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Opening Night Starters?

Who will the Cavs start on opening night??

I hope its this:

PG: Mo Williams
SG: Ramon Sessions
SF: Antwan Jamison
PF: JJ Hickson
C: Anderson Verajo

6th: Anthony Parker
7th: Jamario Moon
8th: Ryan Hollins

Who will the Raptors start opening night??

I hope its this:

PG: Jarrett Jack
SG: Sony Weems
SF: Demarr Derozen
PF: Amir Johnson
C: Andrea Bargnani

6th: Leandro Barbosa
7th: Jose Calderon
8th: Ed Davis
9th: Julian Wright

Who will the Wolves start opening night??

I hope its this:

PG: Johnny Flynn
SG: Cory Brewer
SF: Michael Beasley
PF: Kevin Love
C: Darko Milicic

6th: Wesley Johnson
7th: Luke Ridnour
8th: Martell Webster
9th: Anthony Tolliver

Who will the Kings start opening night??

I hope its this:

PG: Beno Udrith
SG: Tyreke Evans
SF: Omri Casspi
PF: Jason Thompson
C: Demarcus Cousins

6th: Carl Landry
7th: Donte Green
8th: Samuel Dalembert
9th: Pooh Jeter


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Some thoughts

- There is no way Sessions is starting at the 2. He shot 15 threes in 82 games last year. He just runs the point.

- If a team starts Jarrett Jack and Sonny Weems for an entire year they will not win more than 10 games.

- Just my opinion, I think Wes Johnson would start over Brewer.

- John Hollinger says Dalembert will start for the Kings, and even if he didn't I think Carl Landry would start over Thompson.

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i agree with every team

i agree with every team except the wolves i think wes jonhson will start from day 1 and darko will come off the bench and they will try the beasley,love combo on opening night

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what about

- Starting Barbosa at the 2?

-Wyane Ellington isnt even in the top 9 rotation? I would start Webster but between him and Brewer it is easily debatable as to who should start.

-I like starting Hickson, but does Jamison have the legs to still play the 3 consistantly?

-Udrih will guard pg's, but who will be handling the ball more; him or Tyreke? (Seriously, because I didn't see a single Kings game last year haha)

- I know Jack is solid, but is he better than Calderon?

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Toronto might try to bring

Toronto might try to bring Charles Oakley & Antonio Davis out of retirement if they have to use that starting lineup....

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You don't think Linas Kleiza

You don't think Linas Kleiza will be in the Raptors' rotation?

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Derozan will play the 2 and

Derozan will play the 2 and Weems will play the 3

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Kings starting lineup will

Kings starting lineup will probably look like this.

PG: Beno Udrih (because he will be guarding the other teams pg, most likely)
SG: Tyreke Evans (even though he will not be playing opening night... Garcia or Greene will start instead)
SF: Donte Greene / Omri Casspi (even I have no idea on this one...)
PF: Carl Landry (because he fits better with Dalembert than Thompson, and he started last year.)
C: Dalembert (because it makes more sense to start Cousins off at least sort of gradually.)

The lineup I really want to see from the Kings this year is:
PG: Tyreke Evans
SG: Francisco Garcia
SF: Donte Greene
PF: Jason Thompson
C: Demarcus Cousins
Not their best lineup but I would be interested to see how they play together.

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Yea, I forgot about Keliza..

Yea, I forgot about Keliza.. He will fight for a starting spot and knock Wright out of any time he would have thought about getting.. Since he didnt play in the league last year, I just forgot about him.. Good call..

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Isn't Flynn injured? If he is

Isn't Flynn injured? If he is I think Ridnour'll start

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Kings coach has already

Kings coach has already stated that Cousins is a center..

How about this trade?

Dalembert & Casspi for Marvin Williams & Jamaal Crawford?

