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Posted on: January 11, 2012 3:43 pm
 

Why Dwight to the Nets? Nash to Orlando?

You sit back watching Orlando Magic play and you get shots of Otis Smith watching the game. I think to myself, what the hell is he thinking? Orlando is playing in the mids of the Eastern Conference like last year. No real improvement at all. Why is he sitting on his hands not making any moves to try to improve this basketball team? Does he want Dwight to return? Is the reason he isn't considering trading Nelson is simply because he is tight with Dwight believing he will lure him to return? I'm pretty certain that Dwight doesn't want to play with Nelson any longer when you hear about him wanting to go play with D-Will in New Jersey.

Another thing I don't understand is Dwight's top team to go to is New Jersey. Out of all the teams in the NBA you can choose, you want to go to New Jersey? The same team that was beaten by Orlando  by about 20 points. Wouldn't doubt it if Orlando could beat the Nets without Dwight on the floor. The team is 2-8 currently as the 2nd worst team in the Eastern Conference only above the Wizards. If Dwight wants to win a championship, I would suggest looking elsewhere.

If someone asked me what Orlando needed....I would say a point guard who can make players around him better. Dish assists and be a solid scoring option when he is needed. Who fits that bill? Chris Paul was obviously my first choice, but no way Orlando can get him now with him in LA. Why not get Steve Nash? Why Nash or CP3? They were in bad situations where they are. Neither can win a championship if they want to. All PHX fans want Nash to go to a different team to compete for an NBA championship. I say why not take a risk? Hell if you must, try to get Grant Hill back in an Orlando uniform for old time sakes to make Nash feel more comfortable.

My proposed trade:
Nash, Grant Hill, and Channing Frye-Some may ask why these 3 players? Orlando will probably need a power forward in return if they give up a guy like Ryan Anderson who in my opinion is probably the 2nd best player on the team right now. Frye can hit 3s as well. Of course Hill for reunion purposes and Nash for obvious reasons.

Ryan Anderson, Jameer Nelson, 1 or 2 1st rounders, and if that ain't enough....give them whomever they want besides Dwight Howard. I doubt they would want Turk back o. As long as Nash comes to Orlando, I could care less who comes with him or who doesn't. Otis has got to do something. I figure he thinks Dwight will return. LOL!
Posted on: June 20, 2011 3:41 pm
 

Rondo no longer a top 5 pg? IMO he isn't.....

I've defended Rondo big time because of his defense, passing skills, ect. At this point, after making top 5 by each position. He is #6 on my list due to his poor offense. It has got to improve. Here is my list of top 5 pgs right now:

1.CP3-best point guard in the game for the last couple of years. Defense is solid, passing is great, and offense is also a good asset. He is the complete package.
2.Derrick Rose-He is probably the best scoring point guard in the game today. Defense really doesn't help him all that much. That is something he needs to improve on along with getting his teammates involved offensively. That is one of the main reasons why he isn't the best today.
3.Westbrook-Some folks may think he is too high on my list, but I could argue that he is just as good as Rose. Not only offensively, but passing as well. During the regular season the guy avg over 8 assists per game along with a nice scoring total. Any of these top 3 guards I'd love to see in Orlando next season. The toughest part for Westbrook is his contract salary is only 4 million. I doubt Thunder would part ways. Rose is reigning MVP and the star of the Bulls. No way Bulls trade him for anybody other than Howard on the Magic. CP3 is on a team ran by the NBA.
4.D-Will-Can score 20 and get his teammates involved. The guy isn't that great defensively, but is a great point guard. Hopefully for Jersey he will stick around. Write it down now!! Kevin Love will be a member of the New Jersey Nets after next season.
5.Steve Nash-This may surprise some or it may not. Nash has been one of the best point guards for a fairly long time in the NBA. Two NBA MVPs to prove it. He still has it. Offense is still solid and is one of the best passers in the game.

Agree or disagree? Where does Rondo rank on your point guard list?
Posted on: June 18, 2011 12:30 pm
 

Pre-FA Teams to look out for next season

I decided to choose 3 teams from each conference. Teams of course that weren't in the top 4 of either conference last season.

