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    Ladder predictions time

    Here's mine:

    Melbourne
    Perth
    Illawarra
    Adelaide
    Brisbane
    Sydney
    New Zealand
    Cairns

    Melbourne just have too much scoring and big game experience
    Perth - I actually think this could also be the year they miss out on the playoffs BUT their roster is solid AND they have that home court advantage!
    Illawarra are just a team that will grind out wins, really well coached and will play uptempo to dare teams to try to run and gun with them
    Adelaide will start slow but come home and get Brisbane on a count back i reckon.
    Just missing one piece i think. Will be really close tho
    Sydney will get another import 1/3 of the way through the year. I dont think they have enough talent at the 4 spot.
    New Zealand have a really good team... for 2015. Dont think they will be as potent this year.
    Cairns already cant take a break, are struggling to keep up with the salaries of the big teams and i think they could be exposed this year. No favours in the fixture either.
    Last edited by DJ Rod; 02-10-2017 at 11:04 PM.

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    Cool

    Melbourne
    Perth
    New Zealand
    Cairns

    Adelaide
    Brisbane
    Illawarra
    Sydney
    OMFG this is for Real!!!! * Shocked *

    Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by itslef but the wrod as a wlohe.

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    Illawarra
    Melbourne
    Adelaide
    Perth

    Sydney
    NZ
    Brisbane
    Cairns
    13/14: 4th
    14/15: 31st
    15/16: 125th
    16/17: 33rd
    17/18: 8th Fantasy: 45th
    18/19: 21st Fantasy: 183rd

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    Cnsm

    Can I give my predictions in late January?

    Nice to see Cairns being written off everywhere - as usual. Except by the bookies.

    I'll go:

    Melbourne (if they finish anywhere other than first, they've failed. The coach is going to be the difference)
    Perth (because Perth)
    Brisbane (again coach)
    Cairns (sheer bloody-mindedness on the part of the playing group)

    Illawarra (why not?)
    Adelaide (brain fades?)
    Sydney (again coach)
    New Zealand (age...)

    But who knows, it could be totally inverted and no-one would be surprised

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    Melbourne
    Perth
    Illawarra
    Cairns

    Sydney
    Adelaide
    New Zealand
    Brisbane
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Rod View Post
    Cairns already cant take a break, are struggling to keep up with the salaries of the big teams and i think they could be exposed this year. No favours in the fixture either.
    Don't worry, those equalisation payments from last season will hit their bank account any day now. Yep, just waiting for the transfer to clear ...
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    I've changed my ladder picks since doing my podcast - on The Long and Short of it - NBL Season preview

    Melbourne
    Perth
    Illawarra
    Adelaide

    Sydney
    Brisbane
    Cairns
    New Zealand

    I cant see NZ winning many games, Sydney still have an import to use so they will be better than their current roster and Cairns and Bris are already struggling with injuries.

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    Might as well have a stab

    Melbourne
    Perth
    Adelaide
    Sydney

    Illawarra
    Cairns
    Brisbane
    New Zealand

    The only teams I don't think that'll make the Final 4 are NZ and Brisbane. As has been mentioned previously Cairns and Illawarra always seem to get written off yet consistently perform, even though I've placed them missing the fianls wouldn't be at all surprised with them making it

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    Perth
    Illawarra
    Melbourne
    Adelaide

    Sydney
    Cairns
    New Zealand
    Brisbane

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    *After round 1

    Melbourne
    Perth
    Illawarra
    Adelaide
    ---------------
    New Zealand
    Cairns
    Sydney
    Brisbane
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild 1 View Post
    *After round 1

    Melbourne
    Perth
    Illawarra
    Adelaide
    ---------------
    New Zealand
    Cairns
    Sydney
    Brisbane
    I assume Cairns in 6th would be a consequence of the 2 injuries atm?

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    No, I just really want to under-estimate them again and have it come true for once haha

    My top 4 has always been my top 4. Main issue was ranking the bottom 4. Impossible, and really just got tired so went with NZ and Cairns to fill next 2, then Sydney and Bris the bottom 2. Then the order between each pair was doing my head in...Thought NZ may get another import so that's why I went with them at 5.
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    Default A few weeks later...

    ... some of our predictions are looking a tad second-hand. Especially those of us who wrote off the Breakers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonG View Post
    ... some of our predictions are looking a tad second-hand. Especially those of us who wrote off the Breakers!
    Except me, heh heh.
    OMFG this is for Real!!!! * Shocked *

    Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by itslef but the wrod as a wlohe.

    TFRENBAA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild 1 View Post
    *After round 1

    Melbourne
    Perth
    Illawarra
    Adelaide
    ---------------
    New Zealand
    Cairns
    Sydney
    Brisbane
    I gota say, right now I'm not feeling too bad about my predictions! haha
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