Re: Why Sam Smith thinks this year won't be bad at all
I think we'll be in the 6-7 seed range.
If Rose comes back in late February early March and is able to contribute he may push us to maybe the 4-5 seed.
As of right now I see it as follows:
May contend for the 8 seed: Magic (Who knows what will happen with Dwight),
Bucks, Pistons, Wizards.
If it played out that way we'd play Knicks in the 1st round, Celtics in the 2nd round and avoid the Heat until the ECF.
I'm not giving up on this season. I know it's a big unknown, but if Rose can work himself into playing shape and stay healthy the last few months of the season when he comes back before the playoffs along with an improved roster anything can happen.
Aside from the Heat I truly believe we can beat anyone in the East.
Against the Heat a lot of things would have to go right and pretty much everyone would have to be playing their best, but we could pull of the upset.