My Twitter-Friendly 2009 NBA Preview, Part 1

Monday, October 26, 2009

With the NBA season set to tip off tomorrow and plenty of media outlets already offering comprehensive preview articles, I thought I'd keep my thoughts brief, essentially a 140-character tweet for each team as well as a few thoughts on the playoffs and major awards. Today, I'll cover the East. Tomorrow I'll delve into the West and the rest of the preview.

Eastern Conference

  1. @cavs: Shaq/Kobe = 3 titles/8 years. Shaq/Wade = 1 title/3.5 years. Shaq/LeBron? Spotlight is on this season, possibly LeBron's last as a Cav.

  2. @Orlando_Magic: Vinsanity has never played with an all-star big man, let alone one as dominant as Dwight Howard. If Lewis/Nelson maintain form, watch out.

  3. @celtics: KG's knee + Rondo's psyche + Rasheed's crazy = a dangerous recipe in Beantown. Allen/Pierce need to be All-Stars, steadying forces.

  4. @chicagobulls: Without Gordon, Rose has to blossom in second year. Still young roster but classic playoff series with Boston makes Baby Bulls dangerous.

  5. @atlanta_hawks: Back-to-back playoff appearances. Deeper bench. Still can't see Hawks eclipsing the big three in the East.

  6. @WashWizards: Agent Zero has meant zilch to the Wizards due to injury in recent seasons. If healthy, he adds to a stacked starting lineup.

  7. @MHEAT: Dwayne Wade is a top-5 NBA talent, but the Heat need someone else to step up or they risk Wade fleeing South Beach in the offseason.

  8. @raptors: If Hedo can bring his playoff magic north of the border, Bosh's contract year could be a blessing for the Raptors, even if only for a year.

  9. @detroitpistons: Only Hamilton and Prince remain from '04 title team. Villanueva and Gordon come with large price tags. GM Dumars has reputation at stake.

  10. @Sixers: May try a new Brand of basketball if Elton's health allows. Loss of Andre Miller hurts. Is this the year Iguodala becomes A-list?

  11. @indianapacers: Granger is the best player you've never seen. Supporting cast leaves a lot of be desired. Rookie Hansbrough: will he/won't he at NBA level?

  12. @gobobcats: Still searching for franchise's first playoff berth. Need to find first franchise player first. Don't see one on current roster.

  13. @thenyknicks: Could there be any less star power in this city that loves star power? Coach is the only big name in the Big Apple. Just don't, LeBron.

  14. @netsbasketball: Young is one way to view the Nets. Inexperienced is another. Either way, the Russian billionaire has a lot of work to do.

  15. @Bucks: Michael Redd is the only household name here, and his best days may be in the past. Playoffs would be be a major overachievement effort.


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Matt Hubert is a 25-year-old writer and basketball fanatic born and raised in Erie, Pa. He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English and a dual concentration in writing and creative writing. Matt's not wavering from his stance as a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but he will cover the BayHawks' NBA affiliates in Cleveland and Toronto when it makes sense to do so throughout the year.

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