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Best team in the East?

Who do you guys feel is the best team in the East? You could make a case for all three teams (obviously were talking about Celtics, Cavs and the Magic). My nod goes to the Cavs. I think Shaq is going to make a big impact. I expect him to average 18 and 9 and play good defense...Your thoughts?


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Shaq is a cav though?

Shaq is a cav though?

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I'm sorry...

Lol, yeah I know...I'm kind of out of it lol...Edited it. Thanks.

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Boston is the best team to

Boston is the best team to me.

Rondo (Top PG in the East,Leader and a Contract Year)
Allen (Contract Year, will be shooting the lights out)
Pierce (Coming Back Strong)
Garnett ( The Injury was good for him, gave him time off to reboot and heal up)
Perkins (Best Defensive Center in the East)

Wallace, Davis, Allen, Walker, Giddens and Hudson off the bench.

I see them winning the title this year.

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Good point Q

Do you really think Wallace won't start? I do agree that Perkins is the best defensive center in the East. I think Dwight is a overrated defender. Blocks don't mean everything...

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1-Celtics 2-Magic 3-Cavs but

1-Celtics
2-Magic
3-Cavs

but it is very close between them.

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The Celtics are the

The Celtics are the best,

They will win a title, they are great at every position
Rondo
Allen
Pierce
Garnett
Perkins

Dont forget they have a good bench lead by Rasheed and Big Baby.
I see Hudson being a very good backup, and likely a starter in his future, but the backup is where he needs to be right now.
Giddens, Allen and Walker are all good young players as well.
I see championship.

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best team

im not saying theyre necessarily the best team but the celtics also have Marquis Daniels dont forget

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i agree 100% with QHaynes

i agree 100% with QHaynes

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I feel it's best if Wallace

I feel it's best if Wallace does not start, keep him on the bench and have him earn PT to win a title.

He can also win 6h man of the year.

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Yeah.

Good point. I'm just saying, if Lebron can take the Celtics by himself to 7 games, I think Shaq can take them over the top...

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let's settle it. Lakers were

let's settle it. Lakers were missing two starters in '08. Celtics were missing KG last year. This year, the rivalry continues.

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QHaynes20

since when is Rondo a leader? unless you call playing dirty a leader? besides if you didnt notice the big three are really the leaders of that team and their leading him.

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....you just dont like

....you just dont like Rondo.

Rondo is the only reason why the Celtics are in the running for a title, without they cannot win. Stop hating on him

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QHaynes20

how come they won it the year he wasnt that good?

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new challenger

the wizardz my baby brother team

gil
foye
caron
jamison
haywood

they have pretty good lookin bench Stevenson and young and miller and mcgee also mr blacthe

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watch that final series

watch that final series again...he was good against the lakers. Man you really hate rondo.

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actually i like him its just crazy to call hima leader and the best point guard in the east before hes more than a fourth option and doesnt have the best team in the league surruonding him.

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I agree the wiz are a threat. they go twelve deep, and if Arenas returns to form, they can beat anyone in a 7 game series. But clearly the magic, Celtics, and cavs are the 3 frontrunners in the east.

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True

Can Arenas stay healthy? That's a big concern these days?

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Rondo will be an all star

Rondo will be an all star this year, and is a possible 3rd teamer.

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i know he might be one but until hes eve been to the all-Star you cant call him the best point guard in the east.

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there bench has 4 starter on it

but there team has players ready 2 step up foye 4 one and im hearing that gil back 2 his old self nick young should take a big step in production be like a jr off the bench everyone is in good health there is no denying them what so ever

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Well, IMO he will compete

Well, IMO he will compete with Harris, Arenas, and Rose as the best PG in the East this year,

Sleepers are Stuckey, Ford and Sessions if he signs with the Knicks.
I expect all 3 to breakout this year.

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i think Rose, and Harris are

i think Rose, and Harris are both ahead of him and as number one options will put up much bigger numbers than him.but the third spot is open i think its between Arenas, Calderon, Rondo, Williams, and Nelson he has a chance f getting that spot but i think Arenas is the favorite if healthy.

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Harris may be ahead of him,

Harris may be ahead of him, but Rose is not yet.
Rose is only in his 2nd year, and there is nothing that he has done to prove he is better than Rondo.
Rondo torched him in the 1st round of the playoffs last year. But with a big season this year, he could be it.

As of now, the East Pg looks like this IMO:

1. Harris
2. Rondo
3. Rose
4. Arenas
5. Nelson
6. Ford
7. Calderon
8. Williams

Sessions isnt a for sure East player, and Stuckey hasnt broken out yet, but they are the next 2.

Rondo and Harris could be interchangible, as are Arenas and Rose.
Tell me if i missed anyone, but this looks good to me.

