Clyde_Style wrote: thebuzzardman wrote:
I know what you're doing. You're digging your heels in at the 30 win mark so you have something to get excited about when they exceed your malnourished expectations.
I think they'll win 40. Nearly everyone else has them at 28-35. That's a bad team. I want to understand why.
I don't need to know why. I figure it is just what comes with being perennially disappointed as a fanbase.
But I don't think anyone should act surprised if this is a .500 or better team. There is no dominant team in the East and a few good ones, that's about it. I know you're using bizarro logic to point out how upgraded this roster is across the board, but it should be obvious we can consistently put competitive units on the floor any time now.
Perhaps this will help people understand you better:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3ABizarro#Linguistics
Yup. You know my game. I'll stop for now. But I see a bunch of players who should be league average, at least Randle somewhat better, and DSJr poised to take a step. Granted Knox is a below average player, but he doesn't NEED to play 30 mpg now. And while "even Lebron" didn't lead Cleveland to more than 35 wins or whatever, as a rookie, RJ should be a decent rotational player. Again, if he's not that great (which is fine for a rookie) - the Knicks have some options, granted not awesome, but decent enough, at SG, with Trier, Dotson and Ellington able to spot RJ through some tough times.
I dunno. With decent coaching, I see a .500 club. I'm not hyping them as anything more, just I don't see them as bad, and 32-35 wins is kind of bad. I think a good coach could get the right balance and effort to see .500