Look you **** all over Danny Green when the Lakers signed him and you do this? Come on be more consistent. He was basically a zero in the playoffs like you said so no big deal right?
Honestly though. That’s probably the biggest issue. I’m expecting somewhat of a bounce back season from Norm Powell who actually looked pretty good last year for the most part. He is also a very good defender and I’m hoping for at least a return to form from OG to where he was late his rookie season. He had a bad year he had a lot of stuff going on and missed a lot of time. He’s an intriguing prospect with upside who was the starting SF on a 59 win team.
My confidence and reasoning for the Raps being the third or fourth best team in the east is simple. Elite defense. Lots of depth we should have 9-10 guys who don’t suck and can contribute. This roster is about as good as the 59 win team of just two seasons ago (maybe even better). Now the east was much weaker then so I’m not saying 59 wins and we lack that one super star so I’m not saying title.
Unless a bunch of the older guys fall off a cliff or Lowry comes in with the I just won a title I’m making $33m this year and I can just sign with a contender next year anyway out of shape I don’t care attitude without any moves this team is good and is a lock to make the playoffs.
I also see no reason why Pascal can’t take a mini leap as well. We will see who he is this year and what he’s about if he’s a guy or not but as of right now I believe in him.