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Old 07-21-2012, 12:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Pound The Rock View Post
Seeing the jump in toughness and defense that Casey was able to with a team without Bargnani for a majority of the season, it will be very interesting to see what he can do with this current roster if healthy. Playoffs is not out of the question this season, especially if we see teams like Orlando and Atlanta drop out of playoff contention while we are better than teams like Cleveland, Milwaukee etc.
Top 5 of the conference (in no particular order)
Miami
Brooklyn
Indiana
Boston
NYK

Teams likely fighting for positions 6, 7, 8
Philadelphia
Toronto
Washington
Milwaukee
Chicago
Atlanta (possibly)


Guaranteed Lottery teams
Orlando (if Howard is dealt)
Detroit
Charlotte
Cleveland


When you look at the teams outside the top 5 it's wide open. As long as we stay healthy and especially if we make a significant addition sometime leading up to the deadline we should be in the mix. I think Chicago will probably in the 5-6 mix though.

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