JR smith is so much better then snyder, just like cedric simmons is going to be better then west, if not already is..west is a sixth man
C- Hilton Armstrong
PF- Cedric Simmons
SG- Jr Smith
I disagree on Snyder.
The one who I want to see in the lineup though next year is Mason he can get a lot better for them. Mason can guard the SG and Peja plays SG on offense. I have a feeling Mason can produce a lot more for them next year.
About West I agree he is overrated but Simmons has no range, is raw, and will probably be on the bench for a couple years.
Nonetheless this makes them a certain playoff team, even in the insanely deep West provided they keep up the same level of play.
Not really. If semi-healthy SA, Dal, Phx, Sac, Hou and Lac are clearly better teams. Mem, Den, Lal are at least on even terms. Even Uta, Min and Sea (strong season finish) cannot be counted out. It makes them better, but in the West there are no guranatees for middle of the pack teams.
My problem with givng Peja that huge of a contract is that he is basically a clutchless, defenseless, softie! I mean its one thing to overpay for a person who is a clutch player, but when the playoffs begin, Peja is gone fishing! Plus the fact that he has declined in the past few years. The Pacers are doing the right thing and not resigning him, they got some talented small forwards and they need to dump salary.
If semi-healthy SA, Dal, Phx, Sac, Hou and Lac are clearly better teams. Mem, Den, Lal are at least on even terms. Even Uta, Min and Sea (strong season finish) cannot be counted out.
SAC has frontcourt issues and no coach. Memphis could be looking at an offyear as they've just traded skill for potential and have nothing at the PG or C spots. Denver? Mediocre team last year, they're going to lose Kmart, eh. Utah I doubt it, they're outmatched all over the place, and who can trust Kirilenko's health? Minnesota's the second worst team in the West, and Seattle could lose Wilcox and still after all this don't have a Center. I simply cannot see these guys not getting in. They shoulda done it last year, with a raw roster, no wing players whatsoever, and a thin frontcourt. Injury's the only thing keepin' em out.
GeeWiz stop talking out of your ass like GOBB said. It is obvious that Petrie will fix the frontcourt problems and Musselman will be a good coach. Kings get a new PF that blocks shots and we will have a better frontcourt than the hornets. I'm not sure why you think the hornets are better than all those teams. Denver's going to trade KMart, re-sign Nene, and get a new shooting guard. They will be better than NOK. They're already more talented than NOK. If they didn't have so many injuries last year they would've probably been a 50 win team.
Yeah they're overpaying, but Indy should've gotten him back. From where I stand, they've taken a couple of steps back
Why? Granger fits what they're tryign to do in Indiana more than Peja. They know their not going to win a title anytime soon, so why overpay a mediocre player to just make the 2nd round a few times and then be saddled with a bad contract? Indy needs to destroy and rebuild their entire roster.
I like this time of the year man. The Hornets could finally make the playoffs. Great move for them since theyve made it known that theyd want a shooter. Sucks for Indiana. Maybe that's why they drafted Shawne Williams and might start Granger at SF. But damn, the West is just looking like a powerhouse so far.
Quote me on it now, they will trade JR Smith before the season starts, he does not get along with the coach.
This makes me beleive you just quoted somebody else. Everyone on here knows him and his coach don't vibe
It's a shame about Peja. He could be a very deadly weapon on any team but he's being judged for his price tag. He is still a phenomenal shooter. Two years ago the people on this board thought he was the best in the NBA.