well chris bosh tends to get overshadowed by lebron and dwade, but dude is extremely talented too. him and chalmers (!) really made the night. hawks just weren't hitting their shots tonight
also lakers got owned by the blazers. blazers are going places. i wouldn't be surprised to see them win the western conference. it's just sad that when all the pieces finally got in place brandon roy wasn't able to get in on it
i really like portland. lot of good, tall athletes and they press. don't really need a kobe or a bynum when you've got 8 guys who are 6-8 and can jump and shoot ... and will hustle on every play.
Its really a travesty how little credit Nate McMillian gets for crafting a consistent winner out of a bunch of spare parts.
Spare parts? I wouldn't go that far but I give them credit for pulling out wins despite injuries, there was a point last year where they had half their roster hurt.
They don’t have a huge star now outside of Aldridge but Wallace, Matthews, Batum & Felton are legit starters. Crawford is also starter caliber and a true scorer. Hardly spare parts in my eye. Camby and Thomas are old (combined age of 70+?) but they can still go for another year or two.
i'm super excited for nba this season even tho it's shorter. a lot of really good talent out there
If it wasn't for all the bullshit drama with the lockout and the resulting consequence of missing camp etc, the shorter season would actually be nice. Who really wants to watch 82 games? Late December to July makes for a decent length season.