Posted: 7/20/2009 5:55:12 PM
Where to begin? Lets start with Alston, who was a rented player. Jameer is without question the starter and leader of this team.
Vince Carter is better than Turkeygoo is just about every aspect. I don't know where people come up with Turk is the better defender, shooter, etc. People are hung up on his post-season performance and not his entire body of work. Ask any Magic fan about Turkeygoo and most will start off by talking about his inconsistencies. I really like him as a player, but he is so darn frustrating to watch.
Vince Carter, I don't think is this me first player that everyone is making him out to be. Look at how he took a back seat to Harris this past season. His assist totals are comparable to Turkeygoo's. To me this appears to be a cheaper alternative.
I'm also a fan of Lee, but no is talking about Ryan Anderson. Orlando's lack of bulk was exposed against LA. And this kid put up similar rookie stats to Lee.
Now I can't predict if this team is going to be better or not this up coming season. On paper I don't think there is a question about it. What remains to be seen is if this team can play with the same cohesiveness as last season and how VC will fit in.