Did Eastern Conference.....why not West?
1.OKC-Last year, my pick to represent the Finals. Almost got there, but this year....they'll get there.
2.Memphis-Best frontcourt in the Western Conference! Griz emerged last season defeating the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. Now, with a short season, I figure the team will take advantage of it.
3.Lakers-No Odom will definately hurt this team this year. Probably worse than I'm giving them here. Bynum's health will determine this team's fate now that Odom is gone. Who would replace him in the starting lineup? Exactly!!
4.Mavs-No Chandler=no repeat. I do like the additions Mavs did make o, but I don't think it will be enough. One could argue they will be better than LA, but I'm not a big fan of Haywood and I think they lost more than they gained.
5.Clippers-Addition of CP3 and Butler, a lot of fans are excited about the Clippers. I'm not totally sold on this team just yet to annoint them a top team in the West. One of the reasons I am hesitant is because of the history of injuries Butler. Do they have depth?
6.Blazers-Don't know much about Camby and his arrest, but sad ending to Roy's career. Figure the team will be in the mix for the playoffs with Felton running the show.
7.Spurs-Health is always a concern for the Spurs in the past. Lucky enough last season to stay healthy for the most part until Manu got hurt right before the playoffs. With a lot of back to back games, it is doubtful that these guys will stay healthy. Out of respect for the Spurs, I'm not gonna count them out.
8.Nuggets-Who knows? A lot of Nuggets talent isn't even playing in America. Any team could take this slot.