Wednesday, October 24, 2012

LOGO WATCH 2012-13 #2...NBA EAST CENTRAL Division Preview...GOLD SWAGGER looks the Part...BULLS become GRINDAHOLICS...CAVS n PISTONS going YOUTH MOVEMENT...FEAR the DEER Backcourt FRESH to DEATH...but is that enough.

The NBA Central will be a Battle as the Bull will not have the ADIzero See Red Hero D-Rose until at least after All-Star Break as he is no Avenger...All Day A.P. Adrian Peterson but he isn't suppose to be.

The Pacers look to build on Last Year's Run with a Core of Area 55, Hill, the Circle City Strangler D-Granger, and the Rise of Next in Line of Pacers Greats...Paul George. The Cavs have an influx of Top Young Talent with Kyrie Irving leading the way with Tristan Thompson and 2012 Draft Picks Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller. The Pistons also breakdown their Roster with PG Brandon Knight and PF Greg Monroe. Added to that mix is 2012 Top Pick Andre Drummond with 2012 2nd Round Pick and Duke All-American Kyle Singler. The Bucks have a Killer Back court but is that enough to get them over .500 and into the Playoff Mix?

EASTERN Conference
CENTRAL Division

(How they will finish in Order)

1. PACERS aka "Gold Swagger": Frank Vogel has all the Ingredients to make a Deep Run in the east and they are that Team in the East that is off into the Weeds lurking as they have all the Talent and Pieces in place. They let PG Darren Collison walk to the Mavs and give the Keys to Naptown Native and IUPUI Alum George Hill. They have All-Stars in Area 55 Big Roy Hibbert and the aforementioned "Circle City Strangler" Danny Granger. Those Three with arguably the Pacers Best Player and 3rd Year Man 2G/SF Paul George (pictured) as he rises to the 2012-13 All-Star Game and remember the Bluedude told you that. David West is another Valuable Inside Presence and Glass Eater and with those 5 Players the Pacers have 5 that can compete with anyone in the Logo. A Bench that consists of "Psycho T" Tyler Hansborough, Mavs FA Pick Up Ian Mahinmi, Gerald "I look like Juvenile" Green, Lance "All Hype Team NYC" Stephenson, mikeCATS castoff PG DJ Augustin, and Grindhouse Memphis Castoff Sam Young. Gold Swagger looks 54-56 Wins.

2. BULLS aka "See Red": The Bulls know what they don't have but getting Captain Kirk Hinrich to come back to solidify the Leadership and stabilize the Back court. We have Luol and Jo Knows along with Taj and Boozer so the Cup not runneth' Bare on the West Side of the 'Go. Look for Rip City Hamilton to step up Big as lst season was filled with Injury after Injury. The Bulls chose to let that Turkey Omir Asik go to Rocket City Texas and keep the "TAJmanian Devil" Taj Gibson (pictured dunking on Wade County 305...u know what it is). Taj should have a huge Year for the Bulls as they will definitely lean on him in that Front Court along with the Bulls Starting Front Court. Can Jimmy Butler the 2011 1st Round Pick get in the Rotation and come up big? Rook and 2012 1st Round Pick Marquis Teague will not get Major Minutes but we will see how Coach Thibs plays him as with Rookies its all about Trust and that starts in Practice first. Can Team See Red get to 50 Wins giving them 55 Wins is a Stretch.

3. BUCKS aka "Fear the Deer": They have Major Logo Firepower in that Back court with the Beer Town USA Lefty Brandon Jennings of "Protect this House" Scooby Doo Maker and "Mississippi Lightning" the Jackson MS Blur" Monta Ellis. The Central Division ha Top Tier Young Talent all over it an the Bucks have these Names to remember: Tobias Harris, Doron Lamb, and John Henson. The 2012 FA Pick Ups are Joel Pryzbilla, Marquis Daniels, and Samuel Dalembert. Lookout for the Logo's Next Star from over the Pond in Ersan Ilyasova. A 6-10 Small Forward with A Dribble Drive Rugged Game who can score in bunches. Can the Bucks Back court keep things together for the Roster to become One as the Talent is there and the Bucks will sneak up on some People. Look for Tobias Harris to make some noise.

4. CAVALIERS aka Cavs: They have an up and Coming Point Guard becoming a Point God in Kyrie Irving. He has the Keys to a fairly New Whip that includes Young Studs Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters, and Tyler Zeller. Anderson Varajeo will anchor their Front Court along with Thompson and Zeller. Sanardo Samuels will also gets some looks. Explosive 2G and 2012 #1 Dion Waiters from Philly and the 'Cuse has Star written all over him. Add Irving with him in the Back Court and you have the Future in the Central. 2012 FA Pick Up CJ Miles was a Huge pick up for the Cavs giving them a Veteran Scorer who can get up and down the Floor. The Cavs will be tinkering on the 7-8 Seed in the East and it will come down to them and the Bucks.  

5. PISTONS: They have interesting Mix and in that Mix is Combo G Rodney Stuckey aka Stuck (pictured). They also have him to go with Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe. 2011- 2012 Draft Picks and FA Pick Ups include Andre Drummond, Kyle Singler, Kim English, Jonny Flynn, Terrance Williams, Corey Maggette, and Ukrainian Viacheslav Krastsov. The Pistons have to find an Identity then plug the Pieces accordingly. Lead man Lawrence Frank has some work to do but he has some Mix and Match with 3 Blocks he can build around in Stuck, Knight, and Monroe. Will there veer be an Austin Daye sighting? Is Jonny Flynn going to come around or is this his last Stop? Will Jason Maxiell be in the Pistons Rotation? Pistons VP of Operation and NBA HOF Joe Dumars has 99 Questions to answer but Talent isn't one. Big Ups to Pistons Longtime Trainer Mike Abdenour and his 35 Years as an NBA Trainer and 32 of them Years with the Pistons.  
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