Double K’s Take: NBA Playoff Seeding (Eastern Conference) an early looks…

                                                                                      In most years the east has been looked at as the baby sister of the much stronger Western Conference. This year the East has been holding their own with the Western Conference as the Hawks are a mere couple of games behind the Warriors for the best record in the entire league. Even if you look at the top 4 teams in the east (ATL,CLE,TOR, and CHI) all of those teams have shown flashes of greatness in looking to finish runner up to the Hawks for home court throughout. First up we will take a look at the leaders in the east…


Current #1 Seed Atlanta Hawks (49-13, 29-4 HM, 20-9 RD, and 32-9 CNF): The Hawks just like the Warriors surprised a lot of people this season. Not by being a good team but by being one of the best teams in the league today. The Hawks have achieved this through teamwork and a system similar to the Warriors and what Steve Kerr has installed. They play really good defense and score well from the entire medium to long range shots. Their weakness is that they may not matchup well with teams like the Cavaliers who have 4’s and 5’s that can bang. I expect them to finish the season in the #1 position and with home court advantage…

Finish: #1 Seed in the playoffs with Home Court advantage throughout…


Current #2 Seed Cleveland Cavaliers (40-25, 24-9 HM, 16-16 RD, and 25-13 CNF): The Cavaliers have regained King James in his top form. This is a good thing for a team that a struggled even with stars for the past couple of seasons. LeBron will once again be the saving grace for a city that hasn’t ever known a champion. This team is gelling at the right time and is in line to make a run at the NBA Finals…

Finish: #2 Seed in the playoffs with Home Court advantage throughout…

                                                                                      Now onto the bottom of the league where the lucky teams win the lotto and get a chance at the title without winning even 50% of the games they played this season. This is prevalent in the east because it happens often normally the last 2 or 3 teams out of the east are sub .500 teams. This year we have the Pacers, Heat and Hornets who are all bidding for the final 2 playoff spots…


Current #7 Seed Indiana Pacers (28-34, 16-14 HM, 12-20 RD, and 20-16 CNF): The Pacers look to be closing in on locking down the 7th seed in the playoffs. They have a solid roster that I think can play well enough in the next 20+ games to stay solid and make the postseason. Will they go anywhere in the playoffs?? I don’t think so the most likely opponent for them is the Cleveland Cavaliers and I don’t think they can beat LeBron and Co. in a 7 game series…

Finish: #7 seed in the playoffs taking on the Cavaliers in the 1st round…  


Current #8 Seed Miami Heat (28-34, 13-17 HM. 15-17 RD, and 18-18 CNF): The Heat is a team that will struggle to make it to the playoffs in the 1st place. With the loss of their big star Chris Bosh the future doesn’t look to good as they are in danger of being caught by the Hornets. But they do have D-Wade and Deng on that roster and they just added Dragic. I believe that they can stay strong enough to barley hold onto the 8 seed…

Finish: #8 seed in the playoffs taking on the Hawks in the 1st round…


Current #9 Seed Charlotte Hornets (27-33, 15-16 HM, 12-17 RD, and 20-16 CNF): The Hornets are a good team and a team that could be a threat for the playoffs in years to come. But unfortunately for them this year I think both of these teams are going to be able hold off the Hornets. So for the 2014-15 seasons the Hornets will be left out and it’s a shame because they made some real noise last year. So I see them finishing 9th and just outside the playoffs…

Finish: #9 seed in the playoffs…

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