Preseason NBA Power Rankings

Kevin C. Cox

The preseason is over and it's time to rank the teams. Who's on top and who's on the bottom?

With the NBA season kicking off tomorrow night it's time to preemptively and unfairly judge all the NBA teams based on their paper stats, how their off seasons went and how far reputations can carry them.

Without the Sonics as my home team, I have become a transient fan in the NBA world and claim no team as my favorite. It is my goal to not favor any one team over another. I am intentionally working with my goal to be as objective as any human being can be, and I look forward to any of your arguments of why I'm an idiot or why your team should be higher or lower in my rankings.

The Heat receive the champion's courtesy and are listed number one until someone shows they can beat them. You don't have to like them, just beat them.

Rank

Last Week

Team

W-L

1

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Heat_logo_medium

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Heat are looking for three straight championships. Can anyone beat them?

2

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Pacers_logo_medium

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I think the Pacers are the best team on paper.

3

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Clippers_logo_medium

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Chris Paul and the Clippers are the best team in LA now, are they the best team in the West?

4

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Bulls_logo_medium

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DERRICK ROSE IS BACK!!!!

5

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Spurs_logo_medium

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The Spurs have the band back together for another run for the one for the thumb.

6

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Grizzlies_logo_medium

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The Grindhouse has championship aspirations this year. Weird?

7

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Okc-thunder-logo_medium

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No bench, No problem or big problem in OKC?

8

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Rockets_logo_medium

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Dwight Harden and James Harden are ready to take the Rockets to the next level.

9

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Nets_medium

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The Nets are loaded, but they're old.

10

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Warriors_logo_medium

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The Warriors and Steph Curry are ready to run wild!

11

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Knicks_logo_medium

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Poor Knicks, they aren't New York's team any longer.

12

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Cavaliers_medium

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The Cavs are America's new sweetheart team. Can they stay healthy enough to live up to it?

13

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Nuggets_logo_medium

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Fire the coach of the year and lose the executive of the year... not a good transition into 2013-14 for the Nuggets.

14

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Timberwolves_logo_medium

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A healthy Rubio and Love is so much fun.

15

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Wizards_logo_medium

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The Wizards are now ready for a playoff run. Sure it'll last one round, but they're going for it.

16

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Pistons_logo_medium

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Detroit is about to get crazier.

17

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Mavericks_logo_medium

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Dirk Nowitzki and the new look Mavericks! Probably no playoffs though.

18

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Trailblazers_logo_medium

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The Trailblazers finally have a bench, but not a competent coach to use it properly.

19

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Pelicans_logo_medium

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The New Orleans Pelicans basketball team wants to win!

20

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Hawks_logo_medium

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If the Hawks win a game, will any be there to see it?

21

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Raptors_logo_medium

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Things are looking up for the Toronto Raptors. They just need a new coach and a new small forward.

22

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Bucks_logo_medium

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A slippery floor might not be the only issue in Milwaukee this year.

23

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Kings_logo_medium

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Greivis Vasquez is going to make this team better.

24

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Magic_logo_medium

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The Magic might be the best bad team to watch this year. They are fun.

25

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Lakers_logo_medium

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Not going to be a fun for Kobe and the Lakers this year.

26

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Celtics_logo_medium

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Brad Stevens is going to make the Celtics good. Just not this year.

27

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Jazz_logo_medium

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No Trey Burke to start the year, but the Jazz will be an interesting/fun team to watch.

28

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Bobcats_logo_medium

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The Bobcats will be the Hornets next year. That's cutting edge analysis and all most care about the Bobcats really.

29

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Suns_logo_medium

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Tempted to move the Suns to 31 after their trade for a guy with a herniated disc in his neck.

30

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Sixers_logo_medium

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If Evan Turner is the answer, the question asked should have never been asked.

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