who is gonna take the 8th seed
Hornets, Grizzlies , Rockets, Thunder,Kings, or could you imagine when Blake Griffin comes back he goes on a run with the Clippers
portland might slip due to injuries allowing 2 of those teams in. I like the grizz and Thunder a lot on that list. Clippers and Rockets are also both gonna be interesting to watch. Very tough year out west with so many teams playing well.
portland won't slip too much, they are doing fine without all of those guys and they are beating good teams.
but przybilla hurts a lot and they just lost him this week. He was their insurance policy when oden went down. Now juwan howard at 6-9 is their starting center with unproven rookie jeff pendergraph backing him up. Unlike on the perimiter, things can't be patched that easily down low with portlands depth becuse Aldridege is primarily a perimiter big man. I think things will start getting rough for them starting with tonights loss to philly where Brand and Dalembert were able to beat up on the portland bigs.
next game they face kaman, craig smith, and possibly camby.
just missing out: thunder, kings, hornets, clippers, and grizzlies
not close: warriors, timberwolves
just missing out: bobcats, knicks, pistons
not close: wizards, 76ers, nets, pacers
it's most likey hornets or rockets
The Thunder, will get in .
i think the thunder, they have a bunch of good athletes and i don't think they will get tired later in the year and will make a run.