Monday, November 3, 2008


One week into the NBA season and there are just as many questions as there are answers. It has been great to see the offseason deals come together, whether good or bad. It is way to early to get a read on which teams are the real deal and which are going to be bottom feeders, and that is what is going to make this season interesting. Are the Lakers and Raptors really this good? Here are some thoughts from the first week:

  • I think it is safe to say that Shawn Marion has lost a step, and now has left himself in a precarious position while heading into free agency. (Hoopshype)
  • Memo to Jim Dolan, if you ever want to bring a winner back to NYC, it is best to open up your wallet and get rid of some deep weight. Stephon Marbury has been nothing but trouble for that organization and they need to make an example of him, before he acts out again. (NY Daily News)
  • Jermaine O'Neal brings the type of toughness to the Toronto Raptors that they have been missing for umm...forever. (The Star)
  • The Suns have an opportunity to be beasts in the West, while Portland is quite a ways away from being a force in the league. When Shaq and Amare are healthy and not in foul trouble, the Suns can erase that title of softest team in the West. The only problem is, those 2 variables usually don't work out in the Suns favor. Outside of those 2 guys, there is not a player on that team that wants to mix it up down low. (azcentral)

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