This is very early to really say, but in your opinion are we going to be a playoff team without Peja?
Our lineup right now:
Granted we will make changes to that lineup. Consider that Tinsley and Jackson are as good as gone, keep in mind we won't get much for them in a trade.
Peja was a good player. Losing his shooting is going to hurt. When you lose one of your best players and get nothing in return, I think that is going to hurt you in the win column.
Looking at the other teams in the East that will probably make the playoffs.
- New Jersey
I think that these 6 teams are pretty much locks to make the playoffs right now.
Boston will be up there if they get Allen Iverson. The Bucks could be a playoff team, so could Toronto, and then us. It really depends on what other teams do of course but right now I do not like our chances of making the playoffs.
Again it is very early to discuss this but when considering the likely possiable transactions I don't like our playoff position.
It's still early in the off season as I said above, and IMO us, Boston with AI, Toronto, and the Bucks may not be that far apart from each other when it's all said and done.