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View Poll Results: #2 Best Team In The NBA

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  • Toronto Raptors

    1 6.25%
  • Boston Celtics

    6 37.50%
  • Philadelphia 76ers

    0 0%
  • Houston Rockets

    9 56.25%
  • Portland Trailblazers

    0 0%
  • OKC Thunder

    0 0%
  • Utah Jazz

    0 0%
  • San Antonio Spurs

    0 0%
  • New Orleans Pelicans

    0 0%
  • Los Angels Lakers

    0 0%
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    PSD Preason Team Power Rankings

    To generate more discussion, I thought it could be fun to debate and have a pre season NBA rankings before anyone hits the floor. We can look back and laugh at how wrong we were or boast about how right we were

    To put some structure behind this, I want to rank the best teams in terms of title contenders. Most of PSD feels GSW will sleep walk to another title this season with the addition of DMC so I will rank them as the defacto #1 with no voting.

    Who would you rank as the 2nd best team? I will leave the poll open for the weekend, and continue this every other day (minus weekends) - (M/W/F)

    Who are you ranking as the 2nd best team in the NBA

    (Poll: If I left out a team you feel deserves to be in the poll, please add the team below in this thread)


    Lets Debate!

    PSD Power Rankings:

    1) Golden State Warriors
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    Contenders:

    GSW

    Houston
    Boston

    Near contenders:

    Toronto
    Utah
    Philly


    The middle:
    Denver
    Minnesota
    OKC
    Indy
    San Antonia
    Milwaukee
    Washington
    LAL
    Miami
    Portland
    New Orleans

    Out of the picture:
    LAC
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Charlotte


    Absolute lottery teams:
    Brooklyn
    Orlando
    NYK
    Memphis
    Phx
    Cleveland
    Chicago
    Sacramento
    Atlanta


    did I miss anyone?

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    did I miss anyone?
    HOT TAKE CHANGES:

    GSW

    Houston
    Boston
    Toronto

    Near contenders:

    Philly
    OKC

    Rising contenders:

    Utah
    Denver

    Treading Water:
    Indy
    San Antonio
    Milwaukee
    LAL
    Miami
    Memphis

    Sinking Stocks:
    Minnesota
    Washington
    Portland
    New Orleans
    Cleveland

    Just Missing:
    LAC
    Brooklyn
    Detroit
    Dallas


    Absolute lottery teams:
    Orlando
    NYK
    Pheonix
    Chicago

    Give me your tired, your weak, your poor.....for picks:
    Atlanta
    Sacramento

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    War and Hawk, you believe that this version of Houston is better than Boston? With Melo/Ennis/Melton holding down the SF? Compared to Bostons Kyrie/Brown/Hayward/Tatum/Horford?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    did I miss anyone?
    Assuming that "the middle" is cut off for the playoffs you have too many West teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivera View Post
    War and Hawk, you believe that this version of Houston is better than Boston? With Melo/Ennis/Melton holding down the SF? Compared to Bostons Kyrie/Brown/Hayward/Tatum/Horford?
    I didn't go in order, just in tiers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivera View Post
    War and Hawk, you believe that this version of Houston is better than Boston? With Melo/Ennis/Melton holding down the SF? Compared to Bostons Kyrie/Brown/Hayward/Tatum/Horford?
    I definitely do not, and was going to comment on this. Houston may make the WCF again, but barring injuries they are no longer a serious threat this year imo. I could also see Indy in the ECF's this season, upsetting Philly or Toronto.

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    I think new orleansshould be a rising contender

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storch View Post
    I think new orleansshould be a rising contender
    CBS Sports had them 8 in their pre-season rankings

    https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/n...e-teams-stand/

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyRealist View Post
    Assuming that "the middle" is cut off for the playoffs you have too many West teams.
    I didnt want to list all 30 teams, wanted a more concentrated list, I will continue to add, im not really trying to separate conferences but just put who were the tops teams from a year ago record wise

    the goal though is to rank all 30 nba teams


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    Quote Originally Posted by tredigs View Post
    I definitely do not, and was going to comment on this. Houston may make the WCF again, but barring injuries they are no longer a serious threat this year imo. I could also see Indy in the ECF's this season, upsetting Philly or Toronto.
    i will add the pacers next poll


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    Quote Originally Posted by tredigs View Post
    I definitely do not, and was going to comment on this. Houston may make the WCF again, but barring injuries they are no longer a serious threat this year imo. I could also see Indy in the ECF's this season, upsetting Philly or Toronto.


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    My thing about Boston and Toronto is that we just don't know how those teams will play out in reality yet. On paper, could they be better than Houston? Sure. But I know who Houston is at this point, and that's a 60-plus win team with two top 10-15 players in the league running an all-time great offense.

    I don't know how that Boston team will play with Kyrie and Hayward both healthy. They'll certainly have more talent and be deeper, but will they have the same defensive intensity that the young team played with last year? I think they'll definitely be better than last year's team, but I just don't know how much better.

    As for Toronto, I could actually see them losing more games next season than last season's Toronto team, but this year's team would scare me far more in the playoffs than last season's squad did. I just hope Kawhi is motivated and healthy. If that happens, we might have a legitimate four-team race for the Finals this year. And that's before we consider Philly, who should definitely be a little better on paper and Lebron's new-look lakers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyRealist View Post
    Assuming that "the middle" is cut off for the playoffs you have too many West teams.
    correct. Kinda tiered it out, versus making a playoff, 1-8/16 list.

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivera View Post
    War and Hawk, you believe that this version of Houston is better than Boston? With Melo/Ennis/Melton holding down the SF? Compared to Bostons Kyrie/Brown/Hayward/Tatum/Horford?
    not worth arguing, so I went in tiers.

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

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