West Top 8 Teams

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  1. DDolla

    DDolla Well-Known Member

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    with Leonard and PG now a Clippers, give me your Top 8 teams out west.

    My top 8 in no order:
    Clippers
    Rockets
    Warriors
    Blazers
    Utah
    Lakers
    Spurs
    Denver
     
  2. GhostOfPGA

    GhostOfPGA The late great Paul Allen

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    In order (when healthy)

    1. Portland
    2. Los Angeles Clippers
    3. Denver
    4. Utah
    5. Houston
    6. Golden State
    7. Los Angeles Lakers
    8. Dallas
     
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    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Clippers
    Blazers
    Nuggets
    Warriors
    Rockets
    Jazz
    Lakers
    Spurs
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Houston did not get better.
    Golden State will not be that great.
    Dallas is very young.

    I don't know.... it's gonna be a crazy season.
     
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    In order

    1 Nuggets
    2 Clippers
    3 Warriors
    4 Blazers
    5 Lakers
    6 Rockets
    7 Jazz
    8 Spurs
     
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    oldfisherman Unicorn Wrangler

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    I'm making the same prediction on the Lakers I made before last season.

    Lakers do not make the playoffs.
     
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    1. Clips
    2. Denver
    3. Portland
    4. Jazz
    5. Lakers
    6. Rockets
    7. Sacramento
    8. Warriors

    9. Spurs
    10. Dallas
     
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    craigehlo Elite Wing

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    1. Clipps
    2. Utah
    3. Denver
    4. Rockets
    5. Portland
    6. Lakers
    7. Warriors
    8. Spurs
     
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    Clips
    Utah
    Denver
    Portland
    Lakers
    Rockets
    Warriors
    Spurs

    Clips and Jazz are markedly improved. Portland is better but we won't see the full version till Feb/March by which time I think some of the other teams have several games lead on them.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    1. Clips
    2. Denver
    3. Portland
    4. Utah
    5. Rockets
    6. Lakers
    7. Warriors
    8. Spurs
     
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    Nice format. I think Denver will be better just because of an additional year of seasoning...they were SO young.
    Blazers have a better fit offensively but are worse defensively on the perimeter and have a lot of new parts to get chemistry with. Also, Nurks not back.
     
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    agreed, the little woman asked me to do a chore, so I did it quickly.
     
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    Say hello to Louisa May Alcott for me.
     
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    Interesting to see it like that.
    Please dont take this as just me trying to pick a fight, just some thoughts come to mind when I see this.
    Spurs must be really banking on DMurray coming back strong this year. I do like the pick up of the Morris brother. But LMA and Derozan I think have seen their best years (Derozan I guess isnt that old, it just doesnt seem like he’s continued to add things to his game).

    I like the ++ for Portland but I probably wouldve only given them one +, it’ll be interesting, if any of the young guys play well and Dame can get “good whiteside” it could he a +++, but theres a lot of question marks for the Blazers this year, young guys, Nurkic’s health, Whiteside, Im excited!

    The Jazz I love conley when he’s healthy, but he’ll be 32 this year and the last time he played more than 70 games was the 2013-2014 season. Last year he was fairly healthy and got to 70, but I think he’s got some injury concerns.
     
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    1. Utah
    2. Clippers
    3. Portland
    4. Denver
    5. Golden state
    6. Rockets
    7. Lakers
    8. Spurs
     
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    The only good thing is that every top 5-6 team in the west has injury concerns. The only team that seems to have missed that bug last year were the Rockets and Denver.
     
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    Well Denvers putting a lot of hope in their Porter Jr. (Michael), but yeah I agree.
     
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    We got Shootas!!!!
    It should really open things up.
     
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    I hope so! I am already really excited for the season to start.
     
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