Eastern Conference:
Indiana Pacers-They have a bunch of cap room and they got a solid group coming back. I expect them to be back in the playoffs next season and a higher seed. Possibly 5th or 6th seed in the East. That is what I'm expecting.
New Jersey Nets-They have the money. Who knows who they bring in through FA? I expect them to fight for a final playoff spot.
New York Knicks of course-I wouldn't be surprised at all if they are in the top 4 teams in the East next season. They got the money to get whoever they want. Again I expect them to have one of the top 4 seeds in the East next season.

Western Conference:
Memphis Grizzlies-I expect them to shine if they do indeed resign Gasol which I expect them to do. Top 4 seeded team next season. You better believe it! Write it down. I expect a decline from LA and SA next season meaning of course they won't do as good as they did last season. Possible better playoff success, but not regular season. By postseason success I'm not meaning winning a championship of course.
Utah Jazz-With two picks in the lottery early first round. Plus hearing about them shopping Devin Harris. I think this team could compete for a playoff spot next season.
Portland Trail Blazers-Expecting that they are healthy....LOL! No I think they will finish with a better record and finish as one of the top 5 teams in the West. Andre Miller looks like he will be on the way out.

What teams do you expect to improve after last season? That people should be looking out for?
Posted on: February 22, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Evaluating Wolves/Nuggets future

Wolves receive:  C Eddy Curry, F Anthony Randolph, $3 million
Wolves gave up:  F Corey Brewer

Wolves got a good deal. Heard Curry will be bought out. Obviously the deal with Melo couldn't happen if not for Curry getting out of New York with his expiring contract. Again the buyout of Curry's contract is a rumor. Figure they will o. So basically the Knicks gave up Randolph and 3 million for Brewer. Not that bad of a trade, but I think Wolves gained from this deal due to the fact Randolph is good and still has a rookie contract that is affordable. Get 3 million also. Very good deal for Wolves. It benefits in my opinion the Knicks also since they are receiving Melo.

Nuggets receive: G Raymond Felton, F Danilo Gallinari, F Wilson Chandler, C Timofey Mozgov, first-round pick in 2014, second-round picks in 2012 and 2013, $3 million.
Nuggets give up: F Carmelo Anthony, G Chauncey Billups, C Shelden Williams, F Renaldo Balkman, G Anthony Carter.

Obviously trading star players such as Anthony and Billups it looks as if they are rebuilding. They received some nice young talent to build around. They got something the Cavs and Toronto didn't get. That is some good prospects along with a good deal in my opinion. I praise Melo for stating to the Nuggets way beforehand that he wants out. Way better than letting them have nothing. Didn't expect the team to do well in the playoffs regardless this year. I don't expect or predicted that they would make the playoffs this season cuz of the Melo situation that I figured would play out. It did and I don't expect them to make the playoffs for a few years. Probably more than that LOL! In any case the deal is done thank goodness. It was very annoying with the drama all year. I wish both teams good luck going forward. They certainly need it. I wish their fanbases to stick in there.

Posted on: February 22, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Evaluating Knick trades with Wolves/Denver

I decided to do this last night, but it was late so I decided to do it tomorrow which is today. Anyways here is my evaluation on both of the Knick trades. Definately shook things up and I must say their future is bright going forward.

Knicks received: F Carmelo Anthony, G Chauncey Billups, C Shelden Williams, F Renaldo Balkman, F Corey Brewer, G Anthony Carter.

Knicks gave up: G Raymond Felton, F Danilo Gallinari, F Wilson Chandler, G Timofey Mozgov, first-round pick in 2014, second-round picks in 2012 and 2013, $3 million each to Nuggets and Timberwolves along with Eddy Currey and Randolph to the Wolves.

