Posted on: October 27, 2009 3:16 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2009 3:22 pm

D-Pizzle’s 09-10 Predictions



1. Magic – Deepest team in the league.  One of 3 team that has all-star caliber inside and outside players

2. Cavs – Lebron +Shaq = Dominance in the East.

3. Celtics – Even though they will finish with the 3<sup>rd</sup> best record the are still the East best team.

4. Hawks – Same old same old. Nothing change. Solid team weak conference

5. Bulls – A full year of Salmons and Miller and Bulls will forget Gordon was even there

6.  Heat – Super player, mediocre teammates. That’s all you need in the East

7. Raptors – Just enough to get in. But not enough to get far.

8. Wizards – Health is the key to all of there problems

9. Sixers – Look for Lou Williams to have a breakout year

10. Pacers – Will be in the playoff hunt until the last day of the season.

11. Pistons – Not enough fire power to make any noise. Sad end to a great era of basketball

12. Nets – Better than you may think. Harris and Lee will be a handful

13. Knicks -  Al Harrington is the most overrated player in the NBA.

14. Bobcats – Injuries to Reja Bell will hurt

15. BucksMichael Redd is a great # 2 not a #1



1. Lakers – Bynum gets hurt again. But Artest does all the little things

2. Mavs – To much talent, to many guys that can play

3. Spurs – Old faithful. It doesn’t matter to they this is just an exercise.

4. Nuggets – Solid season, Melo get some MVP votes

5. Blazers – Roy is too much to handle  

6. Hornets – CP3 wills his team into the playoffs.

7. Jazz – You can never count a Jerry Sloan coached team out

8. WarriorsAnthony Morrow win MIP and Monta does a decent job at the PG

9.  Suns – Channing Fye has breakout year, Amare doesn’t

10. Rockets – Just enough to keep there head above water.

11. Clippers – Griffin out for 6-8 weeks. There goes Baron’s motivation

12. Grizzles – Bad off-season moves. Talking about killing team chemistry

13. Thunder – To young to inconsistent

14. T-Wolves – Love’s injury is going to hurt bad.

15. Kings – K-Mart and Evans are solid but that’s where it stops.
Posted on: August 7, 2009 1:33 pm

Top 10 by Position

I’m back like your uncle who just got out of jail. I love baseball just as much as the next guy (probably more)…Especially now that the Giants are winning. Football is so exciting. I can’t wait to play some fantasy football. But honestly I’m really really waiting for Oct 27th to roll around.

October is the best month. Why? Not only because it’s my birth month (Libra and my name is D-Pizzle). But it’s the only month where you can watch the NFL, MLB, NBA and CFB. It’s truly a sports fan dream. In anticipation of the upcoming NBA season I felt like I needed to keep myself busy. So here it is my Top 10 by position.

Please note: I tried to place players in their proper position. I’m not Don Nelson. Al Jefferson is a PF even though he my pay C. Same for Tim Duncan. Stephen Jackson is SF even though he plays the 2. Monta Ellis and Allen Iverson are 1’s (Kind of). Alright here we go.

Warning: this is all off the top of my head.


1. Chris Paul
2. Chauncey Billups
3. Deron Williams
4. Tony Parker
5. Derrick Rose
6. Steve Nash
7. Jason Kidd
8. Rajon Rondo
9. Baron Davis
10. Jose Calderon

Not on the list but could be; Gilbert Arenas, Devin Harris, Mo Williams, Monta Ellis. Personally I think there should be a separate category for this type of players. Each player mention, isn’t you’re prototypical PG but they get it done. Andre Miller is missing. Honestly he’s not that good. Solid but not good. It was between him and Calderon for the 10 spot.

Scoring PG

1. Gilbert Arenas
2. Monta Ellis
3. Devin Harris
4. Mo Williams
5. Allen Iverson


1. Kobe Bryant
2. Dwayne Wade
3. Brandon Roy
4. Joe Johnson
5. Ray Allen
6. Kevin Martin
7. Andre Iguodala
8. Michael Redd
9. Ben Gordon
10. OJ Mayo

Not on the list but could be; Jason Terry, Jason Richardson, you know what this is harder than I thought SG/SF…not sure who plays where.


1. LeBron James
2. Carmelo Anthony
3. Kevin Durant
4. Paul Pierce
5. Danny Granger
6. John Salmons
7. Vince Carter
8. Richard Jefferson
9. Hedu Turkoglu
10. Stephen Jackson

Not on the list but could be; There’s a bunch of guys in the same mold of Gilbert, Mo and Monta. Like Rashard Lewis, Antawn Jamison, Rudy Guy, Loul Deng are they SF or small PF.


1. Tim Duncan
2. Kevin Garnett
3. Dirk Nowitzki
4. Pau Gasol
5. Chris Bosh
6. Al Jefferson
7. Amare Stoudemire
8. David West
9.  Josh Smith
10. LaMarcus Aldridge

Not on the list but could be; Carlos Boozer, but I’m not sure where he’s going to end up. David Lee, Troy Murphy.


1. Dwight Howard
2. Shaq
3. Brad Miller
4. Mehmet Okur
5. Emeka Okafor
6. Andris Biedrins
7. Tyson Chandler
8. Andrew Bynum
9. Greg Odom
10. Samuel Dalembert

This one was rough. No Yao Ming this season.

Remember fellas this is all off the top of the head. If I left somebody out let me know. Also remember these are projections for this upcoming season not what they did last season.

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