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Dashtary
07-05-2008, 10:15 PM
Can you think of any teams that will suprise everyone?

Not sure, but maybe sonics with all their talent... teams like that

brandonwarne52
07-05-2008, 10:17 PM
I think the T-Wolves will be 40-42, which will be surprising.

_Sn1P3r_
07-05-2008, 10:34 PM
I think the wolves and sonics will improve their record from last season.

Chi-Town Finest
07-05-2008, 10:36 PM
Yeah, I think the wolves will be the surprise team of next year.

Dashtary
07-05-2008, 11:24 PM
umm.. i guess tha wolves to, but do u agree with the love-mayo trade?

Anthony Flores
07-06-2008, 12:00 AM
Milwaukee Bucks watch out for this team check out these stats and players

G- Mo williams PPG APG RPG
17.2 6.3 3.5

G- Micheal Redd 22.7 3.4 4.3


F- Richard Jefferson 22.6 4.20 3.1


F- Joe Alexander 16.9 8.1 3.2
(WVU)

C- Andrew Bogut 14.3 9.80 2.6


All Above 14 Points A Game all are proven players, Vets or have great potential all that = 45+ wins 5 seed in east.

phillyphan4ever
07-06-2008, 12:09 AM
bucks

the real dose
07-06-2008, 12:14 AM
Da BULLS!

D.Rooooose!!!

jacquewho?
07-06-2008, 12:17 AM
Bucks, T-Wolves, and Pacers will all improve their records significantly.

Chi-Town Finest
07-06-2008, 12:18 AM
umm.. i guess tha wolves to, but do u agree with the love-mayo trade?
I think it helped both teams and Mayo didnt want to go to minnesota anyway.

KmB728
07-06-2008, 01:35 AM
I think the Sixers, and Grizzles ( yes i know, the Grizzles )

The sixers are a young quick team, and if they get josh smith will be the most athletic

The grizz have a nice young core, of Gay,Conely,Gasol,Mayo, and Arthur

Aapox
07-06-2008, 01:43 AM
T-Wolves and Bucks

I think the Sixers expectations are already high so it won't be much of a suprise. The Grizzlies? nah...

$KnicksAndKobe$
07-06-2008, 01:46 AM
The knicks might surprise you guys ... I meen Isiah is gone so you might see the RUN N GUN KNICKS STEAL A PLAYOFF SPOT

Dalionking
07-06-2008, 01:54 AM
i will have to say the nets
harris, carter, yi, krystic, lopez as a starting 5 with CDR, simmons, josh boone, simmons, stromile swift and marcus williams.

they could easily win 50 games this year

QuaLiThADoN
07-06-2008, 02:15 AM
i have to go with the nets lol (IS A FAN) but beside that i think that the grizzles are going to be better now that they have a stronger core

DenButsu
07-06-2008, 06:45 AM
The Denver Nuggets will surprise everyone who is predicting they won't even make the cut next postseason.

And it's pretty ridiculous that that will be surprising.

ninja
07-06-2008, 08:18 AM
Bobcats I think with Larry Brown they have a decent shot at the playoffs.

ra8erfan111
07-06-2008, 08:42 AM
I'd have to say the Sonics-much talent and relocation may also help this franchise with the fan support they will be walking into. But lets be real...they have no other way to go but up from last year.

TMAC94
07-06-2008, 08:51 AM
i have a feeling raptors will be worse? houston-celtics final as houston the surpise team beating the lakers in the conferance finals.

TMAC94
07-06-2008, 08:53 AM
oh and not really a surpise team but mvp will be CP3 avarge 20 points and 13 assits a game, his only getting better each season

Ragun
07-06-2008, 10:13 AM
bucks and raptors!

Catfish1314
07-06-2008, 10:58 AM
Bucks and the Bulls. The Bucks have stockpiled a lot of talent and they have a real coach now. Derrick Rose will make the Bulls a better team by himself.

Phann
07-06-2008, 11:13 AM
Kings and Bulls are the teams that come to mind to me. Young teams with tons solid players.

NoSense
07-06-2008, 11:31 AM
Go with the Bulls....if they keep Gordon and Deng

daleja424
07-06-2008, 11:43 AM
wow not a single person mentioned the Heat??? Thats surprising...

They have wade back to 100% + Marion + Beasley... they are going to be at least .500 next year... a huge turnaround from a 15 wins season...and yet no one mentioned them...hmmm

DenButsu
07-06-2008, 11:54 AM
wow not a single person mentioned the Heat??? Thats surprising...

They have wade back to 100% + Marion + Beasley... they are going to be at least .500 next year... a huge turnaround from a 15 wins season...and yet no one mentioned them...hmmm

I only mentioned one team, and that was the Nugs. :cool:

But looking to the East, I think there realistically about 10 teams that could be considered on the bubble for 7 and 8 seeds that it's hard to single any of them out, and everyone who's naming any of them has a good chance of being right. It's just soft in the middle over there. It's not like in the West where it's pretty cleanly divided between a top 10-12 teams (depending who you ask) that are competing for 8 spots, with the other half being essentially out of contention.