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Pacers Starters: PG: Darren

Pacers

Starters:

PG: Darren Collison
SG: Mike Dunleavy Jr.
SF: Danny Granger
PF: Josh McRoberts
C: Roy Hibbert

2nd String:

PG: TJ Ford
SG: Dahntay Jones
SF: James Posey
PF: Tyler Hansbrough (Could take over as starter)
C: Jeff Foster

3rd String:

PG: AJ Price (He'll take over as backup once he's healthy)
SG: Brandon Rush (I had him backing up Dunleavy Jr. until he got in trouble)
SF: Paul George
PF:
C: Solomon Jones

4th String:

SG: Lance Stephenson

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I think the Corey Brewer

I think the Corey Brewer expirement is over, Wesley Johnson starts. I would start Barbosa an either or Derozan or Weems at the 3 spot. Anthony Parker will probably start at the 2 spot for Cleveland.

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I think the Corey Brewer

I think the Corey Brewer expirement is over, Wesley Johnson starts

How so? Brewer had a breakout season last season....

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Yea... That's a head

Yea... That's a head scratcher there. Brewer played well last season.

I think Johnson will start at the two and Brewer at the three. Beasley will backup Love.

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The Wizards rotation will

The Wizards rotation will probably look like this

Starters:

PG: John Wall
SG: Gilbert Arenas
SF: Al Thornton
PF: Andray Blatche
C: Javale McGee

2nd String:

PG: Kirk Hinrich
SG: Nick Young(He will be 3rd string if the Wizards decide to bring Kirk off the bench at SG)
SF: Josh Howard(Will not be ready when the season starts. May become a starter when healthy)
PF: Yi Jianlian(May start during the beginning of the season because of Andray Blatche's foot injury, but Dray said that he will be ready by trining camp so Yi starting is unlikely)
C: Hilton Armstrong

3rd String:

PG:
SG:
SF: Cartier Martin(If he makes the roster)
PF: Trevor Booker
C:

4th String:

PF: Kevin Seraphin

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I think you sleeping on

I think you sleeping on Cartier if Young plays bad and Howard isnt ready Cartier shows he can spot up shoot and rebound some

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Dalambert is likely to be

Dalambert is likely to be Kings starting C on opening night but Cousins will be pushing for the role if he develops as the Kings hope.

Wesley Johnson was drafted for being NBA ready and will surely start at SG or SF with Beasley probably starting at SF if Johnson plays SG. Darko and Love should be T-Wolves starting frontcourt.

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Cavs PG: Mo Williams SG:

Cavs

PG: Mo Williams
SG: Anthony Parker
SF: Antwan Jamison
PF: JJ Hickson
C: Anderson Verajo

6th: Ramon Sessions
7th: Jamario Moon
8th: Ryan Hollins

Raptors:

PG: Jarrett Jack
SG: Sony Weems
SF: Demarr Derozen
PF: Amir Johnson
C: Andrea Bargnani

6th: Leandro Barbosa
7th: Jose Calderon
8th: Linas Kleiza
9th: Ed Davis

T'Wolves (they have NO shot-creators on the wing, except Beasley as a potential mismatch threat)

PG: Johnny Flynn
SG: Wesley Johnson (I don't like him here though)
SF: Cory Brewer
PF: Kevin Love
C: Darko Milicic

6th: Michael Beasley
7th: Luke Ridnour
8th: Martell Webster
9th: Anthony Tolliver

Kings:

PG: Beno Udrith
SG: Tyreke Evans
SF: Donte Greene
PF: Jason Thompson
C: Demarcus Cousins

6th: Carl Landry
7th: Omri Casspi
8th: Samuel Dalembert
9th: Francisco Garcia

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you guys dont understand

you guys dont understand Derozan plays the 2 and Weems played the three for all of last year smh

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Youre forgetting that linas

Youre forgetting that linas kleiza will be the starting center for the raps

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CAVS:PG: Mo WilliamsSG:

CAVS:

PG: Mo Williams
SG: Anthony Parker
SF: Antwan Jamison
PF: JJ Hickson
C: Anderson Varejao

6th: Ramon Sessions
7th: Leon Powe
8th: Jamario Moon
9th: Ryan Hollins

RAPTORS:

PG: Jose Calderon
SG: Jarrett Jack
SF: DeMar DeRozen
PF: Amir Johnson
C: Andrea Bargnani

6th: Leandro Barbosa
7th: Sonny Weems
8th: Linas Kleiza
9th: Ed Davis

T-WOLVES:

