Update(10/30) Some more thoughts on the new season. Teams I am excited to watch this year:
Nets: Kirilienko (aka ak47) is key- his output varies a lot(last year 1st half of the season he was great, 2nd half not so much); I’m not a big fan of Joe Johnson so hopefully more Paul Pierce.
Rockets: Last year when I watched them live against Knicks the ball hardly stopped, not sure how Dwight fits, emphasis mine.
Grizzlies/Pacers : My sleeper teams; only problem is their games also put people to sleep. My model thinks they will be better than last year, so do I.
Bulls: Many teams make too many trades in my opinion. Bulls do not make enough. Boozer and Deng should have been amnestied/traded to make room for a piece or two that would complement Rose/Noah/Butler. My regular season prediction is not as Rose-y as bookies’.
Warriors: I dare them to repeat last year’s amazing performance. Curry can’t keep that up, can he? If he can with Iguodala on board they will prove me very wrong.
Bullets: I had to double check my numbers to make sure nothing was off in my prediction. On paper they look pretty good with Gortat on board. If Porter turns out to be better than I thought then they can be over .500.
Knicks: Not optimistic at all. I suspect they might trade Chandler(great player) at some point for a center who can score. What a horrible off-season we had with Bargnani trade and Kidd retiring.
Nothing to see here for soccer enthusiasts. I spent most of my free time on NBA this week as new season kicks off tonight.
My model’s predictions and Vegas Lines for regular season wins, first East.As a fan; I’m confident about Nets going over as predicted, less so about Bulls and not at all about Bullets.
And West. Confident about Memphis, Mavs and Warriors. spRockets not so much