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5ass
09-10-2013, 04:35 AM
In order to be legit threats to Miami.
An obvious one is Butler with the Bulls. Another IMO is Ed Davis, if he can replace Randolph in Memphis. So who else can you think of?

5ass
09-10-2013, 04:35 AM
Harrison Barnes?

5ass
09-10-2013, 04:35 AM
Kawhi Leonard

5ass
09-10-2013, 04:36 AM
Also, which of them are most likely to succeed next season in your opinion?

Ty_Lawson
09-10-2013, 06:00 AM
Evan Fournier, Jordan Hamilton, Kenneth Faried, Quincy Miller, i think that would be enough for us lol

ldawg
09-10-2013, 08:37 AM
Lakers just to make the playoffs and if no Kobe at least be entertaining cause they on national tv a few times.

NYKnickFanatic
09-10-2013, 08:49 AM
Shumpert. He has to have a breakout year.

And if he does, we will probably end up trading him like we always do with our young players. :pity:

BuffsFan
09-10-2013, 09:15 AM
I would say Blake Griffin. They have legit championship aspirations, and will only go as far as he will take them IMO. He has to pick up his offensive game a ton. He has to be able to score without dunking. That and make his free throws. Right now he's getting paid like a superstar, and hasn't lived up to the hype IMO.

krrys11
09-10-2013, 09:21 AM
Jan Vesely (Wizards C)
Rubio (no injury)
Waiters
Kawhi
Drummond

Tmath
09-10-2013, 11:15 AM
The Toronto Raptors

RipCity32
09-10-2013, 11:21 AM
Hoping Drummond continues to develop as quick as he has already. If he comes out as good as I think he will then we should be a good team.

Hellcrooner
09-10-2013, 11:26 AM
Wolves.

If Rubio, Muhammad, D WIll, Shved, Love, Pekovic all of them play to their highest expectations they could become a dangerous team.

NYKnickFanatic
09-10-2013, 11:26 AM
The Toronto Raptors

I think you want everyone to step down this year, so you have a chance at Wiggins.

Hawkeye15
09-10-2013, 11:28 AM
Ricky Rubio

Tmath
09-10-2013, 11:35 AM
I think you want everyone to step down this year, so you have a chance at Wiggins.

I think Jabari Parker may be the better pick, too soon to tell for either of them at this stage though.

I Rock Shaqs
09-10-2013, 12:01 PM
Honestly I think Indiana has a better chance at winning the finals than Miami.

I Rock Shaqs
09-10-2013, 12:02 PM
I think Jabari Parker may be the better pick, too soon to tell for either of them at this stage though.

Idk about you but let's say Parker is like a 95 out of 99 and Wiggins is a 92 outta 99 I'd rather have the Canadian 92.

mrblisterdundee
09-10-2013, 02:16 PM
Indiana needs Lance Stephenson to step up his game, New York needs Iman Shumpert and Chicago needs Jimmy Butler.
In the west, Houston needs Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin, and the Thunder need Jeremy Lamb. And yes; Memphis needs Ed Davis to step up.

Minimal
09-10-2013, 02:19 PM
Blake Griffin, Paul George, George Hill, Brook Lopez.

mrblisterdundee
09-10-2013, 02:54 PM
Blake Griffin, Paul George, George Hill, Brook Lopez.

I forgot Brook Lopez, who needs to significantly improve his rebounding and general defense. He's probably the biggest single arbiter of whether Miami will have a challenge from Brooklyn.

mike_noodles
09-10-2013, 04:07 PM
I think Jabari Parker may be the better pick, too soon to tell for either of them at this stage though.

I don't ever remember the scouts being wrong when they have a guy pegged this far ahead of time (injuries aside).

ztilzer31
09-10-2013, 04:55 PM
Blake Griffin, Paul George, George Hill, Brook Lopez.

Really? I feel like there's Deron Williams needs to step it up. Garnett can really help Lopez's defense deficiency's, but Deron needs to play better in order for the Nets to work IMO.

Ill21
09-10-2013, 05:08 PM
Shumpert. He has to have a breakout year.

And if he does, we will probably end up trading him like we always do with our young players. :pity:

Shumpert breaks out, Knicks trade him for Kobe

Tony_Starks
09-10-2013, 05:57 PM
Honestly I think Indiana has a better chance at winning the finals than Miami.

This. If George and Hibbert improve even slightly, and Grainger and Scola give them anything, I'd pick them as my favorites.

