The NBA season in whole I'm not too excited about. But, I am always amped for the Knicks season! I'm curious about The Sixers, I rarely will cheer for a team in our Division, but I like the makeup of that team. I'm also curious to see Beasley.....You know what's funny I didnt even realize when typing those last two statements that those are out first two regular season match ups (Mia, and Phil.)
Anyways...I never really got the Terry Porter to Pheonix hire, nor did I get the Vinny Del Negro hire for Chicago so I wonder how those will turn out. Maybe I can see The Suns passing on Mark Jackson because atleast they got an expeirenced coach, but if I had to choose a first time coach between Mark Jackson and Vinny D. for sure I wouldve taken Mark. So I'm curious to see if Vinny Del Negro can prove me wrong. On that note.....is it me or does John Paxon know how to blow some nice breaks he catches. I mean he puts together a solid playoff team with The League's lowest payroll, and then he blows a large chunk of cap on Ben Wallace, then Isiah gives him two lottery picks that he misuses. Now I like Tyrus Thomas, but Lamarcus Aldrige is what they need now, and plus they he wouldve looked good playing with Wallace.Ok Back to Paxon... Then he gets the number one overall pick chooses what is projected to be the next great PG and passes on a future Hall of Fame PG to coach him! So The Bulls will be an interesting team for me to follow.
But where it starts and where it ends is NY! I want to see if teams will take Donnie seriously in their trade proposals for Zach considering he turned down two deals this off season. I want to see how Steph looks in Dantoni's system. I want to see if Jamal truley improves on D (stranger things have happened). Will Wilson be the player I predicted him to be from his first Summer League game last season, will Danillo show the same sort of poise he did in his only Summer League game this year? Will Jerome James force us to buyout next season optional pay or will he be content in just taking this season's money? Is Mike Dantoni good enough to maximize our teams strengths?
All that and more coming in three weeks!