The playoff thread was getting a little long and jumbled, so figured I'd start a fresh offseason thread.
Just some quick observations:
Jimmy Butler - love this for Minnesota. Not sure if they're good enough to crack top 4 in West. Gotta think GSW, SAS and Houston are solid at the top. Then where do we go in the west? Clippers look to lose Blake and CP3 possibly. Utah will not be good without Hayward. OKC still has Russ (adding Blake????). Think Minnesota comes in somewhere between 5-8. Interesting team to watch for future. Studs are there.
What happens in LA? Will they give up young assets for Paul George just to be a 7 or 8 seed and get swept (or a gentleman's sweep) in the first round when they can wait a year and get him for free? Is that where LeBron ends up too? Is Lonzo any good?
Does Boston get Hayward or Blake after missing on Butler? Do they just keep biding their time until LeBron is gone? What does Cleveland do to keep pace with GSW? Are they imploding in front of us?
Lastly, and least importantly, my Hornets have had an exceptional week. Love getting Dwight Howard. Just get rebounds and block shots. What we've been crying out for for the past 5 years from our center. Pick and roll with Kemba will be fun to watch. Surrounded with shooters in Batum and Monk and now Bacon. Not like it matters since LeBron is still in the east, but finally resembling something of a competitive team to get by the first round.
I know there is a good group of NBA fans here. Love the offseason.