lukewaltonsdad wrote:Rooscooter wrote:The schedule is not that relevant IMO. This teams biggest obstacle initially this upcoming season will be itself. Learning a new system.... older players finding limits.... meshing players that will be out of position or over their heads etc.
8-2 for a team that a lot of the more astute here have predicted will win between 35 and 40 games seems very optimistic. 1/4 of your wins in 1/8th of games?....
Do you think we'll be a better team after the All-star Break than to start the season once we build on the things you mentioned? Integrating a new system, meshing players, etc?
if... IF... Randel is what we think and if we can get 70+ games out of Boozer, Kobe and Nash and have relatively few injuries overall we should be stronger the second half over the first. Scott is not MDA and the younger guys will have much different reactions to their mistakes from him than what MDA did. For one, I don't think Nick Young will have nearly as good a year. He's not exactly Scott's type of player and what we saw last year was Young being able to do what ever he wanted... not going to happen under Scott.
It will take a while to get all these guys on the same page and we've still got a significant hole at SF. If Nash is unable to play much we have a huge hole behind Lin as well.