Jibonnie125
07-06-2008, 12:26 PM
bucks and possibly the sonics

canzano55
07-06-2008, 12:35 PM
If Matrix re-signs I expect Miami to have a turnaround year and win 45 games. I also expect the Raptors to finish top 3.

The west coast is a little easier to predict, I don't think anything will change significantly compared to what we saw last season.

daleja424
07-06-2008, 12:39 PM
If Matrix re-signs I expect Miami to have a turnaround year and win 45 games. I also expect the Raptors to finish top 3.

The west coast is a little easier to predict, I don't think anything will change significantly compared to what we saw last season.

The matrix isnt a FA... he has one year left on his contract...

ra8erfan111
07-06-2008, 12:57 PM
wow not a single person mentioned the Heat??? Thats surprising...

They have wade back to 100% + Marion + Beasley... they are going to be at least .500 next year... a huge turnaround from a 15 wins season...and yet no one mentioned them...hmmm
This thread is about surprise teams. Miami Heat is EXPECTED to be above 500 with a finals MVP by the name of Dwyane Wade and supporting cast of an all-star Marion and number 2 pick in the draft. I'm not knocking the Heat but it will not be a surprise to see them above .500 and make the playoffs in my opinion. If this thread was about the most improved team then they would be mentioned.

daleja424
07-06-2008, 01:04 PM
This thread is about surprise teams. Miami Heat is EXPECTED to be above 500 with a finals MVP by the name of Dwyane Wade and supporting cast of an all-star Marion and number 2 pick in the draft. I'm not knocking the Heat but it will not be a surprise to see them above .500 and make the playoffs in my opinion. If this thread was about the most improved team then they would be mentioned.

okay...but I have seen teams like Denver, Toronto, Houston, New Orleans, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Philly mentioned... All of those teams will be at least as good as the heat, but all of them were better last year... so what is surprising about them???

Catfish1314
07-06-2008, 01:52 PM
I only mentioned one team, and that was the Nugs. :cool:

But looking to the East, I think there realistically about 10 teams that could be considered on the bubble for 7 and 8 seeds that it's hard to single any of them out, and everyone who's naming any of them has a good chance of being right. It's just soft in the middle over there. It's not like in the West where it's pretty cleanly divided between a top 10-12 teams (depending who you ask) that are competing for 8 spots, with the other half being essentially out of contention.

I agree. So many teams in the East will be competing for playoff spots. The Bobcats, with a real coach, bringing in two lottery picks (Adam Morrison will come back plus Augustin), and the fact that they've been mentioned in quite a few trade rumors to land players that can make them better warrants them a mention. The Bucks also have a new, much better coach, swapped raw/unused talent for a borderline all-star in Richard Jefferson, and added a lottery pick.

The Bulls and the Heat should bounce back with their new additions. The Cavaliers, Magic, Wizards, 76ers, Raptors, Pistons, and of course the Celtics will still be around.

canzano55
07-06-2008, 01:58 PM
The matrix isnt a FA... he has one year left on his contract...I meant "opt-out", wrong terminology on my part sorry.

BigEric
07-06-2008, 02:16 PM
The Bucks, Bobcats, Clippers, Heat, and Bulls for the most part. They have each added important pieces, Bucks-RJ, Bobcats-Augustin/Larry Brown, Clippers-Gordon/Davis, Heat-Beasley/rejevenated D-wade, Bulls- Rose, and still yet to come a new face probably because they have an excess amount of guards.

daleja424
07-06-2008, 02:18 PM
I meant "opt-out", wrong terminology on my part sorry.

marion opted-IN 2 weeks ago...

kobe2008mvp
07-06-2008, 02:22 PM
lakers because they will have a record of 74-8

marques724
07-06-2008, 02:37 PM
^ I am a laker fan but there is no chance they will win 74 games. I think the suns are going to surprise people by missing the playoffs

BigEric
07-06-2008, 02:52 PM
Yeah I don't see why the Suns are considered a lock to make the playoffs. They do not have sufficent young talent.

ra8erfan111
07-06-2008, 09:29 PM
okay...but I have seen teams like Denver, Toronto, Houston, New Orleans, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Philly mentioned... All of those teams will be at least as good as the heat, but all of them were better last year... so what is surprising about them???
Yeah, i guess the big question is to define what surprise means in this thread. To many people it means different things, that is why those other teams are mentioned. To me, when I see the word surprise...I think that it's going to be a team that exceeds expectations of them in the upcoming year. This is not a knock against Miami at all, i'm just saying that they wouldn't be a surprise to reach the playoffs this upcoming year.

Nets fan 93
07-06-2008, 09:50 PM
T-Wolves and bucks.