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Can we make it to the ECF? I know we can. Heck I think we can win the whole darn thing (Vegas backs me up on this with the 3rd best odds in the NBA). Whether I think we will is another question entirely and as I'm sure you can all relate but when it comes to Atlanta teams expect nothing and you'll never be surprised. (Atlanta Syndrome, for which the only cure is a championship)

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Can we make it to the ECF? I know we can. Heck I think we can win the whole darn thing (Vegas backs me up on this with the 3rd best odds in the NBA). Whether I think we will is another question entirely and as I'm sure you can all relate but when it comes to Atlanta teams expect nothing and you'll never be surprised. (Atlanta Syndrome, for which the only cure is a championship)

Actually I don't blame anyone for having Atlanta(Georgia) Syndrome. Which you and blkdog might be right missing Thabo might be what's truly hurting us. We'll have to wait and see what Atlanta got up their sleeve though. Vegas has us 7-1 all I'm going to say is this if we get Ray Allen that could go up to possibly 4-1. It would be deadly to have Korver and Allen killing everyone from 3PT range.

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Heck I think think the rest of the country might have Atlanta Syndrome too, just from a more external viewpoint. I ask myself if we were the Boston or Chicago Hawks would the casual NBA fan only have us at 17% likely to win the East? Would our weakness be pushed to the forefront of discussion as often as they are? What if Nique had managed to win a ring? Some people seem to equate championship history, even titles won by players decades retired as proof positive than a team has a championship makeup. The most frustrating part is our teams often (or actually always) go out and prove the critics right even if it's for the wrong reasons.

(You'll never convince me San Francisco beat Atlanta in the NFC title game 3 years ago, Atlanta beat Atlanta, but that didn't stop the talking heads from nodding smugly amongst themselves because they called it all along)

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Heck I think think the rest of the country might have Atlanta Syndrome too, just from a more external viewpoint. I ask myself if we were the Boston or Chicago Hawks would the casual NBA fan only have us at 17% likely to win the East? Would our weakness be pushed to the forefront of discussion as often as they are? What if Nique had managed to win a ring? Some people seem to equate championship history, even titles won by players decades retired as proof positive than a team has a championship makeup. The most frustrating part is our teams often (or actually always) go out and prove the critics right even if it's for the wrong reasons.

(You'll never convince me San Francisco beat Atlanta in the NFC title game 3 years ago, Atlanta beat Atlanta, but that didn't stop the talking heads from nodding smugly amongst themselves because they called it all along)

Well a lot of other places feel as we do Oregon, state of Washington, and even Minnesota possibly with their teams. It could be worse though that's what I always think about we could be Cleveland and Jacksonville, or Charlotte with the Hornets, or some other places. We really just need championships coming into this state is all.

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Well a lot of other places feel as we do Oregon, state of Washington, and even Minnesota possibly with their teams. It could be worse though that's what I always think about we could be Cleveland and Jacksonville, or Charlotte with the Hornets, or some other places. We really just need championships coming into this state is all.

Yeah but there's something about Atlanta particularly, talking heads from the outside in just love to pile on. I guess it's what happens when loads of regular season success meets little postseason success. But it's one thing when one of us criticizes our teams or our fans but it's another when someone outside the family tries to do it. They don't know "The Struggle". angry.png

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Yeah but there's something about Atlanta particularly, talking heads from the outside in just love to pile on. I guess it's what happens when loads of regular season success meets little postseason success. But it's one thing when one of us criticizes our teams or our fans but it's another when someone outside the family tries to do it. They don't know "The Struggle". angry.png

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Heck I think think the rest of the country might have Atlanta Syndrome too, just from a more external viewpoint. I ask myself if we were the Boston or Chicago Hawks would the casual NBA fan only have us at 17% likely to win the East? Would our weakness be pushed to the forefront of discussion as often as they are? What if Nique had managed to win a ring? Some people seem to equate championship history, even titles won by players decades retired as proof positive than a team has a championship makeup. The most frustrating part is our teams often (or actually always) go out and prove the critics right even if it's for the wrong reasons.

(You'll never convince me San Francisco beat Atlanta in the NFC title game 3 years ago, Atlanta beat Atlanta, but that didn't stop the talking heads from nodding smugly amongst themselves because they called it all along)

The refs too. And i'm not one to ***** but when Willis can go helmet to helmet with Ryan on a slide with no call and our DT's fingertips graze Coppernips helmets and it's a 15 yarder on what woulda been a 3rd down stop? **** you NFL and your harbowl.

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Yeah that's not even close to remotely happening although if it happens........................man lol.

Still Enes Kanter is like the only guy I could see us getting.

In fact it may be between us and Golden State for his services seriously if we do decide to go after him.

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Yeah that's not even close to remotely happening although if it happens........................man lol.

Still Enes Kanter is like the only guy I could see us getting.

In fact it may be between us and Golden State for his services seriously if we do decide to go after him.

GS has David Lee off the bench, theyre alright.

I read the Celtics are interested. They just started 6'8" Brandon Bass against us....

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GS has David Lee off the bench, theyre alright.

I read the Celtics are interested. They just started 6'8" Brandon Bass against us....

They worried about Bogut's health so a guy like Kanter could be in their sights which to me would put them over the top and make the absolute #1 to win the championship though.

