NBA Team Records and Player Projections for 2008-09: Central Division

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NBA Team Records and Player Projections for 2008-09: Central Division

Here's a team-by-team preview of the Central Division, breaking down each team's projected starting five and sixth man, the stats they should produce, and the record each team should post by season's end.

The teams are arranged in order of their projected finish in the standings, each squad on a different page. Comments and questions are encouraged, so feel free to leave a note below.

 

Detroit Pistons:  53-29

 

Projected Starting 5

                           PTS   REB   AST   BLK   STL   3PM   TPG    FG%   FT%

Richard Hamilton   17.1   3.5    4.2    0.2    1.1   48     1.81   46.5    85.3

Chauncey Billups   15.8   2.7    6.3    0.2    1.0    134   1.95   42.6   90.1

Tayshaun Prince    14.1   4.5    2.4    0.5    0.7     69   1.17   45.3   75.2

Rasheed Wallace    12.7   7.3    2.2    1.6    1.1   117   1.09   42.0   76.9

Amir Johnson           5.5    3.7    0.6    1.8    0.6    3      0.9    46.1   71.2

 

6th Man

Rodney Stuckey      11.4   3.6   4.8     0.1     1.2   6     1.6     44.1   83.2

 

Cleveland Cavaliers:  48-34

 

Projected Starting 5

                              PTS   REB   AST   BLK   STL   3PM   TPG    FG%   FT%

LeBron James          30.2   7.2     8.2    0.9   1.7    126   3.5    48.2    73.6

Mo Williams             16.4   4.1     6.2    0.1   1.2     99    2.7    46.5    85.9

Zydrunas Ilgauskas  13.2   8.9     1.2    1.6   0.6      0     1.7     49.1   82.2

Sasha Pavlovic          8.1    2.3     1.6    0.2   0.8     56    1.24   40.2   71.7

Ben Wallace              5.0    8.5     1.5    1.7   1.3     0      0.8    43.9   42.6

 

6th Man

Daniel Gibson          12.2    3.2     3.4    0.2    0.7    171   1.6     42.2   76.8

 

Chicago Bulls:  42-40

 

Projected Starting 5

                           PTS   REB   AST   BLK   STL   3PM   TPG    FG%   FT%

Luol Deng             17.4   6.4     2.5    0.6   1.2    13    1.81   47.6    77.9

Kirk Hinrich            13.2   2.6    5.9    0.2   1.1    105   2.08   43.2    85.4

Derrick Rose           12.1   3.1    4.7    0.2   1.5    49    3.17    42.3   71.2

Drew Gooden         11.3   8.2    1.2    0.7   0.9     1     1.72    44.9   74.3

Joakim Noah            8.4   7.5    1.1    1.3   1.2     0     1.53    46.8   68.9

 

6th Man

Ben Gordon            17.2   2.7     2.9    0.1   0.8    142   2.36   42.8   88.1

 

Indiana Pacers: 37-45

 

Projected Starting 5

                           PTS   REB   AST   BLK   STL   3PM   TPG    FG%   FT%

Danny Granger      20.5   6.4    2.4    1.2   1.3    156   2.42   45.2    81.5

Mike Dunleavy       18.6   5.7    4.3    0.4   1.2    136  2.53    47.3    82.4

T.J. Ford                 13.4   2.7    7.9    0.1   1.4    28    2.93    45.6   83.6

Troy Murphy           12.8   8.4    2.4    0.3   0.5    72    1.26    45.1   81.5

Jeff Foster              6.3    9.3    1.4    0.5   0.7     0     1.1      52.8   61.7

 

6th Man

Jarrett Jack             9.3    2.4    3.2     0.1   0.7    45   1.75     45.4   83.6

 

Milwaukee Bucks: 33-49

 

Projected Starting 5

                            PTS   REB   AST   BLK   STL   3PM   TPG    FG%   FT%

Michael Redd         23.2    4.5    4.1    0.1    1.1   150   2.3     45.1    84.6

Richard Jefferson   21.2    4.5    2.8    0.2    0.9   77     2.47   46.8    79.3

Charlie Villanueva  14.8    6.3    1.3    0.4    0.5    82    1.32   45.6    74.2

Andrew Bogut        14.6    10.2   2.9    1.3    0.7    0      2.5    53.1    59.6

Luke Ridnour          7.6     1.6     5.2    0.2    0.9    29    1.45   43.4    78.9

 

6th Man

Ramon Sessions     7.2     3.2     4.6    0.1    0.9    12    1.88    43.5   78.3

 

Southeast Division coming up next...

 

 

 

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