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Old 10-07-2008, 07:38 PM   #1
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Default Pre-Season Scapegoat Projections.

What player/coach/front office figure will media ISHiots,and fans heap the majority of the blame if your team does not live up to expectations?

Atlantic Division:
Boston-Doc Rivers
New Jersey-Lawrence Frank
New York-Stephon Marbury
Philly-Iggy
Toronto-Sam Mitchell

Central:
Chicago-Ben Gordon
Indy-TJ Ford
Milwaukee-Michael Redd
Detroit-Rasheed Wallace
Cleveland-Mike Brown

Southeast:
Atlanta-Marvin Williams
Charlotte-Ray Felton
Miami-Mike Beasley
Orlando-Otis Smith
Washington-Agent Zero

Northwest:
Denver-Carmello Anthony
Minny-Kevin McHale
OKC-PJ Carlisemo
Portland-Martell Webster
Utah-Andrei Kirilenko

Pacific
Golden State-Monta Ellis
Clippers:Baron Davis
Lakers:Lamar Odom
Phoenix:Shaq
Sacramento-Reggie Theus

Southwest:
Houston-Ron Artest
Memphis-Chris Wallace
New Orleans-Peja
San Antonio-Age
Dallas-Jason Kidd

Subject to change by input of ISH.

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Old 10-07-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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Darko will be the scapegoat this year. Not Mayo. He's a rookie. I don't see why any rookies should be the "scapegoat".
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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Darko will be the scapegoat this year. Not Mayo. He's a rookie. I don't see why any rookies should be the "scapegoat".
Darko has gotten to the point where nothing is really expected of him. If Mayo does not come out of the block like gangbusters, and Mike Miller and Kevin Love have big seasons the atmosphere in Memphis could be poisoned. Mayo could try to justify his hype and start gunning. Young nuclei are fragile. See early 00's Clippers, Mid 90's Mavs, Core Bulls.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:50 PM   #4
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Pacers would be Larry Bird, if one were needed. Made a massive trade, that I like, may/may not work out. Traded Bayless who's a lot flashier than Rush and would be more attractive to more casual fans.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: Pre-Season Scapegoat Projections.

Great list. I would change only three.

Golden State - Monta Ellis
Sacramento - Reggie Theus
Memphis - Darko
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:51 PM   #6
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Default Re: Pre-Season Scapegoat Projections.

Atlantic Division:
Boston-Paul Pierce
New Jersey-Vince Carter
New York-Stephon Marbury
Philly-Andre Iquodala
Toronto-Sam Mitchell

Central:
Chicago-Ben Gordon
Indy-TJ Ford
Milwaukee-Michael Redd
Detroit-Rasheed Wallace
Cleveland-Mike Brown

Southeast:
Atlanta-Josh Smith
Charlotte-Ray Felton
Miami-Shawn Marion
Orlando-Dwight Howard
Washington-Agent Zero

Northwest:
Denver-Allen Iverson
Minny-Kevin McHale
OKC-PJ Carlisemo
Portland-Martell Webster
Utah-Andrei Kirilenko

Pacific
Golden State-Monta Ellis
Clippers:Baron Davis
Lakers:Lamar Odom
Phoenix:Shaq
Sacramento-Reggie Theus

Southwest:
Houston-T-Mac
Memphis-Wallace
New Orleans-Peja
San Antonio-No one
Dallas-Jason Kidd
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:52 PM   #7
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Atlantic Division:
Boston - Doc Rivers
New Jersey - Lawrence Frank (unfair; good coach)
New York - Eddy Curry
Philly - Iguadala (if his jumper doesnt improve)
Toronto - Sam Mitchell

Central:
Chicago - Derrick Rose (people will say "hey, our pg is only a rookie")
Indy - TJ Ford
Milwaukee - Michael Redd
Detroit - Rasheed Wallace
Cleveland - Mike Brown

Southeast:
Atlanta - Josh Smith
Charlotte - Emeka Okafor
Miami - Chris Quinn
Orlando - Jameer Nelson
Washington - Agent Zero

Northwest:
Denver - Carmello Anthony
Minny - Kevin McHale
OKC - PJ Carlisemo
Portland - Rudy Fernandez
Utah - Memhet Okur

Pacific
Golden State - Baron Davis (posthumously awarded, so to speak)
Clippers: Mike Dunleavy
Lakers: Lamar Odom
Phoenix: Shaq
Sacramento - i honestly have no idea

Southwest:
Houston - She-mac
Memphis - Chris Wallace
New Orleans - Peja
San Antonio - Michael Finley
Dallas - Jason Kidd

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Boston-Brian Scalabrine
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:26 PM   #9
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Default Re: Pre-Season Scapegoat Projections.

