Sunday, November 10, 2013

Week 3 NBA Standings Look Beyond Weird

As we enter week 3 of the NBA season the standings might leave someone speechless who hasn't watched the NBA yet this season. Now look, we all know it is just the beginning of the season and this will in no way be the standings come April but you have to appreciate them while they last!


Some of these believed "tanking" teams are currently off to better spots than predicted playoff contenders like the Nets, Knicks, Pistons, Cavaliers, Bulls, Grizzles, and Nuggets. Its a funny sight but we all know that the Philadelphia 76ers wont have a better record than the Bulls come playoff time.

But some of these big name teams really are off to horrible starts. The Brooklyn Nets currently own the 2nd worst record in the NBA going into week 3...yes you did hear me correctly. Thats right...2nd worst in the league. So are you to understand that the freaking Suns have a better record than the Nets? Yes, yes you are.


END OF WEEK 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS


3 WESTERN CONFERENCE FACTS GOING INTO WEEK 3

 - The Spurs are the only top 8 team in the West to average under 100 points a game (95.7 average)

- The Suns have as many wins on the road as Nuggets have wins (Nuggets 1-4)

- The Utah Jazz are already 4 games back of the 8th spot (worst team in the NBA...I think yes!)

What about the Bulls, Knicks, Grizzles, Nuggets, and Pistons? Each big name team is struggling early to prove that they are as good as they have been labeled, but that may change soon. Do I excpect the Bulls to be in the 11th spot come playoff time? No. But do I enjoy looking at the 76ers having 2 more wins than the "Rose led" (jokes, Rose is off to a terrible return year) Bulls? Yes, yes I do.

Enjoy these odd standings for the moment...because they wont be the same in the very near future. The season is still young and most of these records and places will not remain

END OF WEEK 2 AWARDS

Biggest surprise team so far- Philadelphia 76ers (4-3)

Biggest let down team so far- Brooklyn Nets (2-4)

Best team- Indiana Pacers (7-0)

Worst team- Utah Jazz (0-7)

END OF WEEK 2 EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS

   

3 EASTERN CONFERENCE FACTS GOING INTO WEEK 3





- The 76ers have two times more wins thank the Brooklyn Nets (4-3 and 2-4)




- The Pacers are only letting up a league best 85.3 points a game to opponents



- The Charlotte Bobcats are 3-3 even without star center Al Jefferson







TEAMS NBA FANS DIDN'T EXPECT TO SEE IN TOP 8 AT ANY TIME THIS SEASON



Phoenix Suns- 3rd in Western Conference (4-2)



Philadelphia 76ers- 2nd in Eastern Conference (4-3)













Boston Celtics- 7th in Eastern Conference (3-4, currently on 3 game win streak)




















Orlando Magic- 8th in Eastern Conference (3-4)
































Dan J carney is a sports writer for 3 online sports websites. He writes for Tru School Sports, RantSports.com (covers the Charlotte Bobcats), and he also writes for the league news.com. Dan is also a YouTube sports talk show host where he talks on his channel (DanJcarney) about trending topics, questions, and breaking news about everything and anything regarding the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL. You can follow him on Twitter @dan_jcarney, Subscribe to him on YouTube, or add him on Google+.



































































































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