Ranking the East by "talent"

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  1. DaviaG-Rap

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    Talent ranking...........Predicted Seed

    1. Miami...1st
    2. New Jersey...3rd
    3. Chicago...4th
    4. Detroit...2nd
    5. Indiana...5th
    6. Milwaukee...7th
    7. Cleveland...6th
    8. New York...10th
    9. Orlando...9th lotto pick baby :)
    10. Washington...8th
    11. Charlotte...14th
    12. Philadelphia...11th
    13. Boston...12th
    14. Atlanta...13th
    15. Toronto ...15th
     
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    Talent ranking

    1. Miami
    2. New Jersey
    3. Detroit
    4. Chicago
    5. Indiana
    6. Milwaukee
    7. Cleveland
    8. Toronto
    9. Orlando
    10. New York
    11. Washington
    12. Philadelphia
    13. Charlotte
    14. Boston
    15. Atlanta
     
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    DaviaG-Rap First Round Draft Pick

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    I'm suprised you have Toronto rated so high. Other than Ford and Bosh there aren't a lot of proven players on their roster.
     
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    Dlev59 Bench Warmer Moderator

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    Why is New Jersey so high on everyone`s list from year to year, and they do nothing in the post season??

    Their time has come and gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Mo Pete
    Anthony Parker
    Rasho (almost Darko-esque) Nesterovic
    That big guy from Spain (Jorge Garbajosa)
    Joey "Golden" Graham
    Uros Slokar (can you say Unko Debunkalogo?)
    Fred "Too Tall" Jones
    Andrea "The Magician" Bargnani (note: this is the Darko we thought we drafted)
    Jose Calderon

    I like that team. I think they will make some noise playing Suns/Euro style up and down ball. Should be entertaining to watch.
     
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    Vince Carter, Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson are 3 pretty good reasons.

    On "talent", that's pretty good. You're right though, they never seem to live up to expectations. Their window is closing fast.
     
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    Vince Carter
    Jason Kidd
    Richard Jefferson
    Josh Boone
    Eddie House
     
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    ... Nenad Krstic
     
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    how did I forget him?
     
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    All that Net talent will equal an early exit in the playoffs once again..........:)

    How many years do they have to fall short before folks believe, it`s not gonna happen??

    They have been picked to knock off Miami and Detroit for like the last few years, (hasn`t happened) during the pre-season everyone picks NJ ahead of the Pistons and usually Miami too. I guess since the Heat won it all last year they won`t be ahead of them. Go figure!
     
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    If the Nets stay healthy, and Krstic continues to expand his game, the Nets are a very, very, VERY good team.
     
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    All 3 guys were healthy last season, Carter, Jefferson and Kidd played in 78, 79 and 80 games respectivly and they won 49 games.

    So yes why are they ranked as #2 here? They have no frontcourt. Cliff Robinson helped keep it tapped together.

    At least Orlando is not up there like they were in peoples earlier predictions thread.
     
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    Remember when the Pistons were contenders with 50 wins?

    They weren't 100% against the Heat. If they are, and Krstic keeps making strides, they will be a good playoff team. Maybe 2nd round out, but not an easy one.
     
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    1 big man doesn't = a frontcourt. They've got a great leader in Kidd, though. I really liked the mentality their team showed in the playoffs when they made their run with Martin. Flawed team, but they just kept coming at you harder and harder. Easily the hardest team to defeat in 04. I wish our team had had that mentality instead of the ain't rough/ain't right garbage. We'd have another ring for sure, maybe 2.
     
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    Their frontcourt isn't great but they have more than 1 big man. New Jersey is expecting big things from Josh Boone, and Mile Ilic- apparently he is better offensively than Krstic is. Cliff Robinson is decent and the style New Jersey plays favors quicker smaller players anyway.
     
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    Yeah, and we were expecting big things from Darko. Then again, there's expectations and then there's expectations. Are you saying that Ilic and Boone send the team from second-round fodder to contender status?
     
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    Don`t know what it is, maybe it`s the NJ, or NY area. Every year the high hopes are dashed in NJ, only to see them raised the following year.

    I don`t understand, they haven`t won anything!!!!!!!
     
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    I look for the Pistons to be #2 in the East this season. The Heat will no doubt dominate the East, if not the whole league. I think we can beat out the Cavs and definatly the Bulls. Nazr Mohammed should be an ok center, a rebounder/shotblocker like Ben. Just not as good. I still think that we should have never let Darko go.
     

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