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Ray Allen by far. i think I had John Salmons on my team last year and I brought him on as a Free Agent. He's a free agent in my league right now as well.

 

I dont think its as clear cut a decision as you think. Ray Allen is clearly on the downside of his career due to injuries and the fact he is 3rd option on a team with Pierce and Garnett. Salmons on the other hand is going to put up nice #'s in sac town with the absense of Artest. I drafted Salmons in round 9 of 13 in my 10 team keeper league because I know what he is capable of when given the playing time. He had 24pts, 5rbs and 8asts last night. I'll take that. Not to make your decision any tougher there Tonner. :)

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I dont think its as clear cut a decision as you think. Ray Allen is clearly on the downside of his career due to injuries and the fact he is 3rd option on a team with Pierce and Garnett. Salmons on the other hand is going to put up nice #'s in sac town with the absense of Artest. I drafted Salmons in round 9 of 13 in my 10 team keeper league because I know what he is capable of when given the playing time. He had 24pts, 5rbs and 8asts last night. I'll take that. Not to make your decision any tougher there Tonner. :)

 

Good point. After posting that last night I went back looking at Salmons stats. I've now got him flagged in my league and may pick him up :)

 

I'd still choose Allen right now if I were picking between the two.

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Well you all know my thoughts on basketball.. But like the other sports threads, what's everyones early predictions??

 

The Knicks will win 36 games and at least be interesting to watch for the first time in years.

 

Marbury will be traded.

 

The Spurs start their downward cycle.

 

The Suns will be a big disappointment.

 

Hawks/Sixers continue to improve.

 

Other than that it comes down to Lakers/Hornets in the West and Celtics/Cavs in the the East.

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The Knicks will win 36 games and at least be interesting to watch for the first time in years.

 

Marbury will be traded.

 

The Spurs start their downward cycle.

 

The Suns will be a big disappointment.

 

Hawks/Sixers continue to improve.

 

Other than that it comes down to Lakers/Hornets in the West and Celtics/Cavs in the the East.

 

I pretty much agree with all of these.

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Wow the Pistons give up "Mr. Bigshot"? That is surprising. McDyess is a big loss to the Pistons as well as he had been playing very solid since being traded to the Pistons. Very interesting trade. I'm not a fan of Iverson and I have to question how adding him to your team while losing 2 of your most consistant and clutch players is going to help your team.

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I'm not a "LeBrick" fan either. :) I dont think he will ever win a championship because he seems too focused on being the global icon "King James" instead of being focused on developing his all around game. If he ever improves on his long range game (ie: shoot a higher % on 3's and shoot less of them), becomes a better FT shooter and becomes a better clutch shot then I can see him taking a team over the top but I just don't see that happening. I hope he proves me wrong.

 

I hope this Iverson deal is what finally shuts the window on this current Pistons squads chances of being a champion. Its like once they won 1 they've had this ho-hum attitude like they can turn it on at any moment. Overconfidence is what did them in.

 

Go Blazers. Its nice to finally have a local team worth cheering for again. Gone are the "jailblazers", reefer smokers, and ghetto ballers. Its going to be fun watching this current young group mature and get better every season...hopefully for a long time.

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Go Blazers. Its nice to finally have a local team worth cheering for again. Gone are the "jailblazers", reefer smokers, and ghetto ballers. Its going to be fun watching this current young group mature and get better every season...hopefully for a long time.

 

I love watching the Blazers. They have the appeal of a good college team making it in the pros.

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The atmosphere at the home games last season was crazy. You can just feel the excitement. Its freakin loud. There is a genuine feeling of "These kids are talented, likable & decent human beings we can root for...finally!" among the fans. Looking forward to seeing a couple games this year.

 

This rise of the Blazers couldn't come at a better time for me as my Spurs (the team I've been rooting for going back to the D-Rob days) look pretty sad at the moment. Duncan and Parker continue to produce but they desperately need Ginobli back asap to be that 3rd consistant scorer/playmaker. Its pretty obvious how big of a loss he is to that team. They need another big too. I want them to win another championship while Duncan is still a stud but its not looking good. Hey it is an odd # year this year so they are due.

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