they have a solid team, but no way are they title contenders
are all better than minny in the west
mia ,bos and nyk are all better in the east
I don't know about that. They have been slowly clearing out the bad apples and have a pretty solid roster right now. Do I think they will beat OKC or LAL, probably not, but I wouldn't be all that surprised if they did nor would I be surprised if they beat any of the other teams out west.
Project Playoff Lineup
PG - Rubio, Ridnour, Barea
SG - Roy, Budinger, Ridnour, Shved, Lee
SF - Williams, Kirilenko, Budinger
PF - Love, Kirilenko
C - Pekovic, Love, Stiemsma
That team if it is healthy is certainly on par with the Spurs, Clippers, and Grizzlies.
I think people forget they were above .500 last year when Rubio went down and this team is a lot better than last years team (the young guys are all older and they added better pieces than what they had i.e. Roy, Kirilenko, and Budinger).