Hoopsworld EC Rankings

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  1. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    1. Cleveland Cavaliers
    2. Orlando Magic
    3. Boston Celtics
    4. Chicago Bulls
    5. Atlanta Hawks
    6. Miami HEAT
    7. Toronto Raptors
    8. Indiana Pacers
    9. Detroit Pistons: Detroit fans will likely kill me for this but, as much offensive firepower as the Pistons have on their roster, I just don't see them as a playoff team. Where do the stops come from? Detroit has a rookie head coach in John Kuester, who coached or played under some of the game's legends, including Dean Smith, Rick Pitino and Larry Brown, and while he brings a ton of experience as an assistant, making to move to the first chair on the bench can be daunting. The Pistons have lived and died by the team's defense for years and will have to try to outscore their opponents on a night-to-night basis. The additions of Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva will provide Detroit with some scoring punch, but the team's ability to score will hinge largely on Rodney Stuckey's ability to get the team into the offense in the half court. Detroit will be an exciting team to watch but I don't see enough offensive talent to keep this team in the playoffs in 2010.
    10. Washington Wizards
    11. Charlotte Bobcats
    12. Philadelphia 76ers
    13. Milwaukee Bucks
    14. New Jersey Nets
    15. New York Knicks

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    I don't know about Chicago doing that good, and about Pacers being better than Pistons. If Washington remains healthy, they may be able to fight for the home-court in the playoffs.
     
  2. BallDon'tLie

    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

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    HoopsWorld ...pffffff.

    The Wizz will win 58 games and contend for the East with the twitcher at the helm. Of course, they'll be cashed in the playoffs and will bow-out right quick.

    Chicago with HCA? ...pfffffffffffffff. ...Fo reals?
     
  3. Wiggles

    Wiggles First Round Draft Pick

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    Indiana better then us? They must be watching the WNBA.

    The bulls at 4 after they were an 8 seed and lost BG to us?

    I know sheed and dyce are gone but that is a retarded list.

    No offense to retards
     
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    No offense taken.

    I agree that list is not very logical...especially the Bulls way up there when they will clearly be a worse team.
     
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    Blue First Round Draft Pick

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    They must be assuming that Rose is going to get waaaaaay better for the Bulls. I also feel Washington is ranked far too low. They were like a 4/5 seed a two years ago. They had some pretty key injuries last year that helped them tank the season. If they can stay healthy they will be in the picture again competing for the 4 seed with Flip at the helm. They will be choking away big playoff moments in no time.

    I think we are better than Indy (who didn't really improve this off-season as far as I can tell) and will be competing for the 7 or 8 seed.
     
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    Bogus rankings. Detroit is clearly better than Toronto and Indiana.
     
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    Nemo Fantasy-Football Snub Forum Donor

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    I have Wizards (My boy, Flipper) and Charlotte better than us, and maybe Philly too. We're about as good as Indiana. I like Chicago's 3 guard rotation and see Rose really making a difference over there. Rest of the rankings look good.
     
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    Dlev59 Bench Warmer Moderator

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    This is the EC, I see Detroit, ATL, the Wiz and the Heat battling for that 4th thru 6th seed. With the odd team out getting the 7th spot
     
  9. HarryFWong

    HarryFWong First Round Draft Pick

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    you know, if you took the Toronto Raptors and changed the words on their jerseys to Detroit Pistons, you guys would be proclaiming them good for 60 wins.

    Bosh would be an MVP
    Bargnani would be Dirk 2
    Calderon would be Jason Kidd
    Hedo would be Peja Stojakovic in his prime.

    Reggie Evans would be a rebounding bench stud. and Jarrett Jack and D. Derozan would be ready to blossom into all-stars.

    anyway, i kinda like this team better than the pistons on paper. 2 legit young big men, a nice younger PG. that's a nice core to build around. SF's are SG's are easy to fill out (our apparent positions of strength).... hedo is a pretty good player. their depth is really the only concern.
     
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    basketbills All-Star Forum Donor

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    Harry...I find you to be the voice of reason around here at times. Nothing wrong with hopeful homerism but I think we sometimes set the bar too high. I think a rebuilding year will be fun to watch...but let's call it what it is.
     
  11. roscoe36

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    Toronto's problems have been that in the years they did well, their talent exceeded expectations, but the baseline for coaching has been consistently miserable.

    With a good coach, they could be a 50 win team.

    As far as fans day dreaming, I've been doing the pistons forum thing for 7 or 8 years now, and this forum has done 4 complete seasons. This is what people talk about when it is 6 weeks to training camp in the dead of summer.

    We overestimate our youth, complain about our vets, and second guess our front office. Not sayin it is right, but everyone gets increasingly more sane once opening night approaches.
     
  12. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Are you calling us insane?
     
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    No. :rolleyes:
     
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Darn, Roscoe, everyone is afraid to call things as they are. :pound:
     
  15. Wiggles

    Wiggles First Round Draft Pick

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    I do not think philly will do anything this year without Miller. He was the glue for that team.
     
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    Stun First Round Draft Pick

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    It's so hard to see my Pistons and 76ers so low.Yes,I think both teams could not see the playoffs and play awful,but both teams are better then everyone thinks.I think everything will come which teams underperform and which will get hurt.

    1.PO doesn't need a true PG.
    2.Elton Brand is coming back and if he returns to his old form and will stay healthy he will compensate Miller.
    3.Young,Igoudala,Williams,Speights will only be better next season.
    4.And the oldest man in the world also is coming back Jason Smith (American basketball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia / http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/9136/notpron.jpg
    5.The new logo and uniforms will help the team :hoops:
     
  17. TWOTIMESRALPHI

    TWOTIMESRALPHI Team Captain 3x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    he seems to be in pretty good shape for a 123 year old
     
  18. tads

    tads First Round Draft Pick

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    Indiana had the 5th best scorer in the league and the second best rebounder. They didn't have a dramatic offseason, they added some role player guards and drafted hansborough who should contribute this year, but they didn't need a lot of moves. They are young so they will improve just by getting older (If they start Ford, Jones, Granger, Dunleavy, and Murphy their average age is 27.2).

    Not only is Indiana going to be very competitive this season, I imagine they will rise to the top along with us once Boston and Orlando run out of money.
     
  19. armygirl

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    That is absolutely sick to have the Pistons as the 9th best team in the Eastern Conference.

    I hope the low seeding is good for another 10 games.
     
  20. coynejeremy

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    I don't think Indiana will do anything without Miller either.
     

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