Pessimism is not welcome!
Pessimism is not welcome!
Last edited by ReginaldWayne; 07-14-2012 at 10:02 PM.
The Heat is the only contender in the East.
If the bench truly is upgraded significantly, then we have a chance to beat Miami. In the Heat series, West and Hibbert weren't effective playing over 40 minutes. If we can keep our bigs fresh, then Miami could have problems
Being unable to close out a game in which you have a comfortable lead in the 4th Q = Pulling a Frank Vogel
When Miles or Ian are in, then maybe go back to hedging.
Late to the Party but, My East Standings are as Follows.
1.Heat (Top talent)
2.Celtics (Older but still hungry,Terry was the best possible replacement for Ray, they've got bigs now Sullenger/Melo)
3.Pacers (Continuity, the addition of young hungry players like Augustin and Green energizes the bench play.)
4.Sixers (Continuity, Young legs, confidence from last years run.)
5.Nets (Motivated D-Will, Good surrounding talent, the excitement of a new team/arena)
6.Bulls (No Rose hurts but there is still continuity, Hope for Rose to return sooner than expected.)
7.Knicks (Amazing talent, Is Kidd enough to cure dysfunction?)
8.Hawks (Horford returns, Will they Trade Josh Smith?)
Heat and Pacers are at the top. Then Brooklyn and Boston. If the Knicks keep Lin, then they would be on the same level. I am still convinced the Pacers have a chance to beat the Heat this year. We have six key contributors who SHOULD(keyword there) get better. Where as most of the Heat are known commodities either on the way down(Ray Allen and Dwayne Wade. Wade because of his health) or unlikely to get much better(Lebron and Bosh, lets both amazing players, but how much more room to grow do they have)
As we have seen the Heat seem to take the regular season lightly. We really need to take advantage of that and try to have a better record to have homecourt.
5. New York
5. everyone else
And I would pretty much bet the farm this supposed FO member was talking about the former not the latter... in which you seem to allude the latter and/or both ..
"They want to be famous. We want to be champions. They want to be rappers and backup dancers. We want to play football." - T.J. Ward, Denver Broncos
Meh...I think it all begins and ends with a (very) good point guard (which we still don't have). Hill shouldn't be our starting PG and I feel like we will be looking for a new one every coming offseason. Sounds familiar, huh?
Adding Mahinmi and Augustin helps, but I doubt that it's gonna lead us past the Heat.