Guess who's finally returning home...
As for my list of top teams in the upcoming season, I'd say:
1. San Antonio
Of course, realistically, the Lakers are still #1 though.
And I ain't buyin' into all this Nuggets are great crap. I think they played way over their heads last year (like Memphis), and even though the addition of K-Mart should make them better, I still don't think they'll find themselves in a much better playoff position in the West, if any. I think the Nets are gonna be hit hard by Kenyon's departure though. With him, I'd still have them right near the top in the East, but without him, I think they'll be battling hard for that last home court spot in the first round of the playoffs.
I also think there could be a little adjustment period for both the Heat and Rockets, and despite their superstar acquisitions, I think they'll both come in around 47 - 50 wins, with the Heat having a slightly better chance then the Rockets, since they're in the East.
I was watching ESPN at lunch, and they said it looked like Dampier was gonna go to the Knicks, not that it matters much.