@ HOU

.571

 

 

 

G 60

vs NYK

.412

 

 

 

G 61

vs PHI

.294

 

 

 

G 62

@ LAL

.824

 

 

 

G 63

@ SAC

.412

 

 

 

G 64

@ GSW

.273

 

 

 

G 65

@ POR

.595

 

 

 

G 66

vs ATL

.636

 

 

 

G 67

vs OKC

.559

 

 

 

G 68

@ NJN

.088

 

 

 

G 69

@ MIN

.200

 

 

 

G 70

vs UTA

.529

 

 

 

G 71

vs DEN

.629

 

 

 

G 72

@ MIA

.531

 

 

 

G 73

@ CHA

.455

 

 

 

G 74

vs LAC

.455

 

9-7

38-36

 

Opp W%

.467

TOR W%

.570

.514

April, Game 75-82

G 75

@ PHI

.294

 

 

 

G 76

vs GSW

.273

 

 

 

G 77

@ CLE

.750

 

 

 

G 78

vs BOS

.750

 

 

 

G 79

@ ATL

.636

 

 

 

G 80

vs CHI

.424

 

 

 

G 81

@ DET

.333

 

 

 

G 82

vs NYK

.412

 

4-4

42-40

 

Opp W%

.484

TOR W%

.549

.512

Legend: W-L – Won-Loss Outcome; TOR Rec – Raptors’ W-L Record; TOR Tot – Raptors’ Total W-L Record; Opp W% – Raptors Opponents’ Winning Percentage; TOR W% – Raptors’ Winning Percentage; Grey Shade – Games Played to-date.

Any way you would like to slice it … and, consistent with what was first suggested here in the summer … there is now a fairly good chance that the Raptors will find themselves in a battle with several teams for a low end playoff seed for the duration of the season.

Hopefully, they will be able to rise to the occasion … and, in the process, convince Chris Bosh - their best player, by a wide margin - to resign with their team during the upcoming off season.

Should this not happen, however, and the Raptors actually fail to make the playoffs this year, for the 2nd consecutive season, it will be very difficult to see what, if any, tangible improvements have been made with this franchise over the course of the 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons … i.e. considering where the team was actually positioned, at the mid-way point of the 2005-2006 campaign:

ASSET

STATUS, AS FEBRUARY 2006

Chris Bosh, PF/C 2003, No. 4 [overall] Draft Pick, on the roster [subsequent MAX Contract player]
Rafael Araujo, PF 2004, No. 8 [overall] Draft Pick, on the roster [subsequently traded for Kris Humphries/2004, No. 14, overall, Draft Pick]
Charlie Villanueva, PF 2005, No. 7 [overall] Draft Pick, on the roster [subsequently traded for T.J. Ford/2003, No. 8, overall, Draft Pick]
Joey Graham, SF 2005, No. 16 [overall] Draft Pick, on the roster
Andrea Bargnani, C 2006, NBA Lottery Selection, eventually used on the No. 1 [overall] Draft Pick
Sam Mitchell, HC 2006-2007, NBA COTY Award Winner, on the roster
Jose Calderon, PG 2008-2009, 2009-2010 Starter, on the roster
Cap Space Following the mid-season trade of Jalen Rose [to New York]

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PLEASE NOTE: For the benefit of those keeping track of such things, ;) … on October 14 2009, the published OVER/UNDER Line on the Raptors’ Total Wins for the 2009-2010 season was 41.5 [Over/119; Under/-139]. Regular readers of this blog were then informed that any wager made on the Raptors’ Total Wins this season would most likely be an extremely dicey proposition, since it looked to these eyes that The Boys in Las Vegas had “the number” pegged just about right. As it is with most things, the passage of time is what determines just how accurate someone’s actual opinion is, when it’s offerred in advance of a specific event, rather than the viewpoints of others.

Can Raptors retain Chris Bosh with another 1st Round Exit?