PG: Johnny Flynn
SG: Corey Brewer
SF: Michael Beasley
PF: Kevin Love
C: Darko Milicic

6th: Wesley Johnson
7th: Luke Ridnour
8th: Martell Webster
9th: Anthony Tolliver

KINGS:

PG: Beno Udrith
SG: Tyreke Evans
SF: Omri Casspi
PF: Carl Landry
C: Demarcus Cousins

6th: Jason Thompson
7th: Donte Green
8th: Samuel Dalembert
9th: Francisco Garcia

PACERS:

PG: Darren Collison
SG: Dahntay Jones
SF: Mike Dunleavy Jr.
PF: Danny Granger
C: Roy Hibbert

6th: Jeff Foster
7th: TJ Ford
8th: James Posey
9th: Tyler Hansbrough

WIZARDS:

PG: John Wall
SG: Gilbert Arenas
SF: Josh Howard
PF: Andray Blatche
C: JaVale McGee

6th: Yi Jianlian
7th: Kirk Hinrich
8th: Al Thornton
9th: Nick Young

JAZZ:

PG: Deron Williams
SG: Raja Bell
SF: Andrei Kirilenko
PF: Paul Millsap
C: Al Jefferson

6th: Mehmet Okur
7th: CJ Miles
8th: Gordon Hayward
9th: Ronnie Price

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Starting 3for the raps*

Starting 3for the raps*

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Do you guys think Wes Johnson

Do you guys think Wes Johnson is better than Martell Webster?

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Not saying Brewer isn't good

Not saying Brewer isn't good or still wont have a decent career, but i dont think he showed any real consistency. I think Wesely Johnson will be more of an impact player, i also think even as a rookie his game is more mature than Brewers.

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Cleveland Caveliers.

PG: Mo Williams
SG: Anthony Parker
SF: Jamario Moon
PF: Antawn Jamison
C: Anderson Verajao

Daniel Gibson (He'll have a bigger role this season.)
JJ Hickson (Will play more minutes and also alongside Jamison, as Jamison will shift to the 3 at times.)
Leon Powe (I expect him to earn minutes, if he can get back to his old form. He's a beast and can be a real bargain.)
Ryan Hollins (I'm not high on Hollins, I can even see Samuels taking away his minutes.)
Danny Green (He''ll be expected to contribute some more this year.)
Samardo Samuels
Ramon Sessions (Insurance in case something happens to Mo or Boobie.)

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Toronto Raptors.

PG: Jose Calderon (If healthy, he's a better passer and playmaker than Jack, he will make the young guys better.)
SG: DeMar DeRozan (Breakout season, or one year away from a breakout season.)
SF: Linas Kleiza (Very underrated player, they signed him to start from day one.)
PF: Amir Johnson (A nice back-up player, can do well in limited minutes off the bench. He won't hold against the league's best forwards though. He hasn't improved alot since he's been in the league, he's still only 23 though.)
C: Andrea Bargnani (A great young player, a natural forward forced to play center. If he's played out at his natural position then I could see him scoring 20+ ppg.)

Jarrett Jack (Will divide the time at the 1, 50/50 with Calderon.)
Leandro Barbosa (Will come in and probably take some of Weems' minutes away.)
David Andersen (Great player, will be one of the first guys off the bench.)
Ed Davis (If he can make big strides fast, I could see him starting. It probably won't be until next season.)
Sonny Weems (I love this guy, he really improved ALOT last year. For him to be able to reach his maximum potential they should get rid of Barbosa.)
Reggie Evans
Julian Wright (Alot of potential, he went from one bad situation for him to another. He'll be stuck on the bench unless someone gets injured.)

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Just to clear up some

Just to clear up some expectations you guys have of the Raps. sorry but Barbosa wont be starting. i can gaurentee he wont. He will be a bench guy for sure, Toronto will lok to move Calderon, Klieza will be heavy in therotation and maybe a consideration to start. I dont think anyone would argue that Klieza is a better all around player than Sonny Weems but I see the Raptors rotation being.

