Originally Posted by niko
4th or 5th in east, 2nd round. Injuries are going to kill them, Lopez is having his screw fixed in his foot and is now out two months already, it's fine but it's not a positive sign. And he's the young one. JJ, Pierce, Garnett were all nursing injuries last year at playoff time. They just feel like too many dominos could easily fall and hurt them. I think all of us would be much more positive on them if we didn't see the Lakers implode last year.
Vegas odds mean nothing, a team like the Nets (Lakers, etc.) will always have better odds than the Grizzlies because they want to stimualte betting on them and more people bet on name teams. I often see people quote odds as real chance a team has, that's not the point of setting odds.
The best part about the trade is that even if KG goes down we can just start Reggie like last year and if pierce goes down then we can move Joe to the 3 and start Terry. Then we still have a better starting 5 than last year. Also, Paul Pierce and KG both played more games than Melo last year.