Is Orlando the best team in the league?
Old 12-09-2009, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Them or the Lakers. But i would say that Orlando is deeper overall.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't wait to see VC vs. Kobe.

When do they play against each other?

Also the Christmas day game (Boston vs. Orlando) will be awesome.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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LA is better 'cause they have Kobe
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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LA will destroy them if they meet again in the Finals.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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La and Boston are both better than Orlando, and that is saying something.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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No. The Lakers are surely better. Also I don't think they would beat the Spurs in the finals either. I like the Celtics more in the east.
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Orlando has a depth advantage in terms of quality bench players at every position but LA has by far the most talented starting five in the league, five game changers, and not to mention the best player in the game.

Like Snooch said I'm not even sure if Orlando is the best team in the East. Boston's defense is the anti-Orlando.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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LA is way too stacked. They got artest who will lock anyone in the league down and the best player in the league. Not to mention 2 great big men.
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I like a healthy Boston and Los Angeles over this Orlando squad.

Too much playoff experience.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Everyone is sleeping on the Spurs yet they've added some nice depth and will be ready for a deep run in the playoffs. The Lakers will have their hands full.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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lol the Spurs
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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to early to tell...

but VC has nothing on kobe....
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Everyone is sleeping on the Spurs yet they've added some nice depth and will be ready for a deep run in the playoffs. The Lakers will have their hands full.
No one's questioning the depth, a healthy Spurs team could give the Lakers a run for their money. It's not a matter of competing it's a matter of staying injury free and I'm not sure if they can make it through the playoff grind.

How many man games have they lost this year from the big three alone?
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ORL is easily the most talented 1-10.

The real question will be if Dwight can be dominant vs the Lakers. Right now the answer is no, and VC isnt enough to overcome that.

But that could all change in the 2nd half of the year, Dwight has come on as of late, he may just be saving some of his energy for the playoffs.


One thing that ORL does have though is the best rated defender by far vs Kobe in previous matchups over the last 5+ years.

And I'm not talking about Barnes.

VC has defended him the best out of anyone in the NBA by far. The numbers prove it. Under 40% shooting and Ive watched a few of their games, VC seems to know what hes gonna do and when, its weird to see.

But again, as good as ORL is, Dwight needs to take that next step into Lebron/Wade/Kobe town and become a superstar and finals MVP. And that involves beating BOS first, with KP having a good history vs him, and then in the Finals vs LAL and we all know he struggled last year besides that one dominant defensive game.
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No one's questioning the depth, a healthy Spurs team could give the Lakers a run for their money. It's not a matter of competing it's a matter of staying injury free and I'm not sure if they can make it through the playoff grind.

How many man games have they lost this year from the big three alone?
These sorts of comments happen every year. Usually the Spurs leave such people eating their words. They will be ready for the playoffs and there is no team in the league overall better than this team when they're 100%... And no I'm not saying they have the most talent. Oh, and don't rule out the Pop factor.
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Toronto's the best team, but most talented is the Boston Celtics, the way they run the floor in unstoppable fashion.
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Toronto's the best team, but most talented is the Boston Celtics, the way they run the floor in unstoppable fashion.
Don't you mean the opposite way around?
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These sorts of comments happen every year. Usually the Spurs leave such people eating their words. They will be ready for the playoffs and there is no team in the league overall better than this team when they're 100%... And no I'm not saying they have the most talent. Oh, and don't rule out the Pop factor.
Well they weren't healthy for last year's playoff and they've been looking pretty old this year.
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