Thursday, August 23, 2007

Grizzlies Will Finish 18th During 07-08 Season

That's my prediction give or take.

In order guess at the Grizzlies' rank, I've made a guess at whether the Grizzlies are better or worse than each team.

Obviously, injuries and trades will play a part in determining how good each team is. Still, I'm guessing the Grizzlies will finish within a couple of spots of 18. This puts them at 10th in the West, just out of the playoffs.

Last year, New Orleans was the 18th team with a record of 39-44. Michael Heisley has said he expects the Grizzlies to win somewhere in the 30s, so this seems close to his prediction as well.

Below is the complete list. The further above or below the Grizzlies a team is on the list, the better chance the team has of finishing better or worse than the Grizzlies.

For example, the Suns and the Spurs are both almost definitely going to finish above the Grizzlies. Still, San Antonio's chance's are slightly better than the Suns.

Similarly, the Clippers and Charlotte both have a slightly better chance of finishing worse than the Grizzlies than they do finishing ahead of Memphis. I think the Clippers are more likely to finish above the Griz than the Bobcats, so I've ranked them above.

Let me know where you think the Grizzlies will finish by voting in the poll just under the Fedex Forum and posting a comment on this post.

The following teams are:

DEFINITELY BETTER THAN THE GRIZZLIES
San Antonio
Phoenix
Dallas

BETTER THAN THE GRIZZLIES
Chicago
Detroit
Boston
Cleveland
Houston
Utah
Denver

SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN THE GRIZZLIES
Miami
Golden State
LA Lakers
New Jersey
Washington
New Orleans
Toronto

GRIZZLIES

SLIGHTLY WORSE THAN THE GRIZZLIES
LA Clippers
Indiana
Charlotte

WORSE THAN THE GRIZZLIES
New York
Sacramento
Milwaukee

DEFINITELY WORSE THAN THE GRIZZLIES
Atlanta
Seattle
Portland
Philadelphia
Minnesota

3 comments:

Mike said...

I'm using firefox and can't see your tables. Bummer. I want to see the results!

Z said...

if anyone is interested, I found this page that has up to date Grizzlies news feeds

http://www.mysportsscoop.com/grizzlies/

David Jones said...

Thanks Z!

Mike, which able can't you see?