NBA Second Half Prediction Eastern Confrence
An analysis of the Eastern Conference., team by team. Starting from the back and working our way up to the front. We will look at the entire Eastern Conference team by team and hear my opinion on each team.
A short blurb of a couple of lines. Some witty remarks here and there. So sit back and enjoy the slide show.
Two years ago, the Wizards were in the playoffs, had a superstar guard in Gilbert Arenas, and the team was making strides to be an elite in the east, whatever that might be worth.
But with injuries, always facing the Cavilers in the playoff, and a fired head coach early this year, they are back to the usual Wizards.
A playoff team last year has fallen off. Chris Bosh, the face of the franchise, is having an all star, but no supporting cast is hurting them.
Maybe with the addition of Shawn Marion might do the trick. But they are ways out of the playoff hunt.
Another rebuilding year for the Pacers. Rebuilding to what what you might ask? The answer: I don't know. what ever it is, they need to do it fast.
An expansion team playing like an expansion. With Micheal Jordan in the front office, Larry brown as a head coach, and a slew of two three picks, and lets mention a furry of trades, this team should be improving in the next couple of years.
No playoffs this year.
New York Knicks
At least the Knicks are better than last year. They had a strong start but petered of as the year progressed. It is still a rebuilding time for this team.
One of the youngest teams in the NBA has a lot of promise; always on the bubble. And with rookie of the league contender Derrick Rose, they might be able to make a run.
Once everyone gets in sync and used to the offense, they should be a force to be reckon with.
New Jersey Nets
Consignment under achievers right on the bubble midway through the season. Might pull some trades off soon.
When are they moving to Brooklyn?
On the sleeper bubble team. I honestly have not payed any attention to this team. I don't think anyone else is either, except the people of Milwaukee, maybe.
The trap for Allen Iverson seems to be having mix results, increase scoring, but not an increase in wins. Holding a good spot for the playoff hunt. We will see if the Iverson experiment works. Though the Nuggets are not complaining.
Another team I do not have much to say anything about. There are doing good in the sixth spot. As long as they keep on doing what they are doing, they should be in the playoffs.
Dwyane Wade is back! And he is letting everyone know about. With Michael Beasley and the addition of Jermaine O'Neal should have them in position to make a run for the forth spot.
Of course, we will have to see if this trade works out.
The surprises team of the league, well maybe. The Hawks finish strong last year to get in to the playoff last year, and they took the Celtics to seven games, so did everyone in the East, but that is neither here nor there.
They are a strong No. 4 which is there spot to lose. They are not getting into the top three.
Dwight Howard is a beast. Stan Van Gundy is carry on the Van Gundy name of excellence in coaching. They can make a run for second or first. It was almost like the old O'Neal and Hardaway days are here again.
King James is having an MVP type year. Hopefully his team can keep up with him and get passed the real kings of the East.
The World Champs have picked up where they left off last year. Well, maybe, maybe not.
Are they still the most dominate team in the east? Weak yes, the Cavs have played some good games against them.
Are they the most complete team? Yes, strong all the way around.
Can they bet the Lakers? Maybe, if the refs start calling fouls.