Atlantic changes:
New Jersey-VC
Philly-Samuel Dalembert
Toronto-Jermaine O'Neal

Central:
Chicago-Luol Deng
Indy-Larry Legend
Milwaukee-Andrew "Big Extension" Bogut
Detroit-Joe Dumars

Southeast:
ATL-The Ghost of Chris Paul
Charlotte-Micheal Jordan
Miami-Shaq
Orlando-Shaq
Washington-Brendan Haywood

Northwest:
Denver-JR Smith
Minny-Stephon Marbury
Portland-The Jailblazers
Utah-Andrei Kirilenko

Pacific
Golden State-Chris Webber
Clippers:Elgin Baylor
Lakers:Shaq
Phoenix:Shaq


Southwest:
Houston-Chris Morey
Memphis-David Stern
San Antonio-Age
Dallas-Toni Braxton
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:06 PM   #10
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Default Re: Pre-Season Scapegoat Projections.

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Atlantic changes:
New Jersey-VC
Philly-Samuel Dalembert
Toronto-Jermaine O'Neal

Central:
Chicago-Luol Deng
Indy-Larry Legend
Milwaukee-Andrew "Big Extension" Bogut
Detroit-Joe Dumars

Southeast:
ATL-The Ghost of Chris Paul
Charlotte-Micheal Jordan
Miami-Shaq
Orlando-Shaq

Washington-Brendan Haywood

Northwest:
Denver-JR Smith
Minny-Stephon Marbury
Portland-The Jailblazers
Utah-Andrei Kirilenko

Pacific
Golden State-Chris Webber
Clippers:Elgin Baylor
Lakers:Shaq
Phoenix:Shaq


Southwest:
Houston-Chris Morey
Memphis-David Stern
San Antonio-Age
Dallas-Toni Braxton
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:08 PM   #11
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Lakers: Mitch Kupchack

Clipper: Elton Brand leaving.

Charlotte: Jordan.
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:20 AM   #12
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Default Re: Pre-Season Scapegoat Projections.

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Originally Posted by Looten Plunder
Atlantic changes:
New Jersey-VC
Philly-Samuel Dalembert
Toronto-Jermaine O'Neal

Central:
Chicago-Luol Deng
Indy-Larry Legend
Milwaukee-Andrew "Big Extension" Bogut
Detroit-Joe Dumars

Southeast:
ATL-The Ghost of Chris Paul
Charlotte-Micheal Jordan
Miami-Shaq
Orlando-Shaq
Washington-Brendan Haywood

Northwest:
Denver-JR Smith
Minny-Stephon Marbury
Portland-The Jailblazers
Utah-Andrei Kirilenko

Pacific
Golden State-Chris Webber
Clippers:Elgin Baylor
Lakers:Shaq
Phoenix:Shaq


Southwest:
Houston-Chris Morey
Memphis-David Stern
San Antonio-Age
Dallas-Toni Braxton
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Atlantic changes:
New Jersey-VC
Philly-Samuel Dalembert
Toronto-Jermaine O'Neal

Central:
Chicago-Luol Deng
Indy-Larry Legend
Milwaukee-Andrew "Big Extension" Bogut
Detroit-Joe Dumars

Southeast:
ATL-The Ghost of Chris Paul
Charlotte-Micheal Jordan
Miami-Shaq
Orlando-Shaq
Washington-Brendan Haywood

Northwest:
Denver-JR Smith
Minny-Stephon Marbury
Portland-The Jailblazers
Utah-Andrei Kirilenko

Pacific
Golden State-Chris Webber
Clippers:Elgin Baylor
Lakers:Shaq
Phoenix:Shaq


Southwest:
Houston-Chris Morey
Memphis-David Stern
San Antonio-Age
Dallas-Toni Braxton

nice list.
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ihatetimthomas got it right with Philly and Andre Iguodala. He signed that huge contract this summer and has to live up to it or at least come close. It wouldn't be Mo Cheeks. If Brand isn't fitting in it'll be because "the team hasn't gotten used to having that low post weapon yet". But Iggy's been here, he's our leading scorer, got the big money, now has to produce like he earned that money.
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LA: anyone but Kobe
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