1) Cavs(58-24): Shaq will only help.
2) Magic(56-26): Youth and last years experience.
3)Celtics(53-29): Still a good team but age, sheed may help.
4) Sixers(50-32): If healthy very good team.
5) Wizards(48-34): If healthy very good team plus good young bench.
6)Heat(46-36): One word WADE.
7)Hawks(45-37): East is tougher than last year.
8)Raptors(40-42): Hedo and Bosh will get it done.
*JUST MISSING IT: Pistons, Bobcats and Bulls
1) Lakers(61-21): Phil, Kobe, Artest, Odom= Phil, Jordan, Rodman, Pippen.
2) Spurs(58-24): With Ginobili best bench and most experience.
3) Nuggets(53-29): Will contend for conf. finals spot.
4) Blazers(51-31): Still a good young team, Oden and Bayless will be better.
5)Jazz(50-32): If healthy very good team plus great chemistry.
6)Hornets(48-34): Want revenge from last year.
7)Warriors(47-35): To deep will compete like the old Suns' teams.
8)Suns (44-38): Just enough left to get it done.
*JUST MISSING IT: Mavs, Rockets and Thunder
Laker vs Magic in the finals until Cleveland finds a answer for lewis,it will be that
Yao will come back, but play less still giving us that presence. Von Wafer will be resigned. A.I will be signed giving us some scoring and help take the load off Yao. When 'Mac comes back with a new look on things and trying to revive his career, puts up 20+PPG thus leading the Rockets to a playoff spot between 6-8. A.I and 'Mac...at the 2. A.I might be forced to the bench which can recreate the Detroit situation, but we only needed him while 'Mac was out. Scola and Brooks become beast, especially Scola (I'm talking 16 PPG along with 9 Rebounds). We upset a first round team after all players have been together and the chemistry begins to work. Yao's stats are something like 18 and 9 due to limited playing time, but the ball will be given to him more. We make the 2nd round and the season is saved. :) That would be good for us especially with how things are going.
i still say the celtics,...with everyone healthy and ondo and big baby being a year better
I see a Laker repeat.
will not get it done, Ron Artest signing is great, but I just don't see it happening for them. Shaq going to get a ring for the king and I'm going on his word. I can't wait for the season. Now let's see what other big news, trades, and signings happen.
I dunno. I just dont see it happening for Cleveland. Beside LBJ, who else can attack the basket? They are lacking at the wings.
lol...its gonna be the lake show of course...i was saying celtics in the east...clevland would have a horrible time trying to match up with the lakers as well as any other team in the nba...you might could give other teams a chance if , on top of being a stacked team, they didnt have the CLOSER
I like that 4 pick in the Eastern side
So only one team will 60 games.
I can't really disagree with anything you wrote there. If Boston gets Wallace, I think they can win the east even with the 3 seed. Just one thing, if Beasley is as good as we thought he was a year ago, Miami should be in the running for the 4 seed and be a legit threat. Good post.
beasley is as good as we think..he did pretty well considering he has another superstar on his team..u put him on chicago and hge woul dhave been putting up 20 and 8 easily
It looks like every one agrees the midwest/northwest division is the strongest division in the nba.