Big IF, but if no moves are made the roster as is, could it win the central, bron leaves for NY or Miami. Cavs, Pistons, Bucks, Bulls are good but not great, and the pacers relatively healthy could make some strides. i mean we did lose Foster, Dunleavy, Hansbrough for the entire season. if Dunleavy returns to form why could this team not win 40+ and compete in the central.
PG: Ford, Price, Jones (may have to play point)
SG: Rush, Dunleavy, Stephenson
SF: Granger, George
PF: Murphy, Hansbrough, McBob
C: Hibbert, Foster, Solo, Rolle
obviously we need to upgrade at pg and we have several versatile wings, along with a deep frontcourt. I dont think its unreasonable to believe this team could win 40+ and make a run at the playoffs.
maybe make a deal at the deadline involving some expirings acquiring a point gaurd if not sooner, and suddenly this team could contend.
only negative might be JOB would get extended another year, but Bird has said before a coach should only be around for bout 3 years, cant see him lasting more than 5 unless we really go deep into the playoffs.
a healthy squad could begin to fill some seats in Conseco, and a trade or two turn this team into a darkhorse.
The East is not overall that strong. we could match up against a team like Orlando with the deep front court.
is 40+ wins and contending for the Central division out of the question if Bron goes elsewhere?