Originally Posted by jeffb
Lowry is TJ Ford only better
Fields is a glue guy somewhat like AP (AP was better, but..)
Valanciunas is like Bargnani
coming into his rookie year, different types of players but the hype is comparable.
There are similarities in the make up, only this team is better defensively and probably not quite as good offensively. The major difference is in the competition in the EC and specifically in the Atlantic division.
The difference you had an all-star player who was a 20-10 guy who can attract double teams and get to the free throw line night in-night out with good supporting cast who knew their roles. I like the Denver comparison a previuos post had mentioned, but star players win games. Hopefully depth and the strong play of Lowry can win a good share of games this year.