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    Default NBA mid summer Power Rankings

    The folks at WWW.NBA.COM are back with a new edition of the power rankings. There are a few surprises in terms of positioning. I was wondering what the RR community thinks of Toronto's rank on the list. Is it overreaching or justifiable? Anyways here you go.

    http://www.nba.com/2012/news/powerra...a_12_twitter_L

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    i think 20th is a good place to put us right now. a bit up from where we ended the season. i strongly disagree with both the nets and knicks placements. both of them should be mid teens at best to me.

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    looks pretty fair besides philly and orlando.
    philly wont be very good i dont see how they do better than us and orlando even if dwight stays i think they have to many problems to make the playoffs

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    +1 Good points. I also found myself shaking my head at Brooklyn's positioning. With NYK I see them finishing with the 6th or 7th seed in the east. I cant seem to understand Dallas and Minny's positioning. I haven't been following them at all. Does anyone have any idea why they fared so well in these power rankings?

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    Quote Ambidextrious wrote: View Post
    +1 Good points. I also found myself shaking my head at Brooklyn's positioning. With NYK I see them finishing with the 6th or 7th seed in the east. I cant seem to understand Dallas and Minny's positioning. I haven't been following them at all. Does anyone have any idea why they fared so well in these power rankings?
    i think dallas didn't have a bad off season, brand/collison are nice pickups for them and they still have dirk. minny i think got a bit too much of push but they did add roy who could give their bench a massive upgrade.

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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    i think dallas didn't have a bad off season, brand/collison are nice pickups for them and they still have dirk. minny i think got a bit too much of push but they did add roy who could give their bench a massive upgrade.
    Ok makes sense. I'm interested to see what Roy has in the tank. I am really pulling for him. With Dallas, i do like the acquisition of a guy like Mayo. And I noticed they picked up a couple interesting rookies in Crowder and Cunningham. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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    They got Mayo, Collison, Brand and Kaman. They drafted Crowder and Cunningham. They retained Delonte West, drafted a very old rookie who should be able to be a role player capable of spot minutes off the bat in James.

    They addressed their holes - got younger, have a faster point who will be able to hold his own and get serviceable big men. O.J Mayo has potential, but I see him as the perfect replacement for Terry.
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    lol I had to edit my post because I saw a few new faces in Dallas.

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    They tore Philli apart but only moved them down one spot? The raptors should be switched with them IMO.
    Atlanta is a bit of a reach too. They don't have as much talent outside of josh smith. They do have a deeper team though so if they do get better I imagine they'll be like the eastern conference Denver nuggets.
    Every time I see Chicago high in the standings I think that's bullshit but then I remember they still do have thibodeau. It'll be hard to lose with his defense. They maybe won't be as good as theyre ranked but they should still be a playoff team.
    20 puts us at 10th in the east. Again I think Philli will drop and so will one of atlanta, Chicago, or magic-post-Howard-trade. So I like where we are now and we should definitely nab a playoff spot.

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    Quote torch19 wrote: View Post
    They got Mayo, Collison, Brand and Kaman. They drafted Crowder and Cunningham. They retained Delonte West, drafted a very old rookie who should be able to be a role player capable of spot minutes off the bat in James.

    They addressed their holes - got younger, have a faster point who will be able to hold his own and get serviceable big men. O.J Mayo has potential, but I see him as the perfect replacement for Terry.
    All I know is those guys were everybody else's rejects. I don't think Dirk was overly excited.

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    Quote tucas wrote: View Post
    Atlanta is a bit of a reach too. They don't have as much talent outside of josh smith. They do have a deeper team though so if they do get better I imagine they'll be like the eastern conference Denver nuggets.
    Atlanta does have talent outside of Josh Smith. Al Horford. One of the best big men duos in the game imo.

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    I feel that we're a bit low, but it shows right around where we should be, and it shows that we have to improve to make the playoffs.

    I think us getting an impact 3, like Iggy, Gay, or someone else puts us in the playoffs.

    What I hope and pray for is that we get Kawhi Leonard, a pipe dream though, but he'd fit in perfectly in Casey's scheme.

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Atlanta does have talent outside of Josh Smith. Al Horford. One of the best big men duos in the game imo.
    Not better than Bargs and Big Vally

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    Quote NBA.com wrote:
    Few teams upgraded their roster more than the Raptors, who added Kyle Lowry, Landry Fields, Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas. Their outlook would be a little more promising if Valanciunas was making any kind of an impact at the Olympics. Still, they may contend for a playoff spot if they find a way to score.
    And yet we get 18th on the Offseason Rankings ... Odd.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    And yet we get 18th on the Offseason Rankings ... Odd.

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    Quote theycallmeZZ wrote: View Post
    Quantity != Quality
    Always thought Quality > Quantity :P I believe we got the best of both worlds. Should be at LEAST a top 15 team..

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    Oh, for sure Stalin would know...
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Not better than Bargs and Big Vally
    I'd have to disagree
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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    I'd have to disagree
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