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Old 08-18-2009, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2. Orlando — The Sentinel asked for a paragraph on the Magic, so here’s what I wrote: “I think losing Hedo Turkoglu is going to hurt the Magic more than they suspected. Vince Carter is a nice replacement, a guy who can create shots at the end of games and is arguably better defensively than Turkoglu, but I think there’s something to be said for the element of surprise the Magic had last season. Now teams are going to be gunning for them every night. Plus, Stan Van Gundy is going to have manage a lot more egos and playing time issues than he did last season.” What I didn’t write: And Stan Van Gundy is not exactly renowned for handling egos and playing time issues with grace.

6. Toronto — I’m conflicted about Toronto. I like their roster, like their relative youth. Their coach, not so much, and if things start poorly, will the prospect of Chris Bosh immigrating to the US in the summer of 2010 ruin their season? I think this ranking is best-case scenario. Hey, at least I was feeling optimistic when I sent in these rankings.

13. Charlotte — No comment.

14. Indiana — Same.

15. New jersey — Where Brooklyn at?


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Old 08-18-2009, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hope we can be higher cuz I definatly don't want to face either boston, Cleveland or Orlando in the first round of the playoffs.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The coach, not so much.


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Old 08-18-2009, 08:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well the guy found problems in all teams, so it's all good.
He didn't praise any of them
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He doesn't sound very optimistic. Who was 4th and 5th?
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i would say that that is fair.....our coach hasnt proved shit all in the NBA as a head coach.....
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We're better than Washington. We know their players will get injured because they are the most injury prone team in the league. I'm okay with Atlanta at 4th.
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He doesn't sound very optimistic. Who was 4th and 5th?
atlanta and washington....maybe click the link next time?
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wow, and that guy wasn't going easy on us. Saying he was being optimistic when he wrote it. I have feeling 4th or 5th, but I wouldn't be complaining if we were six. Though we probably wouldn't get past the first round.

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Old 08-20-2009, 02:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i agree with this positioning, plus we should be able to face off vs the orlando magic in the 1st round again
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i think that's the most pathetic preview i've ever seen. did he just get tired when it came to the second half of the article?
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i think that's the most pathetic preview i've ever seen. did he just get tired when it came to the second half of the article?
I agree, it's like he forgot about Toronto until he almost finished writing it and didn't feeling putting us up higher because it would take too much work to change it. That's one of our worst case scenarios.
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Real smart putting New York at 10. They won't even win 20 games let alone 10. There are very few teams as bad as the Knicks. The Knicks can make the Nets look like the Jordan-era Bulls.
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OMG!!that's the absolute worst scenario!!!! he was so lazy he forgot that we're the best team in the whole wide world!!!
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OMG!!that's the absolute worst scenario!!!! he was so lazy he forgot that we're the best team in the whole wide world!!!
Not the best. Top 5 by my standards. Top 15 by most people's standards at this forum.
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Not the best. Top 5 by my standards. Top 15 by most people's standards at this forum.
I pretty sure he was bein sarcastic.
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oh, he was serious? i thought i was just carrying on with the fun
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I don't think this guy understands what "best-case scenario" means.
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