How Good Is Philly?

How Good Is Philly?

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:16 pm

With the addition of Bynum how good will Philly be? I think they will be a top 4 seed. Miami and Boston are clearly better, but I could see them being #3.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby TIME on Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:26 pm

Much better than they were. We'll have to see how Collins is going to use Andrew, but now at least they have a weapon that Boston, Chicago and Miami have no answer for. The Indiana matchup with Hibbert should be interesting.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby Frank Dux on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:02 pm

top 4 in the east, and might be ready to do some damage in the playoffs.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:47 pm

Of the 4 teams in this trade they made the biggest jump IMHO..... As noted above.... they get a weapon that none of the other top teams have an answer for..... and a fairly deep, well balanced supporting cast. If they gel it could be interesting.....
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby therealdeal on Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:51 pm

They'll be anywhere from good to very good.

I hope they'll be alright for Bynum's sake.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby Center Court on Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:01 pm

Bynum's team but it's going to come down to Holiday and Turner. Can they become all star level players? If so, then they are very good. Even with no improvement from last season, they are still number 4-5 in the east.

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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby The Rock on Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:04 pm

500 team. 1st rounder fodder for Heat, Celtics, Pacers and Nets/Knicks

They have perimeter depth but they dont fit together. Also they got 3 Youngs :laughing: Nick Young, Thaddeus Young and Sam Young :man10:
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby kray28 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:36 pm

They're much better than .500 in the East. Their success will depend on Drew's health though.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby The Rock on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:13 pm

I just saw their roster again, lots of perimeter depth

J-Rich, Nick Young, Evan Turner, Dorrell Wright, Thad Young, Sam Young, J-Rue Holliday.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:41 pm

The Rock wrote:500 team. 1st rounder fodder for Heat, Celtics, Pacers and Nets/Knicks

They have perimeter depth but they dont fit together. Also they got 3 Youngs :laughing: Nick Young, Thaddeus Young and Sam Young :man10:

Wow just wow I know you hate Bynum, but c'mon man. They were better than 500 last year. Now you add in Bynum the second best big/center in the game and they're much improved team.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:16 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:
The Rock wrote:500 team. 1st rounder fodder for Heat, Celtics, Pacers and Nets/Knicks

They have perimeter depth but they dont fit together. Also they got 3 Youngs :laughing: Nick Young, Thaddeus Young and Sam Young :man10:

Wow just wow I know you hate Bynum, but c'mon man. They were better than 500 last year. Now you add in Bynum the second best big/center in the game and they're much improved team.


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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby The Rock on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:20 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:
The Rock wrote:500 team. 1st rounder fodder for Heat, Celtics, Pacers and Nets/Knicks

They have perimeter depth but they dont fit together. Also they got 3 Youngs :laughing: Nick Young, Thaddeus Young and Sam Young :man10:

Wow just wow I know you hate Bynum, but c'mon man. They were better than 500 last year. Now you add in Bynum the second best big/center in the game and they're much improved team.


They were 35-31 last year Thats barely better than .500 in a lockout shortened season, if they got to play more West teams they'd be under .500

Hey if they can be over .500 and be a really solid team, more power to them, I prefer they give Miami a run for their money but I dont anticipate it happening
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby jamabile on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:30 pm

They're not better than Boston and Miami; however their a 3rd seed. A boat load of wing players and now an inside presence with a very good coach who will know how to utilize the talent he acquired. I'll let you know right now if Bynum can develop his game along with those wings, they can be dangerous...
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby John3:16 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:16 pm

The Rock wrote:
Texas Lakers Fan wrote:
The Rock wrote:500 team. 1st rounder fodder for Heat, Celtics, Pacers and Nets/Knicks

They have perimeter depth but they dont fit together. Also they got 3 Youngs :laughing: Nick Young, Thaddeus Young and Sam Young :man10:

Wow just wow I know you hate Bynum, but c'mon man. They were better than 500 last year. Now you add in Bynum the second best big/center in the game and they're much improved team.


