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

Here's a team-by-team preview of the Southwest 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.

 

New Orleans Hornets: 62-20

 

Projected Starting 5
                           PTS   REB   AST   BLK   STL   3PM   TPG    FG%   FT%

Chris Paul   
           22.3  4.0   11.6   0.1   2.8     85    2.9    46.3    85.3
 
David West 
          21.2   9.5   2.1    1.1    0.9     9     2.0    49.2    83.3

Peja Stojakovic      16.2   4.3   1.3    0.1    0.7    220   1.1    44.1    93.1

Tyson Chandler      10.8   12.2  1.3   1.9    0.7     0     2.3     62.5   54.6

Morris Peterson       8.4    2.6   1.1    0.1   0.6    100   0.6     41.4   76.4

 

6th Man

Jannero Pargo          9.1    1.4   2.3    0.1   0.6     70     1.3    40.2   86.4

 

Houston Rockets:  57-25

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Yao Ming              24.5   11.1   2.4   2.1    0.5     0      3.4     58.1    86.8

Tracy McGrady      21.6   5.5    5.9   0.6    1.1     90     2.5     42.1    70.4

Ron Artest             17.2   5.6    3.6   0.7    2.2    100    2.4     45.3    73.2

Rafer Alston          12.2   3.8    5.9    0.1   1.6    145    2.3      38.7    73.1

Luis Scola              10.8   7.1    1.3    0.2    0.8     0      1.3     52.1    67.1

 

6th Man

 

Shane Battier         8.1    5.1    1.7    1.0    1.0    110    0.9     46.4    75.8

 

Dallas Mavericks:  54-28

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Dirk Nowitzki         25.6   8.7    3.2    0.9   0.7    98    2.1     49.1   88.8

Josh Howard         20.2   7.2    2.5    0.6   1.1    80    1.7     46.2   79.2

Jason Kidd             11.3   5.8    9.4    0.3   1.5    91    2.7     42.6   82.7

Erick Dampier         6.7    7.5    0.8    1.4   0.2    0     1.6     62.1   58.2

Antoine Wright        6.4    2.7    1.6    0.2   0.4   35    1.3     41.3   60.1

 

6th Man

Jason Terry             15.2   2.3    2.9    0.2   1.0  150   1.3     47.5    83.3

 

San Antonio Spurs: 52-30

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Tim Duncan           22.5  11.4   3.1   2.2    0.8     2     2.6     51.1    67.2

Tony Parker           18.9   3.3    6.6   0.1   1.0    16     2.7     49.5    74.1

Michael Finley        11.8   3.4    1.4   0.1   0.4   130    0.7     42.1    87.4

Bruce Bowen           6.3    3.1    1.3   0.3   0.7    92     0.7     41.1    60.2

Fabricio Oberto       5.8    5.5    1.1   0.3   0.3     0      0.9     56.1    59.3

 

6th Man

Roger Mason            8.4    1.5   1.5   0.1   0.3    120    0.8     42.1   83.3

 

Memphis Grizzlies:  18-64

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Rudy Gay              22.2   7.2    2.2   1.3   1.6    140    2.7   45.2    78.3

O.J. Mayo              14.7   3.8    3.8   0.1   1.2    100    3.2    43.2    80.1

Mike Conley Jr.      13.5    2.7   6.9   0.1   1.2     65     2.3    42.5    76.7

Marc Gasol             10.2    6.1   1.3   1.2   0.6     1      2.3     50.7    77.1

Darko Milicic            6.8     5.7   0.9   1.6   0.5     0      1.5     45.2    60.3

 

6th Man

Hakim Warrick         14.5    6.6   0.9   0.7   0.8    9       2.5     50.6    72.2

 

 

Northwest Division coming up next...

 

 

 

 

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