Rank the teams you think are the best heading into the season from first to last. The criteria is last year's success, off-season acquisitions, player progression or regression, chemistry and overall talent.
I think I'll stop at 75 votes or after a 48 hour period, which ever comes first.
#1: Miami Heat, Why?
- Defending champions
- A lot of talent
- Improved over the summer with the acquisition of Ray Allen
- Hopefully a healthy Wade and Bosh
- LeBron James
- Entering their 3rd season, developed chemistry and role players understanding their role.
- Very good defensive team
I am also thinking of creating a 2012-2013 Prediction Thread, where we'll vote for individual awards, playoff teams/seeding, and eventual champions. But we'll do it in phases, we got 2 months to kill (or a month until pre-season starts). Should be a fun project.
I think a vote with reason should be given. Alot of times trolls just post random crap for no reason.
My pick is Miami. Championship team that got better in the off-season with the addition of Ray Allen. Their defense was already great, but now with a healthy Wade and Bosh not going down in the playoffs, they're nearly unstoppable.
1. Miami, a reason isn't really necessary, unless there's some dramatic change to a championship team, like Dallas going into last season after they dismantled their championship core. The champion is always the team to beat until proven otherwise unfit of that title.
but i dont buy into this idea that, once bron/miami got over the hump, it will be easier to win more titles from here on out. some pressure is relieved sure, but the lakers and the thunder will be a very tough challenge for them, fortunately for them though, the east looks pretty weak
Defending champs who have the best player in basketball, the second best SG, and a top 10 PF. Added the best 3pt shooter of all time & the low risk Rashard Lewis. Cole comes back and may get better. Only loss of the roster is Turiaf, Howard, and Curry? They got better.