SteveMorrison15 has done it again. The Adam Morrison Comic#5 has arrived… And it is spectacular! Take a look at a few snippets below
There has been some discussion recently in our forum about just how good this new and improved Miami Heat squad is going to be in this upcoming season. What I would like to do is put my predictions here on public record so that they can either be praised or ridiculed at the end of the season. Let me preface these predictions by saying that I am in no way a Lebron James fanboy, but this is just how I see it… Here goes.
- The Miami Heat will win 68+ games this season.
- Lebron James will come closer than anyone since Oscar Robertson to averaging a triple double. 25 points, 9 assists, 8.5 rebounds sounds about right.
- Lebron James wins his 3rd consecutive MVP
- The Heat lose only 1 game in their playoff run on their way to winning the championship
- Lebron James wins the finals MVP
After reading these predictions you must certainly think that I’m a closet Heat fan, but trust me that certainly is not the case. I just look at this lineup and don’t see how they can be stopped. Who are you going to put your 2nd best perimeter defender on James or Wade… Seriously? Are you going to attempt to guard Chris Bosh with single coverage… Really? If you do anything other than try to guard these guys straight up, you can count on Mike Miller (and now Eddie House) being wide open behind the stripe draining threes, Are you comfortable with that? I didn’t think so.
Well for better or for worse that’s how I see it. If you’d like to make a few predictions of your own, then comment below.
Today Gerald Wallace along with Tyreke Evans, Javale McGee and OJ Mayo were cut from Team USA. It would have been nice to see him make the team and wear the U.S.A. colors proudly, BUT as a Bobcats fan I’m not too sad about it. Because of his playing style he would have been the player most likely to ricochet off the elbow of some 320 pound Ukranian center. He also would have had the highest probability of landing headfirst while being undercut by an over-matched Kazakistanian small forward. I’m not complaining, but that’s just the way it is. All in all, I’m happy to know that he’ll be showing up to training camp healthy and in one piece.
His getting cut from does give me an excuse to play a clip from the greatest show in television history. There will come a time during Team USA’s run where the team will need some energy, where they will need some defense and with Gerald no longer being on the team Coach K will have to ask himself “Where is Wallace”?
SteveMorrison15 is hard at work on the next episode of the Adam Morrison comic and from what I hear, it will be epic!
The comic will be released right here on BobcatsPlanet, so stay tuned it is guaranteed to be hilarious
It appears we are in another summer of ‘remodeling’ the team into something better than it was last year. While the long term affects of this could be positive, our history with MJ/Larry shows this same type of thing will probably happen again next summer. My question is, is it worth it?
We just had the best season in franchise history with a group that hadn’t even been together an entire season. Wouldn’t it have been better to see what they could do with one full season together then re-evaluating? I understand we had to let Ray go, but why trade everyone else? A lot of questions like these have been popping in my head recently, but it is useless to try and answer them. MJ is doing what he is doing we just have to sit back and watch.
I like some of the moves we have done. Signing Livingston was an A+. He has a lot of potential to be a starter. Next year, i think he should be our #2 guy, and spend more time in the weight room than on the court. After that, i would be open to him as our starter. His talent is undeniable, and if he hadn’t messed is knee up (ironically, playing against us while still on the Clippers) he would be starting right now. Extending Tyrus was a stability move, which is the thing i like the most. We got our guy at power forward now. Trading Diaw is the next logical step, and not too many people are opposed to that.
My biggest issue with what we are doing is what is to come. We took on 2 huge contracts of role players to get 1 voidable, and lost our starting center. Replacing Tyson will not be as easy as it seems. Even though he was lost half the year, he picked up our system towards the end of the season and helped us make the playoffs. Their are not that many 7 footers out their, and we just gave 1 up. Nazr’s back and Diop’s terrible offense keep them from being starters, so we need to find someone before training camp.
We still need a point guard to start for us; DJ is not ready yet and neither is Shaun. Who that can be is a mystery. I do not believe their is any validity in rumors that Chris Paul is coming here. Maybe their have been talks, but i doubt anything will come from them if no details have even been leaked to the mainstream media. I want him as much as everyone else does, but it is just a wet dream the size of an ocean to think we could get him. We will just have to wait and see who we get. Just be advised holding your breath for CP3 will most likely just lead you to suffocate.
The new roster is not done being built, hopefully. As it stands right now we have some huge holes. While i trust MJ and LB will find guys (they always do) I am wondering what we will have to give up to get them. We could very well end up having to lose one of our core guys. I am not expecting these guys to learn to play together in training camp, and i expect a painful start to the season followed by a slow rise to the playoffs. We might get a higher seed, but that is just crazy speculation at this point. As long as we don’t win a championship, it will be lather/rinse/repeat for this whole process next offseason. I am not sure i like this. Do you?