PG-Jack, Calderon, Barbosa
SG-Derozan, Barbosa, Weems
SF-Weems, Kleiza, Derozan
PF- Johnson, Davis, Klieza
C- Bargnani, Johnson, Davis

Bargnani will strictly play the C and Toronto will be the worst rebounding team in the league although one of the best sht blocking teams.

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I'm willing to bet beasley

I'm willing to bet beasley starts and Wesley comes off the bench. He is in no way better then beasley

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I just re-read my last post

I just re-read my last post and the grammar is horrible. I mean noon would say Weems is better then Klieza. Klieza is obviously better, and could have a vey good breakout type Season.

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Minnesota Timberwolves.

PG: Johnny Flynn (The starting nod is his to lose, I don't expect him to though. I don't see his production go up alot.)
SG: Corey Brewer (He had the season last year we all knew he was capable of. The Wolves' best defender last year.)
SF: Michael Beasley (Will probably play alot at the 4, as there's alot of talent at the 2 and 3 this year.)
PF: Kevin Love (Will shift to the 5 when Darko's out of the game. With Jefferson out of the way he will be better this year.)
C: Darko Milicic (Will start, management has alot of confidence in him. He put up decent numbers, 8 and 5.5 in 25 minutes after coming over from New York. If he'd be more confident in his abilities then I think there is room to improve some more.)

Luke Ridnour (Some needed veteran leadership, he should help out the youngsters alot.)
Martell Webster (Has 2 years experience more than Brewer and is 9 months younger. He will push Brewer to the limit and might even start. Instantly the best wing shooter on the team, barely shoots over 40% though.)
Wesley Johnson (A good player, will earn some minutes. How many will depend on how good he will already be.)
Anthony Tolliver (Made most of his time with the Warriors, averaged 12 and 7 there. The first big man off the bench.)
Nikola Pekovic
Wayne Ellington (Wellington came along at the end of last year, he won't see 18 mpg this year though.)
Kosta Koufos (Only true center on the team, I'm not very high on him.)

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Sacramento Kings.

PG: Beno Udrih (Solid guard, has improved alot since his San Antonio days.)
SG: Tyreke Evans (Franchise player, nuff said.)
SF: Omri Casspi (Excellent young player with a big heart and alot of passion for the game.)
PF: Carl Landry (Comparable to Boozer, adept inside scoring, below average rebounder but defends better than Boozer though.)
C: Jason Thompson (Won't give up his starting nod without a fight. Cousins will take over though, could be as soon as January.)

Demarcus Cousins (If the Kings can keep him and Evans together then they are set for the future.)
Samuel Dalembert (Last year of his contract, very good rebounder and weakside shotblocker.)
Donte Greene (Has his moments last year, looked like he was about to break out some games. Other games he wasn't focused and looked awful.)
Francisco Garcia (Nice long stroke, a poor man's Peja.)
Pooh Jeter (Exciting player, reminds me somewhat of a taller Nate Robinson.)
Hassan Whiteside (A project, alot of raw ability and potential, probably won't see much playing time next season
Antoine Wright (A solid bench player, nothing spectacular, has his moments.)

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I changed my mind. I think

I changed my mind. I think Weems will have to earn the starting spot over Klieza especially since it is his contract year.

Cavs will have Jamison off the bench.

Beasley will start.

CAVS:

PG: Mo Williams
SG: Anthony Parker
SF: Jamario Moon
PF: JJ Hickson
C: Anderson Varejao

6th-Jamison

RAPTORS:

PG: Jose Calderon
SG: DeMar Derozan
SF:Lienis Klieza
PF: Amir Johnson
C: Andrea Bargnani

T-WOLVES:

PG: Johnny Flynn
SG: Martell Webster
SF: Michael Beasley
PF: Kevin Love
C: Darko Milicic

KINGS:

PG: Beno Udrith
SG: Tyreke Evans
SF: Omri Casspi
PF: Carl Landry
C: Demarcus Cousins

PACERS:

PG: Darren Collison
SG: Dahntay Jones
SF: Mike Dunleavy Jr.
PF: Danny Granger
C: Roy Hibbert

WIZARDS:

PG: John Wall
SG: Gilbert Arenas
SF: Josh Howard
PF: Andray Blatche
C: JaVale McGee

JAZZ:

PG: Deron Williams
SG: Raja Bell
SF: Andrei Kirilenko
PF: Paul Millsap
C: Al Jefferson

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Indiana Pacers.

