I got us goin 6-4 which I think the Wolves can do easily. Anything less than that and I'll be dissapointed. We could go 7-3 or so if we can go 2-2 on that 4 game road trip but im not expecting much. 6-4 would be a great start to the season for the Wolves, while everyone is getting a feel for one another.
7-3 or better...BOOK IT! I think we will rule the beginning of the season.
1. Paul tired from playing international ball all summer
2. Bibby is out with an injury
3. Knicks probably will suck
4. Blazers aren't any good
5. Magic lots of new players and young talent compared to our experienced club
Blazers = 2 wins
Sacramento = 2 wins
Magic = 1 win
Knicks = 1 win
Hornets = 1 win (I also think Peja is out with an injury, not sure)
Then there's that toss up if we beat the cavs or lakers considering if Lebron or Kobe have a bad night with Trenton Hassell gaurding them...we could pull away with one also. Hopefully everything goes to plan. (Injuries are helping us so far)
I'm hoping Lebron is tired but don't count on it...he's so conditioned...its not even funny! I don't care what people say, we are contenders if we have a good beginning of the season.
11/1: Kings- will be tougher than most think, even if bibby is out, they still have artest, miller (i think he might miss too though), kevin martin, SAR, etc. this isnt a given IMO.
11/3: @ Nuggets- I think its good we get a look at our main division opponent so early in the year. we can see what we have to deal with the whole season. right now they are just about fully healthy which they havent
been in forever, but will they be able to play as a team?
11/4: @ Blazers- Should be a win, first roy vs foye meeting to see who got the better young gun, hopefully we did. i remember we played portland in the first game last year and it wasnt a stroll in the park. dmiles killed us.
11/6: @ Kings- Bibby might be back, i think this will be a loss. arco arena should be back to their days when they had vlade and cwebb.
11/7: @ Lakers- IF hassell holds Kobe to lower than 25 and IF we dont have another "kareem rush" incident, this should be a W.
11/11: Magic- Our toughest home game in this stretch. should be interesting watching KG and dwight go at it. should be a nail biter but we should pull it out unless jj has a lights out shooting night.
11/14: Blazers- Better be a W. hopefully the guys have started to get somewhat of a small feel for each other, i know it takes longer, but maybe they'll be more cohesive.
11/17: @ Cavs- I think Lebron will have his way with us (even though i dont like lebron) hassell is too small to defend him and we dont have anyone else except KG and maybe reed. plus i doubt blount will shut down Z.
11/18: Hornets- Another tough home game. CP3 brings in his new crew with peja and chandler. kg and tyson go at it quite a bit. if we play like we're capapble of, should be a W.
11/22: Knicks- Steph with another return. will the crowd STILL boo him? i hope so. knicks with soo much talent, but only one ball. i will cry if we lose this game.
If we don't win our next 3 games consecutively I will be very disappointed considering the amount of time given between each game. We should have fresher legs than our oppenents and a lot more time to prepare. Plus, Foye will have more time to prepare for the 30 point game he will post sooner than later. I wish KG would do more of what he did in Portland, when he basically took over the game. He should do that every game in the 3rd or 4th quarter.