2017-18 Central Division Preview Thread

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by peternorth, Sep 27, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. peternorth

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    And here we are. Finally, Wade has joined a team, and with that we can open the doors to the Central Division thread. A division that has given us countless championships, joy and happiness to so many Australian fans.


    Brings us back to D Wade. He's taking his talents to, um, Lebron, creating and joining his second super team. Rose, I.T, Wade, LeBron, T.T. Where does it leave JR?

    The Bulls of Dez! and stewie griffen , 12 months ago stacked forming their own diet super team, although arguably the best three guard rotation in the history of the NBA. Now we got LaVine, LaValentine and LaPayne. Jordan is turning in his grave.

    And what to make of the poor Pacers? PG13 is gone. Victor Oladipo the saviour?

    The most exciting team out East must be the Bucks. Giannis Antekompwhatever continues to thrive and grow. The Greek Freak and his sidekick Delly aim to prevent the super Cavs from claiming the Division. How will they replace Marcus Beasley?


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  2. Dez!

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    Despite the shit record I'm going to enjoy watching the development of Markkanen, LaVine, Dunn.

    Also think Hoiberg will flourish with this younger unit.
     
  3. nahnah

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    Going to wait until the roster is down to 15
     
  4. nahnah

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    2016/17 season record: 51-31
    End result: lost in finals 1-4
    Offseason changes:
    IN: Osman, Thomas, Crowder, Rose, Wade, Zizic, Calderon, Green, Holland, Brooklyn's draft pick
    OUT: Deron Williams, Derrick Williams, Kyrie, Jefferson, Felder, D.Jones, Traveras, J.Jones

    The Cavs have had major change occur during the offseason with the departure of Kyrie and the additions of Isaiah, Crowder, Rose, Wade.... and Brooklyn's draft pick. After a disappointing finals series the Cavs will be looking to once again even the ledger vs the Golden State Warriors. Do i think they can? No, but for the sake of this lets pretend I do. With added depth the Cavs will be hoping to match up a lot better vs the Warriors after last season where every player bar LeBron and Kyrie struggled badly. The Cavs seem to no longer wish to shoot 3's or at least not shoot them well with the starting guards for the first half of the season being Rose and Wade. Will this end badly as expected? Yes, need Isaiah back soon. Despite all the doom and gloom about how a finals match up will go getting there should be once again a relatively simple task for the Cavs. No one in the East really looks like much of a challenger to displace the Cavs as Eastern Conference Champions. Vale Richard Jefferson, you will be missed greatly.

    In the gun: As always Kevin Love. Needs to pull his finger out and start playing a lot better vs the Warriors. Shumpert, Korver and Tristan would not be out of place here.
    Is a gun: LeBron. Obviously.

    Predicted Starting line up and depth Chart:
    Point Guard:
    Isaiah Thomas Back up: Derrick Rose, Jose Calderon
    Shooting Guard: Dwyane Wade Back up: JR Smith, Iman Shumpert, John Holland
    Small Forward: LeBron James Back up: Kyle Korver, Cedi Osman
    Power Forward: Jae Crowder Back up: Jeff Green, Channing Frye
    Center: Kevin Love Back up: Tristan Thompson, Ante Zizic

    Predicted Record for 2017/2018: 53-29
    Predicted Result: Lose 2-4 in Finals

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  5. nahnah

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    I apologise if its not the long and detailed preview you had hoped for, I am a Collingwood supporter and my writing skills can be described as 'limited'.