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

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

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

 

Utah Jazz:  56-26

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Carlos Boozer       22.1  10.8   2.9   0.4   1.1     0     2.6    56.1    74.1

Deron Williams      21.2   3.1   11.1  0.3   1.3    90    3.7    50.2    82.2

Mehmet Okur        17.7    8.1   2.3   0.6    0.5   120   1.8    47.3    77.2

Ronnie Brewer       12.6   3.1    1.9   0.3   1.8    12    1.0    54.2    76.2

Andrei Kirilenko      10.7   4.8    3.6   2.2   1.2    31    2.2    47.4    72.3

 

6th Man

Paul Millsap            9.2    6.2    1.1   1.1    1.0    0     1.3    57.2    76.2

 

Portland Trail Blazers:  44-38

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Brandon Roy          19.7   4.8   6.5    0.2    1.2    86    2.2    46.2    79.2

LaMarcus Aldridge  17.2   7.8   1.9    1.5    0.6     1     1.4    49.3    76.7

Greg Oden              11.8  10.2  1.2    1.8    0.9     0     2.3    49.2    61.2

Travis Outlaw         12.7   4.5   1.2    1.0    0.8    27    1.2     42.3    72.4

Steve Blake             6.5    1.7   4.6    0.1    0.5    62    1.1     40.2    74.4

 

6th Man

Rudy Fernandez      10.4   3.2   4.7    0.1    1.4    100   2.9     42.5   83.4

 

Denver Nuggets:  41-41

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Carmelo Anthony   27.7  7.1    3.4   0.5   1.1    71     3.0    48.6    80.8

Allen Iverson          26.2  3.1    7.2   0.1   1.9    91    3.2     45.2    81.3

Kenyon Martin        12.3  6.3    1.2   1.2   1.0    3      1.3     51.3    62.3

Nene Hilario            11.4  8.3    0.9   0.6   0.6    0     1.4     54.4    59.1

Anthony Carter        7.1   2.7    5.4   0.3   1.4    30    1.7     44.3    73.4

 

6th Man

J.R. Smith                 14.2  2.1   1.9   0.1   1.0    201   1.7     44.5    78.4

 

Minnesota Timberwolves:  27-55

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Al Jefferson           22.7  11.6   1.6   1.9    1.0     0     2.5     50.8   70.2

Mike Miller            16.8   6.0    3.7   0.3    0.7   195    2.6     47.3   78.3

Randy Foye          15.2   3.9    5.5   0.2    1.0   100    2.7     44.7   85.3

Kevin Love             8.5    7.3    1.5   1.0    0.8     2     1.8     45.2   76.5

Corey Brewer         8.2    4.1    1.8   0.4    1.2     8     1.5     38.2   81.5

 

6th Man

Rashad McCants    13.6   3.2    2.1    0.3   1.1    130    2.4    45.2    75.4

 

Oklahoma City Thunder:  18-64

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Kevin Durant         23.8  5.1    2.7    1.1   1.1    70    3.4    43.7    88.1

Chris Wilcox          13.5   7.2    1.1    0.6   0.7    0     1.7    53.2    69.3

Jeff Green             12.7   5.1    1.5    0.6   0.7    25    2.3    43.4    75.2

Earl Watson           9.8    2.4    5.8    0.1   1.0    78    2.2    42.4    76.4

Nick Collison           9.4    9.6    1.1    0.7   0.4     0    1.5    51.3    75.6

 

6th Man

Russell Westbrook  8.6    3.7    4.8    0.1   1.6     70   3.5    41.4    79.3

 

Pacific Division coming up next...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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