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#1 bLACKpANTHER

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:38 AM

1- Heat - I'm really not confident with them at the top. Greg Oden is your big offseason signing??

 

2- Pacers - Their problem was scoring last year. Hello Copeland and Granger!!

 

3- Thunder - Durrant and Westbrook get another crack at it.

 

4- Clippers - Solidified with depth now and added Doc Rivers.

 

5- Bulls - Rose will be back, but is that enough?

 

6- Rockets - Howard/Harden/Lin/Parsons and some depth sound like a title contender...

 

7- Nets - Old Age / Experience = Glass half full / Glass half empty

 

8- Spurs - Doubt they can put it together the way they did last year, but with Pop you never know..

 

9- Warriors - More maturity for a young team. Iggy will help.

 

10- Grizzlies - Didn't improve from the team that got swept by Spurs and lost your best head coach ever.

 

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11- Knicks - Metta and Bargnani will put this team over the top!! (riiiight)

 

12- Nuggets - Want to put them higher but can't find a reason to. JJ Hickson might give a boost

 

13- Hawks - Went all out for Howard but didn't land him. Millsap is your reward.

 

14- Blazers - Why do I have them so low?? LA, Lillard, Batum = playoffs right??

 

15- Cavs - Bynum will make or break this team. I figure he just breaks...

 

16- Wizards - Wall, Beal and Nene. The new "big three" that isn't so big.

 

17- Pistons - Jennings, Stuckey, Smith, Monroe, Drummond sound like a playoff team to me.

 

18- Wolves - Love and Rubio and a ton of role players. Pek needs to just sign already.

 

19- Lakers - Pau and Kobe and and Nash and Kaman.. collect ALL the injury prone players.. MOAR!!!

 

20- Pelicans - Young core possibly takes another step toward getting better

 

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21- Mavs - Dirk is older and the role players are too.

 

22- Raptors - Just good enough to not be mentioned with the cellar dwellers.

 

23- Bucks - Another team that made a lot of moves laterally this offseason.

 

24- Bobcats - Addition by subtraction (Diop and TT) - Addition by addition (Al and Zeller)

 

25- Suns - The Suns aren't that bad. Gortat, Dragic, Butler, Beasley and the Morris twins.

 

26- Kings - Cousins will keeps them in games but they will figure out how to lose enough to be in the lottery.

 

27- Celtics - Who thinks Wiggins "magically" lands in Boston?

 

28- Jazz - Hayward, Favors and Kanter need Marcus Smart on their team.

 

29- Magic - I look at their roster and it's a team full of players that were good 2-4 years ago.

 

30- 76ers - The Bynum trade will set them back 4 years. This is year 1.



#2 Murph

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:10 AM

My top 7 in the east only:

 

Pacers

Heat

Bulls

Knicks

Nets

Pistons

Hawks

#8 - 15 look to be almost equal with Orlando and Philly fighting to stay out of last.



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 01:27 AM

dont.disrespect the champs. heat number 1 all.day

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 04:46 AM

Hawks and wiz are too high, both are worse than the Bobcats IMO

 

Pistons added talent but it doesnt really make sense to me, the pieces just dont fit, 2 PG's that dont pass in Stucky and Jennings (overrated player) Smith has great moments but settles for too many jump shots. Monroe (very good) Drummond is a def guy only

 

Raptors should be higher, much improved with Gay on that roster



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:12 AM



28- Jazz - Hayward, Favors and Kanter need Marcus Smart on their team.


Hornets need Marcus Smart on their team.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:13 AM

Hawks and wiz are too high, both are worse than the Bobcats IMO

Pistons added talent but it doesnt really make sense to me, the pieces just dont fit, 2 PG's that dont pass in Stucky and Jennings (overrated player) Smith has great moments but settles for too many jump shots. Monroe (very good) Drummond is a def guy only

Raptors should be higher, much improved with Gay on that roster

If Porter pans out, Wizards should be above Cats bc of Wall and Beal.

Pistons are going to be a really good team and fun one to watch. Bet my money on it.

Raptors is somewhat decent and somewhat terrible. Even with Gay last year, they were averaged.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:39 PM

25- Suns - The Suns aren't that bad. Gortat, Dragic, Butler, Beasley and the Morris twins.



Exactly. The Suns aren't that bad. I wouldn't put them that low at no.25.

They have a good core of guys: Gortat, Dragic, Beasley, Morris twins, Butler, Eric Bledose, Len, Brown, Goodwin, Marshall


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