Battle Tested20 wrote:
Juronimo wrote:If this team wins 40 games, it will be overachieving. I'm expecting probably around 25 - 35 wins personally.
O come on, we're not going to be that bad
I'm afraid we will be.
Kobe is going to miss a couple of months, and I'm not expecting the same player we saw last season when he returns. If Kobe returns playing at the same level that he played at before, that will be the first time that has happened in the history of the NBA when it comes to that particular injury. I'm not expecting Kobe to pull that off at age 35.
Pau and Nash are 1 year older and several years past their respective primes. I'm not expecting too much from either, even if the effort is there, plus they're now injury prone. I expect either to get hurt and miss significant time.
After that we have role players. Perhaps good complementary pieces if we had a solid core but we have nothing like that at the moment
So basically we have Kobe missing a couple of months and at best playing half speed the rest of the season. The other 2 of the core are injury prone and years past their prime, then role players. If this team wins 40 games it will be a miracle.