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Old 07-27-2008, 03:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
Pondering if these are BCs last days

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Much better might be a stretch Other than the brand deal there really wasn't any big trade benefiting an eastern conference team, the O'Neil trade makes toronto a playoff team whether in the east or west, but an aging Pistons team did next to nothing, Orlando's additions are middle of the line at best, Atlanta hasn't improved and is just trying to keep Josh Smith now. Rose isn't ready to make MAJOR contributions, but Beasley and Miami got quite a bit better.

I think the teams that had the best offseason are Portland (Bayless gives them a PG to play with/off of Roy, Batum nice prospect, and bringing Rudy over) LAC (Davis gives them a nice PG option, Eric Gordan can fill it up, and Camby gives them still 2 options underneath,) MEM (Mayo brings an attitude, Darrel Arthur is a nice big, solid athlete, and Marc Gasol looks solid...a starting 5 of Conley(Lowry, or Crittenton) Mayo Gay Arthur and Gasol is beaming with potential

Toronto and the 76ers both are included, each team possibly achieving conference superiority, but Memphis' future, Porlands now, and LAC retooling the west improved in more ways maybe of less magnitude tho
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