Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 8:10 am  |  16 responses

Polladaday: Best in the Northwest?

Last season, the top four teams in the NW division all ended the year within three games of each other—with the Jazz and Nuggets tied for first. How will things look after ’10-11?

Who will finish first in the Northwest division?

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    This one is tricky, because we don’t know what the Nuggets are going to do regarding their situation with Carmelo Anthony. As it stands, I got the Nuggets winning the division for a 3rd straight year if they keep Melo, but should they start a rebuilding process, I got the Blazers finally winning the division. As for loveable Thunder, they still aint ready, and they’ll likely lose a some games they shouldn’t have due to being made the Northwest paper champs by the media a la the Blazers the past two seasons. BOOK IT.


    *As for the loveable Thunder, they still aint ready, and they’ll likely lose some games

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Why on earth do the twolves have not one but TWO votes? I suppose the Raptors will win the Atlantic as well right?

  • http://slam evan thompson

    thunder no questions bout it

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    The Jazz still have Jerry Sloan coaching them, Right? Deron Williams still plays there too? And they added Jefferson? No Love…

  • LeoneL

    Caboose, sympathy vote perhaps?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Thunder by a slim margin with the Jazz just a step behind Portland for second. Denver is going to be disjointed all season.

  • LeoneL

    @Eboy, I wouldn’t say that…’cause you already said it.

  • logues

    the twolves are really good

  • Groves


  • unrel

    thunder.. but utah will be right there also..

  • PapaBearATL

    Thunder then Jazz. I would like to put the Blazers up there but, reading about BRoy wanting the ball more and the Rudy Fernandez drama, I don’t think they’ll be ready.

  • shu

    It will be a tough division fo sho. It’s a toss up between the southeast and northwest for toughest in the NBA. I don’t ever expect the Jazz to win a popularity contest, but they’ll be right there. They need a defensive big, but who doesn’t right? Kirilenko’s expiring for… DJ Mbenga? Roy Hibbert? Birdman? Dampier? Manute Bol?

  • http://slamonline.com SpaceJam

    Thunder gonna take the next step and take it but Utah and Portland are gonna be close. I didn’t take Portland b/c they always get hit with the injury bug, Denver gonna be in a state of flux, and the Jazz will be solid if not great as ever.

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    Since the Sonics aren’t an option, I’ll go with the Jazz.
    - Raja and Al Jefferson should fit in well so I know what to expect from Utah.
    - OKC’s games will be different now that the league won’t be sleeping on Durant and Co.
    - Portland will continue to struggle with the curse the Basketball Gods set on Northwest Hoops.
    - Denver’s got issues.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    Lol which idiots voted for the Wolves? The thunder are an excellent team but so overhyped!