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Too lazy to look up the rosters so I'll say we have the best in the East.
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I think overall we have the most depth and talent just inconsistencies can affect how good we can be
Felton the on court leader can he run the team and slow down Rondo, Deron and Rose
Kidd the vet, can he mentor Felton and help him live up to his potential and what exactly does he have left in the tank
Smith the wildcard can he score with consistency and be a true 3rd scorer and keep up his defensive effort from last year
Brewer the stopper, he has to work on that jumper and hit it to be a key catalyst on our team if so we have found a gem
Shumpert the young gun, can he come back from ACL surgery and be the same explosive defensive nightmare he was and will that jumper continue to improve
Prigioni the question mark his game translates well to our team he's a creator but can he hold his own on D
Hate to say it but Brooklyn has the best starting back court and has a strong case for best supporting.
I don't think there's any doubt that they're better than us in that department. DW is an elite PG. Felton is average. CJ is top reserve point, Kidd is 39. They have an all-star pure scorer at SG. We have role players.
Our strength is up front and we need to get max production from those guys, while our backcourt just has to play their roles.
we have a good defensive backcourt, so i dont see bk dropping ****load of points from there
miami's wade will probably get his 20-30points but it wont be in the flow of the game this time round.
Felton / Kidd / Pablo
Shump / Jr / Brewer
Our back court is underrated defensively IMO, Felton, Shump, Brewer, Kidd, Jr these are all players who WANT to play defense and put the effort in defensively they have the potential to make it tough on our opponent to score the ball especially under woodson, he will have these guys working their butts off defensively.
Offensively we have an average back court IMO, but even though it's a average back court Felton/Jr/Shump are all capable of creating their own shots & Kidd/Brewer know their roles.
Regarding how we stack up against rivals
Brooklyn Nets- D-Will/Joe Johnson Best Backcourt in the NBA and our biggest threat from a back court standard, lets not forget they still have Brooks/Watson coming off the bench as well
Miami Heat Wade/Ray Allen- this will give us serious problems if the heat were to throw out a line up of
Celtics Rondo/Lee/Terry/Bradley -- Underrated backcourt that could give us fits offensively and defensively, but i like our chances against them.
Bucks-- the mini me duo of Jennings/Ellis -- Not a sleeper back court both of these players can go off any given night, but we can handle them with the way our roster is set i cant say i'm NOT worried because the Bucks seem to always give us problems but i like our chances.
Pacers- they are in the same boat as us, their strong point is their front court of Granger/hibbert/west... i'd say the Pacers/Knicks backcourts are arguably equal but the pacers have the younger back court.... i'd say we have an advantage defensively against their back court, i'll give them the slight advantage offensively. Hill, Green, Augistin, George, stephenson
Sixers--Underrated backourt, they are young and will make mistakes but they have potential Holiday, Turner, Nick Young, Jason Richardson. They have some nice pieces but still have alot to learn, Richardson will bring them Veteran Leadership, we can handle them though not worried.
Bulls - Crap Back court until Rose is back on the radar ( Rose is missing a large chunk of the season so i don't see the bulls much of a threat until further notice) + they lost their whole "BENCH MOBB" through free agency that bench really helped the Bulls with the absence of D.Rose mark my words the bulls will struggle big time this season until rose is back i'm sorry but "Hinrich, Nate, Bellenlli, Buttler" is not getting it done.
Raptors - Lowry, Fields, Derozan, John Lucas, Calderon, Ross, their backcourt is deep as hell. Are they a threat? No way Jose but i like the potential in their back court they have a chance to make the 8th seed, maybe even 7th.
Hawks- Crap Back court IMO
Magic- Crap Back court IMO
Detroit- Crap Back court IMO
Cavs- Crap Bacourt (MINUS IRVING) & I think Waiters will be a BUST
Wizards- Crap Back Court IMO (MINUS J.WALL)
BOBCATS- Crap Back Court IMO
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agreed and infact agreeing on the raptors chances at the playoffs this year, gonna have to move the wizards ff the 8th spot and put the raps there in my predictions.
