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NBA Power Rankings

Posted By Mike Santa Barbara On Nov 5 2009 @ 6:17 am In Philadelphia 76ers | 7 Comments

 

My first NBA Power Rankings of the Year, enjoy.

 

 

 

1. Boston Celtics (6-0)

 

They haven't had a big challenge so far, but they're still 6-0. Defensively they're as sharp as anyone, could be this teams last shot at another title.

2. Denver Nuggets (5-0)

 

Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups playing out of their minds so far this season. Going to need contributions from their bench eventually.

3. Orlando Magic (4-1)

 

They've been a machine, impressive roster, five players averaging double figures. Don't have to rely on a steady starting line-up, very versatle and scary team.

4. Dallas Mavericks (3-2)

 

Dirk's been huge early, Mavs hope he can keep it up. Another Western Conference power house that's year of contention with it's current line-up are almost up.

5. Los Angeles Lakers (4-1)

 

Defending champs poised for another run. Yet another team that will eventually need some contribution from their bench.

6. Houston Rockets (3-2)

 

Strong starters and a deep bench, doing it all with out Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming.

7. Atlanta Hawks (4-1)

 

Another fun team to watch in the East. They'll contend in the tough Southeast Division which doesn't seem to have a really week team, yet.

8. San Antonio Spurs (2-1)

 

Another strong team in the West. Addition of Richard Jefferson has been over looked by some, but won't be for long.

9.  Phoenix Suns (4-1)

 

Sounds like a broken record but another great strong team in the West. Good mix of young players and established vets.

10. Miami Heat (4-1)

 

Could certainly provide a challenge for one of the beasts of the East in the 1st round of the playoffs.

11. Philadelphia 76ers (2-2)

 

Still learning Eddie Jordan's new offense, however have the talent to be an average team in the East.

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (2-2)

 

A athletic, young and exciting team. They'll wear down eventually, but something to build on.

13. Toronto Raptors (2-2)

 

Good team, though, early defensive struggles will have to be worked out.

14. Portland Trailblazers (2-3)

 

Need to figure out who their PG is before they can begin to contend in the tough West. Could find themselves on the outside looking in.

15. Cleveland Cavaliers (3-2)

 

Roster loaded with talent, slow start, they all need to get on the same page. They'll eventually be towards the top of the list.

16. Charlotte Bobcats (2-2)

 

Another team with a great mix of young talent and experienced vets. They won't be an easy win, but they won't contend in the East.

17. Washington Wizards (2-3)

 

Arenas and Butler playing well, who knows what could happen? Bench could become a problem, especially when injuries inevidable happen.

18. Chicago Bulls (2-2)

 

Tough early schedule could hurt their chances. How they come out of the first month of the season will tell us a lot.

19. Detroit Pistons (2-3)

 

Once the new pieces get acclimated, they will, like Cleveland, find themselves near the top of this list.

20. Utah Jazz (1-3)

 

Another good team with bench issues, tough start hasn't helped them.

21. New Orleans Hornets (2-3)

 

It's a shame a guy like Chris Paul is stuck here while a guy like Rondo is making big bucks and winning rings ain't it?

22. Milwaukee Bucks (1-2)

 

Some young exciting talent, but that's about it.

23. Sacramento Kings (1-4)

 

Look on the bright side Kings fans, Tyreke Evans will win Rookie of the Year.

24. Indiana Pacers (1-3)

 

Simply don't have the roster to compete, still.

25. Memphis Grizzlies (1-4)

 

Signing of A.I was a mistake, and they're feeling that already. They wouldn't win more games now without him, but having him now may hurt the future.

26. Minnesota Timberwolves (1-4)

 

Some young talent, but no experience equals not many wins.

27. Los Angeles Clippers (1-3)

 

What can I say, they're the Clippers.

28. Golden State Warriors (1-2)

 

Stephen Curry will be fun to watch. And you can also look forward to trading Steven Jackson.

29. New York Knicks (1-4)

 

Tanking yet another season.

30. New Jersey Nets (0-5)

 

Following their future neighbors lead.

 

 

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