Rivers: Nine Or Ten Teams Can Win Title
Aug 02, 2009 10:04 AM EST
Celtics coach Doc Rivers believes that we will enter the 2009-10 season with nine or ten legitimate title contenders.
"Nine or 10 teams think they can win the championship next year, and you can see by the moves," Rivers told the Boston Globe.
Rivers cited the reduction in the NBA's salary cap and the unwillingness of two-thirds of the league to spend.
"Because of the economy, 20 or 21 feel they can't. A group of nine looked at the Finals last year and said, 'We can do this,' and they are going for it," Rivers added.
So Coach Rivers thinks 9 or 10 legitimately feel like they can win it all...Im havin trouble where hes getting that number...I think you can make a hocus pocus crazy situation for any of the following teams to be legit contenders and possibly win it this year...
Los Angeles Lakers
San Antonio Spurs
However, after those 5...I think your messing with teams who are missing huge peices...I mean, theres Denver and Dallas...you could also argue Utah & Portland perhaps (pending what Utah does with Booz and how Portlands youth improve and how Andre helps out)...maybe Toronto & Washington out East...but really? Besides those 5, I think your reaching...reaching bad too...
So thanks to Coach Rivers, Im now asking you, do you really think any team outside the 5 I mentioned have a legitimate chance of winning the title this upcoming NBA season?