NBA Power Rankings

0Contributor IIIAugust 7, 2010

NBA Power Rankings

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    With the season almost 2 months away, a lot of teams are in the mix to go deep in the playoffs and win a title. Here are the power rankings for the NBA season next year.

30. Toronto Raptors

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    Raptors are completely terrible! If they can even perform well with Chris Bosh, I can't imagine how bad they will be without him.

29. Detroit Pistons

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    After going 27-55 last year and not making any significant moves, this old, declining team is only going to get worse.

28. Minnesota Timberwolves

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    Although they had a busy offseason making some good acquisitions, their 15 win season last year isn't going to go away.

27. Philadelphia 76'ers

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    Evan Turner was a great pick up in the draft, but him making an immediate impact is hard to see. So for now they are near the bottom.

26. Washington Wizards

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    Adding John Wall to compliment Gilbert Arenas is going to make them better, but after that you got Andray Blatche, then nobody.

25. Indiana Pacers

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    The Pacers did do well at the end of the season last year, but they need to be more consistent to compete through the whole season.

24. Sacramento Kings

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    With the acquisition of Samuel Dalembert and the development of Tyreke Evans, the Kings look to improve, but they'll need a few more years before they can compete for the playoffs.

23. Golden State Warriors

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    Adding David Lee was a great move to a team with 3 potential all-stars next year: Lee, Ellis and Curry.

22. Cleveland Cavaliers

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    Mo Williams and Antawn Jamison are the only players they had. They will not have fans or a playoff spot.

21. L.A Clippers

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    The Clippers had a lot of money to spend this offseason but they didn't do much. But with a healthy Blake Griffin, they could be threats.

20. New Jersey Nets

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    A bunch of additions and a new billionaire owner is a step in the right directions but like the Timberwolves, their season last year didn't disappear.

19. New York Knicks

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    Adding Amar'e Stoudemire is a great addition, but he is overpriced at 20 million a year. They will also start to miss David Lee when they don't have his dominant rebounding.

18. Phoenix Suns

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    Any team with Steve Nash is going to compete, but without Stoudemire, their dominant scorer, they're not the same team that took the Lakers to 6 games in the western conference finals.

17. Charlotte Bobcats

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    Bobcats are a great team, but no major additions will not make them really compete in the east. They will compete for a playoff spot, but not much more.

16. New Orleans Hornets

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    A healthy Chris Paul will lead to a better season, but they don't have enough talent to be one of the best teams in the west.

15. Memphis Grizzlies

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    Grizzlies dominate with their starting five, but they lack in bench play. A young, growing team, look for them to fight for the playoffs.

14. Milwaukee Bucks

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    Bucks busted out last year taking the Hawks to 7 games. With the addition of Cory Maggette, they seem like a 50 win team.

13. Utah Jazz

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    Is the combination of Jefferson-Bell-Hayward better than Boozer-Korver-Matthews? That will be the question the Jazz will face during the year.

12. San Antonio Spurs

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    The Spurs are not getting any younger. With Duncan getting towards the end of his career, they'll look to rely on other players.

11. Atlanta Hawks

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    The Hawks were terrible in the postseason but they were able to re-sign Joe Johnson, so they will have about the same success as last year.

10. Houston Rockets

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    Without the Tracy McGrady distractions and a possibly healthy Yao Ming, the Rockets are now a team with enough talent to go deep in the playoffs.

9. Denver Nuggets

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    Adding Al Harrington was a great addition, but Carmelo Anthony being a free agent next year will cause some distractions heading into the end of the year and the postseason.

8. Boston Celtics

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    Celtics were able to make it to the finals, but they are a very old declining team. Adding Shaq and Jermaine O'Neal were good additions, but they are also on the decline.

7. Portland Trail Blazers

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    The Trail Blazers are full of young talent and depth. The only reason why they only won 50 games and didn't get past the first round is because of the flurry of injuries they had.

6. Dallas Mavericks

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    With the addition of Tyson Chandler, they now have enough length to compete with the L.A Lakers.

5. Oklahoma City Thunder

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    The team with arguably the brightest future, they will look to go deeper in the playoffs this year.

4. Chicago Bulls

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    Despite losing on the LeBron sweepstakes, they still added Boozer and other role players which will make them title contenders.

3. Orlando Magic

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    Despite getting upset by the Celtics in the conference finals, they are virtually the same team that were title favorites in the beginning of the playoffs.

2. L.A Lakers

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    The Lakers are looking for a three peat, but getting into the season, they won't be the favorites.

1. Miami Heat

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    The Miami trio make them the favorites to win the title. No debate.

3. Orlando Magic

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    Despite getting upset by the Celtics in the conference finals, they are virtually the same team that were title favorites in the beginning of the playoffs.