We're about three weeks into the 2018-2019 NBA season, a perfect time to analyze how everyone is doing and what is going to happen.
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I am confident that...
- The Milwaukee Bucks, currently 8-1 and on pace to go 73-9, will not win 73 games.
- The Cleveland Cavaliers, currently 1-9 and on pace to go let’s call it 9-73, will win more than 9 games… but not much more.
- The Southeast Division, a division with the Hornets, Heat, Magic, Hawks, and Wizards, and currently averaging one team with a .500 winning percentage (shout out to the Hornets at 5-5), will not have more than one team finish the season at or above .500 (shout out to the Heat, Magic, Hawks, and Wizards).
- Steph Curry, currently making 5.6 three-point field goals a game and on pace to make 462 threes this season, 60 more than his current record, will not actually make that many three-pointers this season. But he will make a lot.
- Andre Drummond, currently averaging 16.3 rebounds a game with a total of 147 rebounds through 9 games, will not end up with 1,339 total rebounds on the year.
- BUT I AM CONFIDENT that no one ever will touch Wilt Chamberlain’s single-season record of 2,149 total rebounds set in the 1960-1961 season.
- A few side notes: If Drummond were to finish the season with a total of 1,339 rebounds, that would put him #51 all-time. That would also be the best single-season performance this century! The best single-season performance this century is from Deandre Jordan back in 2014-2015 when he totaled 1,226 rebounds which is 15 rebounds a game, that is #69 all-time.
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, currently averaging one of these per game, is not human.
- Jimmy Butler, currently a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves but sitting out every other game because he’s “tired”, is out of his damn mind.
- Kevin Durant, currently a member of the Golden State Warriors, will be rumored to go to the Knicks, and the Lakers, and then the Knicks, and maybe some team in China, but really the Knicks, all year long.
- Luke Walton, currently averaging one “let’s talk about your current job status” meetings with Magic Johnson per every 6 losses, will not be the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the year. Sorry Luke.