No, but then again, New Orleans wasn't considered near contenders at the start of last year either. There's always oppurtunity for a surprise. I think if we had Iguodala or Deng or Roy as a wing scorer we'd be there... oh wait.
A lot depends on Bargnani's development. Either he helps us get to the next level himself himself, or he has a good year and raises his value so we can trade him next summer for a Jason Richardson-level player who can put us over the top.
Last edited by The MVP of West Hollywood; 08-08-2008 at 06:03 PM.