FlashBolt
09-10-2013, 06:07 PM
Brooklyn is better than Pacers, sorry folks. If Miami gets lucky, maybe they can avoid the Pacers. If not, Brooklyn will be eliminating them. Brooklyn has the perfect pieces to counter the Pacers. Brook Lopez/KG front court can cause serious damage to Roy Hibbert - who has only proven dominance against Miami. Would also like to point out that Hansborough is gone. He was the toughness of the Pacers.

Pfeifer
09-10-2013, 06:15 PM
In surprised nobody had mentioned JVal. The Raptors really need an identity.

True Sports Fan
09-10-2013, 06:45 PM
Cousins. /Thread

b_russ
09-10-2013, 06:52 PM
Utah's whole starting lineup. I'd go with Favors though. It should be interesting to see if working with Karl Malone will improve his offensive game.

SugeKnight
09-10-2013, 06:57 PM
Brooklyn is better than Pacers, sorry folks. If Miami gets lucky, maybe they can avoid the Pacers. If not, Brooklyn will be eliminating them. Brooklyn has the perfect pieces to counter the Pacers. Brook Lopez/KG front court can cause serious damage to Roy Hibbert - who has only proven dominance against Miami. Would also like to point out that Hansborough is gone. He was the toughness of the Pacers.
I didn't know losing playoff series 2 years in a row was considered dominating

DreamShaker
09-11-2013, 10:13 AM
Jeremy Lamb is the guy who sticks out to me. People say OKC traded Harden for Martin, but it really had to be for Lamb long term. Lamb is really talented. It's crazy to expect him to be Harden, but if he can become a legit 3rd option and play d, watch out.

Dade County
09-11-2013, 10:27 AM
Cole...

He needs to step up his game and take the starting pg role from chalmers.

PurpleLynch
09-11-2013, 04:09 PM
Basically all youngs from the Lakers:we need them because with a 40 Nash,an aging and injured Kobe and Gasol not in his prime everyone is going to destroy us. We need just a more equilibrate team,not relying on Kobe like this last year.

asandhu23
09-11-2013, 04:33 PM
Stephen Curry....oh right.

ddt
09-19-2013, 09:55 AM
I would have to say: Eric Bledsoe, Shumpert and Harrison Barnes.









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jstone0716
09-19-2013, 05:45 PM
Step up might not be the right phrase, because that would insinuate that they weren't playing up to their full potential... but I except these players to really blossom into all star players next year

Harrison Barnes
Andre Drummond
Kahwi Leonard
Ricky Rubio
Paul Millsap ( Been underrated for years, think he will put up 24/12 in Atlanta )
Monta Ellis ( this would definitely be considered a "step up" I think he plays big in big D )
Kelly Olynyk ( ROY calling it right now )
Derrick Favors
Paul George ( Kids going to be 3rd best player in the league behind LBJ and KD next year. 25/8/6/2/2. I'd put money on it )

jstone0716
09-19-2013, 05:46 PM
Demarcus Cousins too. Can't forget that slacker

All-In
09-19-2013, 08:21 PM
With Okafor out indefinitely Kevin Seraphin, Trevor Booker and Jan Vesely….one of them has to step up…not only are they losing Okafor’s production, 10pts 9rebs, but hes a great defender…they had a top 10 defense last year…Washington should still be a playoff contender but the lack of frontcourt depth could help out teams like Tor, Det and Clev make the playoffs

JasonJohnHorn
09-19-2013, 08:53 PM
I'd say Charlotte and Sac-Town need their guys to do it. They have some very special players who have real potential to be HOF guys... they just need to develop and in the case of DMC mature.

Mcdoh
09-19-2013, 08:57 PM
nick young, sam young, thaddeus young :p

bearadonisdna
09-20-2013, 04:08 AM
Also for the Bulls: Marquis teague

JOhnnyTHaJet
09-20-2013, 05:07 AM
I'd say Rubio really needs to solidify himself as one of the top point guards in the league to ensure his teams success. The Wolves are a fringe playoff team at this point but if Rubio can step up big time that team could easily be in that 6-8 range with an outside chance of upsetting some bigger teams.

Heediot
09-20-2013, 09:25 AM
If Blake takes that Leap this year, and DJordan becomes a presence defensively, and improves his FT%, the Clippers have the recipe to challenge the Heat with mismatches down low.

