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NBA Power Rankings: Ranking Each and Every Team's All-Time 12-Man Lineup
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I've seen all-time starting fives for teams assembled and even all-time 12-man lineups put together before for individual teams, but never all 30 teams in the NBA

Well, that all changes here as you can find the best 12-man lineup for each and every team that currently exists in the league. And, I've even taken it one step further and ranked them from worst to best. You can probably guess which franchises will be high up in the rankings though (Celtics and Lakers anyone?) and which will kick them off (the newest franchises of course). 

But first, a few ground rules. 

1. Players are not eligible to join more than one team. This is particularly relevant to players like Shaquille O'Neal, who made an impact on the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers

2. If a player has played for multiple teams in his career, he is only eligible on the team with which he spent the most seasons. In the event of a tie, games played becomes the tiebreaker. If that is the same for two franchises...well, don't worry about it because it never happened.

3. Players are eligible for positions that they played at some point and are listed at. Larry Bird may have been a small forward, but he dabbled at power forward and remains listed as a forward and not an exclusive small forward for example. 

4. All players are taken during their primes. Yes, obviously even Adam Morrison could beat George Mikan right now, but that's not the way this works.

With that taken care of, read on and enjoy!

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