Originally Posted by Knicker_Please
unfortunately, barring injuries i think they will gel and be in contention in the west. once you put it together, it doesn't matter how bad you were in the first few games of the season.
trust me, i would definitely not mind the lakers crashing and burning this season. but with the talent on that team, i just don't see it. i think they get it together and when they do, they will be one of the best teams in the west.
The West is a juggernaut....OKC, Spurs, Clippers, Jazz, etc.
Chemistry is very important in the NBA.....if you're right about everything you said (and I think you are right), I just hope it takes them months before they figure it out.
Because I really do believe that the difference between #1 and #5 in the West will be very slim.
There isn't a single team that will run away with it (at least that's what I think.)