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kjoke
02-05-2014, 03:19 AM
What teams do you see at the top 5 years later? Take in account manegment, players, ect

Hawkeye15
02-05-2014, 03:23 AM
Spurs

P&GRealist
02-05-2014, 04:18 AM
I do think the Blazers, OKC and maybe the Lakers can get up there depending on how they draft this yr and whether or not they get KLove next summer.

jsthornton7
02-05-2014, 04:35 AM
Pacers are looking pretty good at the moment. They've got Paul George and Roy Hibbert locked up for the foreseeable future.

FlashBolt
02-05-2014, 05:03 AM
Spurs

Very curious as to why you chose Spurs. Will Pop be around for that long? Duncan, Manu, and Parker may all retire by then. I'm never doubting Spurs but with Pop and their big three gone, I don't see how they can prosper. Leonard isn't that type of player who would be able to dominate regularly from what I've seen.

SPURSFAN1
02-05-2014, 05:09 AM
Spurs

I was laughing because it's true. Then I realized pop is old and soon he will have to retire.The one thing that will slow down the spurs is not tim or manu retiring. It will be Pop retiring. He works magic during the regular season. He meddles with the rotations even when it's bad for the team. He rests players all the time. Not much so in giving them days off, but limiting their minutes so they are productive all the time. He understands he needs to develop the rotation players and he gives them confidence. That guy will surely be missed.

sunsfan88
02-05-2014, 05:12 AM
Warriors. I'm guessing Barnes will be fully developed by then and in his prime.

SPURSFAN1
02-05-2014, 05:17 AM
Very curious as to why you chose Spurs. Will Pop be around for that long? Duncan, Manu, and Parker may all retire by then. I'm never doubting Spurs but with Pop and their big three gone, I don't see how they can prosper. Leonard isn't that type of player who would be able to dominate regularly from what I've seen.

Pop is making him into a champion. That will probably be his last trick.

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FlashBolt
02-05-2014, 05:45 AM
Pop is making him into a champion. That will probably be his last trick.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151839547101981&set=a.10151533086641981.1073741830.25781101980&type=1&theater

I adore Kawhi. Not in a romantically given way but his attitude. It's just rare to find such a player. He just wants to play basketball and doesn't seem to care for the gimmicks. Would love to see him develop further but will it be enough to compete against the likes of Durant, Curry, Harden, George, and many rising stars for years to come?

dalton749
02-05-2014, 06:10 AM
taking into account management i would like to be able to say raps lol
theyve put together one of the best front offices in the league over the last year

poleandreel
02-05-2014, 09:27 AM
OKC: KD
Miami...LBJ isn't leaving and they will surround him with talent
Pelicans: Having Anthony Davis will lead to winning
Lakers: Will have enough time to put a good team together
Philly or Orlando: too much young talent that could develop or be moved for better players (similar to Boston's strategy in 2008 when they got KG/Ray)

hugepatsfan
02-05-2014, 09:38 AM
Durant's team
Lebron's team
any other elite player's team

The NBA is all about elite players. No elite player, no title. Even SA, for as good as they are year in and year out, haven't been able to get over the hump since TD has declined from elite player to just a great player. The awesome coaching and management they have hasn't been able to overcome the lack of an elite talent.

RLundi
02-05-2014, 10:07 AM
Golden State- Curry, Barnes and Thompson are gonna be an elite trio and are still young. Mark Jackson is a good coach and can only get better. They will want to make a good impression moving into San Francisco so they'll continue to spend to stay competitive.

Los Angeles Lakers- will have a top 10 draft pick in a deep class and have loads of cap space to entice free agents try next few seasons. Also, the city itself is a major draw so free agents will always be attracted. Only concern is waning management.

Milwaukee- between a presumable top 3 pick and the young talent they already have on the roster, they'll put it together once their players mature. Greek Freak, Sanders, Brandon Knight and say Embiid or Wiggins is a fantastic core.

Philadelphia- Sixers are setting themselves up for a great future. MCW, Noel and a top 5 pick this season has outstanding potential. Whatever they receive from trading Turner and Young is just gravy.

Orlando- Oladipo, Vucevic and a top 3 pick provide a solid core. The Magic are awash in cap space and savvy GM Hennigan has an eye for spotting talent.

IndyRealist
02-05-2014, 10:07 AM
In the next 5 years Ujjiri will manage to trade DeMar DeRozan for Kevin Durant and picks, and OKC will thank him for it.

While Toronto will not be THE top team, they will be A top team. The Spurs have a fantastic system and always find players to fit it, so they will be up there. The Pacers core, aside from West, is young and as long as Larry is at the helm I have confidence that they'll make good, safe moves to stay near the top.

IndyRealist
02-05-2014, 10:08 AM
Golden State- Curry, Barnes and Thompson are gonna be an elite trio and are still young. Mark Jackson is a good coach and can only get better. They will want to make a good impression moving into San Francisco so they'll continue to spend to stay competitive.

Los Angeles Lakers- will have a top 10 draft pick in a deep class and have loads of cap space to entice free agents try next few seasons. Also, the city itself is a major draw so free agents will always be attracted. Only concern is waning management.

