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rate each team in the east's starting 5
 

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Uhh...OK I'll try. I'll pick the Nets.

PG: Kidd (mega superstar)
SG: Kittles (good)
SF: Jefferson (good)
PF: Martin (very good)
C: Mutombo (very good)

I'm making the assumption here that Richard Jefferson will start at SF, not Rodney Rogers. If I'm wrong about this, correct me.
 

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Originally posted by <b>Wiggum</b>!
PG: Kidd (mega superstar)
SG: Kittles (good)
SF: Jefferson (good)
PF: Martin (very good)
C: Mutombo (very good)
In the Nets offensive system...

PG: Kidd (mega superstar)
SG: Kittles (very good)
SF: Jefferson (very good)
PF: Martin (very good)
C: Mutombo (very good)

I think that after some time with Kidd, the players will know what to expect. I think with Mutombo grabbing boards, outletting to Kidd, feeding to streaking Martin and Jefferson, with Kittles ready to take the 3 (hopefully as health, with more endurance and more time)... will generate at least 5 percent (4 to 5 points) more output compared to last season... The addition of Mutombo will allow Martin to go long much sooner...

-Petey
 

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With the Knicks:

PG: Ward (average)
SG: Houston (very good)
SF: Sprewell (superstar)
PF: McDeyss (very good)
C: Kurt Thomas (good)

Ward is average, at best, but I think with McDeyss playing the pivot and getting passes thrown in, he will have an easier time in the offense... Houston too will benefit having McDeyss under the rim, as will Sprewell too, from what I recall Sprewell was more a slasher with Ewing, so I expect similar results with another good big man down below. I think with all that there will be too much pressure on McDyess, and even if health with taking almost all of last year off, he will be slightly rust while also trying to learn the new system. Thomas... well he is undersized, but he has the most heart on the Knicks after Sprewell, and that with his toughness will hold some of the smaller east centers at bay, while a few may push him about.

With the Hornets:

PG: Davis (Superstar)
SG: Alexander (Good)
SF: Mashburn (Superstar)
PF: PJ Brown (Good)
C: Campbell (Good)

Like last year Davis will play well, but he did dip at the end, that is where the acquired Alexander will help... as that means Wesley who also dipped last year will play less minutes, while playing the point... where he started his career. Mashburn isn't that flashy, but he gets the job done, and with motivation for missing last years playoffs, I think he will do real well. PJ Brown and Campbell, won't do much in the west, but out east they are more then solid, they will do their double doubles... I think the key here is Alexander and Campbell. If Campbell's plays well, it makes Mashburn and Davis jobs easier... If Alexander could do pre-Jordan (w/ the wizards), it means freshier Davis and Wesley later in the season and playoffs.

With the Pacers:

PG: Tinsley (Average)
SG: Miller (Superstar)
SF: Artest (Average)
PF: O'Neal (Superstar / Mega Superstar)
C: Miller (Good)

This team in the playoffs against the nets, I think are really what they are about. Tinsley sat much of last season at the end and in clutch times. I think that his hype was overrated, but that is me. I think he will put up similar numbers as last year. Miller is Miller, damn dangerous, with alot of magic... in those finger tips. The only reason I think of Artest as average, is his offensive game is just that, and he might be a defensive stopper, but this guy picks up stupid stupid fouls. If you can only play 25-30 minutes a game... that isn't going to help much as alot of games are won in the 4th quarter... O'Neal in a walk year... of course can only go up, if not injuryed, and as seen with the other O'Neal, Miller can play tough with alot of the guys... but I haven't seen this guy make a layup, only shots form the baseline... which this year I think will go to O'Neal...

-Petey
 

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Pacers

B.Miller- good
O'Neal- Superstar
Artest- very good
Reggie- Star
Tinsley- very good

Foster- average
Bender- average
Harrington- very good
Mercer- good
Ollie- average

Brezec- in b a
Rogers bad
Croshere average
jones in b a
Brewer bad
 

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<u>Detroit Pistons</u>

<b>Starting 5</b>

PG: Chauncey Billups (good)
SG: Jerry Stackhouse (star)
SF: Michael Curry (bad)
PF: Ben Wallace (superstar)
C: Cliff Robinson (good)

<b>Bench</b>

Corliss Williamson (very good)
Jon Barry (good)
Rodney White
Tayshaun Prince
Mehmet Okur
Zeljko Rebraca (good)
Chucky Atkins (good)
 

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Magic

don't know who they'll start at C

Grant- good
T-Mac- Megasuperstar
Miller- star
Armstrong- good
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Vaughn- bad
DeClerqe- bad
oyejenji- bad

okay every one on their bench is bad.
 

