Gee, thanks Redz for bumping a thread with some of my most embarrassing takes.
I'd take the over on GS, CHA, SAS, under on UTA.
Looks like LAL is missing from O/U, they're at 45.5, give me the under.
Let's see if I can recall my thinking:
GS 51.5, over. They won 53 games last year, but now would have both Klay and Steph healthy for a whole year (along with Poole and Wiggins to ease the burden), Winning the championship again would help give them a little boost. Plus they're going to add Wiseman to the mix! This is an easy one.
CHA 36.5, over. They won 43 games the prior year, but wouldn't have Bridges. My thinking was, Bridges wasn't going to be that big of a deal, he looked better than he was playing with Ball, Ball is what makes that team go. Plus they have enough good vets (Hayward, Rozier, Plumlee, Oubre) to keep the team competitive. They should be right around .500 give or take a couple of wins.
SAS 22.5, over. I thought Pop had enough of a weird mix of vets and young guys to accidentally win too many games before the vets would all be shipped out, and also kind of expected another draft steal with one of their young guys (because they're San Antonio). Thought they'd win about 25.
UTA 24.5, under. With the Gobert, Mitchell, and Bogdanović trades, I thought we were seeing the rebirth of Trader Danny. I expected everybody not on a rookie contract with a pulse (Olynyk, Conley, Markkanen, Clarkson) to be moved for picks and projects in a seemingly never ending stream of trades starting in the beginning of the season, so the team would never get any rhythm as Danny stockpiles the war chest while tanking for Wembanyama.
LAL 45.5, under. My one saving grace.