NBA Power Rakings 2008-09

Thomas H.Correspondent IOctober 9, 2008

As the season comes we must grade who is real and who isn't. So, lets see what will happen.

30. Memphis Grizzlies

They have always known how to play bad.

29. Oklahoma City Grizzlies

New City= Bad team. We see it in every sport.

28. Minnesota Timberwolves

No single star? Actually, that is a problem....

27. Charlotte Bobcats

Unless Okafor steps up, nothing will change.

26. Milwakee Bucks

They were made a little better, but they just don't have IT.

25. New York Knicks

No Isaah Thomas will help, but it won't help right away.

24. Sacramento Kings

The past Kings are gone, now they have no identity.

23. Chicago Bulls

Their good draft choices will help, but not until next year.

22. Golden State Warriors

With no Baron Davis, there is no playoffs.

21. Indiana Pacers

Every year they get close, every year they can't go the extra length. They might just give up.

20. Atlanta Hawks

Childress is gone, but Joe Johnson isn't. They still won't go to the playoffs.

19. Miami Heat

Dwayne Wade is back, Beasley has arrived. Maybe the Heat have finally come out of the shade.

18. Washington Wizards

The East keeps getting better, but they aren't going up that much...

17. New Jersey Nets

As long as Vince Carter acts as a leader, they will excel.

16. Portland Trail Blazers

Oden and Brandon Roy? Thats a pretty good looking team.

15. Philadelphia 76ers

Elton Brand joins the team, that must make them feel a little better.

14. Denver Nuggets

Carmelo and Iverson are good together, but can they step higher?

13. Dallas Mavericks

Dirk must be feeling bad, losing in the playoffs EVERY YEAR. He has to feel bad...

12. Houston Rockets

McGrady and Yao Ming are both healthy, that could make good things happen.

11. Toronto Raptors

Bosh has been great and I trust him to just get better,

10. Los Angeles Clippers

Baron Davis brings that new feeling to this team and will make them WIN.

9. Utah Jazz

Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams make one of those great offensive duos.

8. Orlando Magic

Dwight Howard will be the MVP, and a team with a MVP is always safe.

7. Phoenix Suns

Nash wants blood, and Shaq just wants to beat Kobe.

6. Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James lost early last year, he won't let that happen again.

5. San Antonio Spurs

Duncan is still Duncan, and have you seen Parker and Ginoboli? if they don't win, thats ridiculous.

4. Detroit Pistons

With that Classic starting 5 and now Stuckey playing well, theyyyyyrrrrreeee baaaaccckkkk.

3. New Orleans Hornets

Chris Paul is great, plus Chandler is right next to him. This team will just be better.

2. Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe+Bynum+Gasol= 2nd straight West champions

1. Boston Celtics

Garnett+Peirce+Allen= 2nd straight NBA champions

See you soon,



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