Wednesday, April 8, 2009

20 Questions from the Association- Winding Down the Regular Season

Is it just me, or…

As much fun as it is to pretend the MVP is still a 3-man race, is there anyone out there that believes that Kobe and D-Wade actually stand a chance?

Since he couldn’t go in with Karl Malone, is it fitting that John Stockton at least gets to enter the Hall of Fame with Jerry Sloan?

Rather than focusing on his recent trials and tribulations, is this a great opportunity to reflect on just how special Allen Iverson has been over the past decade-and-a-half?

Does Michael Beasley never look like he believes he’s the best player on the floor?

Will Tyler Hansbrough probably develop into a pretty solid NBA player?

Has Lamar Odom brilliantly played himself into yet another monster contract?

With Carlos Boozer likely to opt out of his deal and become a free agent this summer, wouldn’t the Jazz have been better off looking to trade him to, say, Miami, for Shawn Marion?

Is it time to acknowledge that Tony Parker is a top-10 player in the NBA, and (with all due respect to Tim Duncan) that the San Antonio Spurs are now his team?

As good as he already is, does Andre Iguodala’s demeanor, along with his awesome form of late, give him the look of a player that’s ready to take “the leap”?

Even before Manu Ginobili’s ankle shelved him for the rest of the season, was the Spurs’ reputation the only thing keeping us from writing them off in the playoffs?

Is Dwyane Wade starting to get an awful lot of favorable calls, just in time for the postseason?

Heading into the postseason, are the Boston Celtics the most flawed of the NBA’s five 50-win teams (Cavs, Lakers, Magic and Nuggets are the others)?

Is there a chance that Gilbert Arenas could send the NBA reeling by returning next year as a pass-first playmaker?

Could Will Bynum potentially give Rodney Stuckey some serious competition for the title of “future of Pistons’ backcourt”?

With Shane Battier as their fourth-best player, is it hard to take the Houston Rockets seriously as a top-tier team in the West?

Is Monta Ellis already mounting one hell of a push for the 2010 All-Star Game?

With his recent fantastic play, has Deron Williams seriously reignited the DWill-CP3 debate?

Does someone, ANYONE, other than Chris Paul and David West need to step for the Hornets to have any chance in a playoff series?

Looking ahead to the 2009-2010 season, will the TimberwolvesAl Jefferson-Kevin Love-Ryan Gomes front line rank among the NBA’s best?

If Thaddeus Young can get healthy, are the 76ers a threat to advance to Eastern Conference Semifinals?

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