DeAndre had concerns about Clippers roster in future and w/ only 2 years on Blake's deal he didn't want to get stuck
And he chose Dallas' aging team? I mean am I missing something or does the Mavs roster has Dirk, Amare, Jefferson, Felton and Devin Harris? Parsons the only young player in that team and dude seems more concerned about modeling than basketball.
Anyways, I do think the loss of Deandre bumps them to the bottom half of the playoff ranking but not to the point where they are out of it.
With Deandre? I say no because they lost Monta, who was the best player they had last year and Deandre is pretty much replacing Chandler (in a better capacity but still). they are probably better without Rondo though?
Wolves has quietly created themselves a pretty decent, young and exciting roster.
Rubio, Lavine, Wiggins and now Towns, it might just be a pretty good team to watch.
If Budinger and Martin stays relatively healthy with Pekovic and to an extent KG giving some veteran leadership, is it still too early to say they might be in the mix for the 8th spot in the West? Maybe if they got rid of Flip Saunders as coach, they might be able to get over the hump but I think the team could be right there peaking in at maybe 9th or 10th in the West?