How would they have Howard and Vucevic? Send Iggy to LAL?
Howard wakes up one day with Philly on his mind... Orlando trades Howard to the Sixers for Turner + Iggy. They see something in Turner, long-term. Sixers are happy to kill the Iggy/Turner position battle by dealing both. Lou Williams is locked down. Brand and Vucevic are retained. Wright trade goes through. Ivey is picked up. Hawes decides against vying for game time with Howard; he looks elsewhere. J-Rich doesn’t happen. Nick Young and Brown are passed on.
Re: NBA Thread: 12/13 Season - Are the Warriors for real?
As long as the Lakers make the playoffs, they are a monumental threat. And as long as Bryant, Howard and Nash are playing, they will be ridiculously difficult to beat. I would still install them as favourites to win it all.
1. we're not 100% yet, just because everyone was on the court doesn't mean Nash/Pau aren't feeling the affects of their injuries. Even Dwight is still getting to full strength, which isn't surprising since he was expected back in January.
2. Bogut would be HUGE for them but I hope they aren't holding their breath considering how injury prone he is. it's like relying on Greg Oden to save your team.
3. This is the third game our whole team has played together. The third. They haven't all been healthy in almost two months. Do you expect everything to be perfect in terms of chemistry? The fact we won last night while our team played like complete shit, in particular Kobe early on, is a good sign since that was some horrid team play.