A Pistons-Suns Finals?
After all the offseason moving and shaking, after the preseason games had been won and lost you look at teams, on both paper and in truncated versions on the court and ... well ... you guess.
Sometimes the guesses make you look like a genius. Sometimes ... eh, not so much.
Now that we are nearly a third of the way through the season, here are Insider's "educated" NBA predictions. Out with the Tarot cards. In with the game film.
Detroit Pistons: The defending champs are 12-11. They've suffered bad losses to the Hawks, Bobcats, Grizzlies and Bucks. They were blown away, on their home floor, by the Pacers. They've been embroiled in scandal and lethargy. Their lock-down defense the same one that won them the title last year has on recently reared its nasty head. Their lock-out offense, however, has been on permanent display.
So how can the Pistons still be atop of our list of teams with a chance to win it all? I'll let a rival Eastern Conference GM put it into perspective.
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