Friday, October 31, 2008

NBA Pre-Season Power Rankings - Part III

[EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final installment of a 3-pack of pre-season power rankings. Parts I and II have been posted. These power rankings will be used to determine draft order for our first NBA Mock Draft.]

At the end of the day, PHSports is predicting what many others are - a Lakers championship. And why not? IF (and that's a 4-year, $58M IF) Andrew Bynum stays healthy have an interior defensive presence that dissuades the opposition, the Lakers, who already play the most aesthetically pleasing form of basketball since the Showtime days of Magic, Worthy and Kareem, are the frontrunners. As for Boston, they are a very disciplined team with the best leadership. At the end of the day, it's about talent, and the Celtics are a player away (losing James Posey).
  1. LA Lakers
  2. Boston
  3. Utah
  4. Cleveland
  5. New Orleans
  6. Houston
  7. Detroit
  8. Phoenix
  9. San Antonio
  10. Orlando
  11. Dallas
  12. Chicago
  13. Portland
  14. Toronto
  15. Miami
  16. Philadelphia
  17. Atlanta
  18. Denver
  19. Washington
  20. Milwaukee
  21. LA Clippers
  22. Golden State
  23. Indiana
  24. New Jersey
  25. Memphis
  26. Sacramento
  27. Charlotte
  28. Oklahoma City
  29. New York
  30. Minnesota

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