PG: Darren Collison (He'll do great, people might expect too much from him too soon.)
SG: Mike Dunleavy Jr. (Contract year, he only made 1 ppg for every mil he made last year Overpaid bigtime!)
SF: Danny Granger (Excellent player, not elite level yet. Still has to prove he's worthy of being the franchise player, starting by taking his team to the playoffs.
PF: Josh McRoberts (Yikes! If you have to start this guy then you know you're thin up front.)
C: Roy Hibbert (Improved all areas of his game, has shown flashes of dominance. I expect him to improve more this year.)

TJ Ford (Last year of his contract, FINALLY! Yo TJ, I hear alot of good things about China these days...)
Paul George (Great talent, in time a potential All Star. Could become the franchise player over Granger.)
Dahntay Jones (Useful role player.)
James Posey (Veteran with a great long stroke, and one hell of a clutch shooter.)
Tyler Hansbrough (I expect decent numbers from him, if he's fit he should start over McRoberts.)
Jeff Foster (I hope he gets back to full strength, he ain't getting any younger. One of the best rebounders and defenders in the league.)
AJ Price (Young, promising player. As soon as Ford's out the door, he will see more backup minutes.)

Lance Stephenson: One hell of a talented player, a natural scorer with great ballhandling.

PS: Does anyone know how long this kid will remain banned from Conseco Fieldhouse? This is some bull&$#%#&@! policy, either cut him, trade him, fine him or give him a fit disciplinary punishment.

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@ OhCanada

We're almost on the same page.

I think the Cavs will start Jamison, they might make Hickson the starter as soon as they realize the season is lost. Either way Hickson will get alot of minutes.

With the Wolves it could be either Webster or Brewer.

With Sac-Town, I think they'll start the season with Thompson in the middle. Last season when Hawes was injured they played Landry and Thompson together. I think they'll do just that again now until Cousins steps in for good.

I think you're right about the Pacers, they'll probably start with Granger at the 4. It makes more sense than starting McRobers or Hansbrough, unless one of these guys has immensely improved of course.

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You mines well do every teams potential line up

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ok..

i think azibuike will start at the 2, if he's healthy at the start of training camp. I'm not sure if Amar'e is going to start at the 5 ( I think he should ) .

Sessions, should start @ the 2 in cleveland. Honestly, I wouldn't even pay attention to the positions if he does, because sessions could end up defending the elite pg's .. and mo could pay a little off guard since he's the better shooter and scorer.

kleiza is set to start @ the 3 in toronto. derozan could play some minutes at the 3, because i think barbosa is gonna eat some good minutes at the 2.

outlaw is set to start @ the 3 in new jersey (i think it was in his contract) . I think morrow will start @ the 2, because he can space the field better, and devin harris is still not that good of a perimeter shooter. t-will will still get starters' minutes (at the 2 and 3), and will be a primary ball handler, because when farmar checks in, he can knock down some 3's, and spread the floor.

beasley won't start in minnesota, and love will end up playing the 5 for some minutes. i think wes & brewer will start at the wings. i don't expect wes to play big minutes, because brewer will stay on the floor because of his defense, and webster can stretch the field.. like wes johnson.

i dont think bron will play primarily at the 1.

ryan gomes will start @ the 3 for the clippers. griffin has the 4 locked down.

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Yea cuz Wes has proven he's

Yea cuz Wes has proven he's gonna start. I'll put whatever on beasly starting over him

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Beasley probably play more at

Beasley will probably play more at the PF than at SF anyway. I think Minnesota would be wise to use Beasley as the 6th man. I don't really think it would matter if he starts, because he'd have much more of an impact than Johnson, Brewer, or whoever else starts at SF. He'd probably only play SF if Coach Rambis likes a particular matchup I'd think. It really doesn't have to do with being better than another guy who starts in that situation to me

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