I think I understand how the rep thing works now. Most times I forget about it, but I’ve been meaning to look into it for a while now.
Anyway, if we play Woody’s ball (nohomo) we should be the beasts of the east. The Knicks back court just has too many options to work with. BK is the only team I see competing in this area.
^even after reading this i still don't get it. I've got 6 rep points so if i rep someone i am giving them 6 points and then when it hits 100 they get a new rep point? actually now that i type it out that seems simple... does it work for neg reps the same way?
I got neg repped once cause i said CA7 would leave with Melo if he was traded. I guess he took offense to that... but i didn't see him on the forums until melo was here so i had to figure he was a melo-fan first.
Back on topic: I'd say we have the 4th best in the east without Shump behind the Nets, Heat, Celtics, and Bucks. When he's back and if he's playing like he was this backcourt is a sleeper.
If he comes back with a better jumpshot (he's working on it while rehabing) we will rival the Nets in the backcourt... add that to the best frontcourt in the league and I think we have a great shot this year!
A good question....yet it's a bit loaded!
Here is why....A team's backcourt's value is going to depend on what that team needs it to be.
New Jersey Brooklyn needs a scoring backcourt because Humphries and Wallace are hustle players who can't creat their own shots, so they need players who break down a defense to set up scoring for other players while serving as the primary offensive options.
Miami just needs anyone who plays in the Backcourt w D Wade to be able to hit a wide open shot and bring the ball up and play D...So Chalmers and Wade looks amazing. But Chalmers how many teams would Chalmers be a lock to start for?
Put anybody who can shoot in the backcourt w Rondo and they are the best Backcourt in a lot of ways as long as they still have Pierce and KG...yet Rondo and Ray Allen would not have been able to get Charlotte or Sac into the playoffs!
Could Kobe and Nash take a lottery team and turn them into a contender? Probably not! Even in their primes they could not do it.
Get my point?! Backcourts are oftern overatted...look we had the greatest backcourt of All Time in Frazier and Monore....but Willis was the anchor!
Talent wise honestly you could give the nod to a darkhorse in this discusssion....The Bucks w/ Jennings and Ellis...but at the sametime they are living proof a backcourt can't carry a team!
Now our precious Knicks!!!!
Take all I said about team needs....we do not need our backcourt to score a lot....we need them to be able to hit open shots and defend.
Now Shump is not at a point were his jumper is reliable...but he is a good shooter when given room (his shooting is bad when he is pulling up for 3's and creating jumpers off the dribble).....still room for improvement even with the wide open J's though, but I am totally comfortable w Shump as our SG of the future! David Lee went from having no J to one of the best jump shooting PF's in the league...Shump's J will improve!
Raymond needs to set the offense up....keep his TO's down and cause havoc penetrating and finding open men. He's fully capable of all of that
So per our needs I love...love our starting backcourt!
Bench wise Kidd is the perfect backup PG. Like Sam Cassel did for Boston at around the same age like Derek Fisher will give some Championship Contender this year, Kidd will bring leadership and Savvy and a respeted voice to the locker room.
JR is a perfect 6th man! He's like using your Ipad for Internet connection....awesome on the fly....horrible as a long term day to day solution! Plus his defense is better than I thought.
Brewer is amazing as a role player and will help with our defensive pressure in the backcourt
I think talent wise there are better backcourts for sure! But I like our backcourt per the team we have.
Give me a better Defensive Backcourt than a healthy Shump and Felton or Kidd and Brewer off the bench!
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The media loves to hype up Philly and Indiana because they are young and still forming and haven't bother to list this in between writing up a comprehensive list of reasons why the Knicks will fail.
EDIT: Atlanta probably won't be much of a threat and may sneak into the 8th seed but they have the same problem. Solely shooting guards filling out their back court.
Are all shoot first guards and only Teague has an average passing game.