Monday, January 4th, 2010

These are the current standings in the NBA’s Eastern Conference:

STANDINGS W L PCT GB CONF DIV HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK
Boston1 24 8 0.750 1.0 16-4 6-1 11-4 13-4 6-4 W 1
Cleveland2 27 9 0.750 0.0 16-6 5-1 13-3 14-6 8-2 L 1
Orlando3 24 9 0.727 1.5 16-6 3-2 13-3 11-6 7-3 L 1
Atlanta4 21 11 0.656 4.0 11-8 2-2 12-4 9-7 5-5 L 3
Miami5 16 15 0.516 8.5 11-6 4-3 10-9 6-6 5-5 L 3
Toronto6 17 18 0.486 9.5 11-11 1-2 12-5 5-13 7-3 W 1
Chicago7 14 17 0.452 10.5 10-10 5-2 11-6 3-11 6-4 W 4
Charlotte8 14 18 0.438 11.0 13-13 3-2 11-4 3-14 5-5 W 2
Milwaukee 13 18 0.419 11.5 7-11 3-4 10-7 3-11 3-7 W 1
New York 14 20 0.412 12.0 9-14 2-3 8-10 6-10 6-4 W 2
Detroit 11 21 0.344 14.0 8-10 1-4 8-8 3-13 1-9 L 9
Washington 10 21 0.323 14.5 8-11 1-4 5-9 5-12 3-7 L 4
Indiana 10 23 0.303 15.5 7-13 0-3 7-9 3-14 1-9 L 1
Philadelphia 10 23 0.303 15.5 6-12 4-2 4-10 6-13 5-5 W 1
New Jersey 3 30 0.091 22.5 3-17 1-6 2-14 1-16 1-9 L 1

These are the remaining games to be played this season for the #5-14 teams:

Place

No. 5

No. 6

No. 7

No. 8

No. 9

No. 10

No. 11

No. 12

No. 13

No. 14

Team

MIA

TOR

CHI

CHA

MIL

NYK

DET

WAS

IND

PHI

W-L

16-15

17-18

14-17

16-18

13-18

14-20

11-21

10-21

10-23

10-23

%

.516

.486

.452

.438

.419

.412

.344

.323

.303

.303

G 32

vs ATL

 

vs OKC

@ CLE

@ NJN

 

 

@ PHI

 

 

G 33

vs BOS

 

@ CHA

vs CHI

vs CHI

 

@ DAL

@ CLE

 

 

G 34

@ PHO

 

@ MIL

@ NYK

@ LAL

 

@ SAS

vs ORL

vs ORL

vs WAS

G 35

@ LAC

 

