View Full Version : Contender/Pretender - Vol. 25 - Sacramento Kings (Bonus Pacific Edition)
10-12-2004, 08:19 PM
Hey, we're finally at the end of another division so predict how the Pacific Division teams will finish (record and if they make the playoffs)
PG: Mike Bibby
SG: Doug Christie
SF: Pedrag Stojakovic
PF: Chris Webber
C: Brad Miller
Courtney Alexander - G/F
David Bluthental - F
Bobby Jackson - G
Kevin Martin G/F
Ricky Minard - G
Greg Ostertag - C
Darius Songaila - F
Coach: Rick Adelman
Re-Signed: Darius Songalia (F)
In: Greg Ostertag (C), Kevin Martin (G), Ricky Minard (G), David Bluthenthal (F)
Out: Vlade Divac (C), Rodney Buford (G/F), Anthony Peeler (G), Tony Massenburg (F)
Remaining Free Agents: Jabari Smith
The Pacific Division consists of:
10-12-2004, 09:18 PM
If they can have at least "good" team chemistry (which might be hard because Divac, who was their heart/soul guy, left to LA, and Webber and Peja have had their issues known in the papers all summer), I say contender.
10-13-2004, 01:19 AM
Its hard to dismiss this team, and I won't do it... If Bobby Jackson/Chris Webber/the rest of the team is healthy, they are a playoff team... and if they could have almost beaten LA at the height of its power, they can probably still win a championship. Brad Miller is an excellent replacement for Vlade.
1.) Kings 55-27 - Playoffs
2.) LA Lakers 48-34 - Playoffs
3.) Phoenix Suns 46-36
4.) LA Clippers 39-43
5.) GSWarriors 38-44
10-13-2004, 02:02 AM
If Webber gets hurt and manages to lose his way to the arena on a nightly basis, I say contender. If not, then all hope is lost...
10-13-2004, 07:52 AM
Still can't defend and Webber's on the downhill side.
Their window has closed.
Still the best team in this division. Divac is a nice passer but the team is filled with nice passers. Chemistry could be an issue of course but that will keep them from contending for a championship, not from winning their division.
Woudn't it be great if the Clippers actually ended up with a better record than the La Bryants? With Maggette and Brand at forward and the guards playing more complimentary roles with Kittles instead of Q, I think the offense will be better. And if Kaman can actually capture some of the promise he showed last year I think they are one season away from fighting for a playoff spot.
10-13-2004, 09:05 AM
I think the Lakers are the best team in their division.
10-13-2004, 01:04 PM
I'm going to go on record as saying that the Kings will be bad this year. Maybe not even a playoff team. Webber's about as done as Grant Hill, Divac is gone, and they already began to self-destruct at the end of last season.
As for the Pacific standings:
10-13-2004, 01:41 PM
Last year they finished 2nd in the division..and that was with Webber out for 1/2 the season.
Even if Webber is goin down in out...this team is still pretty good.
I'd agree that Webber is as over as the Grant Hill who will lead the Magic to playoff contention this year.
(I know its a risky bet but I am betting on both being healthy and productive.)
10-13-2004, 01:50 PM
This division isn't very good. I expect the Kings to be around 0.500 or slightly better, and they might have an outside chance at home court in the first round, but I don't think so.
I think it might well be:
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