Nothing against Miller I just see it as an easier path to defeating the Lakeys. The Lakeys seem to be the team to beat again. If Miller gets off to a slow start and Bayless comes a roaring I hope Nate isnt afraid to pull the trigger. To beat the urine and lavender they are going to outplay two positions and rock the bench.
Kobe is better than Roy
Artest and Batum are a push. Artest has the experience Batum has the upside and shot.
Gasol should have an edge over Aldridge but Aldridge always plays him straight so I give Gasol a slight edge. Camby should also help keep this one close
Oden and Camby or Oden and Pryz tops Bynum. As long as Oden is there thats a mean combo.
So you have two slight edges to the urine and lav and one to the Trail Blazers. Bench goes to Portland too. Sorry Odom. So what you are left with is a win for the urine and lav if the Trail Blazers cant hold the PG matchup and hold it strong. The urilav have too much chemistry. You cant win a stalemate.
If it comes down to who can outplay Fisher I have to go with Bayless. Phil Jackson's teams have always matched up well against pure PGs. Fisher would rather face a player that comes to him like Miller. Miller punishes smaller guards so the more he gets to face Blake the better.
Bayless could make Fisher look old. Thats the type of advantage that my good Trail Blazers are going to need.