Two Months Until Pre-season: Rank the West

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  1. KingSpeed

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    Who on GS is getting injured?
     
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    Thats the question I ask you with your rankings, too. So you can go ahead and do that too. ;)
     
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    No one on Golden State needs to get hurt for Portland to end up ahead of them. The Blazers played at a .700 winning percentage with Nurkic, which gets them to 57 wins. If you assume that trading Allen Crabbe and not playing Meyers Leonard next season gets them another 10 wins, they're at 67 wins. The Warriors won 67 games last year and the Blazers will win the head-to-head tie-breaker (they can't guard Nurkic).
     
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    Don't forget the rookies who add another 5 wins ! HISTORY BOOKS BABY !
     
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    Here we go again #64Wins
     
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    I'm going to have another shot:

    Tier 1: The Warriors
    Tier 3: Spurs, OKC, Houston
    Tier 4: Utah, Clippers, Denver, Minny, Portland
    Tier 5: Memphis, Dallas, New Orleans, Sacramento
    Tier 6: Phoenix, Lakers
     
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    This looks about right to me. Injuries will cause a few teams to fall a bit, as they always do, but as a reasonable estimate going into the season I would agree with this.
     

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