Based Off What We Currently Know: Your Top 5 Best and Worst Teams in 2020-21

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Re: Based Off What We Currently Know: Your Top 5 Best and Worst Teams in 2020-21 

Post#21 » by BlueSan » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:35 am

The_Hater wrote:I did 4 and 4. Struggled deciding on 5.

Worst:

OKC
Detroit
NYK
Cleveland.

Best

LAL
LAC
Milwaukee
Dallas


Dallas top 5 what?
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Post#22 » by Dutchball97 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:38 am

Best:
1. Lakers - they were the clear best team in 2020 but I think they might've taken a small step back. Losing Dwight, Rondo and Bradley isn't offset by getting Trez. Even then I'll have to see the Lakers actually play worse or other teams play better for them to lose the #1 spot.

2. Heat - they made some solid moves and I can imagine the young guys continuing to get better. There are a couple teams with potential to be better (Clips, Nets, Bucks mainly) but I'll have to see it to believe it.

3. Clippers - so far they've looked like they have been making actual progress. Doc and Trez are gone, they really just need a PG who can pass and they might jump right back to #1.

4. Blazers - if they have a bit more luck with staying healthy I see them as title candidates. They fixed their atrocious wing defense so I'm really looking forward to what they can accomplish this year.

5. Nuggets - toss up between the Nuggets and Celtics. Neither team really got better but they're still contenders. Went with the Nuggets because I trust Jokic a lot more than Tatum at this point.

I briefly mentioned the Nets and Bucks but I'm going to wait with judging the Nets till we see how good KD is when he returns from injury. Bucks have great talent but some glaring problems. While the Clippers seem to be taking serious steps to fix their stuff, I'm not as optimistic about Jrue fixing the Bucks.

Worst:
30. Knicks - they're the Knicks.

29. Pistons - they lost the only player they should've kept. Unless Griffin and Rose somehow don't get injured this team isn't winning a lot.

28. Thunder - rebuild but done right. There is some young talent but with Al Horford as the only real vet they're not making the play-offs in the stacked west.

27. Cavaliers - I initially forgot about them, which isn't that strange because they've been completely irrelevant since Bron left and that shows no signs of changing anytime soon.

26. Bulls - there is talent but no real direction. I also considered the Wizards here but at least they have Beal. Wolves also aren't safe yet, their defense might just become historically bad but at least they have offensive firepower as well. Looking forward to 130-130 games every time.
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Post#23 » by MemphisX » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:45 am

1. Los Angeles Lakers
2. Los Angeles Clippers
3. Brooklyn Nets
4. Denver Nuggets
5. Milwaukee Bucks

1. Oklahoma City Thunder
2. New York Knicks
3. Chicago Bulls
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Detroit Pistons
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Re: Based Off What We Currently Know: Your Top 5 Best and Worst Teams in 2020-21 

Post#24 » by advent11 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:02 am

BlueSan wrote:
The_Hater wrote:I did 4 and 4. Struggled deciding on 5.

Worst:

OKC
Detroit
NYK
Cleveland.

Best

LAL
LAC
Milwaukee
Dallas


Dallas top 5 what?


6th highest SRS in the league last year by a comfortable margin with KP and Luka missing games and KP taking the first half of the season to round into form after missing 20 months of basketball games. Luka making another leap in his third year is a strong possibility.
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Re: Based Off What We Currently Know: Your Top 5 Best and Worst Teams in 2020-21 

Post#25 » by GregOden » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:10 am

Ballerhogger wrote:
iamworthy wrote:
Ballerhogger wrote:Best 5
Lakers
Bucks
Nets
Blazers
Heat
Worst
Hornets
Wizards
Kings
Knicks
Pistons


You have the blazers better than the clippers?

Yes they had horrible off season even after getting Serge . They have no point guard .


