What makes us a contender this season?

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Chris Bosh will dominate and become the best PF in the East 6 11.76%
Bargnani will emerge with 20/8 25 49.02%
Hedu will lead us into the promise land 10 19.61%
Demar Derozan will be that final piece of the puzzle 1 1.96%
Triano will become a mastermind 9 17.65%
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nothing. Who says we are a contender anyway?
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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poll options up... i dunno if this has been posted in the past, im just bored at work and need to talk.
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I think we need to differentiate between a contender and being a good and entertaining team.

I never thought this year's squad would contend for a championship.

I have however always thought that this team, the way it's been put together, can surely make the postseason and possibly pull off an upset depending on who they will be playing.

We should be in for a year of over .500 ball and be entertained. That's all i ask for, and i don't see why it won't happen.

A contender? no. but a satisfying team to support? sure.
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i think we can put up .500 ball at the very least... but what one thing out there will put us over the top and maybe contend in the east? not contend for the championship, but cntend for a top 4 spot.
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fine. i'll play your game.

Bargnani is my choice.
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i think we can put up .500 ball at the very least... but what one thing out there will put us over the top and maybe contend in the east? not contend for the championship, but contend for a top 4 spot.
not happening....makes the playoffs? yes....
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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How about that idea that they're not a contender?
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Couly you please add one final selection...all of the above.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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isn't Bosh already the best PF in the East
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What a dumb ass thread, we're arguing on other threads about how concerned we are, and some panicing that we may not make the playoffs and now we have this "what makes us a contender" thread? Really?


Nothing does. Who the hell said we're contenders? Even at our most optomistic nobody said we were contenders.

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Old 10-21-2009, 02:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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contenders is a subjective term though.

I could argue a contender to me, is any team that is a playoff team or a playoff team taht has secured at least one round of home court advantage. Those should be reasonable goals considering the business aspect of basketball.

So yeah, the question of what pushes us over the hump to become a team others fear is a good question and that should be examined.

Actually jeff, I believe it was you in a previous thread who commented on how others saw this team "falling". By proxy, you believe we're somewhat of a contender (to some degree).
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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to become an actual contender i would say multiple things need to happen, mainly Bargnani becoming a legit 20/8 threat and derozan becoming a lock down defender and slasher this team needs. Bargnani stepping up is probably the most likely of scenario's this season but if derozan can become richard jeffereson calibre in a couple years then this team should be real good. that is if Bosh sticks around!

For this season i would say Bargnani has the biggest say in if they can be a 50 win team. Bosh is clearly bigger and i'm gonna just assume that he's gonna be improved not that he wasn't bringing alot before. But bargani has near the talent of Bosh and he's seems right on the verge, ready to make far greater strides from his play over 82 last season compared to bosh.
Assuming Bosh does his part, Bargnani gives us 20/8 I say we win 45-48. possibly 50 if Bargnani really torches shit
17/6 from him and were a 41 win team unless Bosh becomes the franchise beast
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the dreams of our fans ... that's the only place we'll be contenders.
of course, if Bosh becomes garnett, Bargnani nowitzki, derozan Carter and wright bowen, we could win a title ...
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the dreams of our fans ... that's the only place we'll be contenders.
of course, if Bosh becomes garnett, Bargnani nowitzki, derozan Carter and wright bowen, we could win a title ...
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Playoff doesn't equate contender. If it did then a 40-42 team would be a contender. Shit we were a few wins away last season from being a contender. We were so close.
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the dreams of our fans ... that's the only place we'll be contenders.
of course, if Bosh becomes garnett, Bargnani nowitzki, derozan Carter and wright bowen, we could win a title ...



To Bosh's credit he's a better offensive player then KG

To Bargnani's credit he's a better shotblocker then dirk

To Derozan's credit his mom doesn't have to be at all his games


you never know, in a few years this might be a core that they will regret breaking up (or that Bosh regrets breaking up ).
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