Color me stupid, especially in light of some of the responses to my
posting of the Petersen's picks, but I got Street & Smith over the
weekend, and I figured I'd post their picks as well.
NOTE: I'm doing this as a service to anybody who doesn't feel like
shelling out five bucks for a pre-season rag, NOT because I necessarily
agree with the picks. If you have a problem with these, complain to the
editors of Street & Smith, not me.
Here they are, real quick:
ATLANTIC CENTRAL MIDWEST PACIFIC
1. Knicks Bulls Rockets Suns
2. Magic Cavs Jazz Sonics
3. Nets Hawks Spurs Warriors
4. Heat Hornets Mavs Blazers
5. Celtics Pacers Nuggets Lakers
6. Bullets Pistons T-Wolves Clippers
7. 76ers Bucks -------- Kings
The way I see it, this one should***off fans of the Bullets, Hornets,
Nuggets and Kings, and should please or perplex fans of the Heat, Celtics,
Hawks, and Mavericks.
(And please, no e-mail requests as to why in hell Fran Blinebury of the
Houston Chronicle picked the Mavs for 4th. I still don't understand it
Finally, once again, let me remind you that these are NOT my picks, but
the picks that I got from reading Street & Smith. (Sorry I had to repeat
that, but I didn't want a repeat of last time).
Let the flames begin!
--I'm outta here like Vladimir!