In fact, the Celtics have always been a strong force in the East, but few people rank it among the teams that may compete for the championship.
Because they lack star flavor, they are a typical civilian team, but this summer they completely changed their shortcomings.
First signed Haywood and then exchanged for Irving, the team lineup has undergone earth-shaking changes.
Although there are still many people who are not optimistic about them, I think the Celtics should be very competitive next season.
The core guard is Irving, the most offensive point guard in the league. How good is he?
You go to the finals of the past two years. In the last three games of last year’s finals, under Clay’s defense, he could still call the wind and rain. The year before last, he even made a three-pointer that decided the outcome.
Of course, his defense and ball transfer are disadvantages, but she said this summer that she wants to be a qualified core defender. What kind of performance can he play?
Let us wait and see!
After talking about the core guards, let’s talk about the front line. The Celtics’ front line has two defensive gates, Haywood and Jaylen Brown.
With the defensive iron gates formed by the two of them leading the front line, it is enough for James Durant or Leonard and other super forward scorers to drink a pot.
Of course, we can’t forget that there is still a former All-Star player Horford on the inside who can both attack, defend and pass.
The last thing we can ignore is that their head coach is a top five head coach in the league and they have the best team culture in the league.
So I think they are a force that cannot be ignored next season.
But I’d put it at number six, not because they’re not good enough, just because the top five are better.
Last season, the Rockets played surprisingly good results.
Obviously the Rockets don’t want to eat their old money. They made another big move this summer, trading Papa Lu and Hei Bei for Paul.
Obviously, this is a perfect deal.
Paul has both Reed’s scoring ability and Hebei’s defensive ability, as well as assists and leadership abilities that neither of them possess.
The combination of Paul and Harden is the outside combination I am most looking forward to after 10 years of Janeway.
Will the Rockets go well next season with Paul?
I think that’s clearly not the case.
Paul’s size has always been a problem, and of course his age will be added next season.
Harden’s defense has been less reassuring.
And Anthony, who has been arguing all summer, has not come yet. Ariza is still standing at the small forward position. Ariza, who is one year older, faces James. What will happen to Durant?
Anderson, who killed the Quartet in the regular season and withered in the playoffs, did not leave either.
Of course, I am very optimistic about that Capela. I think next season it will definitely be an advantage if we face the Warriors Capela’s supplementary defense and rebounds.
What the Rockets can do next season, only time will tell.
Right now I think the Rockets are the fifth best team in the league.
The Spurs have always been the strongest in the league. After losing to the Lakers in the 2007-2008 season, people began to say that they were old.
It’s been 10 years since they’ve aged and they’re still a top-five team, and the Lakers that beat them have been rebuilding for years, and all I can say is, it’s a fucking miracle.
But I think the Spurs made a few rare mistakes this summer.
The first one is the three-year contract of 45 million for my sister-in-law. I don’t understand it.
Why did the Spurs give a 37-year-old man such a big contract, that is to say, when Gasol is 40, he can still get an annual salary of 15 million in the Spurs.
This move completely locks up the Spurs’ cap space for the next three years.
The second point is to reject Rose and George Hill. If the abandonment of Hill is to ensure space and sign an All-Star player next year, it is understandable.
But why didn’t Ross sign with a basic salary?
Parker’s age and injuries are already problems, and Niles is not a player who can organize.
Although Rose is no longer as brave as before, he can still score easily and organize the team properly.
Signing him as the third core defender, signing him with a basic salary does not take up space, so why not do it.
I think the Spurs have the worst roster out of my top six teams.
But I still firmly ranked it fourth and even considered third.
Because of three points, the first Popovich, the second team culture, and the third Leonard.
Popovich doesn’t need too much introduction, the best head coach in the league is as uncontroversial as James is the number one player in the league.
The team culture does not need too much introduction. It has reached the playoffs for 20 consecutive years, and there is no doubt that it will be the 21st year next year.
In fact, Leonard does not need to make too many introductions. The top three players in the league are also the players with the most balanced offense and defense in the league. Not surprisingly, he will improve next season, which is very exciting.
Seeing that I ranked the Cavaliers third, the Cavaliers fans must be looking for someone to beat me, because after Wade joined them, they began to prepare how to celebrate the championship next season.
Don’t worry, everyone, wait for me to finish speaking first.
Wasn’t the knight fierce before? It’s amazing!
Then why is he so powerful?
Because of three o’clock.
The first point is James’ organizational ability, the second point is James’ singles, and the third point is Irving’s singles.
And then it was gone, really gone.
Being like Love isn’t much use when you’re up against the Warriors