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Famous6
02-21-2010, 02:27 AM
we all know that the celtics were horrible in 07 then won the title in 08,
who has a better chance in duplicating that turnaround, Knicks or Nets?

DaoudS
02-21-2010, 02:28 AM
Celtics turned it around because they had good young players they traded - Jeff Green and Al Jefferson. The Nets have the better young assets, especially if they get that first overall pick in this years draft.

4real
02-21-2010, 02:30 AM
Knicks. A healthy T-Mac+2 max contracts= Finals

Toenail Clipper
02-21-2010, 02:31 AM
Knicks, I hope they draft John Wall too
:D

abe_froman
02-21-2010, 02:32 AM
think nets after better trading pieces,which is how the c's out themselves turned around.but i'm going ny,someone is going to sign with them

JnasD
02-21-2010, 02:46 AM
The Knickerbockers

mvb815
02-21-2010, 02:55 AM
depends on the draft, i really think nets though. knicks are running out of stuff to trade, all they have is cap space.

nets have some really strong pieces already in lopez and harris

ink
02-21-2010, 03:00 AM
Neither.

The Celtics rebuild was a complete anomaly, not a template for other franchises to follow.

KnickVeteran
02-21-2010, 03:03 AM
I don't think the Nets have it in them. The Nets have too many young players on their team. Lopez, Yi, Lee, Harris. Although, $20 million in cap space is a lot, but where's the draw to the Nets. They don't even know whether or not if they're actually going to Brooklyn in 2 yrs. They don't even have a coach. The uncertainty of that probably too much for the free agent top class. I like the Nets future, but not right now. Nets probably will get a top 3 pick, but that it's not a guarantee that he'll have an impact right away.

So IMO, the Knicks will. They have enough cap space and assets to pull off a trade. The biggest draw is NY. They're looking to get Veterans which is evident with the addition of McGrady and House. Lee and Curry's contract in the off season will entice a lot of talks. Don't be surprised if knicks pull off something great. I always been against Walsh 2010 plan cus it's uncertain, but by getting rid of Jeffries, I'm convinced we're going to do something special.

_KB24_
02-21-2010, 03:26 AM
Neither. The Nets have young pieces and if a marquee player were to sign with them, I don't think the egos would work out. The Knicks are a possibility, but I don't know if 2 BIG TIME players would like to sign on the same team.

JOSKOMANG4
02-21-2010, 03:28 AM
I honestly feel both teams will be fine after the season.

I think.. in terms of roster outlook.. the Nets, currently, have the advantage.

Nets roster after season(Be4 FA & 2010 draft)

SG/PG D.Harris- 8.891 mill
SG/PG K.Dooling- 3.83 mill
PF K.Humphries- 3.828 mill
PF Yi 4.1 mill
C B.Lopez 2.414 mill
SF T.Williams- 2.214 mill
C J.Boone - 2.99 mill
SG C.Lee- 1.35 mill
SF/SG CD4- 855k

Roughly: $26.1 million. If the Cap is projected correctly at 53.8 million, the nets will have $27.5million to spend.

Not to mention they have 3 picks in next season draft!

What can they do!!

1) Sign Lebron James to Max contract(17.8million)

2) Sign & trade with C David Lee(5yr 50mill). Lee to the Nets for PG D.Harris.

Projected draft spots w/picks

1st overall) PG John Wall, Kentucky
23rd overall) PF S.Robinson, Uconn
31st overall) C, Artiom Parakhouski, Radford

What could be the nets lineup!!

C) B.Lopez/ J.Boone/Parakhouski
PF) D.Lee/K.Humphries/S.Robinson
SF) Yi/T.Williams
SG) L.James/C.Lee/CDR4
PG) J.Wall/K.Doolnig

Quikdraw
02-21-2010, 03:44 AM
Neither...