NBA season

  • ohioguy12

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    Dec 24, 2011 4:10 AM GMT
    Maybe I should start a thread about the NBA since it's about to start. Who do you guys have winning it all?

    On paper, there's no excuse for the Heat not to win it all, although the game isn't played on paper. The Bulls will be strong contenders with adding Rip Hamilton, and the Knicks could be greatly improved with the addition of Tyson Chandler.

    Out of the West, I see Dallas taking a step back with the losses of JJ Barea and Tyson. The Thunder will be in the mix, but I'm not a big Russel Westbrook fan. The Lakers are getting old, Kobe is hurt, and Andrew Bynum is often hurt. They need Dwight Howard in the worst way. But I see the Clippers actually coming out of the west. Sure Chris Paul is one of the best point guards, but don't forget about Caron Butler and Chauncy Billups. They will be very important.

    I see the up and coming teams to be Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Minnesota. Philly could challenge for a top 4 seed, while Cleveland and Minnesota probably won't make the playoffs, but with Cleveland's rookies of Irving and Thompson, and Minnesota's additions of Derrick Williams, Ricky Rubio, and JJ Barea, both teams should end this season strong and with a lot of optimism heading into the 2012-13 season.
  • SFjock

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    Dec 24, 2011 3:08 PM GMT
    Finally someone started it hah.

    WEST: Mavericks are absolutely the team to beat with the addition of lamar odom and vince carter. As long as dirk is still there they'll always have a shot. Clippers are going to be a solid squad, i'm seeing them as a 3-4 seed in the playoffs. My 2 seed is absolutely the Thunder, such a talented young squad with Westbrook, Harden, Durant, Ibaka, and Perkins getting used to the team they'll be a force in the west. And you always have to put the Lakers up there too.

    EAST: Belongs to the Heat and Bulls, no other team will have any chance to win the conference unless Dwight Howard averages like 30 a game...But 1-2 seeds are Bulls and the Heat. 3-4 goes to the Celtics and Magic. 5-6 Hawks and Knicks. 7-8 Sixers and one undecided playoff team, could be the Bucks, Bobcats anyone really...
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    Dec 27, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    20yrjock saidFinally someone started it hah.

    WEST: Mavericks are absolutely the team to beat with the addition of lamar odom and vince carter. As long as dirk is still there they'll always have a shot. Clippers are going to be a solid squad, i'm seeing them as a 3-4 seed in the playoffs. My 2 seed is absolutely the Thunder, such a talented young squad with Westbrook, Harden, Durant, Ibaka, and Perkins getting used to the team they'll be a force in the west. And you always have to put the Lakers up there too.

    EAST: Belongs to the Heat and Bulls, no other team will have any chance to win the conference unless Dwight Howard averages like 30 a game...But 1-2 seeds are Bulls and the Heat. 3-4 goes to the Celtics and Magic. 5-6 Hawks and Knicks. 7-8 Sixers and one undecided playoff team, could be the Bucks, Bobcats anyone really...


    After the last 2 nights I would def say the Mavs are not the same team this year. They lost Chander and J.J who were very important in the title team. I'd say the West is going to OKC. I agree with the East.
  • PipHop

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    Dec 28, 2011 9:30 AM GMT
    East: Miami is looking way scary so far; they just need to sustain the leads and not let teams back into the game. NY just doesn't defend enough for me to place any faith in them and I'm not sure how much Rip's arrival in Chicago will offset Boozer's annual trip to the IR. If Joe Johnson hasn't regained his form from 2 years ago, Atlanta is a bottom 4 seed with a lot of problems.

    West: OKC seems poised to take a step forward, but I just can't see them coming out of the West Memphis & Portland might make noise as well, but I think both of those squads will have internal issues that get in the way. Kobe & co's injuries and lack of depth will hurt them tremendously, San Antonio's gotten old QUICKLY and the Clips (Lob City!) are suddenly intriguing.

    If the Heat don't do it this year, the pressure might break them. I love Lebron & DWade, but LBJ seemed to strain under the pressure of being the 'Villian' last year. Another year of futility and his psyche may melt down.




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    Jan 27, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    What is up with everybody blowing 15, 20, 25+ point leads?
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    Jan 27, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    the Suns will trade Nash. he's not helping, and they need his salary 2 get some younger players. better 2 concentrate on the future, since they r MIA in the present.