DarkXaero wrote:We're still getting zero respect from media personalities, ex-players, NBA fans around the league. Pretty much no one seems to think that we'll be a top 4 team in the East without KD, and it's really baffling to me. Everyone was wrong about this team a year ago, you would think they'd learn.
People are underestimating just how good Irving, LeVert, and Dinwiddie are in the backcourt especially with the floor spacing they will have. I really like Prince/Kurucs at the forward spot.
I want to enjoy the summer a bit more, but I can't wait for October.
My only concerns is that I think we could have used one more shooter and one more big. I would be stunned if we get anything from Claxton this year and Musa is a big question mark.
Yeah, I feel like we're a bit thin at PF position, just like before, and I personally feel that we're maybe one good rotation player short of feeling great about this team (without KD). Obviously, with KD, the depth changes drastically, as one of the starters get pushed to the bench, and the bench unit improves significantly. I still feel like we have a good bench, but great depth was our biggest strength the past year. But still, the way the team is right now, it's still one of the top teams in the East imo.
People underestimate the improvement part of the younger core. Nearly all our young players have improved each season. Joe Harris is 27 and still improving year by year. Dinwiddie has improved drastically from when he joined. I can see Jarrett Allen taking a big leap this year, with a change in mindset and under mentorship of Deandre Jordan. Kurucs plays with an edge, and has a hungry mentality. Also, let's not forget that we have a reputation for turning aging veterans into valuable rotation players again. We did it with Demarre Carroll and Dudley. Won't be surprised to see us do it again with Wilson Chandler & Deandre Jordan. I also like our defensive potential more now.
Being able to put out a unit of
Not great offensively obviously, but imo, this unit would be capable of playing really good defense, while being able to stretch the floor. It will be a pretty big improvement on the best defensive unit we could have put out with last year's roster.