Bishop45 wrote:SA37 wrote:HIF wrote:So where has all that " we don't need to change this team to win the finals" optimism gone?
Honestly, I don't think Miami is even the favorite to make it to the Finals. The East is ultra competitive and with 10 less games in the regular season and the playoff play-in, there is a little less wiggle room for slowly getting into the season without potentially falling dangerously close to a play-in.
Miami is going to be a very good team and might even make it back to the Finals, but I don't see this season as being a "championship or bust" or even "Finals or bust" year. It's a year for our young guys to develop and for Miami to see where they stand as far as team needs. I am expecting a trade before the deadline and then Miami will be able to add a FA and re-sign Robinson and Nunn (assuming neither are involved in a trade) and that will be the team that will be expected to get to the Finals.
Don't think there will be any favorites unless Nets go on a tear, most of the top East teams are more or less on the same level
I'll have to say I may have been a little too ready to take away from the Nets. I misread the depth they have. I think they have a solid roster with good balance. They're a legit contender to get to the Finals.