Obviously the Knicks gave up starters along with some bench players to get what they wanted. What they wanted was of course Carmelo Anthony. All the talk has been about Melo to New York. That destination he wanted to go and he is going with teammates along with new players. Gets to team with one of his friends in Amare. This is huge not only for the Knicks, but the Eastern Conference. Their fan base is quite strange. It is either that or some of their fans are. Some are just plain upset with the deal feeling they gave up too much for Melo? Did they? In some ways I guess you can say that. Keep hearing about the starters they gave up. Did they not get starters in return? Billups, Brewer, Melo need I go on. Yes you gave up 4 starters that had great talent. Denver and Minnesota did the same thing. Role players also I hear Eddy Curry and so on. Eddy Curry and his bad contract has been way overdue. They been trying to get rid of him for several seasons. I know some fans that were upset at the fact Curry optioned to return rather than be a free agent. Anyways the Knicks have a far better future now with Melo than without him. I figure if Knicks wouldn't have put up an offer like they did than Anthony would be heading to New Jersey. He won't leave that type of money on the table.

Future for the Knicks is bright like I stated. They have two superstars now. Do I believe they can win a playoff series this season? It is certainly possible, but I wouldn't bet on it. Will they next season? You can bank on that. Would they have won a playoff series without these trades? I doubt it more so. I think this is the best bet for their franchise to win a championship. A guy like Melo playing for your franchise doesn't happen every day nor every year for that matter. This was their oppurtunity and they took it. I woulda did the same thing. You get experienced vets in Billups and Melo which it will bring that to a young team like the Knicks. They were young anyway. I believe Billups has some game left in him. Brewer certainly does. The team is certainly one of the top tier in the East. I give congrats to the owner, organization, and so on for making this trade happen. Fanbase has suffered for a long time and now they got a playoff team that will soon become a championship contender. They made big steps closer to that with them deals they made.
Posted on: January 28, 2011 9:03 pm
 

26 days remain til the trade deadline..Melo trade

A lot of talk has been about Melo trades? I can honestly state now I doubt Melo will be traded as of now. It seems as if all the talk is done. I doubt the Nuggets will get as much as they would have from the Nets. Which in my opinion was way too much for Melo what they were asking for. Anybody think Melo will be traded? If so than to which team?

Richard Hamilton aka Rip is also rumored to be traded somewhere. He wants out. I have no idea about the desination he will be going. Pistons were apart of the Nets trade and Rip was heading to New Jersey til the trade talks immediately stopped.

Any other guys rumored to be traded I didn't mention? LOL! All of two guys.

Steve Nash has been rumored, but it is clear that they have no intention of trading a soon to be 38 year old.

I think the 76ers should trade Iggy sooner rather than later.

Granger is also rumored, but again who knows?

Anybody got any updates? Will Melo be traded?
Posted on: November 11, 2010 11:53 am
 

East conference playoff seed predictions 2010-11

This is obviously my predictions for the playoffs for 2010-11 Eastern Conference. I'll be unbiased here as I was in the Western Conference predictions.

1.Miami Heat-The team will have the best record in the NBA whether I or anybody else likes it. The refs will lead the way for this team which is why they will make it to the Finals and lose. That is my prediction anyway. As long as they stay healthy I can't see why they won't be.

2.Boston Celtics-The reason I put them at 2 is because they have an old team. Injuries will hurt them as it always does, but with depth at the Center and power forward position I think they can at least keep this high of a seed. Figure Kg will get injured at some point during the season again.

3.Orlando Magic-The lack of consistancy has me and others wondering about the Magic. Even though the Magic have a lot of great talent and can shoot the 3 they are a bit too inconsistant for my liking which will hurt them throughout the season unless they make a trade before the deadline which I hope they do. Bring Melo to Orlando!!

4.Atlanta Hawks-They are doing pretty well thus far into the season, but they as always will fail one way or another come playoff time. A regular season team!! Prove me wrong Atlanta!

5.Chicago Bulls
-They are doing just fine thus far without their big acquistion of the off-season in Boozer. I believe they will make it to the Conference Semi's, but no farther.

6.New Jersey Nets-This is a surprise pick, but I'm basing this on believing they will end up with Melo which will lead them to the playoffs. They may be a better seed than that if they end up with Melo o. Didn't want a bunch of hooplah if you get what I'm saying.

7. Milwaukee Bucks-This team has a solid team. Probably would have went somewhere last year if it wasn't for Boguts injury, but they did beat the Hawks in game 7 to make it to the divisional rounds. They achieved more than expected. congrats to Bucks wish them the best this season as well.

8.New York Knicks-Just figure they will end up with the final spot.

 
 
 
 
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