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

Daniel RibakContributor IOctober 28, 2008

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




LA Lakers:  61-21

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Kobe Bryant
            27.8   5.8   6.2   0.5   1.6    145    2.9    46.2   85.3

Pau Gasol                16.6   7.9   3.4   1.6    0.5    3      1.9     53.1   79.3

Andrew Bynum         15.7  10.2  1.8   2.7    0.5    0      1.9     57.1   66.5

Derek Fisher             10.9  1.8   3.1   0.1    1.1    81    1.4     42.3   85.3

Vladimir Radmanovic 8.1   3.5   1.6   0.2    0.7    97    1.2     43.2   78.4

 

6th Man

Lamar Odom             12.6  7.9  3.9   0.6    0.9    35    2.1     48.4    69.5

 

Phoenix Suns:  50-32

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Amare Stoudemire   26.6  9.5   1.5    2.1   1.0     3      2.8     58.6   80.6

Steve Nash             16.9  3.3   10.6   0.1   0.7    160    3.5     51.7   91.4

Shaquille O'Neal      13.5  10.1  1.7    1.3   0.3     0      2.3     60.3   50.2

Raja Bell                 12.7  3.2   2.4    0.3    0.7   176    1.0     44.2   83.5

Matt Barnes            10.6  5.5   2.2    0.5   1.0     82     1.6     41.7   74.2

 

6th Man

Leandro Barbosa    14.3   2.6   2.7   0.1    0.9     151   1.5     47.3   82.4

 

LA Clippers:  39-43

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Baron Davis          22.4  5.1   8.1   0.4    2.4    160   3.2    42.5   74.7

Al Thornton           16.6   5.7   1.5   0.7    0.7    55    2.2    43.3   74.5

Chris Kaman          14.4  8.8   1.5   1.6    0.5     0     3.0    48.3   75.6

Cuttino Mobley       11.2  3.0   2.3   0.3   0.9     63    1.4    43.5   82.4

Marcus Camby        9.7  11.7  3.3   3.1   1.0      2     1.4    45.7   71.5

 

6th Man

Ricky Davis            13.4  3.4   3.5   0.1   0.7    110    2.2    44.7   82.4

 

Sacramento Kings:  31-51

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Kevin Martin         25.7  4.6   2.4    0.1   1.3   150   1.9     46.8   87.2

John Salmons       15.6  4.4   3.4    0.5   1.3    65    2.8     46.2   81.3

Beno Udrih           13.6  3.4   4.8    0.1   0.8    68    2.3     43.6   84.4

Brad Miller           13.4  9.5   3.6    0.8   0.8    24    2.2     47.3   84.2

Mikki Moore           8.2   6.1   0.9    0.6   0.4     0    1.2     57.7   70.2

 

6th Man

Francisco Garcia   13.7  3.9   1.9    0.7   1.0    106   1.6    43.5   81.7

 

Golden State Warriors:  29-53

 

Projected Starting 5

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

Corey Maggette    23.3  5.6   3.1   0.1    1.0    75    3.1     45.7   83.4

Stephen Jackson   20.2  4.5   4.2   0.5    1.3   175   2.9     41.1   82.5

Al Harrington        13.8  5.5   1.8   0.2    1.0    86    1.5     44.6   77.5

Andris Biedrins      10.6  9.8   1.0   1.2    0.8     0    1.4     61.9   58.6

DeMarcus Nelson    6.3  1.4   3.8   0.1    0.6    30    2.7    4 1.5   78.9

 

6th Man

Marcus Williams     7.5  2.5   4.5   0.1    0.4    52    1.7    41.7   82.1

 

 

 

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