Biggest Concern: Injuries
I see Boston as the most mentally tough team. Still, I don’t think the Stephon Marbury experiment is going to work out. They won a title last year without a backup point guard so I’m not sure why they felt they needed him. Sam Cassel played a minimal role at best as their back up last year.
My only real concern this year is their health. If Kevin Garnett and the rest of the team is healthy then I’ll feel pretty good about their chances at a repeat.
He likes our chances to repeat. And he doesn’t think much of Cleveland. As for the Lakers:
Los Angeles Lakers
Biggest Concern: Beating Boston
The Lakers’ biggest issue to me is meeting up with Boston in the Finals. If they play Cleveland then I see the Lakers winning in five games with or without Andrew Bynum. But if they meet the Celtics again I think they are really going to need Bynum to have a chance. Another question for me is that if Bynum does return, what will they do with Lamar Odom? That’s a huge question.
Odom has been terrific in the starting role but when he comes off the bench he doesn’t seem to be as nearly as big a factor. Maybe they’ll consider bringing Bynum off the bench.
In Barry we trust.