With Lebron out of Miami our conference is very different..
Considering we don't have any major trades that change the ballance in the east(Love&Cleveland),what's your prediction for our team this year?
First of all there is not a clear favourite to win the east..
Theoretically the Pacers have a sliiiight advantage to become no.1 based on their roster depth(Lance resigns?) and chemistry but they were worst from last year,so i don't really know what we can expect from them..
Then we have two teams that are more or less at the same level..
Chicago(if healthy) & Washington seem to be a step ahead again based on rosters depth,experience and chemistry from Cleveland,New York??? and maybe Toronto..
Cavs are very talented but they are so young and i just can't see them becoming a major force THIS year..If they trade for Love that's another story..
The Raptors have a good young team but without a big star i can't see them going further than last year..
Brooklyn,charlotte,detroit,miami & atlanta are mediocre teams if they stay like this..
Probably Charlotte is better from all of them..
Now for our team,i'm very optimistic..and i think that everybody should be..
Our roster might not be a championship roster but with a real coach and a prooven winning offensive philosophy our team is good enough to make a lot of noise this year..
Depends on how healthy we are,i can see us finishing even in the 2nd seed..
Worst case i can see us 4-5,only in case we have health issues..
Why i'm that optimistic?Cause the Spurs taught us a lesson..
You can't beat team basketball..you can't beat a great offensive system that gets everybody involve,no matter how good players you have..1 on 1 basketball can't beat that..
And with with Phil & D Fish that's the kind of culture and approaching from now on..
The question is, can D fish and Phill get our players to buy into that system???
Do we have the right personnel for our new offensive philosophy???
Where can you see our team finishing this year?