It is sad to look at the standings and see we are actually behind not only Toronto and Milwaukee but now behind the hapless Sixers and Indiana. We are a 1/2 game up on the Pistons.
And, already through 12 games most of the basketball people I listen to on NBA radio has already dropped us to the probable #3 best team in the East. They have already decided that Toronto & Milwaukee are better than us. I realize we have had a tough schedule but to have losses against Orlando and a game we should have won against Indiana hurts. We were pounded in the preseason by Cleveland who can't beat anyone else. It took a miracle to beat Phoenix in overtime with an all-time great performance by Kyrie.
Many of the people on this blog say it's early, don't worry. When should we start to worry? Brown & Tatum have been wildly inconsistent. Pretty much zero offense from the center position. Hayward has been slow and although I have liked some of his defense, rebounding and playmaking - he just can't even hit an open shot. Last night Donavan Mitchell drove several times on Gordon with little problem.
We are 1-3 on this road trip and it doesn't get any easier tomorrow night. Then next week we have Bulls the Raptors & Jazz on a back to back. I say those are 3 "must win" games. No more excuses about being early in the season and a long way to go. If we don't have enough heart to sweep those 3 then I will concede that we are at best a 3 seed.