Friday, October 26, 2007

NBA Season Preview

There are a couple of big issues heading into this NBA season.
1. The Boston Celtics rebuilt. The Celtics are built as a team of “now”. Can Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Peirce join together for a Celtic run? They must stay healthy. Any injuries and this plan may be foiled. With the East as open as it is these three all stars may be able to come together and make a long run.
2. As the World Turns: a Kobe Bryant saga. Kobe is constantly surrounded with drama. We’ve heard it all; Kobe trade demands earlier this summer, Kobe being traded, Kobe and Phil Jackson reconnecting, etc etc. Will the Lakers make a move for buddy for Kobe or just move Kobe? The Lakers should not make the playoffs as the team is.
3. Talented rookie class. The 2007 rookie class may be touted as one of the best ever. But already losing the poster child Greg Oden to season ending knee surgery how will the rest of the class hold up? Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Yi JianLian, Al Horford, Mike Conley Jr., Corey Brewer and more.
4. The Spurs dynasty. The Spurs were so dominant in the playoffs a year ago. Can anyone compete with them come this year’s playoffs? Can they make it 5 titles in 10 years?

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