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They worried about Bogut's health so a guy like Kanter could be in their sights which to me would put them over the top and make the absolute #1 to win the championship though.

Kanter isnt helping them at all if Bogut goes down.

Statistically Bogut is a top 5 defender in the game. Lee and Kanter are poor defenders.

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Kanter isnt helping them at all if Bogut goes down.

Statistically Bogut is a top 5 defender in the game. Lee and Kanter are poor defenders.

Not saying Kanter won't be a lock down defender, but he'd probably be a good relief guy for Bogut in the playoffs is all I'm saying, and you never know what happens when people switch teams.

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Hollinger's 2014-15 NBA Playoff Odds

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Hollinger's NBA Playoff Odds are based on the Hollinger Power Rankings, designed by John Hollinger.

HOLLINGER RANKINGS

Power Rankings: Who's No. 1?

Player Stats: PER leaders

Team Stats: Efficiency leaders

The Hollinger Power Rankings are a measure of each team's performance in the season so far.

Based on those rankings, each day the computer plays out the remainder of the season 5,000 times to see the potential range of projected outcomes. The results reveal the most likely win-loss record for each team -- and what the odds are for each team to make the NBA playoffs, win the NBA title, win the lottery, and so on.

For more on how the system works and what it means, see Hollinger's explanation.

Hollinger's NBA Playoff Odds are updated automatically each night.

Eastern Conference Conference

ACTUAL PROJECTED ODDS (%)

TEAM W L W L BEST WORST PLAYOFFS DIV NO.1 FINALS CHAMP LOTTERY

Atlanta 0 0 62 20 70-12 51-31 100.0 99.9 95.3 34.1 13.2 2.1*

Toronto 0 0 54 28 63-19 42-40 100.0 100.0 3.7 16.4 5.4 0.0

Chicago 0 0 52 30 61-21 39-43 100.0 65.5 0.9 18.1 5.2 0.0

Washington 0 0 49 33 59-23 38-44 100.0 0.1 0.0 7.9 2.0 0.0

Cleveland 0 0 49 33 58-24 38-44 100.0 23.3 0.0 13.6 4.3 0.0

Milwaukee 0 0 47 35 58-24 35-47 99.9 11.3 0.0 7.2 1.6 0.0

Miami 0 0 35 47 46-36 24-58 42.9 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.0

Boston 0 0 35 47 46-36 24-58 38.6 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 1.2*

Indiana 0 0 35 47 45-37 24-58 37.9 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 1.2

Charlotte 0 0 34 48 47-35 23-59 33.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.4

Detroit 0 0 34 48 45-37 23-59 26.2 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.5

Brooklyn 0 0 33 49 45-37 23-59 21.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0*

Orlando 0 0 26 56 36-46 17-65 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.0

Philadelphia 0 0 20 62 32-50 12-70 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.0

New York 0 0 19 63 31-51 10-72 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.2

Western Conference Conference

ACTUAL PROJECTED ODDS (%)

TEAM W L W L BEST WORST PLAYOFFS DIV NO.1 FINALS CHAMP LOTTERY

Golden State 0 0 65 17 73-9 53-29 100.0 99.2 94.5 49.9 39.2 0.0

Memphis 0 0 56 26 66-16 45-37 100.0 60.8 4.1 9.9 5.9 0.0

LA Clippers 0 0 54 28 62-20 42-40 99.8 0.8 0.6 15.7 10.3 0.0*

Portland 0 0 53 29 63-19 42-40 99.6 92.9 0.4 6.7 3.6 0.0

Houston 0 0 52 30 63-19 42-40 99.2 17.8 0.2 2.9 1.2 0.0

Dallas 0 0 53 29 62-20 41-41 99.2 14.8 0.1 7.7 4.5 0.0

San Antonio 0 0 50 32 61-21 39-43 95.0 6.5 0.0 3.9 1.7 0.0

Oklahoma City 0 0 46 36 55-27 35-47 71.7 7.1 0.0 3.0 1.5 0.2

Phoenix 0 0 42 40 53-29 32-50 20.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.5

New Orleans 0 0 41 41 51-31 29-53 14.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5

Utah 0 0 34 48 45-37 24-58 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7

Denver 0 0 30 52 41-41 21-61 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0

Sacramento 0 0 29 53 40-42 19-63 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.7

LA Lakers 0 0 23 59 34-48 13-69 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.2

Minnesota 0 0 19 63 29-53 11-71 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.6

Glossary

W: Average number of wins from 5,000 computer-simulated seasons, based on the Hollinger Power Rankings

L: Average number of losses from simulated seasons

BEST: Best record from simulated seasons

WORST: Worst record from simulated seasons

PLAYOFFS: Likelihood of making the playoffs

DIV: Likelihood of winning the division

NO.1: Likelihood of holding the top seed for the conference

FINALS: Likelihood of making the NBA Finals

CHAMP: Likelihood of winning the NBA title

LOTTERY: Likelihood of winning the lottery

* Atlanta holds the right to swap first-round draft picks with Brooklyn

* Boston holds the rights to the L.A. Clippers' first-round draft pick

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Speaking of which, didn't we have a trade for him in place that fell through a couple of years ago?

There was a trade when he was a Sun in the works, but Im pretty sure Amare said he didnt want to come here.

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