Two Months Until Pre-season: Rank the West

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  1. e_blazer

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    So, pretty much like every other team in the West?

    This is going to be a year where beating the Eastern teams is essential to getting into the playoffs. The Blazers lost a lot of games that they should have won against the East last year. This year, given that winning 50% of their games against the West is going to be damned difficult, having a winning percentage of 80% or so against the East is going to be critical.
     
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    I heard. as in was listening to some sports show on the way home that Skal and Hield were very disappointing.
    Those were the two I was referring to.
    But I didn't watch anything. Zbo/Hill/Carter are clear upgrades and will greatly be missed by the teams they left.
     
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    1.) Golden State
    2.) San Antonio
    3.) OKC
    4.) Blazers
    5.) Houston
    6.) Timberwolves
    7.) Denver
    8.) Grizzlies
    9.) Clippers
    10.) Utah
    11.) New Orleans
    12.) Dallas
    13.) Lakers
    14.)Sacramento
    15.) Phoenix
     
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    Utah is getting underrated by most in this thread.

    Losing Hayward is tough, but I think they rebounded about as good as you can expect. Still deep with high IQ two-way players and if Hood and Favors bounce back health-wise, they should be 15th-20th on offense and top 5 defensively.

    That should be good for 42-46 with just average luck.
     
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    5. Portland
    6. Denver
    7. Minnesota
    8. Clippers
    9. NO
    10. Utah
    11. Memphis
    12. Lakers
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    14. Phoenix
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    The last one is cold man, fucked up
     
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    I actually wrote "Hairlip Phoenix" but erased it and went with the lesser of two evils.
     
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    They won't be able to win close games. Rubio is a big downgrade from Hill.
     
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    PtldPlatypus Blazers scoring leader through 11/23: CJ McCollum

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    #12 changed from the Whore Nutz to the Pee Lickin'z, remember?
     
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    I can't believe I did that. But, you just absolutely crushed this out of the park! It was worth the error.
     
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    PtldPlatypus Blazers scoring leader through 11/23: CJ McCollum

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    Glad to help. You inspired me.
     
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    SIeepwalker Nurk is the team leading scorer by Nov 24th

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    The team should officially change it's name to the Portland Awesomesauce Amazing Blazers
     
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    Haha. I have feelings that are really obscure. You probably haven't even felt them yet.
     
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    I preferred the obscurity that was happening in the 1970s, honestly. Modern obscurity really lost the plot.
     
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    If you think Utah will do anything more than battle for the 8th seed, you're severely mistaken.
     
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