Doesn't really matter in the regular season. In the playoffs it can become an issue since running the P&R well becomes more important as the defensive intensity goes up.
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Post#26 » by THE J0KER » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:22 am

FOCUSED ONLY ON BEST-5:
#1 LAL
#2 LAC MIL
#3 BKN DEN BOS
#4 MIA PHI GSW DAL
#5 POR PHO TOR MIN IND
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Post#27 » by Showdown » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:32 am

Best :

Lakers
Nets
Clippers
Blazers
Heat

Worst :

Detroit
OKC
Knicks
Cleveland
Kings
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Post#28 » by xinxin » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:36 am

Best

1) Lakers
2) Clippers
3) Bucks
4) Sixers
5) any of Denver, Portland & Brooklyn


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Post#29 » by eyeatoma » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:46 am

Lakers

Bucks
Heat
76ers
Clippers

Worst:

Washington
Sac
Cavs
NY
Detroit


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Post#30 » by Biased_Fan6425 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:53 am

Lakers
Heat
The Other LA team
Nets
Blazers

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Post#31 » by WHITE_HOT_HEAT » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:04 pm

Lakers, Heat, Nuggets and Blazers have done really well..

Others.. Mehhh... Bogie deal would've made me include Bucks up there as well
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Post#32 » by AdriLaker » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:25 pm

Best 5
Tier 1:
Lakers, Clippers
Tier 2:
Nuggets, Bucks, Heat

Worst 5
Kings
Knicks
Thunder
Bulls
Cavaliers
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Post#33 » by dzumaal » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:31 pm

Clippers (really a tie between the LA teams)
Lakers
Bucks
Mavericks (if Zingis healthy :-? and I think they made the right moves)
Sixers

the worst:
Pistons
Cavs
Kings
OKC (standings wise, great future obviously and I don't think Horford is going to finish his season there)
Bulls and NYK tied
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Post#34 » by eyeatoma » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:58 pm

AdriLaker wrote:Best 5
Tier 1:
Lakers, Clippers
Tier 2:
Nuggets, Bucks, Heat

Worst 5
Kings
Knicks
Thunder
Bulls
Cavaliers


Nuggets got worse when they lost Jerami Grant.
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Post#35 » by Dacost » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:14 pm

What about the rockets?
I know they have their guys still but that roster is not looking to good.
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Post#36 » by Dino353 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:57 pm

Best:

1. Lakers
2. Clippers
3. Sixers
4. Celtics
5. Bucks

Worst is hard to predict because Harden or Westbrook could end up on the Bulls or Knicks and make them a contender. I expect every team to be competitive this coming year, the Hornets are going to be very good.
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Post#37 » by spanishninja » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:24 pm

Still no third star and still way too reliant on Luka. Still an open book when it comes to KP's health.
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BlueSan wrote:
The_Hater wrote:I did 4 and 4. Struggled deciding on 5.

Worst:

OKC
Detroit
NYK
Cleveland.

Best

LAL
LAC
Milwaukee
Dallas


Dallas top 5 what?


6th highest SRS in the league last year by a comfortable margin with KP and Luka missing games and KP taking the first half of the season to round into form after missing 20 months of basketball games. Luka making another leap in his third year is a strong possibility.


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Post#38 » by PhilBlackson » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:29 pm

Best:

Lakers
Nuggets
Clippers
Bucks
Heat/Mavericks (if KP is healthy)/Nets

Worst:

Pistons
Thunder
Cavs
Hornets
Knicks
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Post#39 » by The_Hater » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:45 pm

Which team has a 3rd star? Name one?

They had the best offense in league history last season. What a dumb take.

spanishninja wrote:Still no third star and still way too reliant on Luka. Still an open book when it comes to KP's health.
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BlueSan wrote:
Dallas top 5 what?


6th highest SRS in the league last year by a comfortable margin with KP and Luka missing games and KP taking the first half of the season to round into form after missing 20 months of basketball games. Luka making another leap in his third year is a strong possibility.


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Post#40 » by AdriLaker » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:20 pm

eyeatoma wrote:
AdriLaker wrote:Best 5
Tier 1:
Lakers, Clippers
Tier 2:
Nuggets, Bucks, Heat

Worst 5
Kings
Knicks
Thunder
Bulls
Cavaliers


Nuggets got worse when they lost Jerami Grant.


Yes, i know...but there's not a 4th team in the West that can compete with their talent. Can we say the Nets are a Top 5 contender without knowing what KD's version we'll see? Celtics and Sixers are not better than the Nuggets right now in my opinion and the Rockets will be dismantled in days/weeks...

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