Just a question for everyone. Do the Bucks deserve to be the 15th best team in the NBA? Simmons seems to think that the Bucks are a 6th-7th team which I highly doubt. I think they will miss the playoffs. Here are all the teams that they were better than according to Bill Simmons:
16: Portland Trailblazers
17: Minnesota Timberwolves - I like they starting 5. Love, Pek, and Rubio are all healthy and I love their team way more than the Bucks.
18: LA Lakers - I think it all depends on how Kobe will play coming back from injury.
19: New Orleans Pelicans - I actually think the Pelicans will be better than the Bucks. I know it's just preseason, but Anthony Davis is looking like an absolute boss, along with Holiday, Gordon, Rivers and Anderson.
20: Washington Wizards - Like the Pelicans, I love them better than the Bucks. Wall is gonna have a huge bounce back season after being sidelined by injuries. Beal is showing that he's an absolute amazing scorer. Along with a decent bench and a veteran front court, I think they are easily better than the Bucks
21: Cleveland Cavaliers - Again, I like they team a lot better. Tristan Thompson is underrated and will have a great season along with Waiters. Irving is an All-Star PG and Varejao will give you 10+ RPG and some defense. If Bynum can be productive, they are easily better than the Bucks!
22: Atlanta Hawks - I sorta agree with this.
23: Toronto Raptors - I'm biased, so I have to say we're better.
24 - 30: The Rest I agree with.
I think Bill Simmons is seriously overrating the Bucks. I thought their offseason was really bad. My prediction is that they will miss the playoffs. 9th or 10th in the East. Thoughts?