I know, I know, I’ve been AWOL.
Life happens. It’s still happening by the way. My life has been workshops, capital plans and executive pitches since I got back from Sloan.
I’ve actually generated three possible patents, $4 million in possible projects, come up with a $20 million capital plan and fixed a three major pieces of capital equipment (in dress pants in between presentations). All in the last four days.
So today we go short and sweet.
Rankings , the executive pitch version so of course we lead with the money shot.
And we follow with the table form.
- Miami and OKC are back on top.
- San Antonio really misses their Point Guard.
- The Clippers are really glad to have their Point Guard Back.
- Rudy Gay? Not a star or a max guy.
- The Pacers are perfectly set up to earn their playoff bones and nobly lose to the Heat in the ECF.
- No one should want to see the Rockets in the Playoffs.
- Everyone should want to see the Jazz.
- The Knicks took a gamble and lost apparently.
- Karl and the Nuggets blowing a playoff series by not playing a center for a whole 4th Quarter against Memphis? It’s fate.
Let’s give you the simulation as well:
Miami is still flirting with history. Teams that win 65 plus games have an awesome playoff track record.
Of course we close with the summary:
The East is booked solid with only the seeding in play.The West of course is way more interesting.
- The Thunder and Spurs to play a chess game around opponents, injury and rest for the 1 seed (with Popp somehow getting rest, homecourt and the Jazz in round 1).
- The Clipps to get the 3, Denver the 4, Memphis the 5 and Dre writing a 10,000 word attack on George Karl after he blows this series.
- Houston to get the 6 and LA and Utah the 7 and 8. The biggest xfactor is Bogut. If he’s healthy, kick Utah out and prepare for all out war in round 1 in the west. Seriously, there would be no bad series in that western first round.