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  1. #1
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    Are the Bulls the only real threat in the East?

    Let's be honest here, the Raptors and Wizards aren't contenders, Miami clearly needs James to be truly in that discussion. One could say Cleveland but they've given up the third most points in the East, A great offense won't cover up swiss cheese defense, especially in the playoffs, they'll need to be historically great on offense to be true contenders imo.

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    I would say so.

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    no,all the contenders in the east have some issue,but all those teams you named have a shot

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    No they're not.


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    Nope.
    Quote Originally Posted by nycericanguy View Post
    well unfortunately it looks like you were right about Bargs...

    but hopefully we can use his expiring, if not at least we unloaded Novak's deal...

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    Nah. Cavs will be there at the end, along with Toronto and Wash. Heat are pretty good as well.

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    Yes... They are the only threat to the Cavs. When it comes down to pure talent the Cavs are just over flowing with it. The only threat they should have is the Bulls. Wizards are good but don't seem to have the ability to Contain 2 of the big 3. Raptors are also a good team but don't seem to have the killer instinct. The Heat Will make the playoffs but can only go as far as Dwayne wade can take them. Bosh can do anything he wants but unless Wade is there to support it I don't see them as a threat. Rose has been annoyed by injuries and everything is blown up by the media. Funny how the media can't seem to figure out that 2 years off this dumb injuries will happen because he isn't in game shape. With or with out Rose they can give the Cavs a hard time. The road cone defensive scheme won't work in the playoffs. All of these teams have plenty of time to improve so who knows whats going to be going on in the playoffs.

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    Despite struggling early the Cavs have too much talent to not be considered a contender. Whether they put it together this season is a question that remains to be seen. The Heat with Wade are a lot like the Spurs IMO, as long as he is playing and relatively healthy they are a threat.

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    Until Thibs runs them all into the ground again





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    Threat for what?

    Nobody from the East is winning the championship this year. Some weird circumstances would have to happen. Every single team from the East would be considered a heavy underdog by the odds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beasted86 View Post
    Threat for what?

    Nobody from the East is winning the championship this year. Some weird circumstances would have to happen. Every single team from the East would be considered a heavy underdog by the odds.
    Why don't you read the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vampirate View Post
    Let's be honest here, the Raptors and Wizards aren't contenders, Miami clearly needs James to be truly in that discussion. One could say Cleveland but they've given up the third most points in the East, A great offense won't cover up swiss cheese defense, especially in the playoffs, they'll need to be historically great on offense to be true contenders imo.
    Cleveland can pull it together, maimi struggled their first year, but i think this team really lacks defense, wade was at least a copetent defender and gave them that 2nd wing guy, the Cavs, Irving is terrible defensivly, if Kirk Hinrich can tear him up, it says something, , i also think the Wiz could do some damage in the playoffs, knocking off a team like the bulls, but other than that, i have little belief that the Raptors can actually come out, but ive been surprised before,


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    Between the Bulls and Miami, depends who holds up better Rose or Wade.

    I doubt either team could beat whoever comes out of the west though...

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    Either them or Cleveland.

    Unless Indiana can pull off an amazing PG13 & Hibbert for Kevin Durant trade. (which wont happen)
    Last edited by PowerHouse; 11-18-2014 at 10:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_Starks View Post
    Between the Bulls and Miami, depends who holds up better Rose or Wade.

    I doubt either team could beat whoever comes out of the west though...
    Every team from the East is flawed and relying on luck of something weird happening out West so a weaker opponent comes out. Some type of injury to the Warriors front court like always seems to happen, a couple age injuries with the Spurs, some type of event to balance the odds. But if talking straight up everyone healthy, the East is pretty weakas pictured right now. But teams can make some trades and improve between now and then. Anything can happen with the right move. We saw it in '04 with the Pistons.

    And this Miami team is much more flawed than the Bulls. The defense has been weak and PG play is too erratic. We'd need more luck than others to make it out.
    Last edited by beasted86; 11-18-2014 at 11:49 AM.

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