Ten Years War: What if NBA Seasons were 10 Years Long…

Atlantic

Atlantic
The Celtics won the division with a 441-362 record and landed the #3 seed. The 76ers finished in second place with a 353-451 record (88.5 games back). The Atlantic division is the only division to send just one team to the playoffs.

Central

Central
The Central division sent a league high four teams to the playoffs, with the Bulls finishing at 457-347 to secure the division title and the #2 seed. Despite floundering recently, 6 seasons with Lebron James pushed the Cavaliers to 411-393 and the #5 seed. The Pistons (409-395) edged out the Pacers (408-395) by just half a game for the #6 seed. The Pacers, who only played 81 games in the 2012-2013 season after their season finale was canceled in Boston due to the Boston Marathon bombing, settled for the #7 seed.

Southeast

Southeast
The Heat grabbed the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 484-320 record. The Magic landed in second place and the #4 seed at 414-390, 70 games back. The Hawks (372-432) may have finished below .500, but they still clawed into the #8 seed. The Hornets (293-511) posted the worst record in the Eastern Conference.

Northwest

Northwest
The Nuggets (476-328) won the division, but only managed the #4 seed. The Thunder (432-372) and the Jazz (416-388) rounded out the bottom of the Western Conference playoff bracket with the #7 and #8 seeds, respectively. The Timberwolves (284-520) finished with the worst record in the NBA.

Pacific

Pacific
The Suns finished on top of the division at 478-326 and secured the #3 seed. The Lakers (470-334) ended just 8 games back, good enough for the #5 seed.

Southwest

Southwest
Truly a model of consistency, the 571-233 Spurs won the division, landed the #1 seed, and posted the best record in the NBA. The Mavericks (524-280) notched the #2 seed and the second best record in the NBA. No other teams finished with over 500 wins. The Rockets (463-341) earned the #6 seed.

Written by Nick Endress

Nick Endress

Nick the Quick Endress is an avid fan of basketball and hip hop, and a contributing writer with WJS since 2013. Nick has interviewed rappers, ballers, rapper ballers, and baller rappers on the site and continues to preach that the NBA should have a team in Europe. Maybe because Nick currently lives outside London where to them Football is actually played with your feet, can you believe this fatuousness?