Regardless of off-season moves, I'm picking the Suns like I do every year. They're going to get it right eventually...
i haven't even thought about the nba in months and months. my general thoughts as last year ended would be as follows:
miami will win the 2012 title.
i'm shocked doc rivers chose to coach the sinking ship that is the boston celtics, instead of following duke around the country this year to watch his son.
agreed on chicago; they're built for the regular season.
i don't know what to make of dallas. if kidd doesn't have the best 2-month shooting performance of his life i'm not sure they even get past portland in the first round. i know they're a different team with tyson chandler than they were without him, but the west is, as always, deep and loaded. okc and the lakers are still there. memphis, too.
san antonio goes from the #1 seed in the west to the outside looking in for the playoffs.
denver will be insanely fun to watch in the next year or so before andre miller starts to break down.
With the shortened season, do you risk making a big trade? I think you do.
I dont see the Heat winning it. Poor bench and Lebron is still not a post up player. The Mavs are my favs for for it. A ton of depth and that championship swagger could go a long way.
I think we are being a little hard on Mike Brown and giving Jackson way too much credit. A heatlthy Kobe and quality play at the point gurad position should make the team a contender.
You can never give Jackson too much credit. It's kinda silly that it's somewhat common to hear doubts about his impact. He is the greatest NBA coach of all time. The numbers and his management show that.
Finally, you can just listen to Brown and tell that he doesn't know what he's talking about.
i didn't realize chandler resigning with dallas was unlikely. if that comes to pass, i definitely don't think dallas is capable of winning it all again, nor reaching the wcf.
Let's see how mike does. I'll give him a shot .
Let's. Go. Heat.
Also, I think the situation with the players who signed contracts to play in China is funny and/or interesting.
Has he said something more recently to suggest he doesn't want to return? Because that's really the only perspective from which he can speak. As long as he wants to be there and Dallas wants him back (and I think we can all agree that they do) then the odds of his return would seem to be dependent on Cuban being willing to spend the money. Based on that, the odds of his return would seem to tilt towards pretty good.
Last edited by kalorama; 11-28-2011 at 03:17 PM.
I reckon the Mavs amnesty Haywood and use some of those cap savings to make a run at Chandler. Don't think they'll keep the likes of Barea though.
That's assuming the condensed schedule doesn't result in too many back to backs.
Doubt there's a point in doing that this season though. Jazz should be a fun team, mind. Very interested in seeing how good Kanter is.
Last edited by Aubergine~!; 11-28-2011 at 07:15 PM.
The Jaw Squad is dead. Long live the Jaw.