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Post draft and FA ….my take
East
  1. Brooklyn
  2. Milwaukee
  3. Philadelphia
  4. Miami
  5. Atlanta
  6. NY Knicks
  7. Chicago
  8. Washington
West
  1. LA Lakers
  2. Phoenix
  3. Denver
  4. Utah
  5. LA Clippers
  6. Memphis
  7. Golden State
  8. Portland
 

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Hard to argue against these rankings. I think Brooklyn is going to be super tough this year, if Harden integrates himself into their line-up like he can. They'll probably lead the league in assists for openers.

Nobody can say that they won't be a hard working team. Still, with no injury problems, the Bucks could oust them. But not favored to do it.

Miami and Atlanta could sneak up on Philadelphia. I see the the three of them fighting it out for #3. Injuries could be the decider.

The Lakers will not be denied. They're a super team now. Hoarding talent just like Brooklyn. I'd like to see them fall again, just like I want Brooklyn to fall.

Phoenix is going to have a rough time holding off Denver and Utah. They're going to be better. As for the Clippers, that ship has sailed. Leonard, George, and Zubac ain't enough to get it on with the top 4.

Just my opinion.
 

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Hard to argue against these rankings. I think Brooklyn is going to be super tough this year, if Harden integrates himself into their line-up like he can. They'll probably lead the league in assists for openers.

Nobody can say that they won't be a hard working team. Still, with no injury problems, the Bucks could oust them. But not favored to do it.

Miami and Atlanta could sneak up on Philadelphia. I see the the three of them fighting it out for #3. Injuries could be the decider.

The Lakers will not be denied. They're a super team now. Hoarding talent just like Brooklyn. I'd like to see them fall again, just like I want Brooklyn to fall.

Phoenix is going to have a rough time holding off Denver and Utah. They're going to be better. As for the Clippers, that ship has sailed. Leonard, George, and Zubac ain't enough to get it on with the top 4.

Just my opinion.
Love the Brooklyn signing of Patty Mills. Just one more shooter off the bench. As to Lakers my issues is how do they space the floor with 3 guys who are lane and rim dependent.

Really like Denver with Murray back

100% agree on injury thing. I was just looking at “on paper”
 

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Brooklyn will always be up there because of their big 3 but can they stay healthy? Something they have never been able to do.
 

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The Lakers are OLD. They are going all in for a 1-2 year run before that team gets torn down and they go into a rebuild.
 

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The Lakers are OLD. They are going all in for a 1-2 year run before that team gets torn down and they go into a rebuild.
I agree. In fact, I think they might even start the rebuild next spring. As tough as they can be, they can be bad, if there's any lack of continuity due to injuries. I think they either lead the league in wins, or end up falling to anywhere between #3 & #5 in the West.
 

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The Lakers are OLD. They are going all in for a 1-2 year run before that team gets torn down and they go into a rebuild.
Age is not may concern with that group, its how they space the floor
 

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I agree. In fact, I think they might even start the rebuild next spring. As tough as they can be, they can be bad, if there's any lack of continuity due to injuries. I think they either lead the league in wins, or end up falling to anywhere between #3 & #5 in the West.
Until Bron is gone they stay intact.
 

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He's pretty much there for two years. Near $42 mill and $44 mill for next two years, all guaranteed.
 

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He's pretty much there for two years. Near $42 mill and $44 mill for next two years, all guaranteed.
And Davis for 3. Just with load management they are probably a 3-4 seed and see how the chips fall in the playoffs. Oddly they are better built for the playoffs than past years. More of a half court team
 
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