Around the NBA: Experts' Preview
Tue, 30 Oct 2012|
Gary Tanguay talks with the leading NBA insiders to discuss issues going into the season
Collectively those sports -- exporting -- clubhouse from Gary -- on the eve of the season opener for the Celtics and Miami -- gonna go across the country checked in with all of our NBA experts. But -- Philadelphia -- Brian Scalabrine scalp what is something that no one is talking about -- his bosses of the team. Well I think it wears on Rondo and how he's a legitimate MVP candidate. This team is totally built around him and he makes it can go if you look at other -- like how rare to have Westbrook if you're not a doctor martz. Pardon and in the Lakers cut -- -- acting. Everyone talked about LeBron being -- the -- that's exactly figured -- Regarded guard to -- being goat you can extraordinary about what player and I look for him to be at least in its proper -- for our fourth MVP candidate. Are we had north Johnny's got to Connecticut a lot of talk about Ray Allen got a no surprise there but how does he really fit with this heat -- Well I think he keeps this course -- -- remember this is the Miami -- scene that was probably the best transition much and I almost thought Olympic guarantee they're going to be better than that this year only because they have bats spread the lord -- ray Allen's club Rashard Lewis. Guys who have been around who have who have really. The outcome of game five hitting big shots so much just people in Boston wanted to say hey you could have reality. Not so bad the Penguins weren't good the Dallas Miami saying you know what will be happy to take him and he's done that it's definitely help us to start the season especially. With the lately and then. Chris -- in New York City from SI dot com what Sports Illustrated your magazine and it's NBA preview. Picked the nets in the Knicks ahead of the Celtics who would buy into the hype. Well. I'll sell I personally don't think so we're better -- -- and -- the -- very flawed team and the Knicks especially that we don't have no idea. If Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire had any idea how to play together they did not prove it's really the last year and a half Carmelo -- tenure together and I still think -- question marks. Ability to ball controlling players can get together throw in the fact they still have no idea. Who is going to be their fourth quarter points guards right now they've got some flaws. It looked over Brooklyn and Brooklyn they've got them the -- in the starting lineup especially if Brook Lopez. Can stay healthy but the depth of the bench is young. And it -- -- so I think these teams even though they do have a lot of talent on the roster have major major flaws that they should be -- Across the river we go to New Jersey Adrian -- -- the rusty from Yahoo! Sports dot com. I shocking deals made Hardin leaves the thunder -- in what will be the impact Adrian and Oklahoma City. Here so what would be in the short term they're gonna take it they can't replace James Hardy. With Kevin Martin could go for it fit in that deal but it should be dependable -- for them off the bench. -- market that they're a year like car was not a star but they have enough enough if you allow that you can ask. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to do more offensively and they can give you more. But I think problem -- in the long term he gave them the financial flexibility to continue. The -- that team and it got to a few here and lamb curry joked to a lottery level what he. -- gonna bring it on the back side of that -- and what was flop here I think they'll make out okay field. We head west in Los Angeles Marc Spears Yahoo! Sports dot com's Bears reduced how good. For the Lakers very. Part of the way out of concern I think that was a major addition for a Lakers bigs who don't. Another great center in a legacy of a great -- under the care of these match by any other franchise. The one thing if you're gonna bring the best restore power is Steve Nash Steve Nash is gonna give them easy. Don't you look. And we have guys like Kobe Brian -- on your physical well. Early they felt a lot of -- offensively. -- have vaccines because it's much better Thursday's round played a couple preceding game and a fadeaway. Well certainly he's put this team in a position to get back to follow them especially when it. Okay let's go back this -- as we go around the country one more time Doc Rivers gals said it's all about Miami. Can the Celtics beat Miami in the Eastern Conference. I think they care -- -- -- -- Friday -- good players are because the kind of guy that you can't Alter your. Okay let's go to Donnie Donnie what do you think Celtics vs Miami who wins. Thought they felt that he felt about death Miami he had a couple real good shooters but they still. Don't have the death and they don't have the size that they felt discovered -- all right -- it's what you've got on the situation. You know I got to give Miami a leg up and I love the fact about the strength of their bench with the guys they have the build a better position as a huge question mark for me I'm still waiting to see. Did Kevin Garnett can hold up over a few -- feet and I still have no confidence yet. Didn't Darko Milicic or JP called the filling that role in Miami they're clicking on all cylinders right now they've got that monkey off their back. But winning a championship district in this game with ray. And with Rashard Lewis they still are the strongest team needs to come you know like Gary Indiana from the second strongest team in the Eastern Conference. Adrian what do you think it did Danny do enough in the offseason for the Celtics to unseat the media heat off. Very big thing is is that enough. That if Miami's stumbles at all fought the good enough to beat them but I think Miami on all cylinders it has moved around the block it out these. What Brian Gay isn't it the best player in the league right now he's the best player by far and it's as long Derrick loop around -- -- healthy nobody's beating them. Okay mark. Can the Celtics -- the -- The Celtics to me you are he's good contender. Just copied as anybody and he was. They have they're size. They're experienced. They got it now couldn't pick that you. Some veterans. They're hungry. And you know it it is. -- Roster. Never say die separate -- To me anybody read there's no carrier pretty -- appeared in the Eastern Conference over the Boston Celtics.