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zxcvbn193 09-12-2012 06:16 AM

Most exciting young team to watch?!
 
I'm just a simple basketball fan that loves this game and as a basketball fan of course I'm going to watch NBA. Now I haven't really saw a thread like that this pre-season so I'll give it a shot. ''Who do you think will be a most exciting young team to watch this year?'' I'd say there are few including some like:
Raptors,
Wizards,
Wolfes,
Cavs,
Rockets,
Kings,
Blazers.
Other.
I listed these teams that didn't made the Play-Off's, got high draft picks and are in rebuilding mode or midway trough it. So if I have to choose 3 it would be.

3)If healthy, Wolfe's can finally do something worthy and at least finally make the play-off's. Ricky Rubio had an impressive start and became an double-double machine, with another double-double machine in Kevin Love, they have a potential to take Wolfe's to another level, well at least lead the team to the long awaited playoffs.

2) Second would be the raptors, as we got a really young team in which young players are getting much playing time, which is good. I really hope that comparing to last season Amir's DD's and Ed Davis numbers and efficiency will grow up. Also we got two new rookies T.Ross and JV, which I can't wait to see on the court. Kleiza & Bargnani has something to prove if they are looking forward to set they'r future in Toronto and of course, new signing's in L.Fields and K.Lowry should give positive results. I'm not sure if we are making PO's this season, but I hope so! Let's go Raps!

1) Sorry guys, some of you may agree, some of you may not, but for me the most interesting young team is going to be Rockets(don't ban me:sigh:). They might have 10 PF's no vet's at all, but with K.McHale I think they can do a lot this season. If not make the playoffs, then to show they'r potential to everyone, as I really hope they do that. They ''Rocked'' in the summerleague with 5 new rookies and was I think the most exciting team to watch. They have a very young and talented core and reminds me OKC. a bit. They got Lin as they'r PG and Asik as they'r Center and they run the floor well.

Now I created this thread, because as I said, I'm just a fan and it would be interesting to see or what people thinks we stand comparing to the other young teams. In those teams I listed I see Raptors as a 2-3 option.

moremilk 09-12-2012 09:08 AM

disagree about the rockets, they will be a mess imo
Nobody has a fixed role there and their lineup wil be in constant motion ...

Other than the raps, the wolves and the cavs are my two teams to watch, really looking forward to see waiters and irving together

One other team i don't get the hype for is utah, not sure why so many people are so high on them.

Zalgiris 09-12-2012 09:11 AM

Yeah, Rockets #1 in that list. Mostly because I am Motiejunas' fan, but also because I watched their games in summer league and it was awesome :) Curious about Lin, Lamb looks promising, we might regret not drafting him ( didn't want him really, but didn't think we'd draft Ross :( )
That team will have big swings this season, but they sure look promising.
Love's team will look interesting too. European roster, which I am fan of, is good, but what's too much is unhealthy. I still say they won't make the playoffs.

I don't think that Raptors is a young team though :sigh:

jeffb 09-12-2012 09:13 AM

Golden State will be fun to watch, not sure Denver counts as "young" but that will be a great team to watch. Other than that Memphis, Cleveland, Indiana will be fun young teams to watch.

jeffb 09-12-2012 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zalgiris (Post 681587)

I don't think that Raptors is a young team though :sigh:

Average age of 25 isn't young to you?

Our possible starting lineup:

Lowry (26)
Derozan (23)
Fields (23)
Bargnani (26)
Valanciunas (20)

Valanciunas probably doesn't start but whatever. Also, Ross is 22, Davis is 23, Amir is 26, Acy is 22 i believe. How anyone can say we're not young I don't know.

XiaominWu 09-12-2012 09:22 AM

Yeah, we're definitely young.... just not sure how exciting we'll be. :sigh:

jeffb 09-12-2012 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XiaominWu (Post 681591)
Yeah, we're definitely young.... just not sure how exciting we'll be. :sigh:

This team should be fun to watch imo. Hell last season was a pretty fun team to watch for a team lacking talent. We played hard and had a lot of close games. This is the first season in years that I'm starting to get really excited about this team. Can't wait to see Lowry, Valanciunas, Ross and Fields play. I think we'll be one of the more exciting young teams in the EC.

RAPMAN 09-12-2012 09:38 AM

OKC.

Three great players that can create off the dribble and one shot blocking machine. They play hard every night and they play the right way.

XiaominWu 09-12-2012 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 681593)
This team should be fun to watch imo. Hell last season was a pretty fun team to watch for a team lacking talent. We played hard and had a lot of close games. This is the first season in years that I'm starting to get really excited about this team. Can't wait to see Lowry, Valanciunas, Ross and Fields play. I think we'll be one of the more exciting young teams in the EC.

