Originally Posted by sixerfan3511
Coby Karl will not put them over the top of the 2 teams i just named. If they are better, it won't be because of him. As for the other 2 spots, i feel that if they get those 2 back, they still are behind those teams on paper. But like i said, if they finish 3rd i wouldn't be surprised either.
On paper, they are younger and stronger than the Spurs with their starting lineup. As far as the Lakers, it depends upon injuries, and how hungry Kobe and the Lakers will be for a repeat. It also depends upon injuries that the Nuggets may sustain. But a starting lineup of Billups, JR, KMart, Melo, and Nene can compete with anyone when they are all healthy. The Lakers bench may be a bit stronger than the Nuggets, but, depending upon who they add with the final three slots, the Nuggets bench will be equal to or better than the Spurs.