vs MIN

vs MEM

@ PHO

vs CHA

vs PHI

vs NOH

@ MIN

vs TOR

G 36

@ UTA

@ ORL 

vs DET

vs HOU

@ POR

@ HOU

@ CHI

vs DET

@ OKC

@ DET

G 37

@ GSW

@ PHI

@ BOS

vs SAS

@ GSW

@ OKC

@ WAS

@ ATL

vs TOR

vs NOH

G 38

@ HOU

vs BOS

vs WAS

vs PHO

@ UTA

@ PHI

vs NOH

@ CHI

vs PHO

vs NYK

G 39

@ OKC

@ IND

vs GSW

vs SAC

@ HOU

vs TOR

vs NYK

vs SAC

@ NJN

vs SAC

G 40

vs IND

@ NYK

@ LAC

vs MIA

vs TOR

@ DET

@ NYK

vs POR

vs NOH

@ MIN

G 41

@ CHA

vs DAL

@ PHO

@ ATL

@ TOR

vs DET

vs BOS

vs DAL

@ MIA

vs POR

G 42

@ WAS

@ CLE

@ HOU

vs ORL

vs MIN

vs LAL

vs IND

vs MIA

@ ORL

vs DAL

G 43

vs SAC

@ MIL

@ SAS

@ DEN

@ DAL

vs DAL

vs POR

vs LAC

@ DET

@ IND

G 44

vs CLE

vs MIL

@ OKC

@ PHO

vs PHI

vs MIN

vs MEM

vs LAL

vs PHI

vs IND

G 45

@ TOR

vs LAL

@ NOH

@ GSW

vs MIA

vs TOR

vs MIA

@ NJN

@ PHI

@ MIL

G 46

@ DET

vs MIA

vs LAC

@ SAC

@ MIA

@ WAS

vs ORL

vs NYK

vs LAL

vs LAL

G 47

@ MIL

@ NYK

@ PHI

@ POR

@ ORL

@ MIN

@ NJN

vs BOS

vs CLE

@ NJN

G 48

vs MIL

vs IND

@ ATL

@ LAL

@ NYK

vs WAS

@ IND

@ NYK

@ TOR

vs CHI

G 49

@ BOS

@ IND

vs MIA

vs NOH

vs IND

vs MIL

vs NJN

@ ORL

vs TOR

@ NOH

G 50

@ CLE

vs NJN

@ IND

vs WAS

vs DET

@ CLE

@ MIL

vs ATL

vs DET

@ HOU

G 51

@ CHI

vs SAC

vs ORL

@ MIN

@ NJN

vs SAC

vs SAC

@ CHA

@ MIL

vs MIN

G 52

vs HOU

vs PHI

vs NYK

vs NJN

vs HOU

@ CHI

vs MIN

vs MIN

vs CHI

@ TOR

G 53

@ ATL

vs MEM

@ NYK

vs CLE

@ DET

vs CHI

@ ORL

vs DEN

vs SAS

vs MIA

G 54

@ PHI

@ NJN

@ MIN

@ MIL

vs CHA

vs OKC

vs MIL

@ TOR

@ NOH

vs SAS

G 55

@ NJN

vs WAS

vs PHI

@ LAC

@ NYK

vs MIL

vs SAS

vs CHI

@ HOU

@ CHI

G 56

@ MEM

vs POR

@ WAS

@ UTA

vs NOH

@ BOS

@ SAC

vs MEM

@ DAL

@ GSW

G 57

@ DAL

vs CLE

vs IND

@ MEM

@ IND

@ WAS

@ LAC

vs NYK

@ CHI

@ PHO

G 58

vs MIN

@ OKC

vs POR

vs DAL

@ MIA

vs MEM

@ DEN

@ NJN

vs MIL

@ LAL

G 59

vs MIL

@ HOU

@ IND

@ BOS

@ ATL

@ CLE

@ GSW

@ MIL

vs CHI

vs ORL

G 60

@ ORL

vs NYK

vs ATL

vs LAL

vs WAS

vs DET

vs BOS

vs MIL

@ LAL

@ ATL

G 61

vs GSW

vs PHI

vs MEM

vs GSW

@ WAS

@ TOR

@ NYK

@ BOS

@ POR

vs BOS

G 62

vs LAL

@ LAL

vs DAL

vs MIA

vs CLE

vs NJN

@ CLE

vs HOU

@ DEN

@ TOR

G 63

vs ATL

@ SAC

vs UTA

@ PHI

vs BOS

vs ATL

vs HOU

@ DET

@ PHO

@ IND

G 64

@ CHA

@ GSW

@ ORL

vs LAC

vs UTA

@ SAS

vs UTA

vs ORL

vs PHI

vs CHA

G 65

vs LAC

@ POR

@ MIA

@ ORL

vs IND

@ MEM

vs WAS

@ UTA

@ BOS

vs CLE

G 66

vs CHI

vs ATL

@ MEM

@ IND

@ LAC

@ DAL

@ ATL

@ DEN

@ MIL 

@ MIA

G 67

vs PHI

vs OKC

@ DAL

vs OKC

@ SAC

@ PHI

@ BOS

@ POR

vs CHA

vs NYK

G 68

vs SAS

@ NJN

vs CLE

@ ATL

@ DEN

@ BOS

vs CLE

@ LAL

@ CLE

vs NJN

G 69

vs ORL

@ MIN

@ PHI

@ MIA

vs ATL

vs PHI

@ IND

vs CHA

vs DET

@NYK

G 70

vs CHA

vs UTA

vs HOU

@ WAS

vs PHI

vs HOU

@ CLE