Welcome to 7poundbag.com’s NBA Preseason Rankings. Our rankings are taken poll style, and 7poundbag contributors EJ and David have weighed in with their top 15 rankings, and our bottom 5 rankings also known as the Riggin’ for Wiggins poll.
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|EJ’s Rankings||David’s Rankings||DJ’s Picks|
|1||Miami Heat||Miami Heat||Miami Heat|
|2||San Antonio Spurs||San Antonio Spurs||San Antonio Spurs|
|3||Los Angeles Clippers||Chicago Bulls||Brooklyn Nets|
|4||Chicago Bulls||Indiana Pacers||Los Angeles Clippers|
|5||Oklahoma City Thunder||Brooklyn Nets||Chicago Bulls|
|6||Indiana Pacers||Los Angeles Clippers||Golden State Warriors|
|7||Houston Rockets||Oklahoma City Thunder||Indiana Pacers|
|8||Golden State Warriors||Golden State Warriors||New York Knicks|
|9||Brooklyn Nets||Detroit Pistons||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|10||New York Knicks||Atlanta Hawks||Houston Rockets|
|11||Memphis Grizzlies||Memphis Grizzlies||Detroit Pistons|
|12||Detroit Pistons||Houston Rockets||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|13||Atlanta Hawks||Portland Trailblazers||New Orleans Pelicans|
|14||New Orleans Pelicans||New York Knicks||Memphis Grizzlies|
|15||Los Angeles Lakers||New Orleans Pelicans||Atlanta Hawks|
Analysis David: I’m not as high on the Knicks as my partner here, I’m just not convinced that all that money is going to mean a lot of success. I also think it’s going to take some time for the Clippers to come together. I know the Nets also have a good bit of work to do, but I have them ranked higher due to the fact that Garnett and Truth can just about fit anywhere, and Jason Kidd is going to be a great coach – until KG retires or gets hurt.
Analysis EJ: I might be too high on the Knicks and the Clippers, and I admit that I’m rewarding them off of their play last season. I expect I’ll be wrong on the Knicks, and they’ll drop off from their high finish of last year, but I won’t be wrong on the Clippers. I love the additions of Redick and Dudley, and Doc Rivers is too good of a coach not to have this team aiming for 60 wins. However, the team I love this season is the New Orleans Pelicans. I love that young squad and I think they will surprise. Also, I have the Lakers in my top 15. Why? I’m a fan. Simple enough.
The Riggin for Wiggins Countdown
|EJ’s Rankings||David’s Rankings||DJ’s Rankings|
|1||Philadelphia 76’ers||Phoenix Suns||Phoenix Suns|
|2||Phoenix Suns||Philadelphia 76’ers||Milwaukee Bucks|
|3||Utah Jazz||Utah Jazz||Orlando Magic|
|4||Orlando Magic||Toronto Raptors||Philadelphia 76’ers|
|5||Toronto Raptors||Orlando Magic||Toronto Raptors|
David: I have the Suns first, due to the fact they now have 4 first round picks with varied protections. I do think the 76ers do have one more good trade in them to take the top spot.
EJ: I saw the 76’ers beat the Lakers in person at the Wells Fargo Center in February 2012. I left that arena feeling that their future was really bright. Boy was I wrong! The Sixers are not even trying to hide the fact that they are tanking. Not that I blame them. Considering Noel is being held out to help their tanking cause, him, Carter-Williams, and Wiggins (assuming they do land that #1 pick) should form a fine trio going forward.
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