Well this rating is biased in my opinion.
Look at how much it is pointed out the importance of Suns getting Childress and if Childress will get back into NBA style. Why it is biased well because as you may know Childress and Kleiza played last season in Olympiacos and you can ask ANY Olympiacos fan who was better - Kleiza or Childress and most likely you will hear - Kleiza.
He was the leader of the Olympiacos team and the best scorer in Euroleague while Childress not as bad as in his first season still had the tendency to disappear.
But on this review it is focused on the importance of Sun's getting Childress while Raptors getting Kleiza mentioned almost as a complete non-factor though anyone who watched Olympiacos game last season could tell that Kleiza usually outplayed Childress and was more important player.
Not only that but Raps got rid of Turk and gotten Barbosa instead. yes, I am not impressed from what I have seen in Barbosa with Brazil but considering last years situation it does seem like an important add.
How can the league hate one of its teams so much? This isn't an assessment, it's just pure dislike. Cleveland did nothing and got a "D". We signed Kleiza, and traded for Wright and got rid of the most expensive cancer money can buy. I wouldn't be writing this if the Raps got C+ (which is what they deserve) and the Cavs got a D. These ameerican "journalists" kill me. Is the grade for the moves (in the summer) or the team in general? I love it when the Raps are written off like this because they have something to prove.
During KG's injury in 09, he started and was pretty friggin good.
I don't really mind what they rate us, it's not important. It's better this way, so there will be less hype, less media attention thus more time for players and THE MANAGEMENT to actually concentrate on the game and all. I think we can surprise the league next year, I think we can be close to the playoffs. Well it's my gut feeling... And Amir wasn't overpaid, c'mon. Look at how much other players were paid during this FA period. Amir will contribute, he'll give energy and hussle. He'll fight for every rebound, and he's the kinda player we need. He is young, and has quite abit of experience for his age, getting minutes in playoffs with the Pistons.
Kleiza was definitely a great addition, and he will be great. He's not a better player than Turk, but he'll be more important to us, and contribute alot more. And as Darknemo said, he is alot better than Childress, who is just bad IMO. He had alot of lucky games last year with Olympiakos, just chucking shots and dunking.
Really, I can't wait for the season to actually start, see how everything pans out. I think all will be good, and this is going to be one of our best years (to watch :P).