They were 35-31 last year Thats barely better than .500 in a lockout shortened season, if they got to play more West teams they'd be under .500

Hey if they can be over .500 and be a really solid team, more power to them, I prefer they give Miami a run for their money but I dont anticipate it happening


That's last year. JRich and Bynum weren't on that team.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby The Rock on Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:30 pm

And their competition has gotten better too. Celtics improved, Nets improved, Pacers improved, Knicks improved. Obviously Philly made the biggest acquisitions but so many young players, Im not sure if their skill sets match each other.

They basically look like a watered down version of the Pacers.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby Finwë on Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:14 am

The thing is, yes Bynum gives them a weapon against the likes of Miami, Boston, etc, but Iggy was very valuable to them for the same thing only on the defensive end. Now who's gonna guard LeBron, Dorrell Wright? Who checks Wade, Nick Young / JRich? That has disaster written all over it.
They'll have a better regular season record, but against a team like Miami I still think they are done in 5, maybe 4. Though they could beat a team like the Pacers and maybe even the Celtics if Bynum gets into BEAST mode. But Miami kills them.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby Kou on Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:30 am

50-32
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Fisher/Rose/Watson
Bryant/Wells
Lee/Ariza/Walton
Gasol/Yi
Bynum/Zo
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby juninho on Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:27 am

depends on how jrue and turner develops.
This looks good tho;
Jrue/Ivey
Jrich/ Nick Young
Turner/Dorrel Wright
Hawes/Thaddeus
Bynum/Kwame
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby revgen on Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:43 am

Playoff team. Not a contender though.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby jimbo327 on Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:23 am

Seriously, after the Lakers, Philly got the best deal. Basically giving up AI for Bynum and a still serviceable JRich. I would say they are going to be in the top 4 now in the East behind Heat, Celtics, and Pacers. They can't beat Heat. Celtics is getting older, so in the next 2 years that team is going to implode. Pacers are falling apart after Bird leaves. But I think they could have been higher but they amnestied Brand, and Brand was a big part of their success last year IMO.

If Philly has good coaching, which they do, I think they will do quite well because they have really nice guards. Lou Williams and Drew Holiday...those are 2 nice guards to have, and can shoot....so they can't double down on Bynum. Right there, they should be killing most teams.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby laker911 on Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:27 am

I will be following them closely this season. Hoping they can pull an upset in the playoffs.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby Johnnyboy on Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:36 pm

Top 3? lol

Heat,Celtics,pacers,nets and maybe even the bulls will do better. I say 5 if they are lucky. They lost williams/meek/iggy and brand. Bynum won't fix everything.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby FabFourLakers on Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:44 pm

They can go as high as 3 or as low as 7. I still got Heat, Celtics, Pacers, Knicks and maybe the Nets ahead of them. But i think we know what Drew is gonna bring to them, the question is how much better will Turner and Holiday be next season? Turner really turned it up (pun intended) towards the end of last year. I think he's going to have a break out year now that Iggy is gone. But then again, they loaded up on the wings, and the other 3 guys (J-Rich, Wright and Young) all fit better next to Bynum cuz they can all shoot 3s. It'll be interesting to see what lineups they come up with. Spencer Hawes either moves to the 4 or goes to the bench as a back up 5...if they got Bynum/Hawes/Kwame, that's probably one of the best center rotations in the league. Their 4 spot has Thad/L.Allen, not as strong, but they are good fits next to Bynum. I like their team a lot, and I Hope they do well, as I hope Drew does well. I think he'll have a big year though....i'm gonna predict he'll have better numbers than Dwight next year...something like 23/13/2.
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:57 pm

6th seed if theyre lucky

1. miami
2. boston
3. pacers
4. nets
5. bulls
6. 76ers
7. hawks
8. knicks
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Re: How Good Is Philly?

Postby XXIV on Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:28 pm

CaCHooKa Man wrote:6th seed if theyre lucky

1. miami
2. boston
3. pacers
4. nets
5. bulls
6. 76ers
7. hawks
8. knicks


I don't see the Knicks being the 8th seed again, I believe they'll be in the top five. The Bulls on the other hand will have a tough time without Rose, and I see the 76ers as a better team.
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