Re: NBA Thread: 12/13 Season - Are the Warriors for real?
Meh, I'm one that believes a great bench is a truly only great in the regular season and won't due much for you in the playoffs when most starters are getting 36-40 minutes a game. that's one of the reasons why I don't see Clippers making a finals run this year as I don't think their starting 5 is ready yet as they still prove to be inconsistent at times(a lot more often than they should like), but have reliable backups usually to bail them out, only those backups won't fair very well against great teams in a 7 game series.
Lillard may have already surpassed him as the team's main star. his rookie season is incredible and on Kyrie Irving levels, the only rea difference being how effective he's shooting(which is still pretty good for a rookie, especially from 3 point lad) and the fact that Lillard does a better job of making those around him better with his passing. Although a case can be made that there is only due to the superior quality of teammates that Lillard has to Irving, but that doesn't really matter. Point is that Lillard is fucking amazing as is and will likely grow tremendously in about a year or two. The fact he almost averages 20 ppg as a rookie PPG with almost 7 assists is stellar.
The only problem with this year's draft, correct me if I'm wrong, is that it's very front court heavy for prospects and the Blazers really dnot need more front court depth. There are obviously some star wing players but they'll likely go early, like WIGGINS.