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Who do you think are the most overrated and underrated NBA teams out there?
I think a regular season of 82 games is long enough to not have under- or overrated teams. Everyone is as good as their record, barring any injuries.
But I'll play along:
Overrated - Utah & Houston. These teams have some good players, but not enough to get them to the next level. Let's go team by team:
Utah.- Looks decent because they have one of the best coaches of the game. If Monty where the coach they would be dead last on the west... Kirilenko is good, but I don't think the rest of the players are worthy of a playoff team.
Houston.- Yao is soft, McGrady is unable to win in the playoffs, Van Gundy plays a kind of bball that doesn't fit the roster... and still some so-called analysts believe they have a chance to win it all. Amazing.
Underrated.- I agree with Milwaukee. I don't think there will be a big drop off from TJ Ford to Maurice Williams, and they have some pretty good players inside. They're balanced, something few teams can say right now.
Also, another underrated team:
Seattle.- I think Seattle's real level is the one they showed two seasons ago, when they won the division. And the Spurs had a rough time winning the series against them. But bad coaches can destroy a team, and Seattle is still looking to recover from losing McMillan.
Just my two cents.
Unbelievable... both finalists overrated... talk about shocking picks.
I don't really agree about the Clips being underrated, as everybody knows they are a good team, but still need more experience on the post-season. That's not being over- or underrated, just the natural way of things.
I won't go that far. I'm closer to my money than my ideas.
In other words, I'm also pretty sure they won't repeat.
Miami - they're as lucky to win the championship as the talentless carlos mencia is to have his own comedy central show. And now they're keeping the exact same team
Chicago - Big Ben Wallace is not going to make them contenders, He's declining and fast
Detroit - Big ben was the heart and soul of that team, they're not going to be close to what they were before
Cleveland - Lebron is going to be spectacular, but it might not be enough even in an east that took a huge step back this offseason.
Phoenix - They are overrated purely becuase of the fact that people are discounting amare's impending injury.
Houston - Yao and Tmac's injuries aren't ones that just go away
San Antonio - If I were making the odds, I'd say san antonio has the best chance of winning it all next year, even though they're not improving
Sacto - some people are talking about them not making the playoffs, I think they'll have an outside shot at a top four seed
Clips - Shaun livingston looks like he's finally becoming a quality player.
Orlando - I think that they'll make the second round next year; darko, dwight, jameer, are all underrated
Charlotte - they won't make the playoffs, but I think they could win in the mid thirties with all the talent they've been stockpiling.
OVERRATED: THE EAST
I think this offseason the east has taken a huge step back, and nobody in the east will contend for the championship
I can't say the warriors are underrated right now, I think that they are overrated because they just made a move, but by the time the season starts they will be underrated.
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