I guess it depends on how you define exciting. It simply being in a ball game to the end qualifies, then most teams are exciting.

To me, it has to do with the tempo..... there is very little to get excited about when a team consistently slows the game down and uses the whole clock in the half-court. (one of Jose's flaws, for sure, imo)

Hopefully the word on JV is good and he will be pounding up and down the court, creating opportunities for quick buckets.

jeffb 09-12-2012 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XiaominWu (Post 681599)
I guess it depends on how you define exciting. It simply being in a ball game to the end qualifies, then most teams are exciting.

To me, it has to do with the tempo..... there is very little to get excited about when a team consistently slows the game down and uses the whole clock in the half-court. (one of Jose's flaws, for sure, imo)

Hopefully the word on JV is good and he will be pounding up and down the court, creating opportunities for quick buckets.


Well, the one thing Casey keeps saying is that with Lowry we will be an up tempo team and the our improved defense needs to lead to more offense and that we can't allow defenses to get set. Sounds good to me. Imo, adding Lowry, Ross and even Valanciunas to the likes of Derozan should make us a much more up tempo team. Even guys like Amir and Bargs can get up and down the floor.

Raptorman 09-12-2012 10:42 AM

Saw the Cavs in Phoenix last year. Irving was EXTREMELY fun to watch. Get him some receivers and he will light the league up!

LKeet6 09-12-2012 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 681588)
Golden State will be fun to watch, not sure Denver counts as "young" but that will be a great team to watch. Other than that Memphis, Cleveland, Indiana will be fun young teams to watch.

yeah, i was thinking denver.

they will be great next year i think.

moujik 09-12-2012 01:06 PM

It'll be exciting to watch all high-drafted rookies. I'm surprised no one mentions NO.
Denver are always exciting. Rockets will not be either exciting or successful.
I'm curious about Kings now they have a super SF :) I wouldn't watch them before.
Celtics, our big brother, are intriguing this year.
But of course, the masochists, which we are, Toronto games will be most exciting for us and maybe least for everyone else.

carp 09-12-2012 02:33 PM

Denver is the team to watch with Philly an interesting case study as well

Luckedout 09-12-2012 05:38 PM

out of the young teams that didnt make the playoffs id say the top 3 most exciting ones (not including the raptors) would be Wolves, Cavs and Warriors (damn that coin toss).

Zalgiris 09-12-2012 06:13 PM

I think this season is going to be best in decade! There is so many things to wait for, LA, MIA and OKC battles, Davis' injury, Valanciunas being runner up at ROY after D-Mo, Raptors making playoffs, Jose getting traded.
Also it seems like 80% of teams got better so it should rise the level of play and a level of excitement watching the games. Only bad thing about this coming season is that I live in an ugly time zone, where I need to stay awake all night and go to sleep @7AM if I want to watch the games :( Feck it, did it last season, will do it again. Who's with me?!!!?!? :cookie: :trolololol:

Nites 09-12-2012 06:22 PM

Denver Nuggets

Lawson 25
Iggy 28
Chandler 25
Faried 22
McGee 24

Easily the most athletic starting line up in the NBA

zxcvbn193 09-12-2012 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moremilk (Post 681585)
disagree about the rockets, they will be a mess imo
Nobody has a fixed role there and their lineup wil be in constant motion ...

Other than the raps, the wolves and the cavs are my two teams to watch, really looking forward to see waiters and irving together

One other team i don't get the hype for is utah, not sure why so many people are so high on them.

Well they are filled with PF's at the moment, but that can change any time as a right trade comes a long and BAM, u get yourself a superstar to pair up with J.Lin. You still have young core, Lin, /superstar and Asik as your defensive C, besides I don't remember Rocket's being a mess, all the time they finish the season with a respective record, not like Cat's or Wizards, they have a good coach in McHale and well, I think they might surprise this season.

LKeet6 09-13-2012 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zalgiris (Post 681654)
I think this season is going to be best in decade! There is so many things to wait for, LA, MIA and OKC battles, Davis' injury, Valanciunas being runner up at ROY after D-Mo, Raptors making playoffs, Jose getting traded.
Also it seems like 80% of teams got better so it should rise the level of play and a level of excitement watching the games. Only bad thing about this coming season is that I live in an ugly time zone, where I need to stay awake all night and go to sleep @7AM if I want to watch the games :( Feck it, did it last season, will do it again. Who\'s with me?!!!?!? :cookie: :trolololol:

i too live in euro timezone, i downloaded games last season and watched them next day. Watched every single game! Do you know the sites to get the games from? am I allowed to post them here?

LKeet6 09-13-2012 07:26 AM

has there ever been a season with crazy records where loads of teams were all around .500?

think we could see that this season.


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