SanAntonioSpurs23
09-20-2013, 10:34 AM
Spurs

Leonard
Green
Cory Joseph

kdspurman
09-20-2013, 02:36 PM
Spurs

Leonard
Green
Cory Joseph

I'm really looking for Green to develop some moves off the dribble and work on that floater. He scores so little when he has to create, I really hope that's his priority this off-season.

FlashBolt
09-20-2013, 04:09 PM
This thread makes absolute no sense because technically every player would have to step up to beat Miami. I could say Leonard, George, Harden, but who's to say they can actually step up more than they already have. I think the general question should be reformatted to "Which franchise player needs to have a breakout season for their team to be able to compete against the beat?" I would say John Wall and Cousins are my top two.

jerellh528
09-20-2013, 04:33 PM
In order to be legit threats to Miami in what circumstance? Anyways, in order to make their teams better and contend for a title, the answer is EVERY youngster needs to step up, you can always become better.

WhiteSoxGod
09-21-2013, 01:59 AM
Donatas Motiejunas for the Rockets. He will be the breakout star of the NBA next year. People will be shocked, just remember when it happens WhiteSoxGod said it first

John Walls Era
09-21-2013, 03:59 AM
Wolves.

If Rubio, Muhammad, D WIll, Shved, Love, Pekovic all of them play to their highest expectations they could become a dangerous team.

o only 6 players? damn thats very likely... .. .

Gators123
09-21-2013, 09:26 AM
Drummond. He was awesome in 20 MPG off the bench last year. Now we need him to be that good in 30 MPG as a starter. I think he will be.

Monroe and Jennings improving would also be nice.

Ebbs
09-21-2013, 10:16 AM
Kings

Ebbs
09-21-2013, 10:18 AM
In order to be legit threats to Miami.
An obvious one is Butler with the Bulls. Another IMO is Ed Davis, if he can replace Randolph in Memphis. So who else can you think of?

What do you even mean? Randolph has 2 more years on his contract?

Blitzbolt
09-21-2013, 01:48 PM
Grizzlies new 3 point shooting bench no one is really young but everyone but mike miller is unproven.

But Griffin is the key to the whole NBA.

chitownredbulls
09-21-2013, 02:18 PM
A-A-Ron afflalo needs to step up lol...jk he ain't that young anymore...but Demarcus cousins...

chitownredbulls
09-21-2013, 02:18 PM
Balakee griffin haha

hugepatsfan
09-21-2013, 06:19 PM
Drummond. He was awesome in 20 MPG off the bench last year. Now we need him to be that good in 30 MPG as a starter. I think he will be.

Monroe and Jennings improving would also be nice.

I think Monroe's development (more specifically the development of his mid-range shot) is the most important thing for you guys. If he can't become a good to great mid-range shooter the lineup you guys have just isn't going to work.

Htownballa1622
09-21-2013, 07:22 PM
Step up might not be the right phrase, because that would insinuate that they weren't playing up to their full potential... but I except these players to really blossom into all star players next year

Harrison Barnes
Andre Drummond
Kahwi Leonard
Ricky Rubio
Paul Millsap ( Been underrated for years, think he will put up 24/12 in Atlanta )
Monta Ellis ( this would definitely be considered a "step up" I think he plays big in big D )
Kelly Olynyk ( ROY calling it right now )
Derrick Favors
Paul George ( Kids going to be 3rd best player in the league behind LBJ and KD next year. 25/8/6/2/2. I'd put money on it )

You'd lose your money.

jstone0716
09-23-2013, 12:27 PM
You'd lose your money.

Just watch man. He's going to be special.

Htownballa1622
09-23-2013, 12:39 PM
Just watch man. He's going to be special.

i think he'll be great. i just think he's getting over hyped a little too much. 16 to 25 ppg in a year? idk about that

THE MTL
09-23-2013, 01:15 PM
Step up might not be the right phrase, because that would insinuate that they weren't playing up to their full potential... but I except these players to really blossom into all star players next year

Harrison Barnes
Andre Drummond
Kahwi Leonard
Ricky Rubio
Paul Millsap ( Been underrated for years, think he will put up 24/12 in Atlanta )
Monta Ellis ( this would definitely be considered a "step up" I think he plays big in big D )
Kelly Olynyk ( ROY calling it right now )
Derrick Favors
Paul George ( Kids going to be 3rd best player in the league behind LBJ and KD next year. 25/8/6/2/2. I'd put money on it )

Who do u think he is? Lebron?....With those numbers he'll be better than KD lol.

As far as being third best in the league, id gladly take ur bet. Chris paul derrick rose kobe bryant carmelo anthony all beg to differ.