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put Rose second he didnt get completly torched he scored 36 points once and even if he isnt as good as Rondo his numbers will be better because hes the number one option on that team and will get more shots personnaly i think hes overrall a better player than Rondo but thats debatable.

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He may put up better numbers

He may put up better numbers but Rondo will put up great numbers on a championship team. Chicago as of right now will be no better than a 6 seed, and IMO may no be in the playoffs.
Rose will put up good numbers, and is a great PG in the future, but i think Rondo is better right now.

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this is a debate about who will make the All-Star game and i can garuntee the fans will vote for a 20+ scorer (Rose) over a 12 points a game scorer (Rondo).

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Actually, the fans will vote

Actually, the fans will vote for Dwayne Wade
Neither Rondo or Rose will be voted in, I agree that Rose will get more votes, but not enough.
I feel that Harris and Rondo will be the reserve PG.

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i dont get it? you say that Rose will get more votes but say Rondo will make he team?

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The fans dont vote for the

The fans dont vote for the reserves, i feel that Rose is probably a more popular player than Rondo, therefore getting him more votes, Yi Jianlian usually comes top 5 in voting because hes so popular, but that doesnt make him a reserve. I think the coaches will realize that it should be Rondo in the all star game.

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id actually take Arenas i think hes the best point guard in the East if healthy.

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I think that Arenas may be

I think that Arenas may be the starter this year.

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heres my list.
1. Harris
2. Arenas
3. Rose
4. Rondo
5. Nelson
6. Williams
7. Calderon
8. Ford

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I feel that the top 4 could

I feel that the top 4 could be interchangable, because they are so close, and i would take any of them on my team definetly, and everyone has opinions, but i think those are the top 4 on everyones list. Then i think Nelson is the definate 5th. And the last 3 can all be interchangable as well. But those are definetly the top 8 in the East IMO, until Stuckey and Sessions breakout.

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cleveland

cleveland lakers
boston nuggets
orlando spurs
philly dallas
washington utah
atlanta portland
detroit golden state
chicago phoenix
toronto new orleans
miami clippers
indiana okc
n.y. minnesota
charlotte memphis
new jersey sacramento
milwaukee houston

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You are sleeping on New Orleans way too much .
They are top 5 at worst IMO .

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top 5 no way bench is so

top 5 no way bench is so wack, peja is done no one can shoot off the dribble

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ford is better nelson

ford is better nelson calderon rondo

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im considering that Nelson

im considering that Nelson is better than Rondo i think Nelson would be a beast if he got more shots and hes already a All-Star as their third option.

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Jameer Nelson is not better

Jameer Nelson is not better than Rajon Rondo, give me a break...He can shoot better but nothing else. And Devin Harris is NOT the best PG in the East. You guys are sleeping on Arenas and not giving Rondo enough credit. He is a great player, and I think he is the best PG in the East, All-Star game or not. He is a leader, he may not be that outspoken but he has the keys to the Celtics offense, and runs it to near perfection. He isnt just a caretaker anymore, and for the amount of times he attacks the basket and looks for teammates he is super duper efficient and rarely turns the ball over. A jump shot could make him one of the best players in the NBA, regardless of position. Even without one, he's still one of the better players.

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if were talking effincy Calderon wins.

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and also Arenas is a much better leader just look at all the game winners hes not afraid to take the last shot and will make it alot, Rondo isnt tht person for the Celtics its Pierce, and Allen and even Big Baby or House.

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Im not just talking efficieny

Calderon isnt as good a defender, slasher, or rebounder as Rondo. He also doesnt take over games or make as many plays as Rondo does.

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also about the jumpshot its nearly impossible to get a good jumpshot when you have hands as big as he doesthats the reason Shaq is such a horrible shooter, it helps him in some areas of his game but really hurts his shooting.

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Calderon isnt a great

Calderon isnt a great defender, and isnt as good at slashing or rebounding as Rondo, and is also much less athletic. But if Rondo had Jose's jumper (Which did used to be horrible, but it was improved, which is what Rondo needs to do) Rondo would be one of the best PG and players in the NBA.

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what makes Rondo a good rebounder and defender is his huge hands which can hold on to the ball and help him on defense, but hurts his shooting, so its a win win lose situatin.

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Its probably not nearly

Its probably not nearly impossible, but it would be hard. Im sure a good bit of the players in the NBA have huge hands and are good shooters.

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not as big as he does, his are like almost Shaq size.

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Rondo may be the best pg in

Rondo may be the best pg in the east for now, but the dude is a punk. He is a dirty player and a little &$#%#&@!. I would not build my team around that arrogant fool unless his attitude and dirty play disappears.

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