The NBA season starts in just under two weeks, so it’s time for the second installment of our Haiku Previews. (If you missed it, part one is here.)
Living in New York, I’m tolerably familiar with the Eastern Conference in general and the Atlantic Division in particular, so horrible Bucks haiku blunder aside, last week was the “easy” week in terms of research. This week’s haikus owe much to TrueHoop, Henry Abbott’s excellent NBA blog (which I was reading before ESPN hired him, so I feel all cool), as well as the various NBA team blogs hosted at SBNation. I will say the pictures came a bit easier this week — there are some lovely, lovely men in the Eastern Conference’s Southeast and the Western Conference’s Northwest divisions.
Again, the teams are listed in order of last year’s final regular division standings.
Southeast Division (Eastern Conference)
Last year: 59-23, lost in the finals
J. Williams? Carter?
“old” newcomers should learn fast
it’s Superman’s team.
Last year: 47-35, lost in 2nd round of playoffs
Hawks third on depth chart
of Atlanta sports? Horford
says Braves, Falcons who?
Last year: 43-39, lost in 1st round of playoffs
Beasley’s out of re-
hab, Riley’s not coaching — yet.
What’s the next drama?
Last year: 35-47, missed playoffs
Coach Brown wants new rules,
“more flow” — too bad Bobcats must
play with status quo.
Last year: 19-63, missed playoffs
Gilbert not talking
“Ever”? Only thing making
Wizards fun now gone.
Northwest Division (Western Conference)
Last year: 54-28, lost in the semifinals
Melo’s boys improve
on best ever year? Taller
order than Rockies.
Last year: 54-28, lost in first round of playoffs
Is it time to call
Oden a bust? Trailblazers
good team anyway.
Last year: 48-34, lost in first round of playoffs
Blogs, Deseret News,
research found no story for
Jazz haiku. Bo-ring.
Last year: 24-58, missed playoffs
but Rubio’s still in Spain.
Good luck, Jonny Flynn!
Oklahoma City Thunder
Last year: 23-59, missed playoffs
awful, starts Twitter war. Thun-
der still minus wins.
Next week: The Pacific and Southwest divisions. Last week’s comment haikus were awesome — keep it up!