I love watching Denver play. I think Karl is an exceptional coach, right up there with Popovich and Sloan. I love his approach to offense. I love the way the younger guys get developed.
San Antonio is an absolute pleasure to watch. As Phil Jackson noted one of the few teams still running a full out offensive system combining elements of the triangle offense, pinch post play, low post play, big to big passing, ball movement, off ball screens, dribble penetration. They have no weaknesses. If you switch the off ball screens they can go into the post and beat you with Duncan. Parker and Ginobli can make you pay for going under or over a screen. Watching them play a game is a lesson in hoops.
I liked watching the Jazz play when Sloan was coaching. I've lost interest in the last two years but the person who posted the thread was bang on with how the treat and develop rookies. Its interesting that when the Jazz takes the quick hook approach to their rooks they are playing it "smart" and making them "earn their minutes", but when Casey does it he is an idiot and can't coach. Look at how San Antonio approaches rooks? Splitter would have been starting on a lot of other NBA teams.
I don't like watching Miami play. Their isn't a single thing about them other then freak athleticism and over the hill 3pt specialists. Their offense is give Lebron the ball.
I thought the Lakers would be fun to watch with Nash, but that wasn't the case.
There is nobody in the Eastern Conference I like watching (Raptors aside)
Other than San Antonio, I don't find any teams fun to watch. They play amazing ball. THe problem with them is they are too good, and they really pick apart a lot of opponents who don't come in ready. This actually makes a lot of their games kind of boring in the end if you're not a big Spurs fan. I'm not a big fan, I just like watching them, and it's much more fun when they're actually challenged.
Always had a soft spot for Houston because Olajuwon was one of my favorite players ever. And now they're really fun to watch with Harden leading them...but too dependent on him. They need to give him some help fast.
Portland's another team I've always liked to cheer for, from when I was a kid watching them with Drexler and playing Jordan in the playoffs. They were a solid team for a long stretch. It sucked the way shit blew up for them with all the stupid issues they had after those good years. Glad to see them heading in the right direction with a solid, young core. Glad Lillard has proven me wrong.
I was hoping to see if Minnesota would be fun to watch, but they haven't had a very healthy roster all season. Rubio is a pretty damn fun player to watch. I'll keep an eye on them next season. Adelman's teams are usually fun to watch...though I didn't actually like Houston that much with the team he had. McGrady was not a good system player. His Portland and Sacto teams were good, though.
In the Eastern Conference, I agree with Thead, it doesn't always produce the most entertaining basketball, mostly the grind it out, defensive type basketball, but to be honest, I like it.
I'm a big fan of Coach Spoelstra, the guy is actually underrated as a coach, because he possesses 3 of the top players in the world. That definitely does play a factor, but how about when Dwane Wade was the only significant player before the Big 3? He's a good coach, and his small ball lineups are awesome.
As much as I hate New York, their defense is solid, and when they get it going from the outside, they are so fun to watch. Novak, Kidd, Smith, Anthony. I believe New York has both of the entertainment side, and the grind-it-out, get in your face side.
Cleveland on a random day is nice too. Kyrie Irving is SO fun to watch, this guy will be the top dog at the point guard position in a couple of years, he's probably already the most skilled guard in the league offensively, defensively he's got a lot of room for improvement. He's a poor defender, and very gullible.
I also love watching the spurs play. Ball movement is absolutely off the charts
My other favourite team is the Lakers (laugh all you want), but I love watching the Warriors play. They're backcourt is unbelievable.
Anyways, main team; Toronto Raptors.
"Other team(s)": Oklahoma City Thunder, because Kevin Durant is my favourite basketball player, and I've always had my eye on the Cleveland Cavaliers. With LeBron, post LeBron, with Kyrie. They always get lucky in the draw, seriously, 2 number 1 picks in the last 10 years? (Kyrie and LeBron are Franchise players, and NBA impact players) Not to mention 2, number 4 picks within the span of two off-seasons? Goodness, the basketball Gods seem to have a bone for the Cavs.
David Stern loves his Cavs :p
My Fav player is D Rose (please come back). He's the only reason i like the Bulls. After that it's Houston and San Antonio
Spurs (first tier). Fan of Duncan and team in general, how superb they have been throughout these years. Love that coach.
Houston (second tier). Extremelly fun to watch. 109 points average per game, I mean come on, sometimes you think how they can loose, trying to outscore their oponents every game, meh defense though. Still buckets are more entertaining than misses.
Just noticed that me and NoPropsNeeded think alike, and it's not the first time I noticed that :D
Gotta be Denver. They are the team I am rooting for to win this year. It is a long shot but I think they have the pieces to beat any team.
Playoffs this year are going to be great (in the West, at least).