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Posted September 18, 2013 - 11:35 PM

Kerr going out on a big lim there imo. Sure they might have a shot, although you could argue not as good as Indiana or potentially Brooklyn, but that's his opinion of course. He has to obviously be extremely confident about Rose completely returning to peak condition including athletically since that's such a huge part of his game.

“There’s a reason these teams don’t do it,” TNT analyst Steve Kerr said. “Emotionally, it’s just exhausting to keep doing it year after year, particularly when you have to deal with everything Miami has to deal with on a daily basis, just the constant critiquing and scrutiny on the team, and then you factor in the injuries with Wade and Bosh and their health. I don’t think Miami will get out of the East this year….

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“I just feel like it’s all sort of teed up for Chicago with Rose coming back, guys like Noah and [Taj] Gibson entering their prime,” Kerr said. “I think Chicago will have something special this year.”

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 12:24 AM

Couldn't agree with him more. But then again, Miami would'nt have won a single title had they seen a healthy Bulls team those years IMO.


Edited by Paris, September 19, 2013 - 12:26 AM.


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Posted September 19, 2013 - 02:29 AM

Considering the heck the Bulls gave the Heat without Rose he could be right.

Problem is they don't have Robinson anymore.  Robinson off the bench for Rose is what would have done it.


 

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 03:20 AM

Considering the heck the Bulls gave the Heat without Rose he could be right.

Problem is they don't have Robinson anymore.  Robinson off the bench for Rose is what would have done it.

They weren't just without Rose. Rip Hamilton, Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng, who usually leads the NBA in mins, weren't playing either. That's 4 rotation-players including their best player overall and their best wing defender. This season they'll everyone back while Jimmy Butler, Noah and Gibson should improve.  

 

Don't know who'll end up getting out of the east, though. It's a close call between Chicago, Brooklyn, Miami and Indiana with NY being a wild-card. Indiana, perhaps, if i had to bet. They gave the Heat a lot of trouble this year and have a lot of things going their direction, such as Granger coming back, Hibbert and George being a year older and better and I think even the additions of Scola and Copeland will do a big difference.  



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Posted September 19, 2013 - 05:05 PM

Very tough to make these runs over and over like Kerr said.

Though I think Chicago will be a power, if Brooklyn can figure it out by the All-Star break I don't see any team stopping them in the East.

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 05:08 PM

I would say Pacers over Bulls, but that's not a bad guess either.



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Posted September 19, 2013 - 11:58 PM

The Knicks are going nowhere.

 

I'd say the Nets, Bulls and Pacers all have a chance.  But Miami will be damn good yet again.



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Posted September 19, 2013 - 11:58 PM

I wouldn't leave out Indiana, they've got a shot.

Brooklyn (on paper) sounds like a team that can challenge Miami as well.

New York... I don't know about them, lol.

Edited by Disaster in Paradise, September 19, 2013 - 11:59 PM.

 

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Posted September 20, 2013 - 01:27 AM

D. Rose will come out hungry after being ridiculed through countless memes. 



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Posted September 20, 2013 - 03:06 AM

I wouldn't leave out Indiana, they've got a shot.

Brooklyn (on paper) sounds like a team that can challenge Miami as well.

New York... I don't know about them, lol.

Agree. Brooklyn are dangerous as hell.

Their whole starting lineup can basically score from everywhere and they have a lot of back-ups who fits right in.

 

New York? Don't know, man. On paper, they're pretty damn good:

PG. Felton, Prigioni, Udrih

Wings. Melo, JR, Shumpert, Metta

Frontcourt: Chandler, Amare, Bargnani, K-Mart.

 

I think Fat Ray Felton, JR Smith, Metta World Peace, Amare and Bargnani is the lineup from hell. Two guys want's to play defense, but are to fat and slow to do so. The other 3, not so much. None are willing or capable of passing the ball and everyone shoots too many bad shots.

 

That being said - a back-bone of Melo and Chandler is a good starting point for any team.



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Posted September 20, 2013 - 08:41 PM

That Knicks lineup is a shambles.

 

They are replete with tweener players, all of which play minimal to zero defense.



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Posted September 21, 2013 - 01:02 AM

That Knicks lineup is a shambles.

 

They are replete with tweener players, all of which play minimal to zero defense.

Well, some of them at least. 

 

A lineup of Shumpert-JR-Metta-Melo-Chandler, could be really tough on both ends of the court. 



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Posted September 21, 2013 - 04:25 AM

That Knicks lineup is a shambles.

 

They are replete with tweener players, all of which play minimal to zero defense.


Agree 100%.  Don't know what the heck the Clippers are doing either with their lineup with Doc as their coach(all I'm seeing is one dimensional 3 point shooters, no post presence, and no defense, and no one that can take the ball off the dribble or create offense for themselves except Crawford and Paul with everyone else needing to be force fed still).. getting Jamison and NOW looking at Arenas has me scratching my head extremely... but at least what they have is better than whatever the Knicks think they are doing.


Edited by Majesty, September 21, 2013 - 04:25 AM.

 

I've always liked Steve Blake.

 


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Posted September 21, 2013 - 05:07 AM

Not really on same page with him, but it is true that Heat will have the hardest time this season in their dynasty period. Their regular season performances won't be on par with 12/13 season. There will be no 20+ game winning streak. Wade's body is on a serious decline, and they got rid of one guy that could *somehow* give scoring spark off the bench. All that is well documented a lot by pundits, but here is one thing that not many have considered: Will Lebron be ready for the battle next season? Can he take Pacers/Nets/Bulls and to some degree Knicks head on, after exhausting himself through July 3 years in a row? Can he cover for others? I really doubt that eventhough he is in his prime and an absolute freak of nature. And that is why I think Miami will sufer and they might even see a 2nd round exit.



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Posted September 21, 2013 - 05:28 AM

Its not Lebron that the Heat need to worry about its D Wade.  If he looks anything like last year of course they will be beaten.  Not sure why the Bulls keep being painted as the Heat killers though.  Last time that happened they got spanked 4-1 when the Heat were really surviving solely off the big 3 production


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Posted September 22, 2013 - 09:31 AM

Brooklyn and Pacers would be my pick. In paper Brooklyn nets sounds scary because they have a legit starting 5 and have 1 of the deepest bench. Then Pacers also have a legit shot at taking out the Heat if Granger can be the same player before injury and Scola or Stephenson being the 6th man.



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Posted September 22, 2013 - 11:13 AM

I think the heat will lose because the playoffs are gonna be to hard on them


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Posted September 22, 2013 - 10:12 PM

With additional of Michael Beastly, sorry it's a NO.


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 04:33 AM

Ummm, I doubt he makes or breaks whatever challenges they have.  Hasn't been good anywhere he's been outside of one season where he was basically allowed to run wild in the offense and still managed to have a PER on par with league average.  A PER on par with league avg while taking 17 shots a game is very poor.  Means he's chucking.

With additional of Michael Beastly, sorry it's a NO.


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 06:13 AM

19 ppg on 45% shooting is unimpressive to you I guess.


 

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