Dynasties of the Future
Take a look at Sacremento, the Thunder, and Memphis's rosters. Thye all have the potential to be dynasty teams winning multiple championships over mutiple years. The thunder have a team with a bench thats gets better every year. The Sacremento Kings might have just drafted thier franchise center and Memphis just resigned Rudy Gay. I think in five years the Lakers, Mavs, Nuggets,and Utah will all sink and the top three in the west will be the thunder, Sacremento and Memphis in that order. Can anyone else think of other teams that have this potential?
Dynasty? Really? Let's not get carried away. These teams have bright futures, but none of them will be a dynasty. Memphis doesn't have a better future than Portland and neither does Scaremento. Portland and OKC seem to be very close, bur I give the edge to Portland for depth in the front court.
Also, Miami has more potential than any of these teams to be quite honest. Miami is the only dynasty I see in the near future.
Portland has a better front court? I see Durant playing 2 and behind that you have Harden and and Sephelosha. At point you have Westbrook and Maynor. Tyreke Evans, Jason Thompson, and Demarcus Cousins will be all stars eventually I see them with at least one championship in the next seven years or so. Sac Town will alos be in the lottery for atleast two years so expect them to pick good as they have for the past two years.
I'm talking about the post..Hence the reason why I said front court. Oden, Pryz, Camby LA and Pendergraph. Dude, Jason Thompson will never be an all-star lol.
Stop overreacting please. Yes, it sounds good on paper, but things just manage to go wrong. I don't ever see Sacramento winning a championship.
Durant won't play the 2, he played there initially but vastly improved once he moved to the 3.
You would have to put Chicago in there too, Rose is just too good these days, and he'll only get better.
If Minny can actually bring Rubio over and Beasley develops they could very easily be 4th in the West in 5-6 years.
The league post-Miami will be very very interesting.
man, if i were to make a list of complaints about nba chat rooms, one of the top ones would be how everyone thiks every solid young core will equal somehing great. I can spit out mulitple teams/duos/trios that were supposed to become champions. Titles are very tough to come by.
My bad about the front court I was really not thinking on that one and I gues you guys are right but all dynaties starts with a young core. I still think the Thunder will be a top seed in the east very soon.
A dynasty is a team that will win a champion every other year or many in a row. If a team wins 5 champions in 10 years that is a dynasty. These teams will be good and probably great in 2-4 years but neither will be a dynasty.
The THunder have a chance to win some titles, but a dynasty is pretty far fetched. The only two teams in the NBA that can have a dynasty right now are the Lakers and the Heat. THAT IS IT. How is Tyreke Evans and DMC better than Wade/Bosh/LBJ or Kobe and the gang?
that's way too hard to predict ... young cores spell bright futures but like someone above me said, championships are extremely difficult to come by and there's no accounting for free agency and stuff like that ... i believe that if miami has any kind of success in the championship department that we will definately see another group of 3 align themselves somewhere to compete against them ... maybe that is melo, cp3, and amare like rumored, who knows? ... but there are just too many variables to predict dynasties
Gallo-Randolph-Amare = DYNASTYYYYY
The Thunder probably have the brightest future out of the three, Durant re-signed and Westbrook was fantastic in the playoffs and Green is a nice 3rd option but eventhough i've labelled the Thunder having the best future, they're still missing a couple of key pieces that NBA powerhouses have and that's a dominant big and a pass first PG (Westbrook in time could become that but that's a what if). Perhaps they don't need a Shaq or Duncan but they atleast need an inside presence that'll make drivers ,penetrators and other big men think twice about going in the paint.
But like many posters above me have said it's too early and we should only start calling the Thunder a possible future dynasty once they've won their division and are amongst the top 3 in the West until then this is wishful thinking, good wishful thinking but a 'what if' nonetheless.
new york have an 8th seed team at best...no draft picks til 2013 and another disappointing free agency to look forward too...Melo in 2011...not happening...
Thunder...if they would have gotten Bosh or Amare plus a Big man like Haywood to defend the rim maybe...They do have a elite scorer and great young core minus Aldrich who I am not big on at all...until they trade for or sign an elite Big they'll be the Hot Pick every year that never wins a ring...
