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Old 07-17-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Monitoring the competition in Eastern Conference

I thought to start a thread of "brief thoughts" as other Eastern teams flush out their Roster.

Maybe simple bullets about impact of signing and where it "moves the team" in a very wide open Eastern Conference race.

Welcome to join...all and any...

Perhaps we can limit it to "one team" per post so if you quote respond then the discussion is on that team ?
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:11 PM   #2
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Default Charlotte Hornets

Hornets:

Lost McRoberts to Heat
Lost Ridnor to Magic according to rumors

Signed Stevenson from Pacers
Chasing Boozer as amnesty candidate

Took Noah Vonleah as draft pick
Then got PJ Harrison from the Heat for Napier. D League NBA ready ?

I think the loss of glue guys McRoberts/Ridnor are more than the addition of the draft picks and Stevenson... but Stevenson has talent and the outside threat they lacked last year.

Overall I think they are still playoff bound but lower tier... 5 - 8.

Season Record to be about the same with plus or minus 3 wins.
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:45 PM   #3
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Wizards:

Hmm interesting.

On a team with Nene and lost Ariza

- Resigned C Gortat
- Signed C Dejawn Blair
- Added Pierce at the vet minimum to replace Ariza
- Added ex Raptor Humphries

- No draft picks.

I have to assume that loading up on C means Nene is gone/hurt/not ready/not coming back otherwise doesn't make sense. Never read it definative but Nene is not going to be the power he was a few years back.

I think Pierce and Humph are actually really good pick ups for this team. Everyone says Pierce is old and not as energetic as we was - but this team is all about the Backcourt (Wall and Beal) scoring or feeding to the big men down low. Pierce doesn't need to be 20 points per game like Boston or even Brooklyn.

Humph is a classic plugger almost double double consistently.

This team gave the Raptors fits at season end.. those were good games to watch but didnt always go our way.

If the Raps are on the rise in the East then so are the Wizards. I guess their wins will come from the Heat / Pacers among others but I "think I think" the Wizards may be considered top half eastern conference material.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:04 PM   #4
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Default Re: Monitoring the competition in Eastern Conference

I think the East is wide open and injuries will really have an effect on the standings the team I will focus on the Pacer's will not run away with the lead as they did much of the season last year. Lance as weird as he was in some respects was one of there top two player's they will fell his loss especially on the play making front. This team needs a Rondo like point and to resolve its chemistry issues. I can see them dropping significantly.
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Old 07-19-2014, 03:06 AM   #5
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Default Re: Washington Wizards

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This team gave the Raptors fits at season end.. those were good games to watch but didnt always go our way.

The Raptors won the series 3-1, 2-1 post Rudy Gay trade. Give me a triple OT loss where Ross left after the 1st half and we lose 3 of our main guys in OT anyday.

The other 2 games, we clearly dominated against the Wizards for majority of the time on their home floor.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:51 AM   #6
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The Raptors won the series 3-1, 2-1 post Rudy Gay trade. Give me a triple OT loss where Ross left after the 1st half and we lose 3 of our main guys in OT anyday.

The other 2 games, we clearly dominated against the Wizards for majority of the time on their home floor.

I cannot argue the earlier season games; the 2-1 post Rudy Gay seems to me the most relevant.

The Wizards did start slow.. but look how they finished.

Given that quote unquote 'the Heat step back' I would suggest the Wizard gain in that division and therefore in the conference. Especially with all the bigs they added to the back court of BBeal/Wall.

<< I just not sure what adding those bigs mean. Is Nene done? Is this desperation or exasperation? Will it be a chemistry issue for minutes ?>>

In theory - on paper - I would put the Wizards with the Raptors on the cusp of top 4 east.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS
Added: Marcin Gortat (re-signed), Paul Pierce (Nets), Drew Gooden (re-signed), Kris Humphries (Celtics), DeJuan Blair (Mavericks), Kevin Seraphin (re-signed)
Lost: Trevor Ariza (Rockets), Trevor Booker (Jazz)
Free Agents: Al Harrington, Chris Singleton, Garrett
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