Milwaukee- between a presumable top 3 pick and the young talent they already have on the roster, they'll put it together once their players mature. Greek Freak, Sanders, Brandon Knight and say Embiid or Wiggins is a fantastic core.

Philadelphia- Sixers are setting themselves up for a great future. MCW, Noel and a top 5 pick this season has outstanding potential. Whatever they receive from trading Turner and Young is just gravy.

Orlando- Oladipo, Vucevic and a top 3 pick provide a solid core. The Magic are awash in cap space and savvy GM Hennigan has an eye for spotting talent.

You lost me at Brandon Knight.

RLundi
02-05-2014, 10:41 AM
You lost me at Brandon Knight.

Sorry you're lost, but you picked one individual player out of the entire post and that "lost" you? I guess that means you agreed with everything else prior. Sweet.

This is only Knight's third season. I think he'll improve with quality players around him. He's already a bit above average and 19 and 5.5 per 36 is decent. He can def improve his shooting though, for sure.

KnicksorBust
02-05-2014, 10:48 AM
OKC and GState jump out as top teams in the West and IND in the East.

My bold prediction: Kings and Hornets in the West and Magic.

Sly Guy
02-05-2014, 01:18 PM
indy, obviously.

Tony_Starks
02-05-2014, 01:41 PM
Dubs, Lakers, Kings....

Bishnoff
02-06-2014, 01:37 AM
Philly and the Suns should be up there if they keep their respective GMs and head coaches.

Other more obvious options would be OKC, Warriors, and Blazers.

Duncan = Donkey
02-06-2014, 04:40 AM
OKC, GS, INDIANA, PORTLAND

Absolutely Impossible to tell.

ROY 2 MVP Braun
02-06-2014, 07:41 AM
Golden State- Curry, Barnes and Thompson are gonna be an elite trio and are still young. Mark Jackson is a good coach and can only get better. They will want to make a good impression moving into San Francisco so they'll continue to spend to stay competitive.

Los Angeles Lakers- will have a top 10 draft pick in a deep class and have loads of cap space to entice free agents try next few seasons. Also, the city itself is a major draw so free agents will always be attracted. Only concern is waning management.

Milwaukee- between a presumable top 3 pick and the young talent they already have on the roster, they'll put it together once their players mature. Greek Freak, Sanders, Brandon Knight and say Embiid or Wiggins is a fantastic core.

Philadelphia- Sixers are setting themselves up for a great future. MCW, Noel and a top 5 pick this season has outstanding potential. Whatever they receive from trading Turner and Young is just gravy.

Orlando- Oladipo, Vucevic and a top 3 pick provide a solid core. The Magic are awash in cap space and savvy GM Hennigan has an eye for spotting talent.

You lost me at Brandon Knight.

Knight has looked better on offense this season! He needs to learn to run a team as a point guard but Larry Drew did a good job teaching Jeff Teague to be a good floor general I hope he can do the same with Brandon! He also has been pouring in time with Nick Van Axel everyday before and after practice. He will put up better numbers once he gets better players around him and when the young guys on the roster improve (Henson, Sanders, Giannas). Besides that his shooting percentages need to increase but that also will happen when he gets better players around him and he can pick his spots to score! Milwaukee raped the Pistons by getting Knight, let alone Kris Middleton who seems to be a decent young player as well!

cdnsportsfan
02-06-2014, 12:09 PM
Teams with potential to be good in 5 yrs (putting the pieces together right now) - Warriors, Suns, Sixers, Jazz, Magic, Wizards, Raptors

Teams that should sustain themselves - Pacers, Thunder, Blazers

Teams that will do everything to ensure success (whether it happens or not they'll spend a lot) - Lakers, Heat, Nets, Knicks

A lot of people are mentioning the Spurs, and I don't doubt Pop one bit but Duncan really is a special player, Manu will likely be gone by then and maybe Parker as well? They may need to rebuild, though given the history of the Spurs and how good Pop is as a coach that could just be more of a reloading process. Still, they won't be a force for a couple seasons as they make that transition.

MrfadeawayJB
02-06-2014, 12:17 PM
People are sleeping on the celtics. They have like 10 first round picks over the next 2-3 years and are sure to get at least 1-2 right

Htownballa1622
02-06-2014, 12:34 PM
Rockets.

Having Harden + Durant this time will work.

chitownredbulls
02-06-2014, 12:45 PM
Kings

GSRaider
02-06-2014, 12:48 PM
(keeping it brief)

*In no particular order

Pacers - Obvious choice here... Paul George, Hibbert and Stephenson

Warriors - Steph Curry and Klay Thompson... And if Barnes reaches his potential, they'll be absolutely lethal.

Pelicans - Anthony Davis is in my opinion the player under the age of 24 I would start my franchise with… Yes, even over Paul George (again, my opinion)… 3rd youngest team in the league and playing decent in the meat grinder that is the western conference.

Thunder - Durant and Westbrook

Blazers - Lillard and Aldridge

Wizards - Wall and Beal

Houston - Harden and Howard

Suns - They got something going on over there and Hornacek is showing to be a stud coach.

Spurs - They're the model of consistency.

Raptors - Masai Ujiri

Miami - Pat Riley

Celtics - Danny Ainge

Lakers - $$$

I think that covers it…