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Chicago Bulls- I'll do them for the future, like 3 years from now.

C- Eddy Curry (Mega Superstar)
PF- Tyson Chandler (Mega Superstar
SF- Donyell Marshall (Star)
SG- Jalen Rose (Super Star)
PG- Jay Williams (Super Star)

Bench: Fizer (good) Hassell (good)

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Raptors:

Starters

PG: Alvin Williams (average - good)
SG: Vince Carter (Will be a top 5 player in the league this season)
SF: Morris Peterson (good - very good)
PF: Antonio Davis (very good, but not a star)
C: ????? (undecided yet)

Bench

SF/PF: Jerome Williams (good but can be very good)
PF/C: Michael Bradley (average but has improved greatly)
PG/SG: Lindsey Hunter (average)
C: Nate Huffman (haven't seen play so can't give an opinion)
SF: Chris Jeffries (heard he's good and can be great)
C: Mamadou N'diaye (average - good)

That's all I know that's in the roster so far, coulde be more added or just missed some.
 

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Originally posted by <b>Pacers Fan</b>!
Pacers

B.Miller- good
O'Neal- Superstar
Artest- very good
Reggie- Star
Tinsley- very good
Originally posted by <b>Pacers Fan</b>!
Magic

don't know who they'll start at C

Grant- good
T-Mac- Megasuperstar
Miller- star
Armstrong- good
You think that Artest is better then Grant Hill (well... if healthy)?

-Petey
 

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Hornets:

PG: Davis (Superstar/Mega Superstar)
SG: Alexander (Good)
SF: Mashburn (Superstar)
PF: PJ Brown (Very Good)
C: Campbell (Very Good)
 

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Originally posted by <b>HORNETSFAN</b>!
Hornets:

PG: Davis (Superstar/Mega Superstar)
SG: Alexander (Good)
SF: Mashburn (Superstar)
PF: PJ Brown (Very Good)
C: Campbell (Very Good)
I would have to say after this season Davis deffinetly a mega superstar. I just wish he would try in the world Championships, he could deffinetly dominate if he wanted.
 

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Knicks

Ward - average
Houston - very good
Sprewell - Superstar
McDyess - Star

Heat
Carter - Average
Eddie Jones - semi-superStar
Caron Butler - star
Brian Grant - average
Alonzo Mourning - Very Good

Celtics
Shammond Williams/Tony Delk - combine them both and they're still average
Paul Pierce - SuperStar - close to Mega SuperStar
Antoine Walker - Superstar
Eric Williams - Average
Tony Battie - Average

Pistons
Chucky Atkins - average
Jerry Stackhouse - semi-superstar
SF - Who starts here?
Ben Wallace - star
Cliff Robinson - very good

Pacers
Tinsley - very Good
Reggie Miller - Superstar
Jermaine O'Neal - Superstar
Al Harrington - Very Good
Brad Miller - Very Good

Nets
Jason Kidd - MegaSuperstar
Kerry Kittles - average
Richard Jefferson - good
Kenyon Martin - very good
Dikember Mutumbo - star

Magic (wow, Magic suck without T-Mac!)
Darrell Armstrong - very good
T-Mac - MegaSuperstar
Mike Miller - good (Overrated, worst R.O.Y ever by far!)
Garrity - average
Ho Grant - average

Bucks
Sam Cassell - star
Ray Allen - superstar
Tim Thomas - very good
Anthony Mason - very good
Ervin Johnson/Joel Przybila - below average

Hawks
Dan Dickua - average
Jason Terry - very good
Glenn Robinson - star
Shareef Abdur-Rahim - star
Theo Ratliff - very good

Hornets
Baron Davis - superstar
Jamal Mashburn - star



Bulls
Jay Williams - star
Jalen Rose - star
Donyell Marshall - very good
Tyson Chandler - average
Eddy Curry - average

Cavs
PG - ?
Dajuan Wagner - star
Ricky Davis - very good
Chris Mhim - average
Zydraunas Ilgauskas - very good when healthy

76ERS
Snow - good
Iverson - megasuperstar
Van Horn - good
Coleman - good
Todd Mac - good

Raptors
Alvin Williams - good
Morris Petterson - good
Vince Carter - megasuperstar
Antonio Davis - star
Eric Montross - below average

Wizards
Larry Hughes - good/very good
Richard Hamilton - star
Michael Jordan - megasuperstar
Jahidi WHite - average
Brendan Haywoode - good
 

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Miami Starters (right now)
Zo-all-star
Grant-underachiever
Butler-ROY candidate
Jones-semi-star
Strick/House-average
 
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