View Full Version : What teams could make the leap next year?

04-23-2011, 11:55 AM
Which young teams are primed to make the leap to playoff team or even contender next year? A few that I have in mind:

- Golden State. They can score with anyone, I think another year of development will really help them defensively and I think they make the playoffs next year.

- Washington. If they could get Derrick Williams in the draft they'd have a really good young core with him and Wall as the centerpieces. Wall really impressed me when I watched him play, and the front court of Mcgee and Blatche is solid. I like this team going forward.

- Memphis. If they can keep Marc Gasol and Rudy Gay comes back healthy then this team can really build on the success of this year. They may move Mayo, but I think Xavier Henry can at least be a competent rotation guy so hopefully that helps fill the void. They play great defense, that's half the battle in the NBA. Given how old the western conference elites are (OKC excluded) I think this team can make a big jump next year.

04-23-2011, 11:59 AM
Indiana is an SG away from making some noise.