Friday, September 30, 2005

SI's Dwyer on the Pacific

Kelly Dwyer - noted blog commenter and Sports Illustrated funnyman - has published his Pacific Division preview. It's good.

He doesn't seem wholly impressed with Sacramento's squad, saying it's certainly not a contender. He does say it's a 50-win team and a possible second-round loser, though.

He thinks Phoenix will still win 60 and contend for the Spurs' title. He thinks the Lake Show will compete for 7th-seed (and bring back the real triangle offense) and the Warriors could make the playoffs. I'm not sure what he's predicting about the Clips - they could be good or they could be bad.

I'm going to flesh my thoughts about the division out in the next few weeks, with some help from fellow bloggers. But suffice it to say that I think Phoenix will suffer by not having a shooter like the Q. All it would take for the Suns to fall below 60 wins would be for their 30-year-old point guard with a bad back to come back to Earth.

Don't get me wrong - Nash was at the top of his game last season. But can he sustain it another year? We're not so sure.


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Tom Ziller

The Sacramento Kings are a tough act to follow, literally.

SKB does the dirty work so you can forget about the blood, sweat and tears.

Oh, you'll still need the tears in April, though.

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