Kings...Jail Blazers 2.0...If they ever get a quick point guard and veteran Sf they could become a West Coast power house in 2 years time...the chemistry between Evans/DMC and Whiteside(yes he's a huge part of that team's success) will be key...can Whiteside really become a stud C...can DMC get into great shape and play a lot of Pf...Can Reke keep up the scorer with help in the middle now...Can Casspi and Greene become vital role players...can they get the perfect veteran to lead a young group deep into the playoffs???
The future of these teams is contingent on the surrounding players of that teams core. In OKCs situation, they need a banger down low and they need to use jeff green in a trade to get some kind of a scoring threat down there as well. I dont think cole aldrich is the answer to either. I think he'll be able to provide solid defense but i dont think he'll be able to hang with the best bigs and ultimately he'll have to guard those guys if the thunder are to get that far. For portland i dont know how many of those guys outside of brandon roy and lamarcus aldridge that theyll be able to retain. Im sure theyll give b roy the max and aldridge will get his but i think jerryd bayless will get offered big money by a team hoping to add him as a centerpiece of what they are trying to do. As for their front line marcus camby is only there for 2 years, oden i dont think will be able to stay healthy for the entirety of a season, pryzbilla is solid but he is also getting older. In 3-4 years i can see portland having aldridge, oden, and pryzbilla which is solid but pryzbilla and oden have health issues. They need a pg as well as some scoring punch off the bench to bring consistent energy. Having said that portland is one of the very best half court defensive teams in the league and defense wins championships so it'll come down to how far brandon roy carries them. Also, aldridge is very inconsistent so thats something else thatll need to improve for them to reach their max potential. As for the kings, (im a kings fan) i feel like with tyreke and demarcus cousins we will have one of the best gurad/big man combos in the league. Tyreke will have to develop a better mid range jump shot and i think demarcus cousins will become what we need. The future though is how casspi develops, along with donte green, what kind of free agent signing we come across etc. Its definitely gotten tougher now that the heat have who they have so we'll see how it plays out
I think its fairly obvious that none of these teams win during the next six years, barring Portland and OKC who are further along than the others. However, that would only be right near the end of the Miami period. Kobe will be gone by then (probably) and Durant will be the League's best player because LeBron will have lost his edge after playing in Miami for so long, and Melo is probably only slightly better than Durant at this very moment, nevermind 6 years.
To call any of them a dynasty is a bit rich, but Portland have no chance given how old their core will be in 6 years and given Miami will likely dominate them until that point.
!st of all, for all of you all saying the Thunder can't be a dynasty now, that is true but like I've said before, THEY DON'T WANT TO WIN NOW!!!or else they would have gotten a Bosh, Heywood, or Amare but they didn't want to. They want to build in the draft, not through big named FAs who are only going to the highest bidder, for the most part.
2nd, OKC,Sac-Town, Memphis, POR, and CHI could all very well be dynasties in the next 5-6 years because Lebron, Wade, and Bosh will be on the wrong side of 30, not saying they still won't be good but they will be older, Kobe will be gone in the next 5-6 years, Denver is not helping Carmelo out enough IMO, Spurs will be rebuilding in the next couple of years, Dallas my be good but w/o Dirk, Kidd, and Heywood.
3rd, IMO the only teams with the most potential right now to be a dynasty in the west are OKC/POR (they are both very very close to doing something, this will be a west rivalry) and CHI in the east nextto MIA
Cole Aldrich=Spencer Hawes.
People have a such a skewed view of what a dynasty is nowadays. Ever since the Patriots won 3 Super Bowls, if you win two or three rings, all of a sudden your a dynasty. Not true. A small dynasty maybe. The only true dynasty teams were the UCLA Bruins from the 70's and the Celtics during the Bill Russell era, those are REAL DYNASTIES. As good as the Lakers are, they are not a dynasty...it's funny to see how things have changed over the years...
How can you compare then to now? The system back then was so &$#%#&@! up. The salary and free agent system that is in place now isn't perfect, but compared to back then, it's way better in terms of balance. The Celtics and the Lakers could get almost anyone they wanted. You will never see a "REAL DYNASTY" again because of the systems that are in place, and that is a good thing.
The Lakers and the Spurs have been the best teams of this decade. One could throw the Pistons in there too.